How to Convert Youtube to Mp3 on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Converting YouTube videos to MP3 format on Mac can be a useful skill to have, especially if you want to listen to your favorite music offline or on devices that don’t have access to the internet. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of converting YouTube videos to MP3 files on your Mac computer.

Step 1: Find a Reliable YouTube to MP3 Converter

The first step in converting YouTube videos to MP3 format is finding a reliable converter tool. There are many options available online, but it’s important to choose one that is safe and trustworthy. A popular choice among Mac users is the YouTube2MP3 converter.

Step 2: Install and Launch the Converter

Once you have chosen a converter tool, download and install it on your Mac. After installation, launch the program by clicking on its icon.

Step 3: Copy the YouTube Video URL

In order to convert a YouTube video to MP3, you will need its URL. Open your preferred web browser and navigate to YouTube’s website. Find the video you want to convert and copy its URL from the address bar of your browser.


  • If you are using Safari, right-click on the video and select “Copy Video URL”.
  • If you are using Google Chrome, right-click on the video and choose “Copy link address”.

Step 4: Paste the URL into the Converter

Switch back to the YouTube to MP3 converter program and locate the designated input field or paste button. Right-click in this field and select “Paste” or use the keyboard shortcut “Command + V” to paste the YouTube video URL.

Step 5: Choose MP3 as the Output Format

Before converting the YouTube video, make sure to select MP3 as the output format. Most converter tools allow you to choose the desired format from a drop-down menu or by clicking on a specific button. Look for an option that says “MP3” or “Audio” and select it.

Step 6: Start the Conversion

Once you have pasted the YouTube video URL and selected MP3 as the output format, you are ready to start the conversion. Look for a button that says “Convert” or “Start”. Click on it to begin the process.


The conversion time may vary depending on factors such as your internet connection speed and the length of the YouTube video.

Step 7: Download the Converted MP3 File

After the conversion is complete, you will be provided with a link or a button to download the converted MP3 file. Click on this link or button to initiate the download process. Choose a location on your Mac where you want to save the file and click “Save”.

Step 8: Enjoy Your Converted MP3 File

Congratulations! You have successfully converted a YouTube video to MP3 format on your Mac. Now you can transfer and enjoy your favorite music on any device that supports MP3 files, even without an internet connection!

Remember, downloading copyrighted material without permission from its owner may infringe upon their rights. Make sure to only convert and download videos that are allowed for personal use, such as those with Creative Commons licenses or videos in public domain.

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