I can easily download YouTube video to my computer, but I do not have any idea how to extract songs from YouTube video because I love the music so much that I cannot help keeping them in my phone for playback. I need a solution to download and extract music from YouTube video. Better to give me a one-stop solution so that I won't need to bother switch between different programs.

Part 1: Why can't we download and extract the audio or song from YouTube 

YouTube features everything from pop videos to classic adverts, TV event reactions to instructional pieces covering cooking, computers, nuclear fission, putting on makeup and much more. It is one of the greatest media sharing websites. Videos on YouTube are refreshed from time to time, with thousands of new videos happening within seconds. Thus, many users might naturally want to download their favorite videos to PC for playback but often they will get a big no in return. They will be prompted with some warning or tips indicating "You shall not download any Content unless you see a 'download' or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content". This is absolutely not the outcome you wish to see when you download YouTube video. Asides from that, there are only two reasons to download music from YouTube, namely recovering a song you yourself uploaded if the original music or video file has been lost or as part of fair use. All these obstacles make it important to find a way out to extract audio from a YouTube video. To save efforts and time, I will introduce you a program suite to download and extract music from YouTube videos in a legal way.  

Part 2: How to download YouTube video using Leawo Video Downloader

Leawo Prof. Media is a proven program suite including Leawo Video Converter and Leawo Video Downloader, both of which are independent from each other but at the same time cooperate with each other in some occasions. In our case, we need Leawo Video Downloader to download YouTube video first and then use Leawo Video Converter to extract music from YouTube videos. With the compatibility with all popular video sharing websites, Leawo Video Downloader is one of the most useful video downloaders in the industry, covering more than 1000 websites, such as download MTV,Youtube, Google Videos, etc. It supports HD downloading such as 720P and 1080P. Follow this guide to download a video from YouTube.

Step 1: Install this downloader

Click below button to download and install it to your PC. I suggest you download Leawo Prof.Media as it contains both the downloader and converter.

Step 2: Locate your YouTube video

Search for the target video with the built-in search engine or just paste your URL in the address box to navigate to the website directly.

Locate your YouTube video

Step 3: Perform settings prior to download YouTube video

On the top right area of the home interface, click the wheel gear settings icon, where you will be able to set a directory to save the downloaded video, and other downloading related settings.

set settings

Step 4: Download videos

Click the download icon to download videos. You can click to download many videos in a time and prioritize the downloading queue.

Download videos

Step 5: Track the downloading status

View the progress bar to keep in track with the downloading progress on the Downloading tab. Find your video that has been downloaded successfully on the Downloaded tab.

Track the downloading status

Part 3: Use Leawo Video Converter to extract the songs or audio from YouTube video 

We have got the YouTube video downloaded to the PC thanks to the help of Leawo Video Converter, from which we can proceed to extract audio. This program is perfect for users to extract music from YouTube video because it is easy to operate and is able to extract audio from a YouTube video in a fast and safe way. Apart from that, this program is also available to help users to convert all kinds of videos without hurting the output file quality. Now we can see how it helps to extract music from YouTube video.

Step 1: Launch the Leawo Video Converter

I believe you have already got Leawo Prof.Media in hand. Just launch it and turn to Video Converter.

Step 2: Add YouTube video

Click Add Video from the toolbar to import your downloaded YouTube video.

Add videos

Step 3: Set the output format to MP3

For extracting audio from YouTube video, click Change to set the output format to MP3 and all you get will be music purely.

Change the output format

Step 4: Edit audio parameters

Click the Edit button to set audio parameters for the output music. Audio codec, bit rate, and channel can be set here. If you want to remove noise from YouTube video, click the editing icon to enter the Output Preview pane for achieving that.

Edit audio parameters

Step 5: Set a directory to save the extracted music

When you click the Convert button on the toolbar, set a directory to save the extracted music first and then click Convert in the bottom to start extracting audio from YouTube video.  

Set a directory

Step 6: Know the extracting status automatically

View the progress bar to tell how much has been done. The music will be extracted successfully when 100% is done. You can keep the music extracted from YouTube video for playback from time to time.

Set an output directory


It is very fortunately to find a program suite including both video downloader and converter, allowing users to download videos and then convert the video to other format simultaneously. The best part is that users do not need to switch between different programs for their downloading and conversion process, which save their time and efforts significantly. I hope you will enjoy and have fun with both Leawo Video Downloader and Video Converter to convert YouTube videos to songs or say it in your words, extract audio from YouTube video.