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 Studio 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 audio ripper. Just download the appropriate version of the program and go through the easy steps below.
Step 1: Install YouTube MP3 Downloader
After downloading, open the file and follow the onscreen guide to install the program correctly. The setup process will take you just a few seconds.
Step 2: Set Ripping Parameters
If you use Windows, select Capture screen in the main window, when the program starts. On Mac, the screen recording app will open when you launch the program. First, check that the System Audio icon in the middle of the screen has a green checkmark (if it does not, just click the icon). Then, if you want to record both audio and video tracks, open your clip on YouTube and adjust the yellow frame on your screen to the appropriate size for the target video.
Step 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.
Step 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. After checking the results, you can set the output format: open the Save as list, and select the appropriate option. You can save the songs captured with our YouTube downloader in MP3 or any other popular format. Can’t find the right one? Go to the Video and audio tab to see the complete list of available formats. If you want to extract audio from the resulting clip, pick one of the saving options marked as (Audio Only). The sound extractor will save the audio in the 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 Studio. Upload your favorite songs to your phone, MP3 player or tablet and enjoy the music wherever you are!
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.
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