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4 Ways | How to Record YouTube Audio with Best Audio Recorder

Brithny updated on Jul 14, 2020 to Screen Recording Tips | How-to Articles

When you are watching an MV or a fantastic video, the background music may appeal to you the most. However, when you look for the touching song on the internet, you find it unavailable. How can you get the heart-touching music easily and quickly? If you want to download or record the audio from a YouTube video, you have several options.

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Method 1. Record and Download Songs from YouTube Online

The easiest way to record audio from YouTube videos is to convert YouTube videos to MP3 online. An online YouTube audio recorder does not require much technical know-how, and you don't have to install anything on your computer. Here, I'd like to let you know how to use the sites to record and convert YouTube audio. There are a couple of websites that offer this service; the most important thing is to find a trustworthy online application. Take Online Video Converter, for example. This free tool promises that every video you record by their service will have the original, top sound quality available.

Steps to record YouTube audio online:

Step 1. Go to the YouTube video page and copy the URL of the video you want to save as an MP3 audio file.

Step 2. Open Online Video Converter on the internet.

Step 3. Paste your video URL in the text field available at the top of the website page.

Step 4. Below the text field, make sure Format: .mp3 is selected in the drop-down list.

Step 5. Click the "Start" button. When the process completes, you will get a download option. Select "Download" to save YouTube video as an MP3 audio file.

record youtube audio with online youtube audio recorder

Method 2. Capture YouTube Audio with Audacity

Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. It can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from other media. With some sound cards, and on any recent version of Windows, Audacity can also capture streaming audio.

record youtube audio with audacity

Steps to record a YouTube video with Audacity:

Step 1. Download and install Audacity

Step 2. Open Audacity and go to "Edit > Preferences" from the top menu.

Step 3. In the Devices section, locate the "Recording" section.

Step 4. Under the Device section, click the "Stereo Mix" option.

select stereo mix

If the option is not available, you can follow the steps to enable it:

  • Open Control Panel, and go to "Hardware and sound > Sound > Recording".
  • Right-click with the mouse on the blank space, select "Show Disabled Devices".
  • The Stereo Mix device should now be visible. Right-click on it and select "Enable".
Notice:
If the Stereo Mix option is still not available, it is likely because your computer has an integrated sound card. Stereo Mix is not available with built-in sound cards, and you cannot download streaming audio from a YouTube video. You'd better try another solution in this post.

Step 5. Click OK to save the new sound settings. Then, open the Audacity again to work with the Stereo Mix option.

Step 6. Open your YouTube video and hit the record button. When the process completes, click "Stop".

The file can be exported and saved to the wanted device with the MP3 file format.

Method 3. Record YouTube Audio with Free Sound Recorder

Free Sound Recorder is an excellent tool that can enrich your music entertainment. It allows you to do the following things:

  • Capture any sound played by your computer.
  • Record streaming audio broadcasts/conferences/VoIP phone calls/Skype.
  • Record music from YouTube.
  • Record any sound, voice for free.

It is an elegant audio recorder that allows you to record music from any online music sites like Grooveshark / YouTube. You need to pay nothing for tons of newly released songs and classic albums. Now, enjoy the recorded online music on your music player!

Step 1.  Download and Install Free Sound Recorder.

Step 2. Click the "Record" button to activate the online music recorder. Click "Show mixer window" to choose the sound source from the "Recording Mixer". Then, select the proper recording device "Stereo Mix" from the "Recording Device" drop-down menu. Adjust the volume and balance.

Step 3. Go to "Options > General Settings", choose an output format. 

Step 4. Play the YouTube video you want to record. Click "Start recording" to start. Click "Stop recording" to stop.

Step 5. Export the recording together with information about the artist and the song.

record youtube video with free sound recorder

Method 4. Download YouTube Video and Convert to MP3

Another way download songs from YouTube videos is downloading the video first and then, convert to MP3. The easiest way to download YouTube videos is by using a free YouTube downloader - EaseUS MobiMover. With it you can do the following things:

  • Save online videos to iPhone/iPad without iTunes or jailbreak
  • Download videos to a computer (PC, Mac, laptop) with high quality
  • Download videos in MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV, and more formats
  • Download videos from any popular website, including YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, etc

To download video from YouTube:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, go to "Video Downloader", and choose to download YouTube videos to your computer.

Step 2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video, paste it into the bar, and then tap the "Download" button.

Step 3. Then MobiMover will quickly analyze the URL and download the YouTube video to your computer.

download youtube video

After downloading, you can convert YouTube video to MP3 for free with free MP4 to MP3 converter - EaseUS Video Editor. This professional video editing software can not only edit Windows videos easily but also comes with an auxiliary function of extracting audio from any videos. By the way, you can detach the sound from the video if you want to get the audio quickly.

The steps to convert YouTube Video to MP3, you can move on How to Convert Your Videos to MP3 to know more about the video converter.

Method 5. Record YouTube Audio with EaseUS RecExperts (Recommend)

If you ask me which is the best screen recorder of this year, my answer must be the EaseUS RecExpects. This software has attracted plenty of attention when it launched. And this program also supports a lot of functions, you can use this software to record video, audio, webcam, and even support recoding game. 

Using this software you can do the following things:

  • Flexible Capture Any Area of Your Screen
  • Record Video and Audio Simultaneously
  • Save your recording files as multiple formats
  • Remove background noise and boost your audio
  • support advance editing your recording files

The steps of record YouYube audio using EaseUS RecExpects:

At first, you need to open the website you want to record.

Step 1. Download this software and open it. Then in the main screen, you will see four recorder functions, select "Record Audio" and click it.

Step 2. In the "System sound" setting, you can select the audio type you need to record, such as microphone, system sound and microphone, and record without audio. And then click the "REC" to start recording.

select audio type

Step 3. When you finish recording, you will see your audio recording file in the video list, and then select the file and right-click it that you can compress, edit, share and rename your audio file.

edit audio files

And you also can click the "Open folder" to find this audio file on your computer.

To Sum Up

You can always get help with the top 5 methods to record YouTube audio with the best free audio recorder. You can also download YouTube videos and convert them to wanted formats.

YouTube Audio Recording FAQs

How to download songs from YouTube?

To download songs from YouTube:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, go to Video Downloader and choose to download YouTube videos to your computer.

Step 2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video, paste it into the bar, and then tap the Download button.

Step 3. Then MobiMover will quickly analyze the URL and download the YouTube video to your computer.

Then, convert the video to MP3 format with ease.

How to record a YouTube video?

to record YouTube audio:

Step 1. Go to the YouTube video page and copy the URL of the video you want to save as an MP3 audio file.

Step 2. Open Online Video Converter on the internet.

Step 3. Paste your video URL.

Step 4. Make sure Format: .mp3 is selected in the drop-down list.

Step 5. Click the Start button. When the process completes, select Download to save YouTube video as an MP3 audio file.

How to convert YouTube video to MP3?

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Editor, Import target file by clicking Import or dragging it into EaseUS Video Editor.

Step 2. Right-click on the target file you would like to convert and select Add to project.

Step 3. Click Export to start converting the target file. Select the desired audio format such as MP3 or AAC for the target file, rename it, set the output folder.

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