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How to Easily Convert YouTube to M4A with 3 Handy Methods

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Updated on Mar 29, 2024

 M4A is an audio format which was developed by Apple. It has a smaller file size and good audio quality compared with MP3 and many other audio formats. In this article, I will present 3 free and handy methods to help you convert YouTube to M4A without any hassle.
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Do you want to extract the music from YouTube video for enjoying music anytime and anywhere? As a veritable music fan, I am always attracted to the background music and music video on YouTube. Therefore, I am always wondering whether can I download song from YouTube or extract music from video for offline playback. Based on my own experience, I finally have found that M4A may be the best format for Apple users to enjoy beautiful music! It not only has small file size, but provides good audio quality too! Therefore, I want to share with you the 3 free and handy methods to convert YouTube to .m4a!

Method 1. The Built-in Online YouTube to M4A Conversion Tool

Before you start converting YouTube video to M4A file, please make sure whether it is legal to download YouTube videos and audios in your country. WonderFox does not allow to download any YouTube Video and audio for distribution, sale and commercial purpose!

Method 2 – Converting YouTube to .m4a with Desktop YouTube M4A Converter

According to my own experience, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is my favorite among the audio converters I have used. It is not only a functional free video & audio converter, but also is a reliable YouTube downloader and converter which is able to convert YouTube video and audio to many other 500+ formats and devices as well. For instance, you can convert YouTube to FLAC, OGG, etc.

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Step by Step Guide on How to Convert YouTube to .m4a

Download the Desired YouTube Video

Before we start, please free downloadfree download, install and launch the the YouTube M4A Converter.

Step1: Open the Download Tool to Download YouTube to M4A

Go to "Downloader". Click “+ New Download” button on the top of the YouTube to M4A Converter which will pop up a new “New Download” interface.

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Step2: Analyze the Target URL for Downloading YouTube to .m4a

Go to YouTube, copy the URL of your desired YouTube video > Go back to the YouTube M4A downloader > Paste your desired YouTube video URL to “Paste URL” box > Click “Analyze”.

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Step3: Start to Convert YouTube to .m4a

Soon you will see all download options. Head to "Download audio" and choose "M4A" format. Click "OK" to add the download task. Finally, hit "Download All".

 Tips: If you want to convert YouTube to other audio formats yet can't find the needed option, you can back to the main interface, choose "Converter" for the conversion and doing more settings of your file, for example, you can click “Parameter Settings” at the lower-right corner of the Video Converter to change the sample rate, bitrate, etc. In addition, you can also simply merge videos, edit your video and audio file, etc.

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Method 3. Converting YouTube to .m4a via YouTube to M4A Online Converters

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In order to find the most workable and easiest method to download YouTube to M4A, I have tried some online converters too. And I have found that online conversion usually being limited by file size and network connection. If your desired YouTube videos have a relatively small file size, converting YouTube video to M4A online is also a good idea. and are 2 easy to use online converters.

Step1: Visiting

Step2: Copy the YouTube video URL you want and paste it to the online convert page. Choose M4A as the designated format under the drop-down list of “Format Selection” box. And then click “Start” button to convert YouTube video to M4A.

Step3: After finished YouTube video URL analysis, click “Download” button to save the YouTube M4A to your local hard drive.

Tips: There are many advertisements and pop ups when you download and convert online. Therefore, you have to pay attention that do not click any advertisements! In terms of my own experience, downloading and converting YouTube to .m4a through a desktop YouTube converter is safer and quicker. Free download it here to have a try!

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