The YouTube to MP3 converters are a bit hit and miss, some are good quality, some unreliable and others try and install or run unwanted software. Below is a guide to popular YouTube to mp3 converters. We will re-test and update this page from time to time.
Online Youtube to MP3 cloud converter, simple to use great start/end and quality controls.
Online converted that will generate FLAC and mp3 files. Popular site which is clean and fast. Note the max bit rate we could generate files at was 192 kbps.
Windows application, free for personal, educational (including non-profit organization) and commercial use, software runs ads on non-paid version. Application is set to install a tool bar, go to 'advanced install' to stop the extra software from being installed. Passed MS Security Essential scan, simple to install, the mp3 quality is high (only converter tested to use 48 khz) but the extra registry scanner software turns us off a bit but it is easy to stop it installing and the YouTube music sounds great.
Windows application, free of charge for personal, educational (non-profit) use. The software tries to install other software on your PC (a registry scanner etc.) passed MS Security Essential scan, simple to install, the quality is ok but the extra registry scanner software turns us off a bit.
Online YouTube to MP3 cloud converter, good quality, the site is not as straight forward as others to use, pop-up ads sometimes.
Linux, Mac and windows application, passed MS Security Essential scan, wants to install adware, click custom install to block the adware. Simple to use and some nice configuration options. Note the standard settings have bit rate set to 192 kbps.
Online YouTube to MP3 cloud music converter, good quality, the site goes through a few screens to go to the mp3, pop-up ads sometimes.
Online cloud converter, very simple to use and the most reliable web based YouTube to mp3 converter we have used. Music bit rate only 128 kbps.