How to Convert and Download YouTube Videos to MP3/MP4

This guide introduces two useful ways to convert and download YouTube videos to MP3 or MP4. Whether you want to download videos in MP4 in 8K/4K/10180P/720P or MP3 in 320Kbps/256Kbps/128Kbps, you can get the job done with the methods offered in this guide.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Jan 08, 2024

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Though YouTube videos can be viewed online from any device, there are times when you may want to download movies or music videos on your computer or mobile phone for offline viewing or listening. However, YouTube videos are not available for download if you have no YouTube Premium. This, perhaps, is why you look for solutions to convert videos to MP4 or MP3. In this guide, we're going to show you how to convert and download YouTube videos to MP3 or MP4. So let's check these out.

A word of warning: Any attempt to download or use copyrighted material violates the Copyright Law, and both Google and YouTube could sue you. So you'd better not download copyrighted content for profit unless you've been authorized by the copyright owner. 

Part 1. Quickest Way to Convert and Download YouTube Videos to MP3/MP4

When it comes to converting videos, two critical factors should be taken into consideration. One is the conversion ability, and another is conversion speed. So, if you can find a video converter or downloader that has both powerful conversion capabilities and fast speed, you've achieved half of the success. Well, there are tons of video downloaders in the market, how to choose the best one?

If you don't want to waste time trying each downloader to see if it works, you can consider EaseUS Video Downloader, a popular video downloader and converter that has helped millions of users save their favorite videos. It offers two main functions: downloading any video from any site and converting any video to MP3. And with both functions, you can:

  • Download YouTube videos in 8K/4K/1080P/720P/480P/360P
  • Download YouTube videos to MP3 in high quality
  • Save YouTube subtitles
  • Play YouTube videos directly within this app
  • Convert any local videos to MP3

Apart from YouTube, it also supports Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Dailymotion, and many other popular sites. Now, you can download EaseUS Video Downloader on your computer and download YouTube videos by following these steps.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Video Downloader, and then copy the URL of the YouTube video to this program and click "Search."

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Step 2. Check the video and click "Download" to continue.

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Step 3. Select your desired output format (MP4 or MP3) and quality based on your needs. Once it's done, click "Download" to start the downloading process.

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Step 4. Wait for the downloading to finish. When it has done, click "Open" to check the downloaded file.

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Disclaimer: This guide is compiled for personal fair use ONLY. EaseUS is in no way collaborated or affiliated with YouTube and never advocates any copyright infringement action, please confirm the copyright before use.

Part 2. Convert and Download YouTube Videos via an Online Converter and Downloader

Another convenient option to convert and download YouTube videos should be using online video converters and downloaders, which are sites that allow you to save YouTube videos in MP4 or MP3 or other formats without any installation. But compared with EaseUS Video Downloader, these websites have fewer video and audio formats support. And usually, they don't support high-quality audio. 

If high-quality audio or video is not what you're pursuing, you can try this online video downloader - YT5s to download and convert YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Open on a new browser.

Step 2. Open the video that you want to download on YouTube.

Step 3. Copy and paste the URL of that video to the download box, then click "Start" to proceed.

Step 4. Choose the output format and quality, then click "Get link."

Step 5. Click "Download" to save the video on your computer. 

Download videos with YT5s

Note: Sometimes, you may fail to save videos the first time you click download due to some bugs. In that situation, you need to click "Download" several times. And it works for me after two unsuccessful attempts.

The Bottom Line

You can convert and download YouTube videos in MP4 or MP3 format with either of the two methods introduced above. Of the two approaches, using EaseUS Video Downloader is more recommended if you want to download videos and audios in more formats and qualities. While if you're satisfied with the low video or audio quality that online converters offer, go for one from the internet. 

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