Best youtube to mp3 converter?

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  1. MEDELLINHEEL macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new mbp and was wondering which software or site was best for converting youtube to mp3.

    Would like it to automatically go to my itunes library. Art would be a bonus.

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  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Have a look at "Youtube To MP3 Converter" : http://www.mediahuman.com

    You can have it adding a mp3 from Youtube to your iTunes Library in two clicks (yes, two, and even ONE if you place a bookmark in your Safari bookmarks bar).
     
  3. MEDELLINHEEL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    looking for software programs that do it automatically. have one for my pc but not sure it works for mac.
     
  4. MEDELLINHEEL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mediahuman works great. u can set it to automatically go to itunes.
     
  5. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, and you can place a bookmark in Safari bookmarks bar, and start the download by clicking that bookmark.
     
  6. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    I find extensions are much better just for Youtube. Or u don't even need... There are sites that u stick direct link URL in and it converts for u..

    http://en.savefrom.net/1-how-to-download-youtube-video/

    Doesn't do everything, which is probably the trade off with most of these websites, and that's why extension, or app is better in some cases.
     
  7. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    I use vidtomp3.com for the process, and it does more sites besides youtube ..
     
  8. DryRot macrumors newbie

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    Nine months on, any updates in this?

    Looking for a converter for a Mac with OS 10.9

    Thanks
     
  9. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    I use youtube downloader.

    not automatic and sometimes messes up the recording length, I had 45mins video end up 2.5 hours!
    but it is rare it happens.
     
  10. sracer macrumors 604

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    I've tried many (too many) but the one that is king of the hill IMO is 4K Video Downloader.

    Don't let the name fool you. It downloads videos as MP3 as well.

    Can download YouTube playlists, channels, etc.
     
  11. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    Why convert to super lossy MP3? Most, if not all, YouTube content is already MP4. I'd just use something like Subler to remove video track and add any desired metadata. This is both faster and less lossy compared to recompressing the track.
     
  12. sracer macrumors 604

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    Does using subler to do that automatically convert that MP4 to mp3 for use in iTunes?
     
  13. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    I mostly use Subler for remuxing. However, I believe it might be less automated than you might like. There is a queue and possibly a setting to automatically send to iTunes. It is a free program and works very well.
     
  14. sracer macrumors 604

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    You asked the question "why covert it to mp3?" And suggested using Subler. So how does Subler take a YouTube video and put it into an audio format that is usable by iTunes? (which was the OP's original question)

    I use Subler for adding metadata information to the videos I rip from my DVDs (or download from YouTube).
     
  15. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    Oh, an MP4 is just a container. It can be audio, video, text, pictures, or a combination. YouTube videos are MP4 that has two tracks: video and audio. Subler can be used to add, or in this case remove, tracks. Simply deleting the video track from the file is sufficient to make it an "audio" file. No additional recompression or conversion of any kind is needed.
     
  16. wallynetoo macrumors newbie

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    Hello i'm new here and would like to know if you can help me walk through using Subler to make a file that is playable on my itunes from an youtube link.... thank you
     
  17. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    It is as simple as I said in my previous post. Open MP4 with Subler. It will list an audio track and video track. Click the video track then click the “-“ button to delete the video track. Click save.

    Alternatively you could start Subler and create a new empty file. Drag your source (YouTube) file into the new Subler document. Subler will ask you what tracks you'd like to add. Select so only the audio track is checked, then ok. Once it has imported the audio track, you can save it... since this is a new document, you can give it a name and file type (all this means is that it will use the m4a extension but because m4a, m4v, m4r, etc. are all just mp4 anyway, you can literally change the extension at any time).
     
  18. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    Open the video in QuickTimePlayer ... then File > Export As > Audio Only
     
  19. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    YouTube is still all 128kbps?
    It has been for so long that I've given up testing.
     

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