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When you fail to download the copyright music or live videos from YouTube, you can try to record YouTube as MP3 or MP4 for easy playback for legal use. This page collects 3 easiest ways to record YouTube video and music to MP4 and MP3 on computer, Android and iPhone.

When mentioned YouTube, all you can think of is the place collecting popular video and music.

Exactly, you can listen to free music and watch the interesting videos on YouTube, and you can download some videos and music files with some programs.

However, no app or site can give you virtual certainty to download any song or video you need exactly, especially for the live video and copyright music. At this point, recording YouTube video or audio will be an ideal choice.

This page will present a comprehensive guide to record MP3 and MP4 from YouTube on iPhone, Android and computer.

Record MP4/MP3 from YouTube

Record MP4/MP3 from YouTube

Part 1. Is it legal to record MP3 and MP4 from YouTube for personal use?

Yes and no.

YouTube is 100% legal to use.

It is illegal to convert copyrighted music videos into downloads, while it isn't illegal to convert non-copyrighted videos into downloads.

Till now, YouTube isn't suing anyone for converting videos.

Similarly, it is legal to record MP3 and MP4 from YouTube non-copyrighted files.

Note: the following three methods are helping those who record non-copyright YouTube files for non-commercial use.

Part 2. How to record MP4/MP3 directly from YouTube on computer with Screen Recorder

For recording MP3 or MP4 from YouTube, you need the professional YouTube video recorder, Aiseesoft Screen Recorder.

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

Now, let's check the steps below to record YouTube as MP4 and MP3.

Record YouTube video as MP4

1Run Screen Recorder

Download, install and launch Screen Recorder on your computer, select "Video Recorder".

Launch screen recorder

Run Video Recorder

2Recording settings

Click "More settings" > "Output" to select MP4 as the saving format.

You are able to set the recording, mouse, hotkeys, output, and others.

Output MP4

Output MP4

3Record YouTube video

Go to YouTube, and find the video file that you want to record.

In the software, select the recording area, turn on "System Sound" and turn off "Microphone".

Click "REC" button to begin recording YouTube.

Record YouTube as MP4

Record YouTube as MP4

After you stop the recording, you can preview and save the YouTube video as MP4 on your computer.

Capture YouTube audio as MP3

You can download songs from YouTube Library, but it only provides limited number. So for getting more free songs and background music of a video, recording will be an ideal solution.

1Still run Screen Recorder on your computer, and select "Audio Recorder".

Run Audio Recorder

Run Audio Recorder

2Click "More settings" > "Output" to select MP3 as the exported format.

Turn on "System Sound" and turn off "Microphone".

3Play the video file or audio file on YouTube, and click "REC" to start to record YouTube as MP3.

Record YouTube as MP3

Record YouTube as MP3


1. You can customize your recording setting by clicking the drop-down list of "Video Recorder" or "Audio Recorder" in the main interface in step 2 > "Manage" to create your own preset recording, and then you can use it directly next time.

2. You can set the task schedule when you are busy and cannot sit in front of computer by clicking "Task Schedule".

3. For getting a smooth recording, you had better buffer YouTube files at advance.

If you use YouTube on your mobile phone, then you had better move to the next part to learn how to record YouTube on iPhone and Android.

Part 3. How to record YouTube video audio on iPhone iPad & Android with DU Recorder?

iOS users who are running iOS 11 and above can record iOS screen with the built-in feature from Apple, but you may notice that the free Screen Recording app fails to record audio from your device itself.

In another word, you can record a silent video or music on YouTube.

Surely, that is not what you want.

The third-party apps for iPhone video capture are necessary.

DU Recorder is the free screen recorder for iPhone and Android exactly.

DU Recorder

DU Recorder

Capture YouTube screen on iPhone

1Add "DU Recorder" to Control Center

Download DU Recorder from App Store on your iPhone. On your iPhone, tap "Settings" > "Control Center" > "Customize Controls" > Hit the plus before "DU Recorder" to add it to your iPhone Control Center.

2Record YouTube on iPhone

Go to play the video or music file from YouTube on your iPhone, and back to the home screen to tap the DU Recorder from the Control Center to start the recording. You can stop the recording from the notification or the Control Center.

Capture YouTube screen on iPhone

Record YouTube video on Android

1Download, install and run DU Recorder on your Android phone.

2Exit this app, and you will see a small orange semi-translucent icon on the right side of your phone display.

Tap it, and you will see the record button, a red dot in the first symbol to start recording your phone.

3Go to YouTube, and play the video or music file that you want to record, and the recording of YouTube will be done.

You can press anywhere on the notification to end your recording, and you'll receive a prompt to save, delete or edit your recording.

Record YouTube video on Android

Definitely, DU Recorder is not only Android screen recorder; you can visit this page to learn more Android screen recorders.

Part 4. FAQs of Recording MP3 Music from YouTube

Can I download MP3 from YouTube directly?

Yes, you can download MP3 files from YouTube directly. Go to, sign into your YouTube account, and then you can see the free music download library. Just click the download button and you can save the MP3 files from YouTube directly. Moreover, you can also use the YouTube to MP3 app to extract the background audio from YouTube.

How to record YouTube videos on PC?

For recording YouTube videos on PC, you can also use Aiseesoft Screen Recorder. Step 1. Run this software and click Video Recorder. Step 2. Select the recording area and audio recording source. Step 3. Play the YouTube videos and click REC button on this software to capturing the videos from YouTube.

How to record Spotify to MP3?

For recording Spotify music as MP3, the steps are similar to recording YouTube to MP3. Step 1. Run Aiseesoft Screen Recorder, and select Audio Recorder. Step 2. Select the recording audio source from System Sound. Step 3. Play the Spotify music and click REC to start recording Spotify songs as MP3 on computer. The detailed guide of recording Spotify to MP3 is here.


This post shows you 3 methods to record YouTube video and audio as MP3 or MP4 on your computer, iPhone and Android. Get your YouTube video or music for free offline playback now.

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