Whether you want an audio file for your own personal use or you want to use it commercially, there are a number of quick, easy methods for downloading audio from YouTube. In this brief article, we will go over the best ways to download audio files from YouTube and offer some tips to help make the process even easier.
There are a number of different ways you can download audio files from YouTube, but the easiest and arguably the best way to do this is by navigating to one of the many websites that do this for free. Let’s go over five of the most popular platforms that you can use to download audio files from YouTube.
The first site we’ll look at is ytmp3.cc. The process is really very simple and straightforward. You first need to find the audio on YouTube and copy the URL. Next, you need to head over to YTMP3 and paste the URL into the field marked “Please insert a valid video URL.” Then you click on the “Convert” button. Once the video has been converted into an audio file, simply click “download.”
320YTMP3.com works in a similar way to YTMP3. You copy the URL from YouTube, navigate to 320ytmp3.com and post the URL into the field marked "Search keywords or paste link here." Then you click "Search." Next, you will be prompted to select the audio quality that you would like to download from a drop-down list. Now, click "Convert," and after the video has been converted, you click the download button, and your audio file will download with the quality you selected.
This is again the same idea. You head over to YouTube, find the URL of the audio file that you want to download, copy the URL and then go to ytop1.com. Again, you’ll paste the URL into the field. This time, you need to select the output format of the audio file, so select “mp3” from the drop-down list, click “Convert,” and then click “Download.”
This method is a bit different but equally as effective as the others we’ve looked at. What you do is navigate to YouTube and find the audio you want, then in the URL field, you just add the letters “mz" after the word YouTube so that the URL becomes youtubemz.com/whatever. Then, you hit "Enter" and click "Download." That's all there is to it.
If you need to download a bunch of different audio files from YouTube, then it could take forever if you use the sites listed above because they only download the audio tracks one at a time. A better way to accomplish this is to use MediaHuman.
For this method, you will need to download some free software, but it’s worth it if you need to download a bunch of audio files from YouTube. What you do is create a playlist with all of the audio files that you want to download from YouTube and copy the playlist URL. Next, you click “YouTube to MP3 App" and paste the URL. Finally, click on "Start All," and your entire playlist will download with individual audio files for each track.
It really all depends on the specific audio file and what you’re using it for. If you’re converting your own files from YouTube, then, of course, that's perfectly fine. Many files on YouTube are non-copyright files, which are again generally okay to download. Otherwise, if you have permission from the owner of the content to use the files, then that's also okay.
Downloading copyrighted material, otherwise known as "ripping," is a violation of YouTube's terms of service and may be a breach of copyright law depending on the file in question. Therefore, if you have any doubts about whether or not you can download or use an audio file legally, then you should reach out to the owner of the content to request permission before you download the file.
There are many ways to download audio files from YouTube, and most of them are free and easy to use. Generally, you copy the URL from YouTube and paste it into another platform which will then convert the video into an audio-only format that you can download for free.