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How to get .mp3’s or .Avi’s off youtube!

February 2, 2009

How To Get .Mp3’s off of youtube.

Step 1: Go To and click the download button to install Firefox 3

Step 2: Go to to download the videodownloadhelper add-on.

Step 3: Go to and search for the video you want to download. I will use for this tutorial.


The videodownloadhelper icon should light up and start moving around. Obviously I cannot show you that it is moving.

Step 4: Click the arrow beside the moving icon. A menu should open up.


For some reason it wont show my cursor, but you should click on the title of the video that is playing now. [Like, Welcome Home – Coheed and cambria]

Step 5: Save it to your desktop.


As you can see, it will download in .flv format. The next few steps will explain how to make it a .mp3 [or .avi] file.

Step 6: Go to and download “FormatFactory” to convert the .flv file to .mp3 [or .avi] format.


Click on “Audio” and then “All to MP3” [Alternatively, All to AVI]

A box will come up that will look like this [If you are converting to AVI, it will be the same, but it’ll say AVI instead of MP3]


You should click “add file” and a box will come up like this


You will want to select the file you downloaded and click “open”.

The file will be in the box. Now you click “OK” and the box will disappear.


Now click “start” and the format will start and finish.

Now you want to click on the “output folder” button and there should be a .mp3 [or AVI] version of the file you downloaded. Happy listening!


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