The internet is filled with so much great video content, much of it with great audio. A lot of the content is not readily available to download or listen to on platforms such as ITunes and Tidal, maybe because it’s an exclusive cover, rare demo or an unsigned band.
Please remember to have the permission of the person or company who holds the copyright of the video you wish to convert, otherwise you are breaking the terms and conditions of most video sharing websites and in some cases the law. In the US and other territories it is illegal to convert property that does not belong to you, although in the near future it will be legal if only for personal use.
Choosing the right software to convert videos into MP3 is important, you want something that is easy to use and has all the right features you require. Here are some of our favourite converters.
1. iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe
iSkysoft iMedia Converter claims to be the most used software because it contains all the essentials you need to convert any video into an audio file.
The key to this tool’s popularity is the face it supports 150 video and audio formats, more than most of its rivals. Their pre-defined presets also allow you to convert your video into lots of different pre-sets including IPad Pro and Android ready formats. Not only will this convert videos into mp3’s it has an in-built media player and DVD kit amongst other useful media functions.
If you are new to converting and find the interface a little confusing, ISkysoft has a great step-to-step guide to using the software to its very best ability.
iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe is available to purchase for Windows 10/XP/7/8/Vista, macOS 10.14 Mojave and 10.13 High Sierra.
2. MOVAVI Video Converter
MOJAVI’s video conversion tool is a great option for beginners as it has an incredibly easy to use interface that can make converting of editing media formats simple. This is a quick programme that has the least quality loss conversions. Although Mojavi’s system has limited customization features in comparison to others in the market it does support more than 100 media formats.
The big issue many users have had with this video converter is that it has no download from online video function, meaning you can’t copy and paste Vevo, Youtube or Vimeo links.
3. WinX Video Converter
WinX offer a great option if you want to convert any video format into an MP3 file or another audio format. The software offers high-quality conversions with a great selection of features to help you out. This offers amazingly high-quality MP3’s that lose no quality when converted. You also have the ability to optimize any video to suit your device without sacrificing on quality.
The downside with this converter is it is one of the slower programs, meaning that a full conversion could take some time.
Convert2mp3.net allows users to convert videos from streaming sites that includes Daily Motion, Vimeo and Youtube. Copy and paste the URL of your designed video into the website, press convert and the app will turn the video into your desired format. You can also search for the video on the website and then convert it directly.
This app does not work with already downloaded videos or videos you have saved to your hard drive. This app is only beneficial if you want to convert videos from other online portals. This converts online videos quickly and is very easy to use, even if a beginner.
5. Leawo Video Converter
Leawo Video Converter will let you convert any video format into a MP3. It has a long list of supported media formats which can be used on lots of different devices from MP4’s to sepcialized Android friendly formats. This video conversion tool supports some editing features that are very basic and easy to use but also very effective, this includes trimming, cropping, adjusting sounds and flipping. If your favourite video is too quiet to download as a MP3 file this converter will allow you to edit the sound before your transform it.
If you are using it for lengthy video conversions this is not a good piece of software as this process takes an extended amount of time.
6. Any Video Converter (AVC)
AVC is famous for offering a wide range of customization and personalization functions. Some of the most popular features include cropping, trimming, volume adjustment and the editing of brightness.
AVC is also great for those you want to convert videos into the MP3 format, it has the ability to playback in more than 140 devices.
You can download videos through this app and the video converter is very user friendly. The downside to this converter is consuming a video conversion consumes more than 40 minutes and there is a lack of audio editing features.
7. Apowersoft Video Converter
Apowersoft offer a simple yet efficient way to convert videos to MP3 formats. This website is free and offers no limitations or added fees. All you have to do is upload the video, choose your designed output format and then convert it to whatever format you want, in this case, MP3.
If you are using this converter for the first time you may have to download and install a launch before being able to convert content.
This site requires you to input the URL of the video you want and then convert it to MP3. VidtoMP3 has the ability to download videos from lots of popular sites, including Vimeo, Break and Youtube.
This is a quick and easy way to download directly from streaming websites without having to download it first. You must have the URL of the video to download from this website.