I’ve been using one that @CT Clint recommended. Can’t remember the name, I think it had the word Shark in it. I’ve deleted the link from my bookmarks because last time I used it, after I’d downloaded the mp3 it sent me to a porn site.
There are heaps of them on offer. I’m wary of trying something not recommended though.
Any suggestions please?
Couple of options I’ve used:
A chrome extension called chrome audio capture: Chrome Audio Capture - Chrome Web Store
You basically tell it to record now, press play, stop recording when video ends and it creates an mp3 for you. Pretty nifty and works for any audio, not just youtube videos. It’s also a good option cause you never have to worry about ads. Bad side is you’ll have to hit record, play the entire video, and hit stop recording once it ends so it’s a longer process.
Whenever I want to just use a straight youtube to mp3 converter I just go to this wikihow page: How to Convert YouTube to MP3: 6 Safe & Easy Methods It has a list converters (some of which I’ve used) and I’ve never had any problems with the ones I’ve tried. Then again I also have an ad blocker extension as well which filters a ton of ads. All of these sites have them but some use more reputable ads than others.
Sorry about that. The web is an ever changing hellscape of deprivation. Just search for “youtube to mp3 converter.” A large number of links will be presented. Most will not lead to pron sites.
@CT it was good for so long. @adi_mrok has sent me another one that didn’t send me to the saucy wenches.
@alexisduprey thankyou so very much for the detail Alexis. It freaked me out being sent to a porn site.
SNAPDOWNLOADER will download all common and video formats. Also has a trim facility if you just want a section, which negates the need to use an additional video or audio editor. Will add link when next at pc.
Not freeware but inexpensive and reliable.
Thankyou very much @TheMadman_tobyjenner I appreciate your help very much.
@Richard_close2u you’ve summed it up ever so well Richard!
For any Linux users searching for this check out this howto which uses Pulseaudio to redirect the system sound output to the mic input.
Hi. I’ve used free software from MediaHuman that converts YT videos to mp3 really quickly & with no probs at all. You can choose where to save the converted files to - mine go straight to iTunes and you can edit the downloads to create albums for each artist etc. Quality is great.
MediaHuman do regular updates, and have heaps of other types of conversation softwares available too.
Might sound like a sales pitch but I’m just a normal person out there using their software and I’ve got no connection with them other than that!! Happy listening & hope that helps!
Hi, I’ve been using the 4k youtube video downloader app - which allows you to save as mp3. I like this as I’ve downloaded videos and then imported into guitarpro8 for transcribing
If you’re fairly tech savvy, probably the most trustworthy downloader is the venerable youtube-dl GitHub - ytdl-org/youtube-dl: Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites. It’s open source and has over 100k stars on GitHub. Anyone can see exactly how it works, and the very large community involved means lots of reviews for every change made. It’s the project that was banned by GitHub at one point because of piracy concerns, but was then reinstated after a huge backlash.
Apparently it outputs in OGG format, think it’s the native encoding used by YouTube, but not sure. To convert to MP3 you can use ffmpeg.
I actually tried youtube-dl this week along with audacity for transcribing practice as part of grade 3 mod 15, and can confirm it is awesome! So simple to install (just download and run) and use, and outputs MP4 by default. Had to install ffmpeg in audacity to import it as just a soundtrack, but that too was pretty simple.
I just typed youtube-dl and the link to the video and it handled the rest. There are dozens of options, which can be a bit overwhelming, but it works just fine with defaults as well.
If you want it to download as mp3 do:
youtube-dl --rm-cache-dir --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 <youtube-url>