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Rip Audio from YouTube in 4 Easy Steps

with Movavi Screen Capture

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How to Rip Music from YouTube

Today, YouTube is a treasure trove of rare pieces of music – DIY clips, videos from indie concerts, antique recordings, and more… How great would it be to have the ability to copy all your interesting discoveries onto your computer to edit them, or onto a mobile device to listen on the go! Standard YouTube functionality doesn’t support these options, but there is a way to get audio you liked – Movavi Screen Capture is always ready to help you! This handy screen-capture software will accurately create high-quality recordings of everything in your music collection and save it in the appropriate audio or video format. In this article, you’ll find brief instructions on how to rip songs from YouTube and even transform the captured video into audio using Movavi's YouTube audio ripper. Just download the appropriate version of the program and go through the easy steps below.

1. Install YouTube MP3 Downloader

After downloading, open the file and follow the onscreen guide to install the program correctly. The setup process takes just a few seconds, so you'll converting videos from YouTube to MP3 in no time.

2. Set Ripping Parameters

Open your clip on YouTube, run Screen Capture and select Record screen in the launcher window. To record both audio and video tracks, draw the capture frame on your screen to match the size of the target video. If you just want the sound, create the frame anywhere on the screen. The capture settings will appear. First, check that the System Audio icon in the middle of the screen is green (if it‘s not, just click the icon to activate sound capture). Then make sure the Microphone is deactivated, so no background noise gets into your recording.

3. Rip MP3 from YouTube

Click REC, and the program will start ripping the song from YouTube in just five seconds. To pause/resume the recording, click Pause. To stop the recording, hit Stop. Feel free to use the hotkeys: in Windows, press F9 to pause/resume and F10 to Stop the capture. If you use Mac, press ⌥ ⌘ 1 and ⌥ ⌘ 2 respectively.

4. Save Your Clip

After the capture is complete, you’ll see a preview window in which you can play the newly created file to make sure that everything was recorded correctly. To extract audio from the video, click Save As..., and set up the export process. You can save the soundtrack you’ve captured using our YouTube downloader in MP3 or any other popular format. If your desired format does not appear on the quick access panel, expand the More presets list and go to the Video and audio tab to see a complete list of available formats. After selecting the preset you need, hit Save. The sound extractor will export the audio in your chosen format.

Another great feature of Movavi's YouTube audio downloader is the wide choice of presets for mobile devices – from the latest iPhone 5 all the way to old Motorola models. To save the recorded clip for your device, select the Devices section in the Save As list. Then click the name or category for your device and, in the expanded list, pick the most appropriate preset. After the preset has been selected, hit Save, and our YouTube audio ripper will save your file. In no time, you’ll see the newly created file in the target folder (it will open automatically).

Great! Now you know how to turn a YouTube video into an audio file with Movavi Screen Capture. Upload your favorite songs to your phone, MP3 player or tablet and enjoy the music wherever you are!

Movavi Screen Capture

The perfect way to record from your screen

  • Capture video from your computer screen
  • Grab sound from multiple sources
  • Save recordings without quality loss
  • Export videos in any popular format

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture does not allow capture of copy-protected
video and audio streams.

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