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Best YouTube to MP3 Converters for Windows in 2020

YouTube logo on ZTE Axon
YouTube logo on ZTE Axon (Image credit: Android Central)

YouTube has an almost infinite library of music, podcasts, and audio to listen to. Sometimes, you want to grab an audio source and place it into a video or listen to it offline. To do so, you'll need a YouTube to MP3 converter. These allow you to download audio from a YouTube video so you can use it elsewhere. As a quick note, make sure that you have permission to use any of the audio you download. The tools in this collection help you convert audio from YouTube videos into MP3s, but you still need to contact the creator to use the audio.

Why do you need audio?

The best YouTube to MP3 converter for you depends greatly on what you need the audio files for. Some people just want to download audio files for offline playback, even if it's within an app. Others need to extract audio to place it into a video or other projects.

The best overall YouTube to MP3 converter is Offliberty. It's free, easy to use, and isn't riddled with ads like many other converters. You just paste a link into a single box and download the video or audio that you want.

If you prefer to have a powerful file converter that can also download audio and video files from the web, then WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe (opens in new tab) is your best bet. It can download content from over 1,000 websites and is also a powerful file converter. It can also reduce the size of videos, which is a handy feature.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).