“I just found very funny audio in a YouTube video. I would like to get this audio out of the YouTube video but don’t want to download the video and then use a video converter to convert video to audio. I just need to extract the audio out of the YouTube video.
So, what should I use and how to get audio off YouTube videos easily?”

Many people would come across such occasions. When we’re watching movies, some enchanted interludes could deeply impress us. If you happen to meet such occasions and would like a solution to get preferred audio or a song off YouTube videos, this guide would be helpful to you. We would like to show you how to get audio from YouTube video in different ways.

Part 1: How to Record Audio from YouTube on PC or Mac with Leawo Music recorder?

Recording audio off YouTube video is a more preferred solution to get audio from YouTube video since it is much easier to operate. Leawo Music Recorder is a top-rated audio recording software program that could record any audio available, including Built-in audio (Built-in Microphone, Built-in Input, and Greatly System Audio) and Computer Audio (Computer Audio Stream and Online Music). This audio recording software could help you easily record YouTube audios into MP3 and WAV formats. It could record online music from YouTube, Pandora, Last.FM, Napster, Spotify, GUBA, NPC, MySpace, etc. What’s more, asides with recording songs from YouTube, it could automatically add song tags to recorded audio files, including song artist, song album, album artwork, song name, etc.

Mac users could turn to Leawo Music Recorder for Mac to record any audio on iMac or MacBook. The following section will show you how to record YouTube audio on PC. Mac users could turn to “recording music on Mac”.

Before you start to record YouTube audio on PC, you shall download and install Leawo Music Recorder, and then launch it to enter the main interface of the program. Click below icon to get Leawo Music Recorder downloaded.

Step 1: Set audio source

Leawo Music Recorder supports Computer Audio and Audio Input recording. Online music and audio like YouTube audio are included in the supported list of Computer Audio. Before recording, you need to set the audio source you want to record with this YouTube audio recorder software. Click the “Audio Source” icon on the bottom-left corner to invoke the Audio Source settings panel. As you want to record audio from YouTube, you need to select “Record Computer Audio”.

Then, after you click the red start button on the program interface, you could click to play YouTube audio to start recording YouTube audio. It should be noted that the YouTube audio source is played after the red button is clicked, otherwise, the audio source might be not recorded completely.

Set audio source-01

Step 2: Recording settings for output

Click the inverted triangle button on the top-right corner to invoke the program settings panel. Under the “General” tab you need to set the output directory to save recorded YouTube audio. To record YouTube audio to MP3 or WAV, you need to set the format (MP3 or WAV) for output recordings under the “Format” tab, and you could also set the audio parameters here.

set-output-format-02

Step 3: Start recording YouTube audio

Then, after you click the red start button on the program interface, you could click to play YouTube audio to start recording YouTube audio. It should be noted that the YouTube audio source is played after the red button is clicked, otherwise, the audio source might be not recorded completely.

start-recording-03

Step 4: Manually editing if needed

Though the song tags could be automatically added by this YouTube audio recorder software, sometimes it might fail to recognize the recordings or you may want to edit the song tags manually, thus you could right-click the desired recording and select “Edit Music Tags” option to do manual editing work.

edit-music-tags-04

Note: This tutorial is also applicable to recording various other online audios, like Facebook audio, Pandora, Last.FM, Napster, Spotify, GUBA, NPC, MySpace, etc. on PC

Part 2: How to Record Audio from YouTube on PC or Mac with Acethinker Music Recorder

Acethinker Music Recorder is quite similar to Leawo Music Recorder that could help you easily record songs or audio from YouTube videos to save in common audio file formats like MP3. It could also automatically add music tags to recordings.

acethinker-music-recorder-05

The below steps would show you how to record audio from YouTube with AceThinker Music Recorder.

  1. Download and install AceThinker Music Recorder on your computer.
  2. Launch AceThinkder Music Recorder.
  3. Open YouTube. Click the red button on AceThinkder Music Recorder and then playback target YouTube video.
  4. Click the red button again to stop recording.

You could then get the recorded audio. The directory should be adjustable by clicking the wheel icon at the top-right corner.

Part 3: Comparison between Leawo and Acethinker Solutions

The comparison chart would show you the differences between the above mentioned 2 solutions. You could get more information about them.

Leawo Music Recorder AceThinkder Music Recorder
Record online FM radio yes yes
Automatically download and add song tags yes yes
Manually edit music tags yes yes
Apply recordings to iTunes yes no
Record computer audio yes yes
Record audio from microphone yes no
Filter recordings yes no
Schedule recording yes no
Play back recordings yes yes

Comparatively, Leawo Music Recorder is able to do more than AceThinker Music Recorder could.