How to Record Audio from YouTube Video

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov. 7, 2019 4:15 PM.

As one of the best online video sharing sites in the world, YouTube has made it easy for us to discover the hottest videos of different types. While we are exploring the videos, we may however be attracted by the background music in the video. For such scenarios, instead of wasting time to search for the unknown songs online, the best solution is to record the specific audio directly from the YouTube video. Luckily, it's easy to record YouTube audio thanks to the development of audio recording software. Here in the following article, we'll introduce you the best YouTube audio recorders as well as the quick guide to record high quality music from YouTube in a few clicks only.

1. Best Solution to Record Audio from YouTube on Mac/PC

TunesKit Audio Capture is such an excellent streaming audio recording app designed for music lovers to record any sound plays through internet or other programs on computer. It's capable of recording music tracks from any YouTube video with original quality preserved. Besides, it supports multiple popular output formats so that you can save the recorded YouTube audios in common MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC and other formats for playing on any other device offline.

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Key Features of TunesKit YouTube Audio Recorder

  • Record unlimited number of YouTube music
  • Convert YouTube to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Keep original audio quality and full ID3 tags
  • Support multi-track recording, audio cutting and merging
  • Capture any other streaming music like Spotify, etc.
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How to Directly Record Music from YouTube Video with TunesKit

Here you'll find the complete tutorial of recording YouTube audio directly with lossless quality by using TunesKit Audio Capture.

Step 1Launch TunesKit YouTube Audio Capture

set capture preferences

Firstly, open TunesKit Audio Capture on your Mac or PC. Then in the opening window, you can see a list of some media playing programs installed on your computer like web browser, iTunes, etc. Click "+" button to add more applications if your target program is not there. Then click "format" icon at the bottom right corner to select the output audio format in advance, including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B.

set output format

Step 2Start playing and recording YouTube audio

record youtube audio

Click the browser like Chrome or Safari or IE from the list and then enter the link of the YouTube video where you want to record audio from. Then begin playing the YouTube video. TunesKit Audio Capture will then automatically process the recording task in the main window.

Step 3Customize output audio quality

edit audio

Next to the recording clip, you'll find the "edit" icon which will let you trim the recorded tracks flexibly. You can also edit the ID3 tags of the music in this window.

Step 4Save recorded YouTube music

save youtube audio

To stop recording, you can simply quit the web browser. Then the Cancel button will turn to Save. Click it and all the recorded YouTube audio tracks will be saved in the folder you set before. You can locate all the tracks by clicking "history" icon and preview the sound individually.

2. Record Audio from YouTube using Online Recorder

The best alternative to record YouTube audio on computer is using some online tools that doesn't install any software on your computer drive at all. is such an online service to help you save the audio from a YouTube video as an MP3 file for free. The following are the easy steps to record sound from YouTube video using this free solution.

online youtube audio recorder

Step 1. Go to YouTube video page and copy the URL of the video you want to record as MP3.

Step 2. Access the site and paste that YouTube URL into the text field as required.

Step 3. Click the Convert button to begin recording the YouTube audio.

Step 4. After conversion, click the Download button on the next page to download the YouTube audio as MP3 file.

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