Be able to download the audio from a YouTube video in MP3 and get it done with good sound quality. It seems like an easy task to achieve, and in fact if we search YouTube, dozens of alternatives appear, but not all of them comply, so it does not hurt to have some quality programs located to achieve it.
We have been looking for the best and most complete among several competitors, and after leaving aside those that are full of spam, malware and those that they ask us for a payment or a premium account In order to use its more advanced functions, we have ended up putting together a list of some alternatives that are really worth it.
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Free Studio, complete and with quality audio
DVDVideoSoft’s Free Studio is a complete suite with different tools to download, convert or burn all kinds of multimedia files. One of its components is Free YouTube to MP3 Converter, which will allow us to convert YouTube videos into audio using various types of format and different qualities.
We can download mp3 audio from 32 to 320 kbps, FLAC, M4A, AAC, WAV and OGG. Of course, we will have to be careful during the installation process, because they try to deceive us showing a button with a text format similar to that of accepting the terms and conditions of the program, but with which we will actually agree to download McAfee WebAdvisor. With making sure not to select we should not have problems.
aTube Catcher, complete but with aggressive adware
If we look for lists with the best programs to download YouTube videos, aTube Catcher is usually one of the most recommended. It is very complete, yes, we have been about to not include it because during the installation process a window appears Recommend Offer in which we will not be able to advance until we agree to download adware in the form of a bar for the browser.
This is a trap for inexperienced and hurried usersas it appears to be a necessary download when in fact it is not. If we give to Cancel Y Decline In the two adware proposals, the installer will return us to the installation process without including any additions. So if you decide on it, be careful when installing it.
For the rest, this is a program capable of downloading our YouTube videos in multiple formats, both in video and in audio or images through screenshots. It is a pity that the adware takes away points, because if we want sound quality aTube Catcher will allow us to download in MP3 format at 320 kbps. Of course, be patient with the interface because at first it can be a bit complicated.
YouTube Downloader, honest and soon cross-platform
Surely it will not appear in Google when we search for these types of programs, but Hexotic’s YouTube Downloader is possibly one of the simplest and most honest that we can find. Its interface is simple and effective, and when downloading and installing it, it will not try to sneak any unwanted adware.
By placing the mouse in the upper right corner of the program, a configuration menu will appear in which we will choose if we want to convert the video into video or sound format, and it will do it automatically in the highest quality available. At the moment it is only available for Windows, but on their website they warn that they are working on versions for macOS and Ubuntu.
Youtube-dl, multiplatform and from the terminal
And from a program that will be multiplatform to another that already is, and that incidentally has the peculiarity of being used directly from the terminal of our operating system. Its only requirement is to need Python, but once installed it will be the easiest to use that we can imagine, even without a graphical interface.
If we use Windows, we will only have to download and install an .exe file. Then we will open the application Command Prompt, and in the terminal we will write cd Desktop to go to the desktop, which is where we have the executable. So just by typing youtube-dl.exe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M41k0SSfqa8 (or any other video address). It also has other commands with which to determine andl format and quality of the download.
YouTube mp3, simple and from the web
Ok, all these downloadable programs are quite complete, and with them we can download the videos in multiple formats. What’s going on if we don’t want to complicate our lives and we simply need a quick solution to download the sound of the videos in mp3 forgetting about any other format?
Well, simple pages like YouTube mp3 come into play with an interface that even a child would know how to use. There is a box in which we put the full URL of the YouTube video, then we give it to convert and that’s it, once the process is done, we will only have to press the download button to download the file. Yes indeed, don’t expect great sound quality, because in my tests all files have been downloaded to 128 kbps.
MP3Fiber, online and so good that you won’t need more
And we end up with one last alternative that may make the others pale. It is called MP3Fiber and it is a website from which we can download audios in different formats starting from a YouTube video. I have practically not found any faultAs much as if you use AdBlock it will constantly ask you to put it in the WhiteList so that they can maintain the web through their advertising.
In addition to YouTube, we can also download content from SoundCloud, DailyMotion, Facebook, VK, Vimeo, MetaCafe, AOL and Instagram. It doesn’t have many formats, but it does the main video and audio as MP3 from 128 to 320 kbps, AAC or MP4. Once the video and format have been chosen, we just have to click download and that’s it.
ClipConverter, versatile but with limited quality
ClipConverter is another complete online tool that can solve our lives on more than one occasion. Not only does the MP3, M4A or AAC audio, but we can also download the video itself with MP4, 3GP, AVI and MOV formats. The big drawback is a 128 kbps sound quality that almost made it fall off the list, but its versatility has made us finally include it.
But on the web there are many other alternatives, although the vast majority of them infested with banners and intrusive advertising. Even so, as surely we may have missed an interesting alternative, don’t forget to leave your favorites in the comments so that we can add them to the list.
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