YouTube the most popular video sharing site hosting tons of videos and music gets thousands of millions of visitors every day. Most of the users enjoy music available on YouTube. The view count of music videos tells its popularity among users. But, is it legal to download YouTube videos? You can download your own personal videos, public domain videos, and non-copy righted videos from youtube. Other copyrighted videos require permission to form the content owner to download the videos. So this is a general approach to how to extract audio from YouTube.

Let’s begin with how to convert videos to audio. If you have a music video and want to extract the only MP3 what you will do? There are a number of online and offline tools available to convert video to MP3 without losing its quality. Let’s start our discussion with the free audio editing software Audacity.

Audacity is a free tool to create and edit audio files. This free, open-source, cross-platform software offers multi-track audio editor and recorder. You can export your recordings into different file formats. To open video files in Audacity you need to install FFmpeg for Audacity. Download FFmpeg for Audacity and install it. Launch Audacity and open the video file that you want to convert to audio. After the input video is opened (shown as a waveform) click export to convert it into an audio format.

Movavi Video Converter
Movavi video converter is an easy to use tool to convert videos to mp3 files. This tool supports more than 180 formats. Install and open the Movavi video converter tool, click the Add Media button in the upper left corner to Add Video. select one or more video files that you want to transform into MP3. Click the Audio tab and open the MP3 group. Select the folder to save the file and hit the Convert button.

Online Video to MP3 converters
There are a number of online tools available to convert video files to audio files. The online audio converter works with over 300 different file formats, it can also extract an audio track from a video. You can configure the quality, bitrate, frequency, and a number of channels, apply reverse playback or fade in, or can remove a voice from the audio track using this tool. The online converter is another tool that can convert video to MP3 (MPEG1/2 Audio Layer 3) audio. After the video upload, the converter will redirect a web page to show the conversion result.

You may not satisfy with these tools, as you are looking for a tool that can convert YouTube videos to MP3. As I mentioned earlier the YouTube videos are owned by the creators, so to download a copyrighted video requires a permission form the content creator. Here are some tools that can convert YouTube videos directly to an MP3 file.

YouTube to MP3 allows converting YouTube videos to MP3 in the highest available quality. Theyoump3 is another online tool to convert YouTube videos to MP3. YouTubeMP3 is a new site to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files. GenYouTube is another tool to convert Youtube videos to MP3 files, this tool has Chrome, Firefox, and Safri browser extension to convert videos to MP3 files.

Which tool you are using to extract audio from YouTube? Most of the audios used in YouTube videos (other than music videos) are form free audio libraries. YouTube has an Audio Library for creators for getting free music and sound effects to there videos. To access the YouTube Audio Library, Go to Creator Studio>Create>Audio Library. There are a number of free audio libraries to obtain free music and sound effects for your video projects. There are also a number of royalty-free music websites to enjoy free music.


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