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How to Rip (Record) the Audio from a YouTube Video

by Edwin Liu | May 09, 2013 17:32 PM
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If you want to get free music off YouTube, an online YouTube to MP3 converter (like vidtomp3.com, flvto.com, etc.) will help. These online services extract the whole audio track on a YouTube video and then save as a MP3 file for you to download.

An alternative method of ripping audio from YouTube is a streaming audio recorder. Compared with an online YouTube to MP3 converter, a streaming audio recorder will be more convenient because it will be able to grab and save pieces of music on a long video like the live concert videos on YouTube but the online converters won’t.

Here I highly recommend a decent streaming audio recorder named Leawo Music Recorder. This software can record any sound going through your sound card, and then save as MP3s or WAVs keeping the original quality. It is compatible with virtually all websites that stream audio & video. One great feature of this recorder is that it can identify and add music tags including title, artist, album, year and genre to recordings by analyzing their melody.

How to record only audio from a YouTube video with Leawo Music Record

1: Directly download Leawo Music Recorder here, and then install it on your PC.

2. Go to YouTube.com and find the video which contains music you’d like to download, then play it and click on the progress bar to skip to the position where your desired music start, and then pause the video.

3: Run Leawo Music Recorder. When you come to its main screen, click on the “” icon to let it start recording. Next resume the playback of the YouTube video until the music you desire finishes, then click the “” icon again to stop recording.

4: Next, click on the Media button at the bottom of the window, and then you will see the recorded track in All Recordings under library. If the music tags haven’t added automatically, just right-click on the track and then choose Edit Music Tags in the context menu to add them manually.

That’s it. Enjoy recording!

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