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How to Rip Audio from YouTube in 3 Ways [Free and Safe]

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May 21, 2024• Proven solutions

Top lectures, top debates, and top music are present on YouTube. But watching them is time-consuming. This is where people want to rip audio from YouTube videos. The ability to extract audio from YouTube will allow them to listen to these audios anywhere, anytime.

Many online websites are famous for extracting audio from YouTube videos. They let you choose the available audio formats like MP3, WAV, etc. Then, you can download the converted file on your device. And the best part is that it is completely free. 

Here, we will show you 3 ways of how to rip audio from YouTube using 'free and secure' websites:

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Note: We resolutely oppose all forms of copyright-infringing downloads. This tutorial is only for downloading YouTube videos/audio materials from your own channel.

Method 1: Rip Audio from YouTube Online with Ytmp3

Another easy program to rip audio from YouTube is Ytmp3. This tool is 'free and safe' and easy to use. You can convert YouTube videos into mp3 and mp4 formats. A simple step-by-step guide is provided for your convenience:

Step 1: Copy YouTube video URL and Paste into Ytmp3

Firstly, copy the URL of the YouTube video you wish to convert. Then, go to the Ytmp3 website and paste the URL into the box shown on the home page.

Step 2: Choose the format and convert

Secondly, you can choose the available formats. The website offers two formats; mp3 (audio) and mp4 (video). As you want to rip audio from YouTube, choose the mp3 format. Afterward, click the convert button to start the process.

Step 3: Download the converted file

Lastly, you can click on the Download or Dropbox button. Clicking on the button will get your file downloaded. Additionally, you can choose to convert more. Otherwise, you can access the downloaded file.

Method 2: Extract Audio from YouTube Using Desktop Software

Sometimes you watch a YouTube video and happen to like the audio but not the video. To just listen to the audio in the video, you need to rip audio from the YouTube video. For this purpose, the 4K Video Downloader is the best desktop software for ripping audios. The software can extract audio from YouTube videos and convert it into an mp3 file. This software is available both free and paid. A step-by-step guide is provided for your convenience:

Step 1: Launch 4K Video Downloader and paste the URL

Firstly, launch the software. Then, copy the YouTube URL. Now, click the Paste Link option on the top left corner. Then, a pop-up will appear where you have to select Extract Audiooption.

Step 2: Choose the quality

After that, you have to choose the quality for the to-be-extracted file.

Step 3: Choose the format and extract

Lastly, choose the format (MP3, M4A, OGG) of your file. Afterward, hit the Extract button to extract audio from the YouTube video. After the process is complete, you can access the file.

Method 3: Record YouTube Screen and Extract Audio from YouTube

Here is another way to extract audio files from any videos included YouTube.

Step 1: First Download Filmora Video Editor from the button below and use the 'Screen Recorder' feature to record the YouTube video that you want to rip to audio.

Step 2: Import the recorded video to Filmora and right click on the video track, select 'Detach Audio' to extract audio track. Then choose the audio track and click the 'Export' button to save ripped audio files.

Here are more features of Filmora Video Editor:

  • Edit screen recorded video and audio with various tools.
  • Record screen with high quality.
  • Export video and audio with multiple formats.
  • Offers cool effects, filters and stickers to make your video professional.

A Legal Warning for Ripping Audio from YouTube

Is the downloading of YouTube videos, including ripping audio from YouTube videos, legal? Here, we'll have a brief discussion regarding the legality of downloading and converting YouTube videos.

According to YouTube's Terms of Service, it is completely illegal to download, convert, or share the video without getting the appropriate permission from the owner.

However, there are some types of videos that are legal to download, and you can extract audio from YouTube videos falling into these categories:

  • Public Domain: These videos' copyright is either expired or abandoned. So, there is no owner, and the public can use the video for any purpose.
  • Creative Commons: These videos are owned by the artists, but they have allowed the public to reproduce and share the content.
  • Copyleft: These videos are granted free rights to change, share, and reproduce as long as the same rights apply to derivative content.

Bonus: How to Edit the Audio to Your Own Video

Usually, the audio of your video is not clear. Sometimes the background music is irritating, and you want to replace it. In short, the point is to edit and enhance the audio track of your video. All these changes can be achieved by using Filmora.

Wondershare Filmora is a video editing tool equipped with many features. Along with video editing options, this tool is perfect for audio editing. This software allows you to trim, add effects, or replace the audio track of your video. A simple step-by-step guide is provided for your convenience: 

Step 1: Import the media

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Firstly, after downloading and installing the software. Click on Files, then select import media files.

Step 2: Add Audio from the Audio Tab

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Then, click the Audio tab to add audio or background music to your video.

Step 3: Set the Speed and Duration

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To set the speed and the duration, right-click on the audio timeline or press CTRL+R. Now you can modify the settings.

Step 4: Adjusting the audio

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The next step is to adjust the audio setting by double-clicking on the audio timeline. You can modify Pitch, Fade in/Fade out, etc.

Step 5: Add your own voice via Voiceover

You can add your own voice too. Just click on the voiceover icon on the right side to record your audio.

Step 6: Export the media

Lastly, click on the Export button to save your project where you want.

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Shanoon Cox
Shanoon Cox is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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