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 Recorder 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.
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.
Open your clip on YouTube and run Screen Recorder. 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.
Click REC, and the program will start ripping the song from YouTube in just three 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.
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 other popular format. Just select MP3 or other format from the list and hit Save. The sound extractor will export the audio in your chosen format.
Great! Now you know how to turn a YouTube video into an audio file with our YouTube audio downloader. Upload your favorite songs to your phone, MP3 player or tablet and enjoy the music wherever you are!
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected
video and audio streams.