Ripping songs from YouTube videos is a fairly common practice, and the demand for making the process easier has inspired the production of countless websites and software. But not every service can be considered safe or even completely trustworthy. In fact, some of these services may infect your computer with malware or just produce poor-quality audio files. That said, for this guide, our team has found two methods to make the process safer and easier. And if you choose to download software for ripping audio, be sure to have your chosen antivirus service scan the software for threats prior to installing or using it. While you may not want to download another app, using an installed app tends to be safer and more reliable when it comes to ripping audio from YouTube videos. Fact is, most YouTube ripping sites, even ones that seem safe at first, may eventually fall victim to hackers and malware, and so it may be best to use dedicated software on your desktop for your audio-ripping needs.
Open the Audio Library
Follow 4 steps to download free music from YouTube:
This article was co-authored by Luigi Oppido. Luigi has over 25 years of experience in general computer repair, data recovery, virus removal, and upgrades. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and verified that they work. This article has been viewed 3,, times. This wikiHow teaches you how to download music files from YouTube. While most YouTube media downloaders have restrictions that prevent them from downloading copyrighted audio, you can use an app called 4K Video Downloader app to rip music from any YouTube video or you can also use the VLC Media Player to download the video and rip it to the MP3 format. If you have a YouTube Music premium account you can also download music on your mobile device. Just be aware that it is illegal to download copyrighted materials, and that you should only use these methods to download music you own. Downloading music outside the YouTube premium offering is not permitted and can result in your account being terminated. Every day at wikiHow, we work hard to give you access to instructions and information that will help you live a better life, whether it's keeping you safer, healthier, or improving your well-being.
Step 1: Download and install 4K YouTube to MP3
You can use the YouTube Audio Library to get royalty-free production music to use in your videos. You can search by track title, artist, or keyword to find a certain track. Results can be sorted if you click on the date added, length, artists or song title column. Currently, sound effects are only available through this link to the classic Audio Library. To sample a track, click Play. The song will continue to play as you browse around the Audio Library. You can pause, seek, and play the previous or next song using controls on the audio player.
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