YouTube Sound Downloader: Save Sound from YouTube

This ultimate guide covers all tips you need to download sound from YouTube. If you want to know how to get audio only from a YouTube video, you cannot miss this guide.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Nov 24, 2023

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YouTube is a large video-streaming platform where gathers various kinds of content. Of which, there's always one that grabs your eyes and makes you want to download it for offline viewing. Downloading YouTube videos is pretty simple. You can use a video downloader to do that. While what if you want to extract audio only from a YouTube video? 

This is also possible with methods detailed in this guide. Now check our quick navigation to find the content you want. 

Part 1. Download YouTube Sound with Best YouTube Downloader

Whether you want to download videos or audio from YouTube, this universal video downloader - EaseUS Video Downloader, can help you do it with ease. EaseUS Video Downloader is a highly valuable tool, particularly for beginners looking for an easy and quick way to download YouTube sound. It is equipped with a video downloader and converter. The former allows you to download YouTube videos to MP4 in 1080P or convert YouTube to MP3 in 140kbps, and the latter allows you to convert any local videos to MP3. 

Many video downloaders can help you save YouTube videos, but very few of them support 8K and 4K videos, and EaseUS Video Downloader is one of the few that support it. Another good thing about it is its stability and quick download speed, which makes it superior to online downloaders that require a stable or fast internet connection to download long videos. 

Can these great features meet your needs?

If they can, you can free download it on your computer and let it help you save YouTube sound.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Video Downloader, and then copy the URL of the YouTube video to this program and click "Search."

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Step 2. Check the video and click "Download" to continue.

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Step 3. Select your desired output format (MP4 or MP3) and quality based on your needs. Once it's done, click "Download" to start the downloading process.

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Step 4. Wait for the downloading to finish. When it has done, click "Open" to check the downloaded file.

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Disclaimer: This guide is compiled for personal fair use ONLY. EaseUS is in no way collaborated or affiliated with YouTube and never advocates any copyright infringement action, please confirm the copyright before use.

Part 2. Download Sound from YouTube with 3 Online Converters

Another way to download sound from YouTube is by using some online converters, usually are websites that offer video-download services. Such kind of converter shares a common function - download videos from popular sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and more in MP4 or MP3 format. Apart from that, there is nothing special about them. 

But here's a bad part of such sites, that is they require a relatively stable internet connection (fast internet connection would be better) to download. If your internet connection is slow, it would take forever to download a video, especially a large video. But if you just want to download a short video, such websites are enough. 

Whether you want to use online converters or not, we'll introduce three online converters for you. Each of them will be introduced with detailed features, pros, and cons. Knowing such information is helpful to choosing the right tool.

#1. YTM3 is a simple online converter that lets you convert YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3 by using a URL. It works for all kinds of computers, tablets, and mobile devices. More importantly, it is free and doesn't require any software or registration. Sounds great, right? But even the best product has its shortcomings, YTM3 is no exception. It has a 90 minutes limit to the length of video supported for download. If you want to download long and large videos, you'd better go back to use EaseUS Video Downloader.

Download sound from YouTube with YTMP3

#2. Y2mate

Like many other online converters, Y2mate also supports downloading videos/audio from YouTube. No installation is required. All you need is to copy and paste the URL to the "Start" box or enter a couple of keywords, and then select the video to download. 
Don't rush to use it before knowing its shortcomings. The biggest shortcoming of this site is that there are many ads on it. And even worse, it doesn't work with any other video-sharing websites like Vimeo or Dailymotion or other sites.  

Download sound from YouTube via T2mate

#3. Converto is the last online video downloader that we will introduce in this post. With it, you can also download sound from YouTube to listen anywhere and on any device. There is no difference between this converter with other online converters. If other online converters don't work, you can give this site a try. 

Download YouTube audio with Converto

Part 3. Is It Legal to Download Sound from YouTube

The answer is obscure, depending on what kind of content you want to download. If you want to download copyrighted content without the content holder's permission, this is illegal. While if the content is non-copyrighted, that's okay. Also, any attempt to rip audio from video is a violation of YouTube's Terms of Service. Though this doesn't equal crime, it's not recommended.

The Bottom Line

Downloading sound from YouTube can be easy with the methods introduced above. It's easy to select the best method from these options. If you want a stable and fast download option, using EaseUS Video Downloader is recommended. It offers a comprehensive way to save videos or audio from YouTube, which can fully meet your needs for download speed, multiple output formats, and various qualities. All in all, it is flexible and effective. While if you prefer convenience and ease to use, online converters are more suitable for you.

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