How to Convert And Add Music from YouTube to iTunes on PC [Full Tutorial]

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Did you guys watch the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship a few weeks ago? Zhang Weili succeeded to defense her title by beating former UFC Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 248 on March 7, 2020.

What an epic fight! And I love her walk out song -Laughing Water- so much! I don't even understand a word, but it sound awesome. However, I've search around music apps like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc. but had been failed to get and purchase the song source on my apple device.

And the fact is that song only exists on YouTube. If you are hunting an approach to transfer YouTube to iTunes and watch across devices, check the guide in the following.

YouTube to iTunes
YouTube to iTunes

Why Put Music from YouTube to iTunes?

Some music aren't available due to copyright, distribution region, etc. You can only watch their music videos via YouTube. If you would like to listen to them on the go using apple devices, you have to convert music videos into audio files at the get-go and put them into iTunes.

However, converting songs from YouTube to iTunes requires particular software as well as a bit of your time. This post has carefully gathered 8 YouTube to iTunes converters that is worth trying!

Best 3 Desktop YouTube to iTunes Converters [With Tutorial]

Not all the audio file formats can be read in iTunes. Therefore, it is recommended to transcode the songs to MP3 or M4A that are used across apple devices. And in this part, you will know how to enable audio conversion using the top 5 desktop YouTube to iTunes Converters.

#NO 1. VideoProc

A simple and nifty converter to convert almost any media file to frequently used audio formats like MP3, M4A, M4R, etc. 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.

VideoProc - Easily Convert Any Media File to iTunes Compatible Audio Formats

  • It works on both Windows and mac OS.
  • 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…
  • Rich bonus features: extract videos/audios from 1000+ webs, record screen, rip & copy DVD, and more.

Free Download the Best YouTube to iTunes Converter to Convert Any Media Files to Audio Formats!

How to Convert YouTube to iTunes in VideoProc?

1. Add media files to VideoProc

Launch VideoProc and click Video on the main interface. 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.

2. Choose an output format

Select a target format (MP3, M4R) at the lower toolbar or from the preset library.

3. Start conversion

If your machine has installed a GPU, VideoProc will automatically notice it and enable the GPU encoding, which can reduce conversion time dramatically.

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

#NO 2. VLC media player

I guess most people would love to play videos/music using VLC, because it's a free and open source media player that works across platforms. However, you might not be aware of the fact that it has another significant feature to convert media files. VLC offers many free decoders and encoders so that you don't have to search around and install extra codec packs. Here's a guide on how to convert files using VLC.

How to Convert YouTube to iTunes in VLC?

1. Import the file(s) to VLC

Launch VLC and click Media at the upper left corner > select Convert/Save. In the pop-up dialog, click +Add to import the file(s) you are going to convert. After that, click Convert/Save at the lower of the dialog for choosing output format.

2. Select a target format

You are allowed to select the render presets in the profile tab or edit an output format on your own by clicking the spanner icon.

3. Start transcoding

Browser a location you will save your output file(s), then click on Start to run the conversion.

Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in VLC
Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in VLC

#NO 3. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

WinX HD Video Converter is a professional transcoder designed to transcoding media files. It is capable of reading almost any file formats benefited from its rich codec library. Moreover, it can reduce the resources on the CPU by enabling GPU acceleration technology when you transcoding file(s), which can obviously speed up the conversion process even on an old machine.

How to Convert YouTube to iTunes in WinX HD Video Converter?

1. Load the file(s) to WinX HD Video Converter

Open WinX HD Video Converter and click on the Video button or directly drag and drop from the desktop to import files.

2. Select an output format

Once the files are added, a dialogue box that can change file profile appears. Click on to Music and select the MP3 format for your iTunes files.

3. Start convert YouTube to iTunes

Click on the Run button at the lower right corner and follow the screen instruction. Conversion will be finished in a blink.

Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in Winx converter
Convert music from YouTube to iTunes in Winx converter

Best 5 Online YouTube to iTunes Converters [Pros & Cons]

If you transfer music to iTunes on PC occasionally and don't want to download any extra application, take a look at our top picks of best online converter.

#NO 1. 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.

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

#NO 2. 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.

+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.
-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

#NO 3. ConvertFiles

ConvertFiles is a free and browser-based file 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.

+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.
-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

#NO 4. 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.

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

#NO 5. 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.

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

How to Put Music from YouTube to iTunes? [Step-by-Step Tutorial]

Once audio conversion is done, you can put the songs from YouTube to iTunes. The following section is telling you how to make it on PC.

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

Gabriel is a technical editor with several years of writing experience. Gabriel covers video processing, post-production, hardware, Windows, Apple's Macs, iPhones, iPads, and all kinds of technology topics. He loves collecting cool gadgets and trying new things like virtual reality, drones, 8K TVs and the latest 4K games. He also has interests in reading, photography, climbing, scuba diving, and tennis.

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