Last Updated: May 4, Tested. This article was co-authored by Luigi Oppido. Luigi has over 25 years of experience in general computer repair, data recovery, virus removal, and upgrades. He is also the host of the Computer Man Show! The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and verified that they work. This article has been viewed 4,, times. This wikiHow teaches you how to download music files from YouTube. While most YouTube media downloaders have restrictions that prevent them from downloading copyrighted audio, you can use an app called 4K Video Downloader app to rip music from any YouTube video or you can also use the VLC Media Player to download the video and rip it to the MP3 format.
If you have a YouTube Music premium account you can also download music on your mobile device. Just be aware that it is illegal to download copyrighted materials, and that you should only use these methods to download music you own. Downloading music outside the YouTube premium offering is not permitted and can result in your account being terminated.
Install and open 4K Video Downloader. Copy a YouTube video link. Click the "Download Video" box, then click Extract Audio in the menu. Click Extract. Did this summary help you? Yes No. Log in Social login does not work in incognito and private browsers.
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Related Articles. Article Summary. Method 1 of Download and install the 4K Video Downloader setup file. Once the setup file finishes downloading, do the following depending on your computer's operating system: Windows : Double-click the setup file and then follow the on-screen setup instructions. Mac : Double-click the setup file, verify the installation if necessary, drag the 4K Video Downloader app icon onto the "Applications" folder, and then follow any on-screen instructions.
Go to the video. Copy the video's address. Open 4K Video Downloader. Click the Windows Start menu or the Spotlight search on your Mac, and then type 4k video downloader. Click or double-click the 4K Video Downloader search result.
You should see the small 4K Video Downloader window pop up. Skip this step if 4K Video Downloader automatically opens. Click Paste Link. It's in the top-left corner of the window. Wait for the video to finish parsing. Once you see the quality options appear in the 4K Video Downloader window, you can proceed. Click the "Download Video" drop-down and select Extract Audio. Change the audio file type optional. While the default MP3 format is the most universal audio file, you can click the Format drop-down box at the top-right side of the window to view and select a different audio format.
Select a quality optional. The highest quality will be selected by default, but you can change the quality and bitrate of the audio file by checking the box to the left of one of the options in the window. Choose a lower bitrate if you want the file size to be smaller. Click Browse to choose a save location. It's at the bottom of the window. This begins the process of extracting the music from the video. When the conversion is complete, the file will be saved to the folder you selected.
Double-clicking the downloaded audio file will play it in your default audio player. Method 2 of Subscribe to YouTube Music Premium. If you are a paid subscriber to YouTube Music, you have the ability to download music for offline listening when using the mobile app on an Android, iPhone, or iPad.
Open the YouTube Music app on your mobile device. Go to a song you want to download. If you selected the arrow, the song will now download to your phone or tablet for offline listening. Tap Download for a playlist. The contents of the playlist will now be available for offline listening.
Luigi Oppido. It's almost impossible, but the best way is to ask someone you trust who uses one already. You could also go to Reddit and do a search for something like "best youtube downloader. Just be sure to check the date—anything older than a year or two may be out of date. Not Helpful 0 Helpful It's not really, but you can't get in trouble for it. If anything, it would be the websites that provide the service that would get in trouble.
Not Helpful 18 Helpful If the music is copyrighted, yes. If not, you're good to go. Make sure you check the copyrights on the music you download.
Not Helpful 11 Helpful Beank Tong. Due to Apple's policy, we can't write data from the web into iPad's music library. We need download them on PC or Mac and then transfer to iPad. Not Helpful 10 Helpful Not Helpful 9 Helpful It depends on what website you use to download the music. Be careful with third-party websites and make sure you have anti-virus software. Not Helpful 17 Helpful Connect the iPod to a computer with the charging cable, and then you can copy and paste the music onto the iPod. Not Helpful 7 Helpful Connect the MP3 player to your PC using the charging cable.
You can also use programs such as Windows Media Player to do this. Not Helpful 8 Helpful There's an app called YouTube to MP3. Choose a song on YouTube; before the song starts, right click on it or if you have a tablet, hold your finger down. You'll be presented with an option called "Copy. Not Helpful 47 Helpful Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0. If 4K Video Downloader is unable to download a song, try downloading the song within 12 hours of your initial attempt.
Be careful using download websites; some might contain pop-up ads and false download links. Helpful 3 Not Helpful 2. Helpful 4 Not Helpful 4.