convert youtube music to mp3 -mp3 load from imac/catalina to sansa clip

lasloduncan

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how to do this...??seems really complicated and cant get imac/calalina to recongise sansa clip...other hassle....I am becoming less and less and apple moron--


Thank you-
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Here's how I do it:

First, get "Clipgrab":
It's free.

Use ClipGrab to download from YouTube. The videos will download in mp4 format.
Of course, that's not good for the Sansa player.

So... we need to convert them to mp3's.

Do this next:
Download "All2MP3" from here:
It's free.

Now, do this:
1. Put the mp4 files into a folder on the desktop. Things work best if the files to be converted are in a folder.
2. Open All2MP3
3. Select the files to be converted, then "drag and drop" them into All2MP3's window.
4. You will now see options for conversion. I chose highest quality (move the slider to the right). Then, let it go.
5. When done, you should now have the converted mp3 files in the same folder as the mp4's. Check the mp3's for quality, then delete the mp4 files.

One other thing:
To get the converted mp3 files to "list properly" in the music player, you need to add "metadata" to them.
I use "Tagger" to add this info.
You can find it here:

You need to add artist, album, track info to get the mp3's to list properly.

You now have all the tools you need.
 

lasloduncan

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Thank you very much ...I would have never never stumbled into how to do that....not sure you covered how to get mac to recognize usb connect to sansa clip ..i used to that ..but somehow catalina has pretty well eliminated anything non apple..and soon I am going to chromebook I am really tired of spending hours fixing stuff on a daily basis and in some cases not fixing it just looking for chormebooks.- annoying very...but again thank you....