Do you enjoy a video on YouTube and want to have it on your own computer? You can use some simple applications to download the soundtrack as an MP3. There are some situations where you really like a particular song in a video seen on Youtube. Sometimes it can even be a video of your favourite band, or can only be the soundtrack of a short attractive documentary.
Currently, there are several interesting solutions that can save MP3s from YouTube videos and the best part is that, in most cases, the operation itself is very simple.
From the services we’ve tried Peggo seemed the best one, primarily because of the many options available. Using it is very simple and involves copying the URL of the video from which you want to extract the soundtrack. In the next step you have several options. For example, you can choose when to start saving mp3, useful feature if your song just starts in the middle of the clip. In addition, you can eliminate the moments of pause at the beginning and the end of the video and sound can be adjusted to a normalized volume. The last step is pressing Record MP3 and duration of the operation depends mostly on the length of the clip.
Another application you can use for this kind of service is Youtube-MP3. It converts video in MP3 by simply copying the URL, and the operation is even faster, since it only takes a few seconds. According to the authors of the application, the sound is saved with a bit rate of at least 128 kbps. Unfortunately, the application does not provide the ability to set the start time of recording the MP3 or other settings, and the interface is a rather rudimentary.
Another application to take a look at is Elmedia. It is a popular free media player that supports pretty much all formats, however, in its PRO version, it becomes a video to audio converter for Mac. It can download videos and convert them to MP3 from YouTube, even the complete YouTube playlists. Using Elmedia is easy. Before downloading simply switch to the Audio tab and choose the audio format.
Another such service is ListenToYoutube, which in terms of functionality is very similar to Youtube MP3, but it has a more aesthetic interface. After you provide the URL of the Youtube the app needs some seconds for conversion and the resulted quality is good. Unfortunately, on download you should make sure to uncheck the option to download additional advertising software.