There are plenty of website listed on Google search that convert YouTube to MP3 format. Some YouTube to MP3 converter are really slow at converting and downloading the file. Many sites are full of ads and also spread the malware that create threat to your personal data. In this tutorial, I am showing you how to convert YouTube videos to MP3 using VLC media player.
VLC is a free and open source multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, and various streaming protocols. With the help of VLC, you can directly convert YouTube to MP3 file without downloading the YouTube video.
How To Convert YouTube To MP3
open YouTube in web browser by typing https://www.youtube.com
Search the video on YouTube, you want to convert and copy the URL of selected video.
Download and install VLC media player on your Laptop/PC.
Open VLC media player, go to Media > Open Network Stream (Press Ctrl + N) and paste the YouTube video URL in the space “please enter a network URL“. Click “Play”.
Now to video start playing in the VLC, head to Tools > Codec Information (Ctrl + J), select and copy the long URL located at the very bottom next to “Location” by pressing Ctrl + A and Ctrl + C.
Go to Media > Convert & Save (Ctrl + R) > Network tab and paste the Location URL you’ve just copied.
Click “Convert/Save” and in the profile section select the Audio format as MP3 in the drop down menu. You can also edit profile by pressing “Setting icon” and choose the desired Audio settings. Now select the “Destination File” to save the converted MP3 file and click “Start” for conversion.
If you’re getting an error says, “The output file already exists. If recording continues, the file will be overridden and its content will be lost.” after file is converted. Click on “Keep existing file” one time and end the processes in the Task Manager.
Open the Task Manager (Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc) and end the VLC processes.
The process looks like complicated and time taking but I am sure, the tweak will save you from data loss and identity theft.
Which method do you use to convert YouTube to MP3 file, drop a line in the comment box.