How to put music from YouTube into your itunes

Updated March 23, 2017

YouTube contains a large number of music videos that you can view anytime you want. Downloading YouTube music videos and converting them to MP3 audio also enables you to upload them to iTunes, so they can be uploaded to a portable media device. Without installing software, download and convert your favourite YouTube music videos to MP3 using some simple steps.

Go to YouTube (see link in Resources) and select the music video that you want to upload to iTunes. If you do not see the video that you are looking for, type the name of the video in the search box, and then click "Search." When you find the video, click it to begin playback. Copy the URL address located on the top of your web browser.

Go to an online YouTube conversion website such as, or You should see a URL address box. These websites enable you to convert YouTube videos to MP3 audio completely free.

Paste the YouTube music video's URL address into the URL box, and then select the quality setting that you want to use if the conversion website that you are using offers this additional feature. Click "Convert," "Go," or "Convert video" depending on the conversion website that you are using. The website rips and converts the YouTube music video to MP3 format.

Click "Download," or "Download MP3." If you are using a Mac, the MP3 song download and launches automatically in iTunes when you click "Download," or "Download MP3." If you are using Windows, click "Save," after clicking "Download," or "Download MP3,"to launch the file saving dialogue box. Select the folder to save the MP3 file, type a name for the file, and then click "Save."

Launch iTunes and click the "File" menu located on the top. Scroll down the pop-up menu and click "Add to Library" to launch the file import wizard. Select MP3 file from the folder that you saved it in, and then click "Open" to import it to iTunes.

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About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.