How to Download Music to iPod from YouTube

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jun. 3, 2021 5:15 PM.

As one of the most popular portable devices among Apple Products, iPod just like a breeze from a time when not everyone had a smartphone. It's great for the few people left who are seeking an easy-to-control gadget that can play games and music without a cellular connection. It's certain that Apple Music will offer its service to iPod, but there are still some people who want to enjoy other streaming music services like Spotify, Amazon Music, or YouTube Music on their iPod.

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However, you may find it not as easy as you imagined to get music from YouTube to iPod. Gone are the days of owning music to yourself, and you'll find no option of downloading YouTube music, not to mention transferring to your iPod. A little frustrated, right? No worries. In this article, we will show you the best way to download music from YouTube to iPod. Now continue reading to learn more methods.

Part 1. Download YouTube Music with YouTube Music Downloader
Part 2. Transfer Music from YouTube to iPod via iTunes or Finder
Part 3. Conclusion

Part 1. Download Music from YouTube via YouTube Music Downloader

As a professional audio sound recording tool, TunesKit Audio Capture is well-designed to grab any sound from your computer's soundcard, including streaming music, in-game sound, movie soundtracks, etc. whether through browsers or media players. Moreover, this powerful tool can help you convert computer sounds into MP3, WAV, FLAC, and other widely-supported formats. Once downloaded to your computer, you can move the records to any device without any limit.

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Key Features of TunesKit YouTube Music Downloader

  • Record audio from YouTube Music to FLAC, MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV
  • Download and capture streaming audio from any programs and websites
  • Preserve streaming music with the original audio quality and full ID3 tags
  • Support many customization functions like trimming, cutting, and merging
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Before conversion, just click the 'Download' button above to get your best TunesKit assistant. Be aware to install the right version for your computer, and then follow the steps below to get music from YouTube to iPod.

1Customize the audio parameters of YouTube Music

set output format

Once launched the program, you'll see a list of programs on its main interface. Just select a browser to access the YouTube website or tap the + icon to load the YouTube application from the desktop. Now set the output audio parameters by clicking the bottom right Format button. Here, you can adjust the audio format, codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate. To reset the output path, tap the top Menu button and select Preferences.

2Start to record YouTube music tracks

record and download youtube music

Next, go back to the YouTube website or application and select songs you want to transfer to your iPod. Just play the song and TunesKit will automatically start recording it synchronously. It can also capture several different tracks from different programs at the same time.

3Edit the YouTube music records

edit youtube music

Once recorded, you can split or merge the captured YouTube Music tracks by clicking the 'Edit' button after each track. Different tracks can be merged into one, and you can manage the ID3 Tags according to your needs.

After that, you just need to click the 'Save' button to export those YouTube songs to your computer. By clicking the bottom History icon, you can browse all the music tracks you've recorded.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from YouTube to iPod

After downloading your preferred YouTube Music tracks to your computer, you can now put music on iPod from YouTube at ease. There're two options available for you to put music on iPod from YouTube.

Method 1. Sync YouTube Music to iPod with iTunes

If you're using macOS Mojave or earlier or a Windows PC, you can transfer YouTube Music to your iPod nano, shuffle, or classic using iTunes.

Step 1Import YouTube Music to iTunes

Launch iTunes on your computer and click the top menu File > Add File to Library to import your recorded YouTube Music to iTunes.

add file to itunes library

Step 2Connect iPod to your computer

Connect your iPod with a computer via a USB cable and click the upper-left iPod icon to load your iPod info.

ipod on itunes

Step 3Sync YouTube Music to iPod

Go to Settings > Music > Sync Music, and then choose to Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres. Under the Playlists option, check Recently Added to select the uploaded YouTube Music. Then click Apply to start moving YouTube Music to iPod.

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Method 2: Put YouTube Music on iPod via Finder

If you're using macOS Catalina, you're available to sync with Finder. Learn how to put YouTube Music on iPod nano, shuffle, or classic.

Step 1Connect iPod to the computer

Launch Finder on your Mac, and connect iPod with your computer via a USB cable. Then unlock your iPod and trust your Mac.

Step 2Add YouTube songs to Finder

In the Finder, click the iPod icon, hit the Music button to check Sync Music onto [your iPod's name], and then choose Selected artists, albums, genres, and playlists.

Step 3Sync YouTube songs to iPod

After selecting your preferred YouTube Music tracks, just click the Apply button in the lower-right corner to start transferring YouTube Music from the computer to iPod.

sync music to ipod

Part 3. Conclusion

In this passage, we introduced a powerful recording tool to help you download YouTube Music to your iPod. Beyond this, you can still record any other sound from your computer with it. So just get one to have a try, whether for grabbing your preferred music tracks, or capturing a movie soundtrack.

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