How to Record Sound Off of YouTube

By Andrew Smith

You may want to place sound found on a YouTube video on an iPod, MP3 player or blank CD. To do this, you will need to extract the sound from the YouTube video and then download that audio onto your computer. The sound will also need to be in the proper audio format. There are online converters you can use to convert the YouTube video to a sound file in the desired format and then save that sound file to your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Zamzar
  • Media Converter

Zamzar

Step 1

Go to the Download Videos page on the Zamzar website.

Step 2

Enter the YouTube video link into the empty text box in the “Step 1” window.

Step 3

Click the “Converts To” drop box and choose one of the audio formats listed in the box (such as MP3, AAC or WAV).

Step 4

Type your email address in the “Step 3” window and then click “Convert.” The sound from the YouTube video will be ripped. When this process has finished, you will receive an email from the website.

Step 5

Open the Zamzar email and then click the download link in the middle of the email. A Web page will open.

Step 6

Click “Download Now” on the new Web page to save the YouTube sound on your computer.

Media Converter

Step 1

Click the “Enter a Link” button on the far left side of the Media Converter website.

Step 2

Paste the link for the YouTube video in the box on the page and click “OK.” Four tabs will then be listed.

Step 3

Select “go to the next step.” An “Output File” box will appear.

Step 4

Click the box and select one of the audio types listed at the bottom of the drop box. Once you've made your selection, click “OK.”

Step 5

Click “Start” and the sound from the YouTube video will be ripped in an audio format. When this process is finished, you will see a download link in the “Selected Files” box at the bottom of the page. Click this link to save the YouTube sound to your computer.