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Get Music from YouTube through Software or Web Apps

YouTube is apparently designed to enjoy multimedia content online. However, many people still ask how to get music from YouTube. It makes sense when you considering that more and more people are mobile-first, who access internet and YouTube primarily on mobile devices. It is complicated to playback YouTube music in background. Moreover, listening to music on YouTube spends a lot of cellular data, which is still expensive. Actually, there are dozens of different YouTube music downloader tools on market. The ones we will use in this tutorial are arguably the most simple and user-friendly. To be honest, we share this tutorial to help you get music from your YouTube channel or the YouTube channels permit download. You should understand that downloading YouTube videos or ripping audios in some cases is in breach of YouTube's terms of use.

Get Music from YouTube

1. How to get music from YouTube with Video Converter Ultimate

Aiseesoft Video Convert Ultimate is the easiest way to get music from YouTube. Its key features include:

How to get music from YouTube (best way)

Step 1 Install the YouTube audio downloader to your computer

Video Converter Ultimate has one version for Windows and Mac respectively. You can download and install the right version based on your operating system. Copy the video address when you discover your favorite music video on YouTube.

Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate

Step 2 Import the music from YouTube to the audio downloader

Go to the YouTube audio downloader window by clicking the "Download" button on main interface. And then press the "Paste Url" button to put the video address in the URL field. Click "Analyze" to load the YouTube video in this program.

Step 3 Get music from YouTube to your computer

On the analysis result list, choose a video available. Select the "Automatically Convert to" option and pick up MP3 or any audio format from the drop-down menu. Clicking on "OK", the music will be saved to your computer in a few seconds.

2. Get music from YouTube with Screen Recorder

Another way to get music from YouTube is Aiseesoft Screen Recorder. The benefits of Screen Recorder include:

How to get music from YouTube with Screen Recorder

Step 1 Go to audio download mode

Launch the YouTube audio recorder after installing it on your computer. Choose "Audio Recorder" on the main interface to switch to YouTube music download mode.

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

Step 2 Adjust settings of the audio recorder

Make sure to turn on the "System Audio" option and disable the "Microph" option at the same time. Then customize the recording area and storage location in "Settings" menu.

Step 3 Grab music from YouTube to your PC

Access YouTube in your browser and open the video, which includes the song to grab. Meanwhile, press the red "REC" button on YouTube audio recorder to start grabbing music from YouTube.

3. Using Firefox extensions to get music from YouTube

Firefox extensions are amazing tools. They have the features similar to software, but do not take much space or resource on your computer. There are several add-ons which have the ability to get music from YouTube, such as Simple YouTube MP3, YouTubeMP3 and more. If you have Firefox browser on your computer, you can use it directly.

Firefox extensions

Step 1 Start your Firefox browser, unfold the menu icon with three horizontal lines and choose "Addons" on the list. Or you can type about:addons in the address bar to open the extension store directly.

Step 2 Click Get Add-ons option and search for Simple YouTube MP3 in the add-on store. Press the first item on the result page and then click the Install button to add it on your Firefox.

Step 3 When Visit YouTube as usual, you will discover that there is a "Download MP3" button below each YouTube video. Click on the button under your favorite music video and then hit "Download MP3" again when prompt confirmation.

Step 4 When download is done, select "Save File" option and click on "OK" to get music from YouTube to your computer in MP3.

Firefox extensions have several shortcomings. Firstly, they do not offer custom options, like bit rate or quality. Moreover, they usually have limit on file size.

4. How to download music from YouTube online

Online YouTube converters and downloading programs are popular and easy to use. But many tools are facing charges of copyright infringement and were shut down. There are several YouTube music downloaders still available on market, like FLVTO.


Step 1 Input in the address bar of your browser and press Enter key to open the YouTube downloader online.

Step 2 Access YouTube on new tab, open the video you want to get download and copy the video address.

Step 3 Turn to the YouTube downloader and paste the video address in the URL field. Select MP3 from the dropdown menu under the URL field. Then press the "CONVERT TO" button to start getting music from YouTube video.

Step 4 When go into the download page, you can decide to download the result to PC or send it to email or Dropbox.


Before download the result, FLVTO may pop up ads.


The world's most popular music channel is not iTunes or Spotify, it is YouTube. Every minute, hundreds of music videos are uploaded to YouTube. Unfortunately, YouTube music videos are not suitable for playback on portable devices, especially difficult to enjoy in background. In this tutorial, we have shared multiple ways to get music from YouTube in audio formats. Firefox add-ons and online YouTube downloader tools are simple. If you just want to download a song occasionally, they can meet your requirements. But Aiseesoft Video Convert Ultimate and Screen Recorder offer higher speed and more benefits, such as custom options, better quality and batch download. Anyway, you can find the appropriate method to get music from YouTube for different situations in the tutorial.

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June 13, 2018 18:02 / Updated by to YouTube

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