How to Download Audio from YouTube

Summary
Wonder how to download audio from YouTube video for free? This post will introduce you the best YouTube Audio Downloader and use it to download audio from YouTube and download music from YouTube videos without losing quality.

One thing that makes YouTube stand out is its wealth of videos source such as music videos, movies, tutorials, news, clips, etc. With YouTube, you can view the your idol's channel, the latest hits, watch interesting video clips, or even play playlists for hours. You may want to download audio from YouTube or rip audio from YouTube video when you watch a funny video or beautiful music videos.

In the latest article, we teach you how to download YouTube videos for free. Today, we will introduce how to download the only audio from YouTube video for free or how to download YouTube video sound source for free. After that, you can also transfer the YouTube audios to MP3 players, use the downloaded audio source file as BGM for your video projects or as alarm/ringtone for your smartphone.

Some websites or software that claim to be able to download YouTube audio or video for free are actually some strange advertisements or even malicious software inserted. To download and save YouTube audios safely and for free, you need to use a professional YouTube Downloader.

4kFinder: Free Download Video and Audio from YouTube

4kFinder YouTube Downloader is a free YouTube downloader for PC and Mac. It is an one-stop YouTube Audio Downloader and YouTube Video Downloader. This powerful tool not only supports you to download audio from YouTube without any sound quality loss, but also enables you to download HD 1080P, 4K and even 8K videos from YouTube to computer. What’s more, it also lets you extract audios from YouTube music videos, movies, tutorial, etc.

Beside downloading audios from YouTube, it can also download audio and video from Vevo, Vimeo, Facebook, SoundCloud, Niconico, Dailymotion, Bilibili and more than 1000 hot sites. With it, you can easily use the downloaded YouTube audio as alarm or ringtone on your phone, or add YouTube audio to iMovie as BGM for your videos, etc.

Great Features of 4kFinder YouTube Audio Downloader:

  • Download audio and video from YouTube videos for free.
  • Download YouTube audios to MP3 at 6X faster speed.
  • Extract audio from YouTube video to MP3 320kbps.
  • Download HD/2K/4K/8K video from YouTube to PC/Mac.
  • Rip audio from YouTube video without losing quality.
  • Save YouTube videos as MP4, WEBM, MOV, MP3, etc.
  • Download entire YouTube playlist to video and audio.
  • Easy to use, 100% safe and stable, batch download, etc.

Tutorial: How to Download Audio from YouTube with 4kFinder?

Step 1. Start 4kFinder YouTube Audio Downloader
First of all, download and install 4kFinder YouTube Downloader on your computer running Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Mac OS X 10.12 or higher. Fire up the program after installation.

launch 4kfinder program

Step 2. Copy & Paste YouTube Audio Link
Visit YouTube website on the browser, find the video you want to download the video sound source. Then copy the URL in the address bar.

copy 4k video link on youtube

Go back to 4kFinder, paste the URL you copied into the search box, and click "Analyze".

paste youtube video link

Tips: To download music from YouTube, or download songs from YouTube, you can copy the music video or music playlist link.

Step 3. Select MP3 320kbps Format
Once it grab the video source, it will pop up a window and display the format, bitrate and resolution. As you can see, 4kFinder supports 4k resolution!

4kfinder output settings

To download high-quality audio from YouTube video, please select "Audio" in the "Download:" option, "MP3 320kbps" format.

select youtube audio

Step 4. Start Downloading Audio from YouTube Video
Click the "Download" button to begin to download MP3 audio from YouTube video. During the downloads, you can pause or resume the download. Moreover, you can continue downloading YouTube songs, just add more URL to the bar.

download audio from youtube

Step 5. Listen to Downloaded YouTube Audio
Now you can go to "Finished" section, here you can find all downloaded YouTube audios and videos. You can tap "Open Folder" to open the audio file, and play the audio through Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, QuickTime Player, iTunes, etc.

view downloaded youtube audio

Download Audio from YouTube FAQ

Here are some common questions and answers we have collected about downloading audio from YouTube.

Q1: How to Download Audio from YouTube Free
A: There are some online services and software that can help you download audio from YouTube for free. But most of them are just traditional audio recorders with lower quality and 1:1 speed. Worse, some software also contains advertisements and viruses. Please think twice.

Q2: How can I download best audio from YouTube?
A: To download original audio from YouTube video, you need to use a professional YouTube audio downloader, such as 4kFinder.

Q3: What is the best YouTube audio downloader?
A: 4kFinder YouTube Downloader is the best and most popular YouTube audio downloader and YouTube video downloader in the market. It can download MP3 320kbps audio from YouTube video without any quality loss, at 6X faster speed.

Q4: How can I extract audio from YouTube videos?
A: It is easy to get audio from YouTube video with the best YouTube Audio Downloader - 4kFinder YouTube Downloader. Just copy and paste YouTube video URL to 4kFinder, select MP3 format, then start downloading!

Q5: Is it illegal to download audio from YouTube?
A: The norms and laws of each country and region are different. YouTube prohibits users from downloading videos without the creator’s permission. If the downloaded video or audio is used for commercial purposes or shared on social platforms, it is illegal and may face penalties. It is legal for personal entertainment.

Q6: Can I Put YouTube Music or Audio on an MP3 Player?
A: Yes! After downloading music or audio from YouTube using 4kFinder YouTube Downloader, you can copy and transfer the downloaded YouTube MP3 audio/music to the MP3 player. For iPod MP3 player, you need to add the audio to iTunes first and then sync to the iPod.

Final Words

We have listed the best and easiest way to download audio from YouTube video. 4kFinder YouTube Downloader is a must-have tool which enables you to download audio and video from YouTube to computer in MP3, MP4, WEBM, MOV and more formats with lossless quality at 6X high speed. By using this tool, you can easily listen to your favourite YouTube video sound on your MP3 players, smartphone, use the audio as BGM, alarm, ringtone, etc.

Download Audio from YouTube