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 videos, you can extract the audio with a video converter. There’re many third-party video converters online you can choose from.


VideoProc is a one-stop video processing software that can convert, resize and process large 4K/HDR videos, audios, and DVDs easily and quickly. This all-in-one software helps you download the videos from YouTube, convert videos to any format including AVI, MOV, FLV, WMV, WebM, MP3, AAC, WAV. What’s more, you can use it to edit your video.

Here’s how:

  1. Download VideoProc and install it.
  2. Launch VideoProc.
  3. Open the browser and find the URL of your target video.
  4. Copy the URL and back to the VideoProc, click Downloader.
  5. Click Add Video.
  6. Click Paste & Analyze and it will start analyzing the video.
  7. Choose the quality you want and click Download Selected Videos.
  8. You’ll see the videos are downloading. You can click the arrow button to stop downloading. When you see the check sign, it means the video has been downloaded.
  9. Click the Back button on the top left corner. Then click Video in the main menu.
  10. Click Video to open the downloaded file.
  11. Click Target Format > Music. Then you can decide what format you want and click Done.
  12. Then you’ll get the audio you want from the video.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is one of the best video converters to extract videos from Youtube and deal with odd video file formats. If the video files aren’t in the proper format, you can open them and plays them on your computer straightforwardly. If you’re troubled by this problem, WinX HD video conter deluxe would help.

1) Download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe on your computer (Windows or Mac).

2) Open the browser and find the URL of your target video.

3) Copy the URL and run WinX HD Video Converter Delux. Click URL.

4) Paste the URL and click Analyze, and it will start analyzing the video.

5) Choose the format and click OK. Then click RUN.

6) When the process is finished, you’ve downloaded the video in the format you want successfully.


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 the 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.

45 people found this helpful
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments