We’ve all been in situations where we came across a great song on YouTube and then finding a quick YouTube free music downloader to get the job done. But what if you could download free music from YouTube as you’re watching or browsing?
DVDFab YouTube to MP3 is a fast, free, and convenient tool to download free music from YouTube as you’re listening, watching, or browsing. We’ll be showing you a fast and easy guide to download YouTube music straight from the platform. However, this tool supports 200+ websites, a list that you can find on DVDFab.cn official website.
To download free music from YouTube, grab your free download from the DVDFab YouTube to MP3 product page. For Mac users, switch to the Mac version.
After downloading and opening the software, you’ll see the main interface below. Every time you start the software, it will always be the first screen you see.
Before we start to download free music from YouTube, adjust your software settings if needed. Click on the little arrow at the top right of the screen (indicated by the screenshot below) to open ‘Settings.’
Now, you will be presented with a list of options. Click on the folder indicated by the red arrow below to change where your downloaded MP3s will go.
You can also adjust the quality of your downloaded audios by clicking on the ‘Download Audio’ to get that quality (Best, 8K UHD-4320p, 4K UHD-2160p, Full HD-1080p, HD-720P, SD-480p, 360p, 240p and 144p)every time you download audio. Or, leave it at the ‘Ask Me Each Time’ option to get a pop-up every time asking which quality you want once you want to download audio.
After your desired settings are set, click OK at the bottom to save.
Now we can start to download free music from YouTube. From the main interface, you will see a YouTube icon. Click on the icon to turn the software to a YouTube free music downloader.
YouTube will appear as if you were accessing it from an Internet browser. To download free music from YouTube, click on a video or search for a video that you would like to extract audio. After clicking on a video, it should load as usual. However, you will notice a yellow bar appear at the top: ‘Analyzing the video info…Please Wait.’ Briefly wait for this to finish and three tabs will appear at the top (shown in the screenshot below). These buttons can be moved anywhere within the software screen.
Hover your mouse over the ‘Download’ button and click on ‘Audio only’ to download the audio for this video. If you left your original settings to ‘Ask me each time’ for quality, a pop up would ask which quality you want. If you get the pop-up, you can click ‘Remember my Choice,’ it will remember your selection and adjust your settings to keep this download quality for future videos. Though, we recommend you adjust the audio quality in your settings since it provides more options to choose from. To check the status of your downloads, go to the 'My Music' selection and click on 'Downloads.'
Your MP3 will appear in the ‘Downloading’ section, as shown in the screenshot below. Right-clicking on the audio can pause, resume, and delete the audio.
Once your audio finishes downloading, it will appear in the ‘Music’ section at the top left which you should see all of your downloaded audio.
As a YouTube free music downloader, the software can play your downloaded music within the app. Head to the ‘Music’ section but don’t click on the name. Instead, go to the ‘Operate’ section highlighted with the red box to play, stop, add your audio to playlists (we’ll get to this later), and download the video for that audio. The three dots also give you more options in addition to the ones already mentioned.
Now we’ll go over essential functions of the MP3. First, click on the play button under the operating section. This will play your MP3. Once your MP3 starts playing, feel free to control it using the controls on the bottom bar. The functions at the bottom act the same as what you’re used to. But we would like to direct your attention to three specific functions.
The thumbnail (highlighted in the red square) opens and closes your MP3 as if it were a video. Substantially, it expands the thumbnail. In the yellow square, clicking the heart will favorite this MP3, and the checkmark indicates whether this MP3 is downloaded or not. Lastly, the list highlighted in blue opens and closed your playlist.
Go full screen, minimize, expand, and exit the entire application using the controls above, as shown in the screenshot below.
While you can download free music from YouTube anytime, you can also download an entire playlist using this software. However, this only works if you have an existing playlist opened on YouTube. So, go ahead and open a playlist you want to download. Hover your mouse over to the ‘Download’ button at the top of the page, and you should see a new option: ‘Playlist.’ Clicking this button and checking and unchecking boxes allows you to pick and choose which videos you want to download.
After selecting the entire playlist or specific songs, select the quality by choosing the white box beside ‘Quality.’ After, press 'Download' at the bottom right.
Your mp3(s) will start downloading from the ‘Downloading’ tab. After your playlist videos finish downloading, it will appear in the ‘Music’ tab, and you can play it like a typical mp3.
You can add audio from any video to your favoritesand download it as an mp3 file. Hover your mouse over the ‘+Add to’ button displayed at the top left of your screen (indicated by the red arrow) and click the first option ‘Add to Favorite.’ Thiswill automatically add thevideo toyour‘MyFavorites’ underthe‘MyMusic’ tab (highlighted withared box) asshown inthe screenshot below.
This automatically adds the audio of the video to your favorites. Again, to operate the mp3, you must use the functions underneath the ‘operate’ tab, as mentioned previously. To download the audio file, press the three dots under ‘operate’ and click on ‘Download Audio’ to your selected directory.
If you want to create a playlist, click on the ‘+’ beside the Created Playlists tab shown in the screenshot below. Enter your playlist name, and now you have your first playlist.
DVDFab YouTube to MP3 automatically recognizes you are playing a playlist. To add audio to your newly created playlist, press the ‘+ Add to’ function at the top of a video, and you should see an ‘Add to playlist’ accessible feature. Click on your playlist to add the audio. This directly adds the audio to your list. Also, keep in mind that you must use the functions in the ‘operate’ section beside the audio shown in step 6. Again, double-clicking on the name won’t do anything.
Now, open an existing playlist on YouTube which should look something similar to the screenshot below.
By hovering your mouse over the ‘+Add to’ function and clicking on the ‘save playlist’ creates a playlist under ‘Saved Playlist’ at the side with all the songs in that playlist. In other words, you don’t get to pick and choose unless you choose to download. Saving this playlist will create a tab underneath ‘Saved Playlists.’
With this YouTube free music downloader, you can easily download MP3s to your computer. However, there are also a few tricks regarding the software that we will share with you below.
First, you can copy and paste URLs to search directly within DVDFab Downloader like in the screenshot below with any website. Press enter and your requested website will pop up to which you can download the audio file.
If you’re pressed for time, activate the ‘turbo speed’ feature to quicken your downloads.
DVDFab YouTube to MP3 is a free YouTube music downloader that also works on over 200 websites. Regardless if you download free music often or not, it's a handy tool that can get your downloads almost instantly. If you've followed the tutorial, you would've noticed this tool is a bit unique compared to other YouTube free music downloader on the web.
For tricks on how to download from other websites, visit our post on how to download YouTube to MP3 that covers YouTube and other websites such as TED. For specific sites such as Facebook, we've covered how to download videos off Facebook on another post. DVDFab YouTube to MP3 is available for free, and you can also buy the full version.
① Download online music from YouTube and other 1000+ sites
② Choose your preferred audio quality to download, up to 320 kbps
③ Download entire playlist instead of downloading one by one
④ Support turbo-speed feature to download 10X faster
⑤ Download the metadata information to go with the music files