YouTube is a great place to find new music or a soundtrack to your favorite movie and listen to it. Sometimes you may feel the need to save your favorite music from YouTube because it is the only place to find it and you are planning to disconnect for some time. From Internet, not from music.
You are lucky, because these days you can find really efficient solutions for YouTube music downloading. I'll cover three best YouTube to MP3 downloaders for Mac in this article, you are welcome to read and make your choice.
YTD Video Downloader for Mac lets you download video and audio files on Mac from YouTube, Facebook, and other websites. YTD Video Downloader for Mac supports batch video and audio downloading.
All in all, YTD is rather easy to use with a friendly interface, provides fast downloading, and converts videos to multiple devices without ads. Simply enter the video link to start free downloading. Unfortunately this app has some issues, like failing on EL Capitan, or not downloading particular videos without obvious reason. YTD can do its work really great, but you should spend some time customizing it.
4K Video Downloader. Once the extension is installed, you will see the DownloadHelper icon in Firefox’s address bar or in the status bar at the bottom of the browser window. Start playing the video and click on the extension's icon. You’ll see one or more listings for the YouTube video. Some listings may be in Flash format and others in MPEG-4 format. Choose the one you need and download it to your computer.
Unfortunately 4K Video Downloader is unable to work in sync with your browser - you are required to manually copy and paste the video link into the app. Also it is merely working on Mac OS X 10.7-10.10, which suggests 4K Video Downloader won't be an option for Mac OS X 10.11 users.