Convert YouTube Videos to MP3s

Secret confession time: I'm a fan of Brit-pop superstar Lily Allen. (Hey, I also like Green Day and the Stones. Don't judge me.)

Recently, Allen performed a nifty acoustic cover of Britney Spears' Womanizer . Alas, it's not available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, or any other online stores I'm aware of. The only place to hear the track is YouTube.

Paste any YouTube URL into Video 2 MP3 and in a few minutes you'll have an MP3 ready for download.
That doesn't suit my mobile, iPhone-driven lifestyle. So until Lily's people deem fit to let me buy the track, I'm "borrowing" it from YouTube. The site that makes this possible? Video 2 MP3, which converts any video into an MP3.

Just copy and paste the URL from the video's YouTube page and click Convert. Then be prepared to wait a few minutes. Resist the urge to click that big, inviting Download button while you're waiting--it's just part of an ad for a different product.

When Video 2 MP3 is done converting, you'll see a link to the file. Right-click it and choose the appropriate "download" option for your browser. Then add the MP3 to iTunes or your music manager of choice.

Note to Firefox users: There's a Video 2 MP3 extension that adds a download link to each YouTube video page, thus saving you the step of copying and pasting the URL.

Okay, fess up: What artist(s) are you slightly embarrassed to admit to liking? Here, I'll get you started: A certain PC World editor with the initials R.S. is a closet fan of Miley Cyrus.

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