Let’s be honest, nobody wants to purchase one song for a dollar when they can download every song they’ve ever loved for free. Plus, one dollar adds up quick, and next thing you know, you’ve just spent $100 for only 100 songs. Who only listens to 100 songs?! Not to mention that you probably paid a lot for the device you’re downloading your music onto and wouldn’t be too willing to spend much more for it.
Here’s a guide to show you how to download a song from YouTube for no cost! It’s quick, easy, and the best part is, it won’t cost you a single dime guaranteed.
Download any song from YouTube by Downloading a Free Desktop-Based Program
Convert to AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Any Audio Converter 2015
Any Audio Converter 2015 is a reliable converter as well as a YouTube video audio extractor. Even if you find a video from another source other than YouTube such as Vemo, Facebook, LiveLeak, or other websites, chances are, Any Audio Converter can convert it.
Download Any Audio Converter 2015 here. After the program is downloaded, open it, and paste a copied YouTube URL into the pop-out-box. Then, click the button that says ‘Add to Download List.’ Continue to paste more YouTube links if you have them, if not, precede to the next step.
At this point, you will then click the button ‘Start Download.’ Then then YouTube video will be downloaded. To convert it to an audio format, click the ‘Profile’ drop down list from the top right corner to select the audio format you want that’s listed. If you wish, you can also alter the start and stop time of the audio as well as other things before you convert and download it as an audio file. Whether you do alter it or not, then click the button reading ‘Convert’ to begin the download, and there you have it!
Any Video Converter 2015
Convert to AAC, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV
Free YouTube to MP3 Converter
Free YouTube to MP3 Converter may not have as many output formats, but it also offers ALAC in case you need to convert to that. The program itself is also great as well and is very easy to use considering its less complex appearance making it even simpler to use than many of the other extractors and converters out there.
This program may be very simple and not as visually appealing as others out there, but it definitely does the trick. Simply download the free software here.
After you download the program and copy the link to the YouTube video you want the audio to be extracted from, open up Free YouTube to MP3 Converter and either drag and drop the url into the program, or click the ‘Paste it from clipboard’ button. If you have more videos to add, simply go on YouTube and copy the link you want, reopen the software, and click the ‘Paste’ button in the bottom left corner of the program. Continue this step until you have all the videos you want. From the drop-down box, select the audio format of your choice, and click the ‘Download’ button to the right of the drop-down box to finish the process. That’s all there is to it!
Convert to AAC, MP2, MP3
All Video Downloader
All Video Downloader is another reliable and easy-to-use audio extractor and converter. After you download All Video Downloader from this website and open it up, you will see two large icons. The one of the left will ask if you want to search for a YouTube video while the other, you can click if you already have a YouTube link to extract and convert.
If you chose the first method, to search for a video, click on that, and then where it says ‘Keywords,’ type in the song name and artist of the song you’d like. Several videos should show up. Listen to them before to ensure they are correct, and then hit ‘Download.’ After that, go to ‘Download List’ on the left sidebar. Your downloads will be located here. Then under the ‘Output Format’ drop-down box, select the format you want. Also click the file icon to change where the conversion will be downloaded when it’s finished. Using the first method, you can also use the URL method; there is a single-lined textbox at the top of the ‘Download List’ page where you can add more links, or even an option off to the left panel to add multiple links at a time.
All Video Downloader
All Video Downloaded is especially great if you prefer the video search located directly in the program as opposed to having to go on YouTube to find a video.
Download Free music Directly from YouTube’s Audio Library – MP3
If you are looking for free music to download and not a specific song, YouTube’s Audio Library has free MP3 downloads for various genres of music. These are especially great if you’re into making YouTube videos and need a non-copyrighted, free, acoustic song for your video! You can, of course, also transfer these songs on your MP3 player for later listening.
Download any Song from YouTube without Downloading a Program – Web-based
Not wanting to download a program to extract audio from YouTube? Try one of these no-downloads where you can convert a YouTube video to audio for free on a website as opposed to using a program!
Convert to MP3
If you are only interested in converting from YouTube video to audio in MP3 form, this website is one of the many you can turn to. It’s so simple too!
All you have to do is go on YouTube, and search for your favorite song. Then, copy the URL, and head on over to the YouTube MP3 webpage. Under the website’s logo on the homepage, you will see a single-line textbox that may or may not already have a YouTube video link already pasted into it. Erase this, then pasting the URL you just copied from YouTube. Click ‘Convert,’ and when it’s finished converting, your audio will be ready to be downloaded in MP3 form! Tada!
Video 2 MP3
Another great alternative to YouTube MP3 is Video 2 MP3. The concept is basically the same. After copying the URL of the YouTube video containing the song you want, simply paste it into the single-line text box on the Video 2 MP3 website. Then hit ‘Convert,’ and then your download will be ready momentarily! Video 2 MP3 is nearly identical to YouTube MP3, but it’s important to mention just in case one of the websites crashes or has trouble when you’re converting a video to audio. Now you have two alternatives just to be on the safe side.
Convert to AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA
Convert 2 MP3
Unlike the first two websites mentioned, Convert 2 MP3, despite its vague name, can also convert YouTube video audio to AAC, FLAC, M4A, OGG, and WMA. In case you need one of those, this website’s got it!
Convert 2 MP3
Simply copy the URL of the YouTube video’s audio you want, and paste it into the single-line textbox on the Convert 2 MP3 website. OR you can also search for a video directly on the Convert 2 MP3’s website; the box for that is located right underneath the box for pasting a URL. After clicking ‘Convert,’ you’ll have the audio-version of your favorite song from YouTube in no time!
Convert to AAC, AC3, FLAC, iPod, MP3, OGG, WAV
Zamzar, unlike YouTube MP3, Video 2 MP3, and Convert 2 MP3, this website can convert YouTube videos to AC3, iPod, and WAV as well as others. If you need any of those, Zamzar is for you.
This website is easy to operate, though there are more buttons. After copying the YouTube video’s URL you want to convert to audio from, go to the Zamzar website. You will see a greenish yellow box in the center of the page with four tabs, as shown in the picture below. Click the second tab that reads ‘URL Converter.’ In ‘Step 1,’ simply paste the URL in the empty single-lined textbox. In ‘Step 2,’select the audio format you want to convert to. Audio formats vary from link to link, but for YouTube videos, the seven formats above are the only ones offered. Also be sure that when you go to select the format that you only choose one that’s listed under the bold heading‘Audio Formats’ in the list. Enter your e-mail address in ‘Step 3,’ and then click ‘Convert’ in ‘Step 4.’ You will receive your conversion via the e-mail you provided. (source: The Wonder of Tech)
If you didn’t know how to download a song from YouTube, now you do. All of these methods are great ways to get free music from simply extracting the audio from a YouTube video and then converting it! If there are multiple programs or websites in this article that offer the audio format you need to convert a YouTube video to, simply choose the one that’s more visually appealing to you or is easier to use. Some of the programs may also be more confusing than others, so it’s important to pick one that makes the most sense to you and works for your device.
Dean Duke is a IT technician by day and Tech Blogger by night. Having written as a freelance author of many years, Dean took the plunge and created a blog where he could write about all the things he wanted to. He is also a husband and the proud father of two children.