YouTube is the best place for you to explore interesting video clips and amazing background music. In some cases, you hope to extract audio tracks from YouTube videos for offline playing or using it for your own footage. Is it possible to rip music from YouTube? Yes. You can record YouTube audio.
How to record audio from YouTube? Here, we would like to share easy ways to capture audio from YouTube on PC, Mac, iPhone and Android respectively.
How to Record Audio from YouTube on Windows 10/11
iTop Screen Recorder, a professional program to capture screen, makes it easy to record YouTube audio on Windows PC. Besides taking everything on your screen as a video, it can also offer the audio recording option to capture sounds only from system/browsers/programs and external microphone. The free screen recorder can exactly capture background music from the playing YouTube videos and export it as MP3, AAC, FLAC etc., for later playback on your device with no hassle. What's more, it can record audio from YouTube with no quality loss.
How to Record Music from YouTube on PC with iTop Screen Recorder
iTop Screen Recorder is an easy-to-use screen recorder for Windows 10, 8, 7 and the latest 11. Just in a few of clicks, you can extract YouTube audio to PC. Now, follow the guide.
Step 1. Download and install iTop Screen Recorder on your PC.
Step 2. Launch iTop Screen Recorder. Click on the three line to enter Settings. Move to Format > Audio. Then, choose export audio format and adjust bit rate, frequency and channels according to your needs. Click Save.
Step 3. Click the music note icon to access to audio recording mode on iTop Screen Recorder. Click REC button to start recording. If you have connected to a microphone, it is suggested to turn off Mic icon to let iTop Screen Recorder to record music from YouTube without other disturbing sounds.
Step 4. 3-second countdown later, a recording progress bar appears. You can pause and stop recording on the bar. The recorded YouTube audio file will be automatically listed in My Creations. You can click More (...) button to edit it (cutting unwanted parts) or denoise for removing background noise.
iTop Screen Recorder works as expert screen recording software that can perform more recording tasks on Windows. For example, it can record Zoom meetings without permission, capture streaming shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video etc., clip Xbox/Steam gameplay on PC and make presentations by recording screen and yourself.
Online Way to Rip YouTube Audio on PC
Some of you who want a convenient way to record music from YouTube can try browser extension. Tampermonkey, the most popular userscript manager available for Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera Next, and Firefox, can drive you to quickly rip YouTube audio.
Here takes Google Chrome as an example, and let’s see how does it help you get the audio.
Step 1. Find Tampermonkey in the Chrome Web Store, or in its official website – tampermonkey.net. Add it into your chrome.
Step 2. Click its logo in the upper right corner of your chrome. Then choose “Find new scripts”.
Step 3. Choose 1 of the 4 websites and open it.
Step 4. Search “YouTube audio download”, and you will see many scripts, just install the one you need.
Step 5. Play the video that you like and you will see a download button. Just tap it and choose the format you need.
Although you don't need to install a program to record music from YouTube using extension, you should face the following troubles
- It costs much time for ripping a soundtrack from video for poor and unstable network.
- The extension unexpectedly stops working or crash with no reason.
- It outputs low audio quality.
Therefore, we recommend you to record YouTube audio using iTop Screen Recorder to get high-quality audio file easily and quickly. It delivers great performance and better experience as well as help you finish more recording tasks on PC.
How to Record Audio from YouTube on Mac
You may have searched and found out that QuickTime Player can record YouTube audio Mac, but the quality is not good and functions are very simple. So, there is a better choice for you, Filmora Video Editor. It is a professional and powerful App with many functions. Based on WonderShare, a famous software brand, it is safe and clean to use. The steps to record YouTube audio mac are as follows.
Step 1. Download the App and launch it. Create a “New Project”.
Step 2. Click the “Record” and choose the “Record PC Screen” option.
Step 3. It allows you to choose from 3 recording screens, Full Screen, Target Window, and Custom Screen. Remember to make sure your microphone is on. Click the “Settings” icon and customize your recording settings.
Step 4. After setting, tap the “Recording” button. The screen recording will start after 5 seconds.
Step 5. Find the video you just record in media library. Export it as MP3. You can edit the video or audio if you need. Just put it on the timeline.
Audacity is one of the best when you need to record audio from YouTube. It is a free and open-source audio recorder that can record every sound of your computer. Audacity is available on Mac, Windows, and Linux. It is completely free and you do not have to sign up or buy anything.
How to Record Audio from YouTube on iPhone
There are 2 capable ways that you can use on iPhone when talking about how to record YouTube audio. Let’s check out the first one.
Using the built-in function, Screen Recorder, to record audio from YouTube. This method is free and safe.
Step 1. Open the Setting, find the Control Center. Add the “Screen Recording” button into your Control Center.
Step 2. Make sure that your microphone is on.
Step 3. Click the Screen Recording button, and the recording will start after 3 seconds. At the same time, you should open the video or audio that you want to record and play it. What's more, the recording will be saved in your Photos where you can edit it.
Step 4. Airdrop the video to Mac and open it with QuickTime Player. Go to File and choose Export As > Audio Only.
When people searching how to record YouTube audio on iPhone, they tend to get the song used in videos. There is another way to get the audio, using YouTube audio downloading websites. There are many advantages of using websites. It is easy to use, just copy and paste. You do not have to download anything, and it costs no money.
Here takes Billie Eilish’s music video as an example. Let’s check out how to use it.
Step 1. Open the YouTube web page in Safari and copy the link of the video you like by long-press the address bar.
Step 2. Open YouTubetoMP3 Converter. Paste the link that you just copied in the search bar and tap the “Go” button.
Step 3. Tap the “Convert” button. The audio will be download.
How to Record Audio from YouTube on Android
Some Android phones have built-in screen recorders. You can easily record videos and audios. Considering that some Android phones do not have screen recorders, it is recommended to use websites or Apps. Just like mentioned in the last part, the main purpose of people searching how to record YouTube audio on android is to get this audio. Download audios directly are simpler and faster.
VidPaw is another great site for you to record YouTube audio. It is free and safe to use. The site has its own App and it is available on Mac. Despite the outstanding record YouTube audio service, it can download Audiobook from YouTube. VidPaw for Mac is a good choice to help you convert YouTube videos to MP3. The process of getting audios is basically the same as using the last website in the above part.
Step 1. Find the video you need in the web version of YouTube, and copy its link.
Step 2. Paste the link in VidPaw’s search bar. Tap the “Download MP3” button and you can get the audio.
The Bottom Line
Recording YouTube audio is a great way to quickly get amazing songs or soundtracks without taking lots of time to search online. iTop Screen Recorder provides an easy way to record audio from YouTube on PC. It uses an audio recording mode to capture sounds only without quality loss. Denoiser can further help remove background noise to enhance the quality. What's more, it builds in a video editor to cut, merge, split audio files as well as help adding the recorded YouTube audio file to a new video with ease. And, if you try to record YouTube music from Mac, iPhone or Android, programs introduced here can perfectly satisfy you.