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How to Convert YouTube to MP3 and USB

Updated by Adam Gorden on Mar 5, 2024 3:40 PM • Category: Record Audio
6 mins read

Streaming services have taken the music industry by storm. In the streaming music field, companies large and small are all battling for your ears. To counter other popular streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal, YouTube Music, Google's music entertainment arm, thus manages to stand out from the pack with rich resources of song releases, music videos, and interviews.

It attracts many people's eyes quickly, and many of you are wondering about how to download music from Youtube for offline listening, and to put them on a USB stick. Howerer, if you search for music from YouTube, you'll find no option of downloading music directly and storing it on personal drives for offline use. A little frustrated, right? Don't worry. In this passage, we will show you the tutorials on how to convert YouTube to MP3 and USB. Now continue reading to learn more.

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Part 1. How to Download Music from YouTube to USB with TunesKit YouTube Music Downloader

As a powerful audio recording tool, TunesKit Audio Capture can grab any sound on your computer, including music from YouTube, movie soundtracks, streaming music, in-game sound, etc. whether from web players or media programs. Besides, the smart tool can easily convert YouTube to MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, and FLAC while retaining the original audio quality. Once converted to your computer, you're available to put or copy YouTube music to your USB drive or any device at ease.

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Key Features of TunesKit YouTube Music Downloader

  • Convert YouTube to MP3 for USB with ease
  • Record audio from YouTube to FLAC, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV
  • Download and capture streaming audio from any programs and websites
  • Preserve streaming music with the original audio quality and full ID3 tags
  • Support many customization functions like trimming, cutting, and merging
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Before the conversion, click the Download button placed above to install the right version of the TunesKit program. Then follow the steps below to learn more details.

Step 1Launch TunesKit and Adjust the output format

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From its interface, you can choose to select a browser to access the YouTube website or tap the + icon to add the YouTube Music app from the desktop. Then hit the Format drop-down arrow at the bottom left corner to customize the audio parameters according to your needs. In the pop-up window, you're available to adjust the audio format. To specify the output path, you should click the top three-lines icon and select Preferences.

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Step 2Start to capture YouTube music

Now go back to the website or media program you've selected and search for music tracks you want to transfer to your USB drive. Just play the YouTube music track and the program will immediately begin to tackle the recording task.

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Step 3Edit the recorded YouTube music tracks

Once captured, you can click the Trim button at the rear of each track to split or merge them. Different tracks could be merged into one. Also, the program supports recording several different YouTube songs at the same time. Moreover, you can manage the ID3 Tags of the audio tracks by clicking the Edit Tag icon.

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Step 4Save edited YouTube music

After that, click the Save button to export the recorded YouTube Music tracks to the specified folder on your computer. Then locate the captured audio files by clicking History button and Open icon to browse all converted YouTube music tracks.

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Step 5Convert YouTube music to USB

Once the YouTube music downloaded, open the target folder on your computer. Then insert your USB flash drive and let it be detected. Copy the downloaded YouTube music tracks you want to transfer and open the USB drive folder. Right-click to paste the dowaded YouTube music and wait to complete the transference.

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Part 2. How to Download YouTube Music to USB Free Online

If you don't want to install any software for downloading music from YouTube, there're still many free online YouTube converters available for you. Here we will show you some reliable YouTube to USB converters online for free, then you can easily download music from YouTube to USB.

1. YTMp3

YTMp3 is a free and easy-to-use online YouTube to music converter, which allows you to convert YouTube to MP3 and download them to your phone or computer.

The Way to Download YouTube to MP3

Step 1: Copy the YouTube video URL into the converter

Step 2: Choose a format and click the Convert button

youtube to usb converter online free

2. ListenToYouTube

ListenToYouTube is one of the most convenient online application for converting YouTube flash video to MP3 audio. This service is fast, free, and requires no signup.

The Way to Use ListenToYouTube

Step 1: Insert YouTube video URL and hit GO

Step 2: Click the Download button to start YouTube MP3 download

listen to youtube online converter


9XBUDDY is a free YouTube video to audio online downloader that allows you to convert and download music from YouTube videos to MP3 and helps you listen to YouTube music offline, whenever you like.

How to Use 9XBUDDY

Step 1: Paste YouTube URL into the search box.

Step 2: Click to "Download" button.

Step 3: Select the "MP3" option to download.

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How to Put Music on a USB Stick from YouTube

Now that you have downloaded the YouTube music using one of the above YouTube to USB Online Converter. To copy YouTube music to USB, you need to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the folder that YouTube music saved.

Step 2: Plug into your USB stick and open the USB stick folder.

Step 3: Copy the downloaded YouTube music and paste it into the USB stick folder.

Part 3. Comparison of YouTube Music Downloader & YouTube to USB Online Converter

  TunesKit YouTube Downloader YTMp3 ListenToYouTube 9XBUDDY
Bulk Download × × ×
Input Format Any Audio YouTube Video YouTube Video YouTube Video
Output Format MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, FLAC MP3, MP4 MP3, MP4 MP3, MP4, M4A
Ads × ×
Success rate Stable and very high success rate Some bugs and errors often occur Some bugs and errors often occur Some bugs and errors often occur
Price $14.95 1 PC/month Free Free Free
Extra Features Built-in audio editing features × × Comes wiht a simple audio editor

Part 4. FAQs about Downloading YouTube to USB

The following are some questions related to YouTube to USB that most people are concerned about. You can get quick answers here.

Q1: How can I download music from YouTube to USB?

To download YouTube music to a USB drive, first, you need to download YouTube songs to your computer with the help of a YouTube downloader (you can refer to the programs above) and then copy or transfer YouTube song downloads to your USB drive.

Q2: How to download YouTube music to USB for free?

The above three YouTube to USB online Converters all work well to help you download YouTube music for free and put them to your USB stick. And you can refer to part 2 for more details.

Q3: How to download YouTube video to USB flash drive?

To download YouTube video to USB flash drive, you can utilize TunesKit Screen Recorder. All you need to do is just insert yout USB flash drive to your computer and set the target the your USB flash drive, then you can downoad YouTube video to your USB flash drive.

Q4: How can I download music from YouTube to my phone?

Firstly, you should download music from YouTube to your computer with a YouTube-to-Audio converter like the tools recommended above; and then you can transfer the downloaded music to your phone with necessary tool like iTunes. You can refer to this article to learn how to transfer music to your iPhone: Download Music from YouTube to iPhone.

See more:

How to Download YouTube Videos to a USB Stick


In this passage, we explored several possible ways about how to convert YouTube to MP3 and transfer them to USB flash drive. You can try all these tools mentioned above and then decide which suits you best. Compared with YouTube to USB online converters, TunesKit Audio Capture cannot only convert YouTube to MP3 USB, but also enables you to download other popular streaming music services. Once paid, it will be your best assistant for life. Just get one and have a nice recording trip!

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