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How to easily record audio from YouTube: A comprehensive guide

Unlock the world of YouTube audio with our easy guide on how to record audio from any YouTube video, so you can enjoy your favorite music anytime, anywhere.

Jasmin Woods Updated on Mar 30, 2023 11:38 AM

Quick to know about how to record audio from YouTube:

  • If you're on the hunt for a reliable way to record audio from YouTube, we've got you covered with various methods, from online YouTube converters to advanced audio recording software.
  • Boasting a built-in YouTube audio recorder and video converter, the Screen Recorder by AppGeeker is a top-notch solution for recording YouTube audio losslessly.
  • Plus, with our step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, you'll be able to capture high-quality audio from any YouTube video and save it in your preferred format with ease.

Everything you should know to record YouTube audio for offline listening.

Have you ever stumbled upon a song or podcast on YouTube that you wished you could listen to offline? Or maybe you need to download the audio from a YouTube video for a project or presentation? Whatever your reason may be, recording audio from YouTube is a useful skill to have. With the abundance of YouTube audio recorders available, it's never been easier to record audio from YouTube, so you can enjoy your favorite YouTube music offline anytime.

In this article, we'll cover different methods for YouTube audio capture, from using free software like Audacity to online converters, and everything in between. So, if you're looking for how to record audio from YouTube and take your favorite soundtracks or talks on the go, keep reading!

How to record audio from YouTube with Audacity

If you're looking for a reliable and free audio recorder to capture audio from YouTube or other video streaming platforms, Audacity might be a great choice. Audacity is a cross-platform audio recording software that works on Windows, Mac and Linux, and it offers a wide range of features that let you easily extract audio from YouTube and save the YouTube audio recordings in various formats, such as MP3, WAV and more.

Plus, Audacity provides the ability to edit your recorded YouTube audio, including multi-track mixing and editing, noise reduction, special sound effects and so on. Whether you're a music lover or a podcaster, or just someone who wants to record the audio from YouTube videos for offline enjoyment, give Audacity a try and you'll find how easy it is to record, edit and share your audio recordings from YouTube in no time.

Record YouTube audio with Audacity on Mac

For Mac users, here's how to record audio from YouTube, with no need for a YouTube downloader or converter. But before that, you'll need an extra audio plug-in called Soundflower to capture the computer audio on your Mac, so that it's possible to create YouTube audio recordings freely:

Step 1. Download and install Audacity and Soundflower on your macOS.

Step 2. Open the Apple menu from the top-left corner, and head to System Preferences > Sound > Output. Then choose Soundflower (2ch) for your sound output.

Step 3. Launch Audacity, adjust the recording settings to Soundflower (2ch) in Audio Setup.

Step 4. Head to the YouTube video you want to record audio from. Make sure the YouTube video loads completely.

Step 5. Then on Audacity, click on the Record button to start audio recording. Quickly switch to the YouTube window and play the audio.

Step 6. Once finished, hit the Stop square button to end the recording.

Step 7. Navigate to File > Export, and choose to export as MP3 or other audio formats to save the YouTube audio you just recorded. You may want to perform some edits to the YouTube audio recordings before exporting.

Export the audio recorded from YouTube to different formats.

Record YouTube sound with Audacity on Windows

Step 1. Download, install and open Audacity on your Windows PC.

Step 2. Open Audacity and change the audio recording source. To do that, select Audio Setup, and choose Windows WASAPI from the Host list.

Adjust Audio Setup before recording the YouTube audio.

Step 3. Go to YouTube web or app and play the target video.

Step4. When the YouTube audio is playing, immediately click the red Record button on Audacity.

Step 5. Once done, click the Stop icon button to stop audio recording from YouTube.

Step 6. Select File menu > Export, pick a proper format for the YouTube audio recording and rename to save it on your computer.

Record the audio from YouTube and save it in MP3, WAV, or other available audio formats.

Directly recording a song from YouTube is that easy. However, if you also want to record YouTube videos on your Mac or PC, Audacity may not be the best option.

How to record YouTube audio with AppGeeker Screen Recorder

If you're in search of a versatile tool to record top-quality YouTube audio on Windows, Mac, or external devices, look no further than the Screen Recorder by AppGeeker. This efficient tool comes equipped with an advanced audio recorder that allows you to capture audio not only from YouTube but also from other popular video platforms like Netflix and TikTok, as well as internal audio from your Windows or macOS system and microphone voice.

With its user-friendly interface, powerful audio recording and editing features, and extensive support for different output formats, you have the flexibility to record YouTube audio separately or screen record YouTube with both audio and video, and save the recorded audio from YouTube with lossless quality in multiple formats, including MP3, WAV, FLAC and much more.

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Whether you're interested in recording audio from YouTube video, live streaming, or TV shows, this screen and audio recorder can handle it all. Read on, you'll find it the best YouTube audio recorder among music enthusiasts and professionals alike:

Step 1: Launch AppGeeker Screen Recorder.

Install and launch the AppGeeker Screen Recorder for your PC or Mac. Choose Audio Recorder mode from the main interface.

Use Audio Recorder mode to perform audio recording on YouTube.

Step 2: Toggle on System Sound.

To record audio from YouTube, you'll need to enable the System Sound and make sure to disable the microphone to avoid unwanted background noise. The volume slider helps you to turn up or turn down the YouTube audio to be recorded.

Turn on the System Sound so that it can record the YouTube audio playing on your computer system.

Step 3: Configure audio recording settings.

Click on the output icon next to the gear button, then set up the audio quality and output format based on your preferences. Or you can use default recording settings which are powerful enough. Click on the OK button, and you're good to go.

Customize the output settings to record music from YouTube the way you want.

Step 4: Start recording audio on YouTube.

Once ready, click the REC button from the right side. Then swiftly go to YouTube and play the video you wish to capture audio from. The YouTube audio will be recorded automatically. After the video sound gets extracted, simply click the Stop button.

Step 5: Edit and save your YouTube audio recording.

When the recording completes, the preview window brings the recorded audio to you. You're able to clip and delete any unnecessary sections you don't need by using the Advanced Trimmer. Even better, it's possible to convert your YouTube audio into any supported audio format with the help of the built-in converter. Remember to hit Done button to save the recorded YouTube file.

How to record YouTube to MP3 with Online Video Converter

Recording YouTube to audio can be done quickly and easily using an online YouTube video converter. By utilizing a YouTube to MP3 converter, there's no need to install any additional software on your computer. Instead of performing a direct audio recording from YouTube, you just need to simply copy and paste the YouTube link into the converter and it will handle the rest and convert the video to an MP3 file.

The process is as easy as ABC, and you can download any YouTube audio on your computer for offline listening or sharing with others. However, keep in mind that most online YouTube downloaders only offer limited format options (MP3 or MP4), and may not provide the best audio quality. If you're only looking for a basic quality recording of YouTube audio, follow the steps:

1. Open the YouTube web page in your browser, and copy the link of the video you like.

2. Go to the Online Video Converter on a new tab.

3. Paste the YouTube link in the search bar, then select MP3 from the format box.

4. Click on CONVERT. It may take a few seconds to convert the YouTube video to MP3.

5. Finally, click the DOWNLOAD button. The YouTube audio will be downloaded.

Convert and download the YouTube audio you plan to record.

So that's how to record audio from YouTube videos with the help of the OVC, which can be used as an online audio downloader to capture MP3 audio on Mac, Windows, iOS or Android browsers.

How to capture audio from YouTube with Free Sound Recorder

Another effective way to capture audio from YouTube videos is by using Free Sound Recorder, an exceptional tool that enables you to effortlessly record sound from various social media platforms. With it, you can easily record music from YouTube and other popular music sites without any cost, giving you easy access to plenty of newly released songs. Once you've recorded the YouTube audio you enjoy, you can listen to them on your music player anytime you want.

How to record music from YouTube easily:

1. Get Free Sound Recorder installed on your computer, and open it.

2. Activate the online music recorder by clicking on the Record button. Then select Show mixer window > Recording Mixer and choose a sound source.

3. Remember to select Stereo Mix from the expanded Recording Device menu.

4. Go the Options, then General Settings. Select an output format for your YouTube audio recordings.

5. Play the YouTube audio you prefer to record, and click Start recording to begin.

6. Once finished, stop the recording, and the recorded sound from YouTube video will be output with detailed information. You can then play the YouTube audio recording with your own music player.

How to convert a recorded YouTube video to audio

To record audio from a YouTube video, and convert it to a compatible format for your music player or sharing with friends, you'll require reliable software that can handle the task. One alternative is to use a YouTube recorder that comes with a built-in audio and video recorder and an internal video converter, just like the AppGeeker Screen Recorder.

This YouTube recording software enables you to effortlessly record a YouTube video and convert the YouTube recording into an audio format of your preference, such as MP4, MP3, MOV, WAV, FLAC, and more. Best of all, it allows you to import a recorded YouTube video and convert it to any supported audio format as you want. See how to get audio from YouTube with ease:

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1. Launch the Screen Recorder on your computer, and go to Video Recorder. And open the YouTube video you'd like to extract audio from.

2. Click on Custom option and select your YouTube window to be recorded.

3. Turn on the System Sound to record YouTube's audio along with video.

4. When you're ready, play the video and hit the REC button to begin recording.

5. Hit the Stop button; the recorded YouTube video will show up in the preview window. If everything is okay, click the Done button, or use the editor to add editing.

7. In the History window, select the YouTube video recording and choose File Converter option from the right panel.

Import or record a YouTube video and convert it into an audio format.

8. Choose the Audio Export tab, and adjust the format, sample rate and bitrate to create your desired YouTube audio recording. Once set, rename the file and click on Convert option to save the YouTube recording as audio.

Export YouTube recordings as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC or other possible formats.

Additionally, the Windows version of Screen Recorder gives you the option to import local YouTube videos and use the built-in file converter to convert them to YouTube audio recordings as well as transferring the converted YouTube audio files to your iPhone or iPad easily.

FAQs about YouTube audio recording

1. How to download audio from YouTube?

You can download music from YouTube using a variety of free online converters or audio recording software for YouTube. The methods introduced above are all helpful to download YouTube songs.

2. How to record a YouTube video with audio?

To record video from YouTube with audio, you can use software that allows you to capture both audio and video from your computer screen. One option is the AppGeeker Screen Recorder, which has multiple recording modes and allow you to select the audio source as System sound or Microphone during a video recording. Simply launch the software, select the YouTube screen to be recorded, and start capturing your YouTube video with audio.

3. How to convert a YouTube video to MP3 audio?

There are various online tools and software available that can convert YouTube video to MP3. One option is to use a free online converter such as Online Video Converter or YTMP3. Another option is to use software such as the AppGeeker Screen Recorder, which allows you to record and convert a YouTube video to MP3 or other audio formats depending on your needs.

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