YouTube has never been more friendly to those searching for new music. If you love browsing YouTube for the latest music and putting together YouTube playlists of songs that you love, there are a number of online converters that will let you convert them to MP3s.
Audio ripping sites have a reputation for not always delivering quality MP3 tracks or even becoming riddled with malware and phishing threats over time. YouTube to Mp3 seems to be different from the norm though. This is a site we’ve tested on a monthly basis, and so far it has consistently delivered good-quality audio and has been safe, fast, and easy to use. All you have to do is copy and paste the link from your desired YouTube video into the text box and hit Go. YouTube to MP3 will handle the rest.
When it comes to ripping audio from YouTube videos, you’re actually not limited to just dodgy ripper sites. There are safe desktop software options as well. Take, for instance, 4K YouTube to MP3. This software actually works like an audio ripping site: All you have to is copy and paste your desired YouTube video’s link, and 4K YouTube to Mp3 will handle the conversion. In addition, you can do more with 4K YouTube to MP3 than just downloading single tracks, since it allows you to download full YouTube playlists as well.
It’s free to download and use and is available for Windows, MacOS, and Ubuntu devices.
Y2Mate is another super-simple paste-and-go tool, but it does have one feature that we like a lot that sets it apart from some of our other picks: It has integrated support for uploading to cloud platforms, which is really handy if you want to immediately share or sync your MP3 once it’s done downloading.
One issue is the number of pop-up ads on Y2Mate. These can be a real nuisance, and you might be worried about getting viruses from them. There shouldn’t be an issue, just as long as you don’t interact with them. If you don’t have antivirus protection, this is the perfect chance to get some. That way, you can make sure that the sites you’re visiting and files you’re downloading aren’t going to cause you any problems.
Big Converter, like other YouTube audio-ripping sites, can convert your favorite videos into MP3s in just a few minutes. This service also includes the ability to save your downloads to Dropbox. You’re not limited to merely converting your videos to MP3; you can also convert them to other formats such as MP4, M4A, and even AAC. The one big drawback, though, is that Big Converter does have a lot of pop-up ads, so be sure to use a browser like Firefox or a third-party ad-blocker that’s able to block them effectively.