When you hear the music or the voice from a YouTube video, you may want to extract the audio. Here you will learn how to do it easily.

You can extract the audio online (Option 2) or with a video converter (Option 1). Option 1 allows you to download the video and provides you with higher quality audio (recommended). Option 2 needs less time, as you don’t need to download the video first. You can choose the way according to your needs. 

Option 1 (recommended): Extract the audio with a video converter (high quality sound)
Option 2: Extract the audio online (low quality sound)

Option 1: Extract the audio with a video converter

If you prefer high quality YouTube video, you can extract the audio with a video converter. There’re many third-party video converters online you can choose from. If you’re not sure which software you could trust, you can use Audials One. Audials One is a user-friendly converter providing high quality videos. You can use it to convert the video into any format, such as MP4, MP3, WMV, etc. And you can use it to extract audio from YouTube easily.

*Before you get started, you need to have a local video file.

Follow steps below to extract the audio from your YouTube video with Audials One:

1) Download and install Audials One.

2) In the left pane, under Universal Converter, click Converter. Then click Files and Add files.

3) Select the YouTube downloaded file.

4) Click the Close button when you’re prompted the adding files is done.

5) Check the box next to Convert video to audio. Then click the Start button. 

6) Audials One Free version only let you record for 30 minutes. If your YouTube video has more than 30 minutes, click the Buy now to upgrade to the Pro version. If your YouTube video has less than 30 minutes, click the No thanks button, then the video will continue to be converted.

7) After the video is converted, click Edit in the right corner then select Open folder.

For more information about how to use Audials one to extract the audio from your YouTube video, please visit Manuals for Audials PC.

Option 2: Extract the audio online

You can just extract the audio on a website without downloading the video. Pages of online converter website can be easily found online, however, the risks of infection by malware, phishing is much higher. Before you check out these sites, make sure you’re running an updated antivirus software just in case.
If you’re not sure which website you can trust, youtubetomp3music.com is an option. Follow steps below to download the audio.

1) Go to YouTube to MP3 Converter.

2) Copy and paste the YouTube video link that you want to extract the audio and click the Go button.

3) Choose MP3 with the quality you want and click the Convert button.

4) Then click Download and you’ll get the audio file.

The online converter is recommended if you just need to extract the audio one time. Otherwise, a video converter is a safer and more effective choice than these websites.


If you have any questions, please feel free to leave your comments below. I’d love to hear of any ideas or suggestions.

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