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Alternative Solutions if YouTube to MP3 Not Working

featured image youtube to mp3 not working The Grammy awards just finished as of the writing, and a lot of famous artists bag prestigious awards. One primary reason why these performers win their nominations because they upload their music videos on YouTube. As we all know, YouTube is the number one video streaming platform with billions of users worldwide. In that case, music lovers really love downloading and saving these music videos to audio files. That's why there are lots of YouTube to MP3 converters out there. But what if your favorite tool suddenly stops working? Well, we already got a solution for that. We tried and listed the best options if you experience YouTube to MP3 not working problems. Check them all out below.

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Best Alternative to Convert YouTube to MP3

Supported Sites: YouTube, Soundcloud, Audiomack, and other 1000+ video/music streaming sites.

YouTube always updates its servers; that's why a YouTube to MP3 converter not working error exists. But if you're looking for the most reliable software to do that, the AceThinker Music Keeper is the answer. The tool is a powerful music downloader and converts that YouTube to MP3 for up to 320 kbps audio quality. What's good about Music Keeper is it has a built-in web browser. Using this allows you to save YouTube songs without leaving the program. Lastly, it adopts a multi-thread technology that uses all your network's bandwidth to accelerate the download speed.

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Step 1 Install the YouTube to MP3 Converter

The software is available for both Windows and Mac computers. So, click the "Download" button provided that suits your OS. Then, open the downloaded file to start installing it on your computer. After that, launch it to get familiarized with its interface.

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Step 2 Search YouTube Songs

After the installation, you can quickly open your browser and launch YouTube. Search for any songs or music video that you want to convert to MP3. Play it first to check and copy the URL from the address bar.

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Step 3 Convert YouTube to MP3

Next, go back to Music Keeper to paste the copied YouTube link to the search bar provided. Click the "Plus" button near it to analyze the YouTube URL. Once the download list appears, choose the audio quality for the MP3 format and select the "Download" button to convert.

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Step 4 Play YouTube MP3

Once the software successfully converted YouTube to MP3, go to its "Downloaded" panel to find it. Right-clicking the file will show some options to play, access the output folder, or delete it. Double-clicking it will play the music immediately.

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If you want to use its built-in browser, go to its "Sites" panel and visit YouTube. Search and play for the video that you want to convert. Then, click the blue "Download" button that appears and select the audio quality you want.

Top Online YouTube to MP3 Converters You Can Try

Aside from computer software, web-based apps can also convert YouTube music and lyrics video to MP3. The good thing about them is that you don't need to install any third-party files before using them. Also, most of them are free. Just expect that you won't get other advanced services compared to software like high-quality download.

1. AceThinker MP3Juice Downloader

Supported Sites: YouTube, Audiomack, Mixcloud, and others.

If you're familiar with YTMP3, it is a popular and straightforward YouTube to MP3 converter. However, there are times the site is down, and YTMP3 is not working error occurs. So, AceThinker now has an online music downloader which is called MP3Juice Downloader. The web-based app is available to access several browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc. Additionally, the tool can still download music in 128 kbps which is the standard and always good. Also, the download process is so quick that it only needs two clicks to save MP3 files.

mp3juice interface

Aside from the usual copy + paste method to download music, MP3Juice Downloader has an additional way. The URL bar also has a search function that you can use to find music videos without leaving the web page.

2. ClipConverter

Supported Sites: YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and others.

Another free online file conversion tool that you can use if another YouTube to MP3 tool is not working is ClipConverter. The tool has a very straightforward UI interface that only needs the YouTube video URL to convert it. Aside from MP3, it can also convert a YouTube video to other audio formats, which are M4A and AAC. Plus, it has a browser add-on version available to Chrome if you want to install it. Lastly, ClipConverter is also capable of saving videos from other sites in MP4 quality.

clipconverter interface

If you already have a downloaded YouTube video saved on your storage, you can upload it directly to ClipConverter. Then, it can convert the video to MP3 quickly.

3. YT1s

Supported Sites: YouTube and Facebook only.

YT1s is another fast and easy-to-use online tool that converts YouTube to MP3 with ease. It only requires up to 3 steps to ultimately save the YouTube music. Furthermore, it has a search bar that you can use to find a specific YouTube music video you need to convert. Another good thing about YT1s is that it lets you convert several YouTube clips to MP3 without any limit. Additionally, all saved and converted files are 100% safe and free from viruses.

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The tool can also convert YouTube videos to several formats, including MP4, 3GP, WEBM, and M4A.

4. YouTube to MP3

Supported Sites: YouTube only.

YouTube to MP3 is like a duplicate of YTMP3. So you can also use this web-based app in case a YTMP3 not working error appears. Like YTMP3, it can save YouTube videos to MP3 and MP4. Additionally, YouTube to MP3 claims that it can save the audio files for up to 320 kbps quality at fast speed. Furthermore, it shows the download file's file size, which is essential if you want to save storage space.

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Right-click the "Download" button next to the audio quality you want. Doing this will avoid any ads that will appear.

5. X2Convert

Supported Sites: YouTube only.

Last but not least is X2Convert. The good thing about this online YouTube converter is it has a "Video Hot" section that shows the trending downloads or searches by its users. Furthermore, all of its services are free and lets you save YouTube to MP3 without a limit. Moreover, the tool is also available on smartphones. However, the tool only gives you an option to download one audio quality of the converted YouTube video.

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For a faster way of converting YouTube videos, add the code x2 after youtube on the URL. Example: https://www.youtubex2.com/watch?v=MZuL3kg9Sz4

Comparison of YouTube to MP3 Converters

Software Premium Version? Ads? Download from other sites? Bulk Download
Music Keeper Yes None Yes Yes
MP3Juice Downloader Yes None Yes No
ClipConverter None Annoying Yes No
YT1s None Annoying Yes No
YouTubeToMP3 None Annoying No No
X2Convert Yes Annoying No No
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