How to Download Music from YouTube to PC

By Carrie Murray, Saturday, August 26, 2017

This post is going to show a simple way to download music from YouTube to computer, iTunes, iPhone, Android phone so that you can listen to music from YouTube offline and on a portable device. It is much more convenient to listen to music on YouTube without video on devices like iPhone/iPod/Android.

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Download Audio Only from YouTube Videos

VidPaw is a YouTube downloader that allows you to download only audio from YouTube. You can use it to download YouTube music to M4A, WEBM and more in different quality with bitrates of 320kbps, 256kbps, 128kbps, 128kbps, and 64kbps. The method is very easy.

STEP 1. Copy the URL of the YouTube video which you want to download music from.

STEP 2. Open and paste the link into the field at the top. Click Start.

VidPaw Homepage

STEP 3. To download music from the YouTube video, navigate to Audio Download, select an audio format & quality and click Download. For example, you can choose to download music in M4A at the bitrate of 128 kbps.

Download YouTube Audio or Video Only

STEP 4. The audio of the YouTube video will be downloaded on your device.

Since VidPaw only supports downloading YouTube music in M4A and WEBM currently, if you need to download YouTube video to MP3, move to the next method.

Download Music from YouTube in MP3, M4A, and More

To save music from YouTube to your computer, you need a YouTube music downloader and converter. Here we suggest FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate. It can download music from YouTube in many formats, including MP3 and more.

  • Download YouTube videos in high speed to PC/Mac;

  • Convert YouTube videos to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, AVI, OGG or other audio formats so that the music from YouTube can be played in different devices (PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, etc.)

  • Download YouTube, Instagram videos and convert the videos to any video/audio formats that you like.

With the free trial version of Video Converter Ultimate, you can save YouTube songs to your computer for free. Free download this YouTube downloader and converter on your Windows or Mac computer to have a try. 

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Step 1. Go to and find the YouTube video that you want to rip music from. 

Step 2. Right click on the YouTube video and choose Copy Video URL

YouTube Copy Video URL

Step 3. Open Video Converter Ultimate on your Windows or Mac computer. 

Step 4. Choose Download option from the upper menu. And copy the YouTube video URL in the blank. 

Step 5. Click Analyze. After the analyzing is completed, the YouTube music video will be available for downloading in different resolution and formats. 

Download YouTube Music Video

Step 6. Tick the formats that you like and click OK to download the YouTube music video. It takes only several seconds for an about 4 minutes long video to finish downloading. 

Step 7. After the YouTube video is downloaded, choose MP3 or other audio format in the Profile column. Click Convert to save the song from YouTube on the chosen folder of your computer. 

Convert YouTube Video to MP3

Now you have download music from YouTube to your computer. You can then listen to YouTube music with iTunes or transfer the music from YouTube to your iPhone, Android or other portable device to enjoy it offline. 

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