The two primary ways to capture music from YouTube are as follows: you can use an audio capturing program, or a music converter. We will present you with solutions for both of them, and note their advantages. Whichever you choose, music files will be far more flexible than a YouTube video, allowing you to view them offline and away from your PC. Read on to find out more.
This method is quick, and it gets you high-quality audio without interruptions or any need to trim it. Conversion for songs and playlists is easy with MP3 converters. And if you’re wondering how to record YouTube video, it’s the same procedure - and most of the same apps can be used as well.
2. Navigate to a YouTube video in your browser. Copy the link and paste it in Airy.
3. Choose MP3 from the drop-down format selection list.
This is a free, open-source way to capture YouTube audio. ClipGrab works with several different sites, not just YouTube - expect it to grab audio from Vimeo and Facebook, too. When it comes to audio, you can choose between MP3 and OGG - both are widespread and useful formats. ClipGrab can keep track of your clipboard and will immediately offer you to download any YouTube URL you copy.
Advanced Windows users can utilize two powerful apps to download large volumes of audio or video files from YouTube, name and number them. However, keep in mind: you’ll need to use the console and read the manual (it can be googled). Youtube-dl.exe can be acquired from youtube-dl.org, whereas ffmpeg.exe is located on ffmpeg.org. Place them in the same directory, and youtube-dl will automatically use ffmpeg when you need to convert or merge audio and video.
Many websites can help you capture MP4, M4A, OGG, or AVI. These methods can also help you capture YouTube video. In regards to audio, they are fast, but slower compared to desktop solutions. They excel when you only need a single audio file downloaded. The reason is that an online website does not need to be installed, unlike an app.
A simple site where you don’t even have to set any options. Paste your URL in and press "Convert". Soon enough, you’ll have your MP3, as long as it’s not a stream, not age-restricted and less than 2 hours long. One of the many websites which can help you capture audio without recording it. It can’t handle playlists, but you can quickly capture videos one-by-one - especially since audio is quicker to download than video.
Only one option to choose - MP3 or MP4. Can you figure it out? ytmp3.cc doesn’t just offer audio capturing - it can also send the recorded YouTube MP3 file to your Dropbox. Once again, it does not support playlists, but the functionality is good and reliable enough for it to not matter. A great option if you’re in a hurry, or don’t want to install anything on your Mac or PC.
This is your last resort when trying to capture YouTube audio - record it from your system audio source. It’s much slower than the previous methods (since you’re actually capturing in real time, instead of downloading files). Nonetheless, it’s useful when recording live streams, radio fragments, etc. - things that a downloader can’t handle.
1. Install Loopback Audio on your Mac. It’s a free extension.
2. Open the video you want to record and pause it.
3. Go to System Preferences - Sound. In the Output tab, choose Loopback Audio as the sound output device.
4. In QuickTime, select "File - New Screen Recording".
5. In the drop-down list next to the Record button, select "Loopback Audio".
6. Select which part of the screen to record (choose a small fragment to save hard drive space).
7. Press "Record" and start the video.
If you want to stop recording: