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Home > Tips > 3 Ways to Convert YouTube to MP3 (Even Longer Than 2 Hours)

3 Ways to Convert YouTube to MP3 (Even Longer Than 2 Hours)

Need to convert YouTube to MP3? This article will tell you how to convert and download YouTube video even longer than 2 hours to audio online, on your PC, or on your iPhone easily.

Updated Jun 29,2020 | by Cody

YouTube is the largest video-sharing website providing user-generated and corporate media videos. Sometimes, you may want to only consume the audio content. In that case, you need to convert YouTube to MP3.

In 2020, more than 400 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube each minute, so basically, you can find all kinds of video content on YouTube. As the rapid growth of YouTube Music, many users love listening to music on YouTube.

Since regular users are not allowed to download Videos from YouTube, it makes more sense to download and convert YouTube videos to MP3. Here are a few methods to do that with detailed steps.

Convert YouTube to MP3 Online - Less than 90 Munites

There are many online YouTube to MP3 converter that you can use to convert YouTube videos to audio files. I have tested many of them and I find is really great. You can refer to the following steps to see how it works.

Step 1. Copy the URL of the YouTube video that you want to convert to MP3.

Step 2. Go to the Convert2mp3 page. Paste the URL you copied and click the Convert button. the default format is MP3. Of course, you can select other audio or video format including M4A, AAC, Flac, OGG, WMA, MP4, AVI, WMV, and 3GP.


Step 3. On the next page, you can play this audio file by clicking the Play button. If the YouTube video that you are trying to convert is a song, you can edit the artist and song name if needed. After that, click Continue to continue.


Step 4. Now you can click the Download button the save this YouTube MP3 on your computer.



If you only want to convert YouTube to MP3 without downloading it, this online tool also allows you to save this file to Dropbox. However, this tool does have a restriction that it cannot convert YouTube videos longer than 90 minutes. For converting super long YouTube videos to MP3, you can use the following YouTube video converter.

Convert Long YouTube Videos to MP3 - Longer than 2 Hours

If you want to convert YouTube Videos longer than 2 hours to MP3 in a faster and more stable way, it is recommended to use a desktop software IOTransfer. It allows you to download any YouTube videos and convert to MP3 with high quality.

You can follow the steps below to see how it works.

Step 1. Free download and install this software on your Windows computer.

Step 2. Open IOTransfer and navigate to the Video section. Paste the YouTube URL in the box and click Download.


Step 3. When the downloading is finished, select Converter form the left side menu.


Step 4. Click the Add button to select the video file you just downloaded. You can add many files to bulk convert YouTube videos to MP3.


Step 5. Select the Output format as MP3 and click Convert to start converting YouTube video to MP3.

If you prefer listening YouTube MP3 on your mobile phone, this tool also allows you to transfer the converted audio files to your iPhone/iPad automatically by selecting one checkbox.

If you love to use iOS device, IOTransfer can be helpful in many ways. You can use it to backup iPhone to PC within one click, sync media files between iPhone and PC, clean iPhone, bulk delete iPhone apps, etc.

Convert YouTube to MP3 on iPhone without PC

If you are an iPhone user, you can also do this with Apple stock app on iPhone without jailbreak. Since iOS 13, Apple has made the Shortcuts app built-in on all iOS device, but most people don't know half of its potentials. If you are using iOS 12 or previous versions, you need to download the Shortcuts app from AppStore, which is totally free.

After that, get this YouTube To MP3 shortcut (updated in 2020) to download YouTube Video and convert it MP3 on your iPhone. You can simply copy the YouTube video URL and run this workflow. If you do not want to leave YouTube app, you can also run this workflow from Widget.

By default, this workflow will convert YouTube video to MP4, and you can save it to Camera Roll. You can also save it as MP3 to other location on your iPhone. 


If you have upgraded to iOS 12, then you can use the updated version of Workflow, Shortcuts. However, Shortcuts does not allow you to convert it to MP3, but you can still use it to convert YouTube video to audio file. 

Some tools claim to be capable of convert YouTube videos to MP3 320kbps. Truth be told, it is meaningless because the original YouTube Video is about 128kbps which is far less than 320kpbs. Converting low quality to high-quality audio format only increases the file size without improving the sound quality at all.

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