Convert Youtube to mp3


Download music from YouTube to MP3

Our youtube to mp3 converter is extremely fast and easy to use! Just follow these steps:

  1. Copy the Youtube link;
  2. Paste it into the box;
  3. Press the convert button.

After these steps, several conversion options are presented, which allow you to download MP3 music in different compression formats. Note that the higher the quality of the MP3 file, the larger the size of the final file. When choosing one of the formats to download, a new window may open with an advertisement that should be ignored. In this case, you must press the button again to download the desired format.

Facts and Curiosities

YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, and had been influenced by the website Hot or Not. They created posts on Craigslist asking attractive females to upload videos of themselves to YouTube in exchange of an $100 reward. Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video. Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident when her breast was exposed during her performance, and later from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not easily find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.

The MP3 format is a lossy compression format. This means that each time something is compressed with it, some information is lost. This information can not be recovered. When encoding to MP3, the encoder is smart. The human ear can not hear certain sounds if they are masked by other sounds. This means that when encoding certain sound samples, some sounds can be left out as they will not be heard. This makes it possible to compress audio by a factor of about 5, without noticeable change to the sound of the music.

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MP3 File Size Calculations

Bitrate File size per second File size per minute File size per hour
128 kbps 16 KB 960 KB 57,6 MB
192 kbps 24 KB 1,44 MB 86,4 MB
256 kbps 32 KB 1,92 MB 115,2 MB
320 kbps 40 KB 2,40 MB 144,0 MB

YouTube to MP3 - Technical Aspects

Audio extraction: Audio extraction involves separating the audio stream from the video and separating it into a separate audio file. Audio extraction can be performed in several ways, depending on the tool or software being used. Typically, an audio encoding library such as FFmpeg is used, which is a collection of open source libraries that allow recording, converting, and streaming audio and video. The audio extraction algorithm normally uses the appropriate audio codec such as MP3 or AAC to extract the audio from the video file.

Format conversion: Format conversion involves transforming the extracted audio file into an MP3 format. Conversion is performed using a specific audio codec, such as LAME or FFmpeg. The audio codec converts the audio stream to MP3 format. The MP3 format is a compressed audio format that allows for high sound quality with a relatively small file size. Format conversion can be performed with different encoding options to optimize sound quality and file size.

Audio Quality: The audio quality is determined by the bitrate of the file. Bit rate is the amount of audio data transmitted per second and is measured in kilobits per second (kbps). The higher the bit rate, the better the audio quality. However, higher bitrate audio files have a larger file size. The audio quality can also be affected by the original format of the YouTube video, which can affect the quality of the extracted audio.

Conversion speed: The conversion speed is affected by the speed of the Internet connection and the capacity of the device used for conversion. The connection speed affects the download speed of the original video file, while the device capacity affects the conversion processing speed. Converting longer videos may take longer than converting shorter videos.

Copyrights: Converting YouTube videos to MP3 may violate copyright if the video is copyrighted. Audio ripping can be seen as a form of unauthorized distribution of copyrighted content, which can result in legal action. Some apps and websites may check that the video is copyrighted before allowing conversion, but it's important to check that the conversion is legal before using it.

Security: Security is an important consideration when using YouTube video to MP3 converter tools. Some websites and apps may contain malware or other malicious programs that can damage your device or steal personal information. It is important to use a reputable conversion service and ensure the device is software protected.

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FAQ - Conversion to MP3

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