The days of downloading mp3 songs and music from Napster Limewire and Kazaa via peer to peer file sharing are over. Now-a-days every song you could possibly want to listen to or download is on YouTube. So, if you want to download and listen to music, the fastest way to do that is by going to YouTube and searching for what you want to hear. But, what if you want to download the song as an mp3 file to your computer so you can transfer to your mp3 player/phone/tablet/ipod/whatever and listen when you are not online? Well, YouTube.com doesn't offer a way to save their videos and movies to your computer as video or audio mp3 files. But, luckily for you there is a way, and we have provided detailed instructions below.
Have you ever watched a youtube video and wished you could save it to your computer to watch when you don't have access to the internet, or to edit / remix the video? Have you ever wanted to save your favorite songs and music from YouTube as audio mp3 files to your computer? Well you have come to the right place. Please read below for free instructions on how to save YouTube videos as mp3 or video file to your computer.
Step 1. Go to Youtube.com and search for the song or video you would like to save.
Step 2. Copy the URL of the video
Step 3. Go to http://www.savetube.com
Step 4. Paste the URL that you copied into the Video URL box and click "Video" if you would like to save as a video file or "mp3" if you would like to save as an mp3 file.
Step 5. Please note that during this process something will most likely pop up asking if you would like to run program to continue. Click "run this time" (may be called something else on your browser) to continue. (this site is safe)
Step 6. Select the mp3 or video quality to begin downloading the video or music song as an audio mp3 file.
Step 7. Wait for the song or music video to finish downloading and locate where you saved it on your computer so you can open it,
Step 8. That's it, you have now saved a youtube video into an audio mp3 file or FLV for mp4 flash video. You can now transfer the mp3 file to your ipod/mp3 player or open edit video without internet access or being on youtube.