How to Export a Song From YouTube

When you explore the musical content on YouTube, you may occasionally find songs that you wish you could download and enjoy on a portable audio player. YouTube content is entirely video-based, and YouTube has no built-in option for you to download the audio track from a video. There are several Web-based tools available for this issue. Use a tool with the ability to isolate an audio track from a video to export a song from YouTube and play it on your computer or portable audio player.

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Locate a video on YouTube containing music that you want to download. Click and drag with your cursor to highlight the contents of the browser's address bar. A complete URL for a YouTube video looks like "www.youtube.com/watch?v=" followed by an alphanumeric string. Right-click the URL and select "Copy."

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Open a new browser window or tab and go to listentoyoutube.com, vidtomp3.com or youtube-mp3.org.

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Right-click the text field and select "Paste" to paste the YouTube video URL into the field.

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Click the "Standard Quality" or "High Quality" button if you are using listentoyoutube.com or vidtomp3.com to adjust the quality if the audio.

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Click the "Go," "Download" or "Convert Video" button.

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Click the "Download" or "Download MP3" link on the resulting page to download the MP3 file extracted from the video URL you provided.