6 Best YouTube to iTunes Converters on Windows and Mac

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Some music and videos aren't available due to copyright, distribution region, etc. You can only watch them via YouTube. If you would like to listen to them on the go using apple devices, downloading them into iTunes and syncing to the devices can be a great solution.

However, how can we make it? In the following content, we have carefully gathered 6 working and easy methods to convert YouTube to iTunes that is worth trying. Check them now.

YouTube to iTunes
YouTube to iTunes

Overview of 6 Best YouTube to iTunes Converters

1. VideoProc

2. Anything2Mp3

3. Online-Convert

4. ConvertFiles

5. Zamzar

6. FreeFileConvert

#1. VideoProc

VideoProc is a simple and nifty application to download any video files from YouTube, as well as many other platforms. Besides, it is also good at converting between almost any media format. If you know a little about file conversion, you can use the render presets that automatically configure for your output file. And you can regulate the media settings like bitrate, resolution, audio channels, etc. Less noted but equally important, VideoProc allows you to make conversion with the less quality loss.

Features of VideoProc

  • It works on both Windows and mac OS.
  • Extract videos/audios from 1000+ webs.
  • Support a wide range of file formats like MP4, MOV, H.264, HEVC, AV1, MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, etc.
  • Batch conversion. It can handle tons of media files at the same time.
  • Hardware encoding: conversion speed is up to 47x faster.
  • Built-in video editing tools: cut, trim, split, merge, crop, rotate, subtitle, stabilization…

Download it now and we will show you how to use it for YouTube to iTunes conversion.

How to Use VideoProc for Converting YouTube to iTunes on Mac and Windows

Step 1. Launch VideoProc on your computer and choose the Downloader feature.

choose VideoProc Downloader
choose VideoProc Downloader

Step 2. In the Downloader page, select Add Video menu.

choose Add Video in VideoProc Downloader
choose Add Video in VideoProc Downloader

Step 3. Now please copy the YouTube video URL and paste it into the box. Then click the Analyze button, and VideoProc will start searching for all media information about this URL. After it finishe the searching, all possible results would be displayed on the page. You need to choose one or more formats to download. Since our mission is get the files into iTunes, we prefer the formats which are compatible with iTunes. Have no idea of what formats iTunes supports? iTunes can read MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC and Apple Lossless (.m4a). But what if there is no such format showing there? Well, it can happen. However, no need to worry about it. If you cannot find the format compatible with iTunes, please just choose one randomly, and we will tell you how to change it to the compatible one later. lastly, choose the Download Selected Videos button.

analyze URL in VideoProc Downloader
analyze URL in VideoProc Downloader

Step 4. Now you are in the Downloader page. At the right corner, please choose the output path. And then just click on the Download now button to start.

download youtube video in VideoProc Downloader
analyze YouTube video in VideoProc Downloader

Step 5. If you cannot find the video or music file format which is compatible with iTunes, now please back to VideoProc homepage and click Video, which will lead you to the video editing and converting page.

Step 6. At the upper toolbar, select to add either a media file or a folder. Besides, you can allow to drag a file or folder from the desktop to VideoProc to import files. Select a target format (MP4, WAV , MP3, OR M4A) at the lower toolbar or from the preset library.

Step 7. If your machine has installed a GPU, VideoProc will automatically notice it and enable the GPU encoding, which can reduce conversion time dramatically. Now please click on the RUN button to start change the downloaded video or music file into iTunes compatible one.

Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in VideoProc
Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in VideoProc

#2. Anything2Mp3

Anything2MP3 is probably the best free and online conversion tool to turn music from YouTube to iTunes. You don't even have to download the YouTube videos before transcoding. What you need to do is paste the link from the YouTube videos you want to save, modify output format and bitrate, and start conversion. After a while, you can download the music to your computer and transfer it to iTunes.

Pros

  • Convert YouTube and Vemo videos to audio file easily.
  • No limits to the file size.
  • Simple and intuitive user inferface.

Cons

  • Not so many file formats are supported. But they are enough to use.
  • Some Ads are posted on the website.
  • Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in Anyhing2mp3
    Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in Anyhing2mp3

    #3. Online-Convert

    To convert YouTube videos from one format to another, take Online-Convert into consideration. Apart from converting files on your hard drive, you can upload your file from Google Drive, Dropbox or links from video-sharing websites.

    It may take a while when you upload the file to this online tool (depends on your hardware and speed of the internet). Then regulate the file settings if you need. When conversion is done, you can upload the converted files to the cloud or save them on the machine.

    Pros

    • Support over 150 source formats. It allows you to extract audio from YouTube videos directly.
    • Convert files from cloud server.
    • You are allowed to change the audio settings like bitrate, sampling rate, channel, etc.

    Cons

    • Its trial version can only convert the file that is less than 100MB.
    • It doesn't support batch conversion.
    Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in Online-Convert
    Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in Online-Convert

    #4. ConvertFiles

    ConvertFiles is a free and browser-based video converter that is capable of handing over 200 file types, covering video, audio, e-book, image, document and more. And it is quite simple to use. Navigate to the site of ConvertFiles and upload YouTube videos you will transcode. Select Extract audio only. (mp3) as the output format. At last, click the Convert button and download the converted file after conversion.

    Pros

    • Support a long list of file formats like MOV, FLV, MP4, MP3, M4A, etc.
    • Extract audio from video directly.
    • Browser-based converter. No need to download.

    Cons

    • You can only convert the file that is less than 250MB.
    • It doesn't support batch conversion.
    Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in ConvertFiles
    Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in ConvertFiles

    #5. Zamzar

    Possessed a codec library with the support of over 1200 file formats, Zamzar is a free and online conversion tool that help your convert music from YouTube to iTunes with less training. It has suspended the ability to convert a link from video streaming website largely because the service is in violation of the copyright law. However, you can convert the large file on your computer using this online tool.

    Cons

    • A large codec library that supports over 1200 file format.
    • Flat learning curve. Use it effortlessly.

    Cons

    • Cannot change file settings like bitrate, sampling rate, etc.
    • Its internet speed restriction will slow down uploading and conversion processes.
    Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in Zamzar
    Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in Zamzar

    #6. FreeFileConvert

    It's a website-based conversion tool that can convert music from YouTube to iTunes compatible format speedily. To convert a file with this tool, click on the File, URL or cloud tab to import files to the converter from various destinations. And select a format you will use. When the conversion done, click Download to save the file. That's it. It's not terrible to use.

    Cons

    • Support a host of file sources.
    • Conversion speed's fast and stable.
    • No maximum file size limit.

    Cons

    • Link download happens to errors frequently.
    • A converted file can be downloaded only 5 times.
    Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in FreeFileConverter
    Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in FreeFileConverter

    Bonus Tip: Add Downloaded YouTube Files into iTunes

    Once you get the music or video files from YouTube, now you can put them into iTunes. The following section is telling you how to make it.

    Step 1: Connect your apple device to your PC using a USB cable.

    Step 2: Launch iTunes and confirm the action you made on your apple device. Then you will see small mobile icon appearing at the upper left corner.

    Step 3: Click on File at the ribbon > select either Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library to import audio files. Once the files are added, you can play it in iTunes. However, the audio file has yet to sync to your apple device.

    Import audio files to iTunes
    Import audio files to iTunes

    Step 4: click on the small mobile icon located on the upper left.

    Step 5: Select the Music at the Settings tab. Then put a check mark in the box in Sync Music and choose to sync either Entire music library or Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres. I prefer the later one so that all the audio files are in my control. Al last, click the Apple button in the lower right corner to start syncing audio files to your apple device.

    Sync music to your apple device in iTunes
    Sync music to your apple device in iTunes

    Step 6: When syncing is complete, move to the Music under On My Device tab to check whether the audio files are in the playlist or nor. If not, there might be something wrong in the process, then sync the audio files again. After that, you can play the songs in Apple music library on your apple device.

    Check the music playlist in iTunes
    Check the music playlist in iTunes

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

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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