Rip Audio from Youtube Video. Easily!

By Camilla Mo in Technical Tips Tags: Youtube

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

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

Option 1: Extract the audio online

You can just extract the audio on a convert website without downloading the video. You can do this easily even if you are a computer newbie. If you are not sure which website you can trust, go to then follow steps below to download the audio.

1) Enter the Youtube video link that you want to extract the audio and click START button.

2) Click DOWNLOAD button. Then the audio file (.mp3) will start downloading.

Online convert is recommended if you just need to extract the audio one time. But if you need to do it more than once, the better way is use a video converter.

Option 2: Extract the audio with a video converter

There are many third-party video converters online you can choose from. Here we’ll introduce Audials One and VCL media player , two known multimedia players. And we’ll show you how to use them to extract the audio from Youtube.

*Before you get started, you need to have a local video file. If you have no idea how to download videos from Youtube, go to How to Download Videos from Youtube in Seconds for the instructions.

Extract audio using Audials One

Audials One is a user-friendly converter. You can use it to convert the vedio into any format, such as MP4, MP3, WMV, etc. And you can use it to extract audio from Youtube easily.

Follow steps below to extract the audio from your Youtube video:

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 netx 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 vedio, please visit Manuals for Audials PC 2018.


Extract audio using VCL media player

1) Download and install VCL media player.

2) Run the program and click Media in top menu bar and select Convert/Save…

3) Click Add… button.

4) Select the Youtube video file that you’ve saved and click Open.

5) Click Convert/Save button.

6) Choose the audio Profile type that you want. As below screenshot, we choose Audio – MP3.

7) Click Browse button to save the file to a specific location.

8) Click Start button then the audio will be extracted and saved.

That’s it. Very easy. Right? Leave your comments if this tutorial helps or if you have any questions.