Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

If I find a MP3 audio on the internet, or a MP3 video (or even YouTube), is it possible save this on my iPhone somehow so I can listen to it?

Not sure but I believe iTunes has a special format.

share|improve this question
Do you want to save it directly on your iPhone using the mobile Safari browser, or would you also accept solutions which download and convert the video/audio file on your Mac/PC and then sync the music to your iPhone? – gentmatt Oct 3 '12 at 13:27
@gentmatt just looking for possible solutions, not set on any single method. – user1361315 Oct 3 '12 at 13:56

iTunes plays both MP3 and AAC.

You can import one of theme and convert to the other by right-clicking on a song and selecting "create MP3 version" (or "create AAC version").

In iTunes you can set you can set the preferred format in the "import settings" (Preferences -> General -> Import Settings...).

Once they are in iTunes you can sync them on your iPhone or iPad.

For song found on YouTube you can google for "YouTube to MP3". You will find something (I'm not sure I can post a direct link here).

share|improve this answer

I use Handbrake for converting files - but if the device is jailbroken, then applications like Protube (and just recently `Bridge' will do a lot of the conversation for you on the phone...

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.