How can I copy music from YouTube

Download and convert videos and music from the Internet - that's how it works

Thomas Joos

Would you like to download music playlists or videos from Youtube, Instagram and other platforms and convert them to other formats? No problem, there are tons of free tools available for that.

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The music industry celebrated a success last year with the closure of the YouTube downloader The service, based in Germany, has been used by millions of users from all over the world.

Read more about the closure in this post: shuts down - music industry celebrates success

But there are alternatives to, free of charge and with some of the same functions. We present a selection here.

Youtube Downloader and Youtube to MP3 Converter

With the Youtube Downloader from Media Human you can download videos from Youtube on Windows, Linux and macOS. Another useful tool is the Youtube to MP3 Converter. With it, you can download and convert entire playlists at once, as well as convert videos to audio files. Copy the URL of the playlist into the Youtube to MP3 converter and start the download. The files are automatically copied to the download directory.

In contrast to the following online tools, you have to install the converter, but you can easily download extensive playlists as well as several videos at once.

The web converter converts media from Youtube and Soundcloud to MP3 or MP4 files. The bit rate of the saved MP3 files is 192 kbps. The English language website is simple and clear. The service is also available as an Android app.


Listenvid converts Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook, Metacafe, VK, Soundcloud and Instagram videos, various target formats are available, including MP4, MP3, AAC or M4A. With the MP3 variant, you can choose bit rates of 320 kbps.


Flvto allows you to convert Youtube links to MP3 files with a bit rate of 192 kbps. The website also offers a Chrome extension with which you can directly display a download link under the respective YouTube videos. After one click you will be redirected to the website, wait for the conversion and download the MP3 file.

The web converter only downloads YouTube videos and converts them into MP3 format. Manual mode allows you to select MP3 bit rates up to 320 kbps. With the converter you can also shorten the MP3 files before downloading them, so you can eliminate annoying intros or outros.

MP3 Youtube

This web converter is also quite simple and easy to use. Simply paste the link, wait for the conversion process and download. MP3 Youtube can not only handle links from Youtube videos, but also Facebook, Vimeo, Soundcloud and Instagram. The converter offers variable bit rates up to 320 kbps.

Keepvid Video Downloader Online

With the English-language Keepvid Video Downloader Online you can also download videos online from Youtube and other platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and then convert them to MP3 or MP4 format. All you have to do is copy the link to the video into the appropriate field.

Open source downloader YDL-UI

You can use the English-language tool YDL-UI (available at to download videos from the Internet in Windows. In contrast to the online converters presented so far, you have to install YDL-UI. The YDL-UI is a graphical user interface of the command line tool youtub.dl. The tool also requires the .NET Framework 4.5 and Microsoft Visual C ++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86). YDL-UI gives you precise control over the download and quality of the video and audio track. You can also choose to download only the audio track.

Youtube song downloader

With the free Abelssoft Youtube Song Downloader you can also quickly and easily download entire playlists as audio files in Windows. The tool is available free of charge. A plus version is available for 10 euros, without advertising and with support by email. You will also receive new versions free of charge for six months. The downloader only allows you to download videos from Youtube. However, the tool supports numerous formats and can download entire videos.

3D Youtube Downloader

With the English language 3D Youtube Downloader you can download videos without advertising. The tool supports many platforms, including Vimeo and Dailymotion. Like Media Human's Youtube Downloader, 3D Youtube Downloader can download entire playlists.

4K Youtube to MP3

The tool downloads entire channels and playlists, including multiple files at once. In addition to complete videos, 4K Youtube to MP3 can only extract audio tracks. To do this, enter the YouTube links in the program. The tool can also play the files and also create local playlists based on M3U files.

The online converter allows you to download individual videos from Youtube. As the name of the tool suggests, you can also extract just the audio tracks. You can also convert videos to other formats like MP4, FLV, OGG and more. For the conversion, all you need to do is copy and paste the youtube link into the box on the website. As with most other portals, you do not have to register here either.

With you can also download videos from Youtube using a single line. Again, you don't have to install anything, the free service works online. You can convert the files to MP3 or MP4 format and edit the file name and ID3 tags before downloading. The quality can also be adjusted before the download. When downloading, the appropriate album cover is downloaded and integrated.

Clip grave

You have to download Clipgrab, but not install it. It is easy to use and you can download videos with different settings. The tool can also download full HD quality videos. To download, just paste the video's url into Clipgrab. Audio tracks can be converted to MP3 and OGG Vorbis format. You can also customize tags with the tool.