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A YouTube to AAC Converter - Download and Convert YouTube Videos

Video uploads might be the first thing that comes to our mind whenever we think of YouTube. But instances are not rare where we YouTubers wish to download a YouTube video for offline playback, or extract the music part from the video. Converting YouTube to AAC using a YouTube converter would be a great idea. Then what is AAC?

About the AAC Audio Format

Advanced Audio Coding or AAC came in as a major breather over its predecessor MP3 format. This audio coding standard brings down the size of the audio file while enhancing its quality to the maximum extent. An average user shall tend to convert audio files by making use of different online YouTube to AAC converters and plug-ins. These plug-ins tend to actually work as a YouTube to MP3 converter and renders the ultimate output in MP3 format. (You can read and learn how to convert MP3 to AAC >)

• Definition of AAC

AAC refers to a technique which is applied for both encoding and compressing digital audio files. Files can be coded at bit rates of medium to high. In spite of having similar bit rate as that of MP3 files, its sound quality seems to be comparatively better. Two primary coding strategies for minimizing the requirement of data and wiping out all redundancies in coded audio signals is applied under AAC format.

• Compatible Players

Apart from the gadgets of Apple such as iPhones, iPods and iPads, some other music players which are compatible with AAC are listed down below:

  • PonoPlayer
  • Pioneer XDP-300R
  • Questyle QP1R DAP
  • Fiio X7
  • Astell & Kern AK70 and AK Jr
  • Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 and NWZ-A15

• Comparison Between AAC and MP3 (AAC vs MP3)

Points Of Difference




ISO/IEC 13818-7, ISO/IEC 14496-3

ISO/IEC 11172-3, ISO/IEC 13818-3


audio/aac, audio/3gpp, audio/aacp, audio/3gpp2, audio/mp4, audio/mpeg4-generic, audio/MP4A-LATM,


File Extension

M4B, AAC, M4A, M4V, M4P, M4R, MP4, 3GP, AAC



Limited scope

Almost all music players

VideoProc Is a Perfect YouTube to AAC Conveter – But Can Do More!

VideoProc, the advanced video editor and media converter, can download videos and audios from YouTube directly, change virtually any video audio formats, and take your video editing skills to an all new level without complicating the entire process. It can have your back if you wish to convert any of your preferred YouTube clippings into AAC audio format without undergoing any substantial quality loss. Herein it is imperative to understand that you can avail two different methods of converting YouTube files to AAC. The first method is through conversion and the second is through downloading.

Steps To Convert YouTube to AAC Using VideoProc

• Step 1. You will have to launch VideoProc and click on the "Video" button appearing on the main interface. VideoProc has the ability of detecting all the hardware resources present on your device automatically. This is why this video converter can transcode, remux (such as MKV to MP4) and process videos so fast and smooth. And all of these are done without making any compromise in terms of quality and output file size.

Home Interface of VideoProc

• Step 2. Click on the "+Video" icon for adding your selected videos or drag and drop the same to the interface. While trying to convert a YouTube using VideoProc, you can also proceed with multiple videos as well as music files.

• Step 3. Select your desired output format. Here you can take your pick amongst the different video options of MP4, MOV, MPEG, AVI, FLV, MKV, HEVC/H.265, etc. and audio options of MP3, AAC, AC3, OGG, WMA, FLAC, etc. by just proceeding with your choice from the "Target Formats" option.

Since AAC means the audio codec, while using VideoProc to convert from YouTube to AAC, you have many choices, such as AAC (AAC), M4A (AAC) and M4R (AAC).

VideoProc - YouTube to AAC Converter

• Step 4. Select the destination folder for saving the converted file by clicking on "Browse."

• Step 5. Click on 'Run' for initiating the conversion.

Final Words

As smarter devices are showing a green signal to HD and 4K possibilities, the requirement is also arising for a video editor which can downscale and upscale video clippings without making any substantial compromise in terms of quality. VideoProc makes use of Level-3 hardware acceleration which can process high-quality content with greater efficiency. Apart from helping users in converting files, VideoProc also stands out as a potent video editing app. You can also cut, crop, merge, split, denoise and stabilize videos for rendering a more professional finish to the same. The minimalist and clean interface also makes it ideal for novice users who do not wish to deal with a stringent learning curve.

Disclaimer: We do not advocate downloading or converting authorized or copy-protected media content.


Kayla Collins

Kayla Collins, a senior member of Digiarty software for 5 years, knows a thing or two about digital devices & video processing software like GoPro, DSLR camera, Drone, iPhone iPad, iMac, iMovie, etc. and is glad to share her knowledge to help people out of trouble. She's also deeply passionate about yoga, jogging, roller-skating, handcraft, reading, music, movie and more.

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