Convert YouTube Video to MP3

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  1. RS_rob

    RS_rob Funster

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    Does anyone have any experience in the above or know of a program or website that works & does not try to install malicious software of virus's on to your pc ?

    I do not wish to use Tube Mate as this is a video down-loader I want to be able to to download just the audio so I can listen to some conspiracy's whilst I drive my truck for further research.
     
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    You shouldn't need to. There are lots of ways of streaming Youtube as long as you have wifi. If you just want audio then Youtube is the wrong place to start. Have a look at Spotify or iTube as a start point. If you genuinely need more than they can give you on mp3 then you really should be buying albums (y)
     
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    Oddly enough I asked my 16 year old tonight as I needed some stuff for the upcoming meet.

    He showed me how to do the audio but doing the video is not easy and requires software purchased or as you say malowared to death.
     
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    I use an app called basic YTD .
     
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    sorry its YTD video downloader.
     
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    The starting point is wrong. Youtube is video. MP3 is audio only. Trying to convert video to audio is pointless. Find what you want in an audio format and convert that.
     
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    Im driving a 44ft truck all day long so yes its just the Audio I want :sneaky:

    Audio Only not Video ;)
     
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    I know exactly what I want to convert I just dont have the time when home to sit & watch/listen
     
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    Try iTube then. App on Apple and as far as I know Andriod.
     
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    I will look it up
     
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    I only use the audio but download as i watch the video and the quality is great.
     
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    Audacity is a free program which will record whatever is coming out of the speakers on your pc. Just start it up and then play the track on YouTube. Audacity will record it in its own format but it will also make a copy in mp3 or indeed more or less any other format you might want.

    It is an open source program and quite safe but check when downloading it and clear any check boxes for free offererings such as Google toolbar.

    You can get it safely from here:
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
     
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    I take it the microphone is not live when doing so
    Kind of reminds me of when I was a kid trying to record radio programs & not making any noise :D

    I know silly question :whistle:
     
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    I tried that before creating this thead & got attacked :(
    Luckily Norton blocked it (y)
     
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    You can set the source on audacity, microphone etc. Just ensure you have sound notifications turned off otherwise you might get a beep if you get an email!

    But if there is a specific way to download the sound directly from YouTube with the link thebig1 gives that would be better. Audacity just has the advantage it works with anything which comes out of your speakers, such as Internet radio. The disadvantage is you have to listen in real time to make the recording. But it is easy to edit the track afterwards and remove any bits you don't want.
     
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    For many years I have used dvdsoft studios...............you can download as a video or as you said just the audio in MP3 version............................many radio shows on You tube that have give hours of listening.You also don't need to record in real time.

    Not found any malware but when you install it does try to install all kinds of partner software............select the custom install and be careful what you agree to.
     
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    Try AppGeeker, it downloads the video and convert to any type of sound files.
     
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    Istonsoft it is an app on windows 8 I use it to convert iTunes to mp3 works ok no viruses with it
     
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