How to Export a Song From YouTube

By Jason Artman

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.

Step 1

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 "" followed by an alphanumeric string. Right-click the URL and select "Copy."

Step 2

Open a new browser window or tab and go to, or

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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