There are plenty of ways to find audio online – SoundCloud, Spotify, and TikTok, to name a few – but some recordings are only available as YouTube videos. Unreleased tracks, live performances, and newsreels are often impossible to find in the places you usually get your music and audio, and it can be difficult to find a fast, safe, and reliable way to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files.

I'm going to show you how to convert any video on YouTube to an MP3 audio file. This method is fast because you don't have to sign in, install anything on your computer, or avoid annoying spam "Download" buttons. To convert videos to MP3 files, you'll need to know just 2 steps:

  1. Upload it to Kapwing's Video Converter
  2. Export & download!
Watch our tutorial for a quick walkthrough

Step 1: Upload it to Kapwing's Video Converter

First, you need to find the video you want on YouTube. You can search for it in Google or YouTube, find it in one of your playlists, or access it through the creator's channel. Once you've found your video, just copy its link by right-clicking on the video or the URL at the top of the page and selecting "Copy." Then, head over to and click "Products" from the menu at the top of the window. Scroll down to find "Convert Video" from Kapwing's list of tools.

Copy the link to the YouTube video you want audio from. 

In Kapwing's video converter, paste the link that you copied in the field that says "Paste a URL." Kapwing will automatically upload your video to the Video Converter tool.

Now, simply select "MP3" from the menu on the left-hand side of the page! Here you can also choose "Trim Video," if you'd like to download only a portion of the video's audio track, such as a single song from a live show. Just move the sliders to choose the part you want to use.

You can trim the video if you only want to download a specific part of its audio. 

Step 2: Create & Download Your MP3!

Once you're ready to convert your video, click "Create" at the bottom left corner of the window. Kapwing will work its magic and your audio file will be ready for you to download in no time!

When your MP3 is done processing, just click "Download." If you're using an iPhone, just press & hold on the video after hitting "Download" to save it to your camera roll.

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