Do you want to convert YouTube videos to Mp3 files, and you do not know how to go about doing that on an Android device? Then the article below has been written for you. The article highlights some of the methods for downloading YouTube videos as Mp3 files.
YouTube is predominantly a video streaming platform. In the past, you are not allowed to download YouTube videos. This is no longer the case as YouTube does have a dedicated download button in the YouTube Android App, which you can use to download videos provided the uploader permits such.
There is also the issue of restrictions on what you could even use the downloaded videos for. But that is not even the issue in this article — how about you convert the videos to Mp3, is that allowed? There is no official method of downloading YouTube videos as Mp3 as it is not even allowed.
So what happens if you are interested in downloading a podcast from YouTube as Mp3 to listen to? Well, if you are like me, you’ll not accept a No for an answer, and that led me to find out the methods through which one can convert YouTube videos into Mp3 files on their Android.
In this article, we will discuss some methods through which one can convert YouTube videos to Mp3 files on their Android device. The technique is not very different if you intend to replicate them on another Operating System (OS), such as iOS, or a platform, such as a PC.
Methods of Converting YouTube Videos to MP3 Files on Android
Since there is no official method provided by YouTube, we will have to turn to third-party apps to get that done. The process of video-to-audio conversion used by these apps is simple. They request the video streams and extract the audio content only, then convert the streams to a playable MP3 file.
The specific method followed by each app may vary as some do have support for advanced features such as resume download, and as such, their apps will be fairly more complex than the others that do not have such support.
There are two methods you can use to download videos into MP3 from YouTube. These include using your browser to access the online video converters or installing an app. We will highlight how to use each of the methods in this article.
Method One: Using Online Downloaders
Online downloaders for YouTube Mp3 are websites that provide you with a tool for downloading YouTube into MP3 files. They do not require you to install any software in other to make use of them. All you need to do is make use of your favorite browser on Android, such as Chrome, to visit the page and use the software. This method is suitable for those that only need to convert videos once in a while.
There are many online YouTube to MP3 converters that you can use to download MP3 from YouTube videos. Below are our 5 recommended online YouTube to MP3 converters.
This converter is arguably the best YouTube to video-to-audio MP3 converter online that can be accessed using a browser on Android. Since it is available online, you can use other devices aside from Android to access it. Because it has been developed specifically for this purpose, it does have support for choosing the Bitrate of the video — 128 KBPS, 256 KBPS, and 320 KBPS. It is perfect for converting large YouTube videos to MP3.
The OnlineVideoConverterPro is another video-to-audio converter that can be used for large video files. It also converts to one of the best qualities. Unlike in the case of YT2Mp3 above, which is made explicitly for audio downloads, this online converter has been made for both videos and audio.
As with the above, this one has been made for converting an unlimited number of videos into MP3. It is easy to use, and as with the others, you are not required to register in other to make use of it.
This online converter has got support for many formats for both video and audio. You can either enter the direct URL to the YouTube video or search for the videos and choose the format you want.
X2Downlaod is another downloader best suited for small YouTube videos, as with Y2Mate. This one is fast and reliable for downloading YouTube videos as MP3 files. It is also safe to use and requires no registration.
How to Use Online Downloaders
The steps you need to follow in other to make use of an online downloader for converting YouTube videos are quite straightforward and usually the same for most downloaders. In this example, we would use the YT2MP3—Tech downloader. As with the others, you are not required to register in other to make use of it.
Step 1: Go to YouTube and copy the URL of the video you need to download its audio.
Step 2: Visit the YT2MP3 tool via its URL on your device — https://yt2mp3.tech
Step 3: Paste the copied URL of the video of interest
Step 4: Choose the Bitrate. Available options include 128 KBPS, 256 KBPS, and 320 KBPS.
Step 5: Click the Convert button and wait for the tool to complete the download.
Method Two: Using an Android App
Remember, I stated that the above method is only suitable for downloading YouTube videos into MP3 if you only need to use the tool occasionally. But what if you constantly need to convert YouTube to MP3? As an Android user, you are better off using an Android app to do that.
An app makes the whole process easier, comes with advanced features, and is usually faster than a web app in a browser. The major downside to using an Android app is that some malicious developers could sneak malicious code into their app and compromise your device and its security and privacy.
Aside from that, there are no major issues associated with using an Android app. In this section, we will look at some of the top Android apps you can use to convert YouTube to MP3. There are many of them in the market for you to use.
This app is arguably the most straightforward converter for YouTube to MP3 audio. All you need to do to download MP3 from YouTube is for you to copy the URL of the video on YouTube, paste it into the input field and click on the “Get MP3” button, and the tool will strip the audio from the video. This app is lightweight and even less than 1MB. However, you can’t find it on Google Play Store — it can only be found on third-party app stores such as APKCombo.
TubeMate is arguably the most popular app for downloading YouTube videos, and I have known this app for more than 7 years. While it Is meant for downloading YouTube videos, it also supports the downloading of YouTube videos into audio MP3 files.
This app is one of the most advanced as it is speedy and even allows the pausing of downloads to be continued later. It splits the download into different threads to make it faster, which makes it the best option for long videos.
Peggo is another app you can use to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files on Android. This app has not been made for only YouTube — you can also use it for SoundCloud. One thing you will like about the Peggo app is its support for downloading only a segment of the videos by clipping. It also has support for removing silence and a feature known as Normalize.
WonTube is another app you can use to convert YouTube videos to MP3. With this app, you cannot only download audio from videos, but you can also download the videos themselves, making it an excellent alternative to the TubeMate app.
As with all of the apps, even though they are meant for Android, you can’t find this on Google Play Store, and as such, you need to enable installation from unknown sources to install it.
This is another video downloader for YouTube. It also does have support for converting videos into MP3s. With this tool, you can queue downloads, create your collections of videos and audio, and even sort them the way you want. It also does have support for password protection, among other features.
How to Use YouTube Video Converter to MP3 on Android
For the most part, android apps for converting videos to MP3 are easy to use. They are even easy compared to using online downloaders are they are more tailored towards the Android Operating System and its interfaces which you should already be familiar with.
The steps required for most apps are the same, with only a few differences. In this section, we will use the TubeMate app since it is the most popular to show you how to use any of the android apps to convert YouTube videos to MP3.
Step 1: Install TubeMate from its official website. The URL for the APK file is there as the app is not available on the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Launch it and search for the video of interest and play the video.
Step 3: Tap the download icon at the top of the page.
Step 4: You will see the available formats. Scroll down to “AUDIO (MP3, 128K).
Step 5: Tap on the Download button. A warning box will appear; click on MP3.
Step 6: Provide the necessary meta details of the download and proceed.
Step 7: The download will start, and all you have to do is wait until it is finished.
Step 8: If you have more to download, you do not need to wait for one to finish downloading as it is multithreaded and will even queue downloads if required.
For the other apps, the steps are usually the same, with only a few differences. In all, the process of using the apps is easy.
How to Copy YouTube Video URL on YouTube Android App
One task you will have to do when using most YouTube downloaders and converters is copying video URLs to be used in the app for downloading. Copying the URL is very easy when using a browser to access YouTube in the first place, as all that is required is for you to check your browser address bar and copy the URL found there — that is, the URL of the YouTube video. But how do you do that if you are using the Android YouTube App? Follow the steps highlighted below.
Step 1: Launch the YouTube app on your android device.
Step 2: Search for the video of interest and play the video.
Step 3: Tap the playback screen.
Step 4: Look out for the share button. It is usually a curved arrow pointing towards the right — and it is available at the top of the page.
Step 5: In the options available, which include your social media and email apps, tap on the “Copy link,” and you have successfully copied the URL.
Step 6: You can now paste it into any of the tools described to get it.
Q. Does YouTube Allow the Downloading of Audios from its Videos?
The act of downloading MP3 from videos on YouTube is frowned upon. It might interest you that you are not even allowed to download unauthorized videos. Yes, there are some videos you can download using the YouTube app. For those that you can’t download, the download button is disabled.
Even for the ones, you can download, the download is in the YouTube app and its format, making it difficult for you to send to someone else. In general, downloading content from YouTube via third-party means is discouraged and not allowed. If you do it on your own, ensure you do not infringe on copyright to avoid getting into trouble.
Q. Why Are Most YouTube Video Converters Free?
The market is littered with a good number of video converters for YouTube. And if you look at them, most of them are free to use. How are they able to provide them for free? The simple answer to this is advertisements. Yes, all free video downloaders and converters display ads on their websites and apps.
If you see any that doesn’t do that and remains free, then you need to be wary, as such an app might be selling your data or even using your device as a backdoor or proxy. Some are premium and paid, and for these, you wouldn’t have to deal with ads but can be trusted since you paid for them.
Q. Are YouTube Videos to MP3 Converters Safe?
Generally, these websites and apps are safe to use. You are not required to register or even provide any personal detail in other to make use of them. The ones you can access via web browsers are the safest, as the risk of getting your Android phone compromised is small compared to the ones you need to install.
As a rule of thumb, when installing any software, you need to be careful, as installing a malicious app that disguises itself as a helpful app can compromise your device’s security and privacy.
Some YouTube videos have audio in them that you will be interested in. YouTube, as a platform, does not provide a way to download MP3s from videos. Fortunately for us, there are tools you can use to download MP3 files from YouTube videos. The methods described above are some of the best ways to get that done.