Top 8 YouTube to MP3 Converters for Mac (incl. Long Videos)

Rosa Reyes
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YouTube is a hub of official music videos that lets you enjoy sublime music all over the world. It also covers millions of audio-only uploads, audiobooks, talk shows, etc. for your listening.

You may desire to download and convert YouTube videos to MP3, so that you can play YouTube audio offline on portable devices, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, MP3 players with the headset.

How to convert YouTube more than 20 min, 60 min or 2h to MP3 on Mac with high quality? Here introduces the best YouTube to MP3 converter for Mac, professional software and online tools included.

All-in-one YouTube to MP3 Converter for Mac

There is a host of YouTube converter programs on the market. Cisdem Video Converter is considered the best in its category. It's a robust and stable video toolbox for Mac with a wide array of features.

The software can download and convert YouTube video to MP3, MP4, FLAC, AAC, MKV, AVI, MPEG, WMV, and other SD & HD formats.

Also, it ensures you to download online videos from social video sharing sites like Facebook, Vimeo, Bandcamp, Vlive, Dailymotion, Twitch, Vevo, Bing, Wistia, Veoh, and so on.

What Cisdem best YouTube to MP3 converter for Mac can do?

  • Download audio, music, movies, etc. from 1000+ sites via URL
  • Convert YouTube to MP3 or other 300+ formats
  • Convert YouTube videos longer than 20 min or even 2 hours to MP3
  • No quality loss, keeping at 128kbps, 192kpbs, or 320kbps
  • Batch download and convert media files
  • Rip DVD to audio and video formats for playback on digital player
  • Edit videos with Trim, Subtitles, Merge, Crop, Watermarks, Rotate, etc.
  • Adjust output audio parameters to make more perfect MP3 quality
  • Superfast speed and safe

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Now that you are well acquainted with the excellent features of Cisdem Video Converter for Mac, we will explain the steps to execute the conversion of YouTube video to MP3 on Mac.

At first, download the free trial of the program. After you have installed this best YouTube to MP3 converter for Mac, launch it.

How to download long YouTube videos on Mac:

Step 1. Switch to the “Download” interface

There are three interfaces in the Cisdem Video Converter, each of them performing different tasks.

Click the third icon at the top of the middle to get an interface for video download.

download tab

Step 2. Copy YouTube link

Visit the YouTube website. Search up the video (no matter how long) you want to download and copy the URL.

copy video link

Step 3. Download YouTube videos on Mac

Go back to Cisdem Video Converter, and paste the video link into the blank bar at the bottom.

Click download icon or press the “Enter” key, the YouTube video will be analyzed and downloaded.

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tips: The app supports downloading multiple YouTube music videos at a time. You can continue to copy & paste URLs.

How to Convert YouTube to MP3 on Mac with high quality:

Step 1. Drag YouTube videos to the “Convert” Interface

When YouTube downloads complete, click tick icon to find the downloaded videos and drag them to the first interface for conversions.

convert tab

Step 2. Pick MP3 from format panel

Click the format icon to open the dropdown menu, and navigate to “General Audio” > “MP3 Audio”.

convert youtube to mp3 mac cisdem

Step 3. Control output (optional)

Click to bring up a window for changing output audio parameters, like quality, codec, sample rate, bit rate, channel, etc.

It’s not mandatory. The defaults are great for novices.

advanced settings

Step 4. Convert long YouTube videos to MP3 on Mac

Click conversion icon at the bottom to start the process.

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Top 7 Free Online Tools to Convert YouTube Video to MP3 on Mac

Online converters are full of unsatisfying advertisings and pop-up banners. If you click it by accident, you may enter into a troublesome. There are 5 not bad free online YouTube to MP3 converter for Mac that I want to recommend to you with a brief review. Now, pay attention to the best YouTube converter online.


Clip Converter is a well-know free online service to convert YouTube to MP3 on Mac.

It allows you to record, convert, and download audio or video URL from YouTube, Facebook Instagram, etc. to the common formats.

You can download and convert YouTube video more than 20 min to MP3, more output formats supported, like M4A, AAC, and MP4, 3GP, AVI, etc.

Once the conversion completes, you need to download the converted MP3 file.


  1. Specify the start and end time of your YouTube video
  2. Support piles of sites like YouTube and Facebook
  3. Available in 21 languages e.g. English, French, Spanish, etc.


  1. Slow conversion speed (even if the movie trailer is small, it will take tens of minutes to end)
  2. No wider formats support, only with less than 8 media format options
  3. Not applicable to videos containing music


FLVTO is the name of the music-file conversion tool, developed by the Russian-based firm Hotger.

Not only it's a non-complicated YouTube to MP3 converter Mac but a converter to save your file as MP4, AVI, AVI HD, and MP4 HD.

You can copy the URL of a favored video and paste it into the converter template, whereupon a downloadable audio file is generated.


  1. Work fast
  2. Browser extension available


  1. Output formats are limited
  2. No video and audio presetting feature
  3. Only support YouTube website

#3 is a popular online YouTube to MP3 converter for Mac that enables you to download and convert tracks in high quality without hassle.

Apart from YouTube, it can download videos from Vimeo, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Videos, etc. as well.

The tool delivers 4 major audio formats including MP3, AAC, OGG, and WMA, and 4 bitrates ranging from 96k to 320k.


  1. Fast conversion speed
  2. Can choose bitrates


  1. Only an audio converter, no video outputs
  2. Website is prone to ads


MP3ify is a one-stop tool specially designed to search YouTube videos, download YouTube, play/preview video, and share videos to Facebook.

You are able to download and convert YouTube to MP3 on Mac or save it to Dropbox. There is also an option to download the MP4 file.

With the help of MP3ify, you will find immediately target videos to download by typing keyword.


  1. Pretty intuitive and clean interface
  2. Straightly search for related YouTube videos


  1. Can't download MP3 audio from sites other than YouTube
  2. Merely save YouTube as MP3 and MP4


VidToMP3 is a simple web-based YouTube to MP3 converter for Mac, assisting you to convert YouTube video to audio format as quickly as possible.

Some authors said it has the ability to download videos from Dailymotion, Veoh, Break, Vimeo, etc. I made the tests and got the results that it only supports currently.


  1. Free
  2. Easy to use


  1. Limited outputs and websites
  2. Can't fetch YouTube music video

#6, having been around 10+ years, is an old online YouTube audio converter for Mac.

The page of is mainly red, and there is no redundant design. It actually downloads YouTube to an MP3 in 3 steps, not including turning off the boring ads that pop up.

When you encounter a problem, you can send an email to ask. It promises to reply within 24 hours.


  1. Highly interactive
  2. Switch among 6 languages


  1. Created solely for YouTube
  2. Unable to choose the quality (kbps) and bitrate (hz)

#7 has undergone several revisions and has become what it is now. It's able to save YouTube as 48k to 160k MP3, and they are in various sizes. The smaller the size, the worse the quality.

Besides converting YouTube to MP3 on Mac, it provides an online YouTube to MP4 converter as well, but which merely download all videos to 1080p or lower.


  1. Quickly to grab the URL by inserting "pi" after "youtube" in the address bar
  2. Work on most browsers, like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.


  1. Can’t download many YouTube audio in queue
  2. No 320kbps option, up to 160kpbs


The above-mentioned are the best YouTube to MP3 converter Mac for both offline and online platforms, among which the third-party software should come at the top. Since it provides high-quality audio and versatile features (integrates video convert, download, edit, etc.), bringing a perfect user experience.

Rosa Reyes
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Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.

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