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MP3 from YouTube

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Postby melonfool » August 12th, 2018, 7:05 pm

DAK how to rip a YT 'video' to an MP3 format (just for the sound file)?

Ta

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby Itsallaguess » August 12th, 2018, 7:10 pm

melonfool wrote:
DAK how to rip a YT 'video' to an MP3 format (just for the sound file)?


Some links to working methods in this post Mel -

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12333&p=147662#p147662

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby kiloran » August 12th, 2018, 7:16 pm

I'm sure there's many ways to skin this cat, but my method is:

  1. Use "1-click YouTube Video Downloader on Firefox to create an MP4 file
  2. Use Freac Portable https://portableapps.com/apps/music_vid ... c_portable to convert MP4 to MP3

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby melonfool » August 12th, 2018, 7:19 pm

Thank you - this isn't actually for me, but a friend who said he hadn't worked out how to do it yet but knew it was possible.

I can't see anything in that thread about YouTube though?

I am, myself, in the process of trying to access my ancient itunes account and download the 83 songs I have in it to a playable format, since I have nothing Apple. This is confusing enough for me, that thread keeps saying "oh, just buy them in itunes and download to MP3' - yeah.....but how!?

Anyway, for that part I've not even got into the old account yet, in fact it's taken me three attempts to even download itunes to my PC.

:)

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby ReformedCharacter » August 12th, 2018, 7:20 pm

melonfool wrote:DAK how to rip a YT 'video' to an MP3 format (just for the sound file)?

Ta

Mel

This site will apparently do it for you if you paste in the URL of the Youtube (I haven't tried it)...

https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/mp3-converter

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby Itsallaguess » August 12th, 2018, 7:33 pm

melonfool wrote:
I can't see anything in that thread about YouTube though?


About three-quarters down my post on that thread, there's two URL links where either will convert a Youtube URL into an MP3 file.

The link opens on my browser at my post with the two conversion links in, but here they are if you're having trouble spotting them -

https://vubey.yt/

https://listenvid.com/

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby melonfool » August 12th, 2018, 7:36 pm

Ta, I have sent all of those to him, I'm sure he'll work it out from there.

Meanwhile I have logged into the old itunes account, all my old tracks are there, and I have downloaded isyncr, so am about to try to merge the two and get all those songs onto my Android phone.

:)

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby Sussexlad » August 12th, 2018, 7:42 pm

http://2conv.com/ is straightforward to use.

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby Breelander » August 12th, 2018, 8:16 pm

I usually download the video. You can do this with nothing more than VLC media player and your browser.

In VLC use 'Media > Open network stream...' ( Ctrl+N ) and paste in the url of the Youtube video. When it starts to play just pause it. Now use 'Tools > Codec information' ( Ctrl+J ). At the bottom is a 'Location' box, right-click on it and 'Select all', then copy and paste it into the address bar of your browser (I find IE works best for this). The browser asks where you want to save the file. Some may play the video instead, if yours does the try IE.

I use the command line FFMpeg utility to convert any video format into any other. It can also take a video as an input and output the audio to an mp3 file.
http://ffmpeg.org/

Or if I can't be bothered and just want to record the audio of anything playing in my browser, I open Audacity with the recording device set as my speakers, then hit the record button. Stop recording when done then use 'File > Export audio...' to save to a file.

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby shauniekent » August 14th, 2018, 5:39 pm

I only recently noticed that youtube have a premium version that not only gives acces to all songs on youtube (i think it pretty much rivals spotify), but it also allows you to download and watch/listen offline. May be the eaiest and quickest option.

https://www.youtube.com/red

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby cinelli » October 2nd, 2018, 9:17 pm

Breelander wrote:Or if I can't be bothered and just want to record the audio of anything playing in my browser, I open Audacity with the recording device set as my speakers, then hit the record button. Stop recording when done then use 'File > Export audio...' to save to a file.


You know this is something I have always wondered how to do but never found out. How do I set the recording device to my speakers, please? The only options appear to be sysdefault, mic or line. Thanks.

Cinelli

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby chas49 » October 2nd, 2018, 10:05 pm

cinelli wrote:
Breelander wrote:Or if I can't be bothered and just want to record the audio of anything playing in my browser, I open Audacity with the recording device set as my speakers, then hit the record button. Stop recording when done then use 'File > Export audio...' to save to a file.


You know this is something I have always wondered how to do but never found out. How do I set the recording device to my speakers, please? The only options appear to be sysdefault, mic or line. Thanks.

Cinelli


Have a wade through this:

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tut ... puter.html

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby Breelander » October 3rd, 2018, 10:11 am

chas49 wrote:
cinelli wrote:..How do I set the recording device to my speakers, please? The only options appear to be sysdefault, mic or line.


Have a wade through this:
https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tut ... puter.html


In particular, follow the link in the above to this, which is how I have set mine up.
Windows WASAPI loopback recording
https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tut ... ndows.html

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby cinelli » October 3rd, 2018, 9:21 pm

Marvellous. As I said, for years I have wondered how to do this. Thank you.

Cinelli

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby didds » October 4th, 2018, 8:56 am

WADR to your friend they hadn't tried very hard before bothering you!

I just googled "mp3 from youtube"

The very first hit is a online ripper and there are pages of other hits for similar sites and options etc.

I tested the first two - both fine.

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Re: MP3 from YouTube

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Postby Itsallaguess » October 4th, 2018, 4:01 pm

didds wrote:
WADR to your friend they hadn't tried very hard before bothering you!

I just googled "mp3 from youtube"

The very first hit is a online ripper and there are pages of other hits for similar sites and options etc.


To be fair, we could all use Google for many of the types of questions asked on this board, but I think one of the best things about being a member of such a diverse on-line community such as this is that there's a very good chance that one of us will have specific experience in many of the types of areas that people often want help with, and that we can often add really good value to the sorts of answers we might be able to help with.

I will often find that individual experience will be much more valuable than the top Google hit, especially in areas that I know are well covered by people on these boards, and long may that continue...

Cheers,

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