What is the best way to extract audio from a youtube video?
July 25, 2012 10:21 PM Subscribe
I am trying to find the best, easiest and free way to extract audio from youtube.
posted by firemonkey to computers & internet (17 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
This seems like it would be a pretty simple thing to do, but I've tried a bunch of free sites including the perennial favorite www.listentoyoutube.com, which 1) doesn't seem to work for me at all and 2) is a pretty spammy site.
Any suggestions for how I could extract audio from a youtube video that meet the following requirements:
1) Best- If it actually works, it will be the best. I have tried a few different sites, including:
There were some others, but I can't remember what they were. ):
In terms of non-internet based audio programs, I have not even attempted any. I have Garage Band, that's it.
2) Easy- I want to do this, but not enough to spend 8 hours screaming at my computer.
3) Free - As discussed in (2) I am not motivated enough to spend an inordinate amount of time on this, nor am I willing to make any sort of monetary investment.
Other relevant info: I am using a Mac and just trying to get a somewhat high quality mp3 of audio from a youtube video.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.