MP3 files are the standard audio file format for nearly everything. If you have a YouTube video with a soundtrack you love, you might want to extract the audio and make the YouTube video into an MP3.

In this article, I’ll show you how to use Kapwing’s Video Converter to make a YouTube video into an MP3. This tutorial has three steps:

  1. Import Video From YouTube
  2. Choose MP3 File Format
  3. Create and Download

Step 1: Import Video from YouTube

The first step is to import the YouTube video that you want to get the MP3 from. From the YouTube video, copy the URL at the top of your browser. Then, head over to and find the Convert Video tool on the Tools Page. Then, you can paste the URL of the YouTube video you copied to import the video directly into your editor.


Step 2: Choose “MP3” File Format


From the options in the dropdwon menu in the upper right corner, you can see that Kapwing can convert your MP4 into a GIF, JPG, or audio file. Choose the MP3 option from the menu.

You can also Trim your Youtube video, if you just want to make a section of it into an MP3. Click the Trim button on the right side of the screen to select the portion you want to export as an MP3 audio file.

Step 3: Export and Download

Once the audio sounds right, click the red Export button to process your video as an MP3. Kapwing will handle your video on cloud servers for a few seconds, then give you the MP3 file to download.


And voila! Select Download to save the MP3 straight to your device. If you're interested in more tutorials on creating digital content in 2021, check out the videos on our YouTube channel Kapwing App. And while you're here, look through some related articles on downloading audio online:

How to Add Any Music to Your YouTube Intro Video
How to Add Music to YouTube Videos
How to Balance Audio Layers for YouTube
How to Download Music from TikTok