Nowadays, there are too many websites offering us video streaming services. Some of the content is worth one time watch and some content is evergreen. Many of us like to store such evergreen content with us locally so that we can watch or listen to it again whenever we feel like, connected or not. With the limited devices storage space we have, it doesn’t make sense to keep full music videos which we are just going to listen and not watch. A better idea is to convert videos to MP3 and save space. We will take a look at some of the best free online MP3 converter tools that can help you convert videos to MP3.
This cool website can be used as a free online MP3 converter for any computing device. It supports conversions of videos directly through the URL, from Dropbox or Google Drive and from the computer local storage as well. While using the URL option, make sure that the URL should end with the video file format extension like .MP4, .FLV, .AVI or any other supported video format. It doesn’t support conversion of videos from streaming websites like YouTube to MP3 conversion where you have the page URL and not the video URL.
The application supports batch conversion of videos to MP3 and keeping in mind your privacy, the uploaded files are deleted within a few hours once the MP3 conversion is done.
This free online MP3 converter is equipped with advanced tools which let you customize the bitrate, frequency, quality, apply reverse channels and do fade off for your MP3 before you start the conversion.
This is another free online MP3 converter website that supports conversion of video files uploaded directly from your computer or smartphone and from Google Drive, Dropbox and through an URL. It also supports batch conversion of videos to MP3.
Before you start the conversion, you can specify the audio attributes like the audio bitrate, sampling rate and channels. The app also has a trim feature with which you can remove a part of the audio by specifying the time frame..
A very lightweight website with a basic interface that is designed only for the purpose of providing its users with a free online to MP3 converter. You can upload your video file through URL or from your local computer or smartphone storage. It supports nearly 35 video formats and can convert all of them to MP3. It doesn’t have advanced options to customize your output MP3 neither does it support conversion of protected and encrypted audio file.
This free online MP3 converter is a very famous online application to help you with all sorts of audio and video conversions. It offers MP3 and other conversions from multiple streaming websites like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Dailymotion etc.
You don’t need to enter the video URL, but just the page URL of one of the supported website. It will start the conversion of the video and once completed, will show you a button to start the download.
This is another free online MP3 converter that supports conversion of videos from the following video streaming websites - YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Instagram, Soundcloud, Vivo, AOL, VK, MetaCafe, and Facebook. You can’t upload your own video files to this application. You can use this website without signing up on it, can do an unlimited number of conversions in a day and there is no restriction of the length of the video you want to convert.
Free online MP3 converters are great tools that offer a functionality with no overhead of installation. However, they are limited by problems that are out of their scope. MP3 conversion from online websites takes twice the time that an offline tool will take to do the MP3 conversion. This is because online tools have to first download the video files themselves on their servers and then offer after converting it offer you the download. On offline tools the there is only 1 time download.
However, there is no an online tool that I have seen yet which can download a complete playlist of songs. And not to mention, networks can always play a spoilsport if you are doing the conversion of multiple files using a free online MP3 converter. You can lose connectivity in between and you will have to start right from scratch in such a case.
A good solution to these problems is to use a desktop based software like DVDFab YouTube to MP3 converter. The application is capable of downloading whole playlists by just using the YouTube playlist URL. It uses multithreading to download multiple songs in parallel and along with its VIP speed download, it utilizes the maximum potential of your network bandwidth. The files are downloaded along with their metadata which means the album art, title, artist, album etc. It improves the MP3 quality by converting it to 320kbps which can then be played on devices like iPod Shuffle, an iPod Nano, even an Apple Watch, or an Android Watch. It means once your MP3 file is downloaded, you can copy and play it anywhere, be it your desktop or a portable device. Let’s see how to use DVDFab YouTube to MP3 converter.
Step 1. Download and install DVDFab YouTube to MP3 converter from the official page.
Step 2. Once the installation is done, start the software and go to the Utilities section and from there click on the YouTube to MP3 thumbnail.
Step 3. A new independent window will open of YouTube to MP3 application. It will ask you to use the “+Paste URL” button to start the download. But before you can do anything, you need to get the URL of the YouTube video you want to download as MP3 or the playlist URL from which you want to download all songs. Open Youtube in your browser and copy the URL of the page from which you want to download the audio in MP3 format.
Step 4. Once you have copied the URL and the URL is available on the clipboard, click on the “+Paste URL” button appearing on the window. If you are downloading a single file the download will start immediately but if you are downloading a playlist, the tool might take some time to evaluate the number of songs in the playlist and will show you all the songs it is going to download before starting the download. You can choose if you don’t want to download some songs from the playlist and remove the checkbox from them and click on the Download button after that.
Step 5. The MP3 files that are downloading will be available in the Downloading section and those that are downloaded can be seen in the Finished section of the application.
Step 6. The folder location where the files will be saved after being downloaded is mentioned in the bottom of the scene of the application and can be changed by clicking on the Folder icon in front of “Save to” option. Once the file is downloaded you can open the folder from the Finished section of the application by using the folder icon appearing in front of the songs.
If you are looking for ease of use and comfort, a desktop application like DVDFab YouTube to MP3 converter can be highly useful. It takes over the headache of downloading an author’s song one by one and rather picks up all songs by using the author’s playlist on Youtube. You just have to search for the YouTube page and the rest is taken care of the software.