How to Extract Audio from YouTube on Windows/Mac/iPhone/Android/Online

When you come across some YouTube videos and only want to keep its music, you can extract audio from YouTube videos. But you may have no idea how to do it. Do not worry. After reading this article, you will learn about how to extract audio from YouTube on Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android, and online easily and quickly.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on May 24, 2024

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YouTube is one of the most popular social media platforms where you can watch and share all kinds of videos, like funny videos, music videos, etc.. On YouTube, if you sometimes come across some videos with incredible background music and only want to keep the music on your playlist, you can choose to extract audio from YouTube videos. 

If you don't know how to detach the audio from YouTube, you are in the right place. Here, we will offer you six efficient tools to help you complete the task on Windows, Mac, mobile phone, and online.  

How to Extract Audio from YouTube on Windows 10/8/7

If you want to extract audio from YouTube on Windows, you can't miss EaseUS Video Editor. It is an all-in-one video editing program. It allows you to separate music from YouTube within a few simple clicks. Also, Using this video editing software, you can convert the YouTube videos into many different formats so that you can play the video on your desired players or devices, like convert YouTube to MP4, and more. Next, let's find more amazing features about EaseUS Video Editor.

Here is a list of key features:

  • Support almost all key and popular video, audio, and image formats
  • Offer more than 300+ visual effects, including filters, overlays, transitions, and elements
  • Provide numerous video/audio format conversions, like convert MP4 to MKV, etc.
  • Enable you to make movie trailer, make picture in picture video easily and quickly
  • Allow you to export video in the format of YouTube, Vimeo, and some other social platforms

Here we offer you detailed tutorials to detach audio from YouTube video with EaseUS Video Editor.

Step 1. Download EaseUS Video Editor. Then, launch it and click "Import" to upload the video file. 

import video into editor

Step 2. Right-click the video and click "Add to Project" to add the file to timeline.

add project

Step 3. Right-click the video on the track and choose "Audio Detach". Then, the audio file will be loaded to the soundtrack.

extract audio from video

Step 4. Click the "Export" button to save the extracted audio to your computer. From the window, you can set the video format, name, quality, etc. Before clicking the second "Export" button, you can customize these settings.

export video

How to Extract Audio from YouTube on Mac

For Mac users, there is still some available audio extractor software. In this part, we will introduce you a great tool to assist you in detaching audio from YouTube video: VLC Media Player. 

VLC is a free and open-source video player, which supports many different file formats. Apart from a player, it is also a video converter. It can help you convert video or audio into different formats. If you want to keep the music from YouTube videos, you can do it with VLC efficiently. Just check the following tutorials. 

Step 1. Download and open VLC Media Player.

Step 2. Click "File" > "Convert/Stream...". Then you can import the YouTube video file into the specified filed.

Extract audio from youtube in VLC

Step 3. Choose "Audio - MP3" as the output format from the profile menu.

Extract audio from YouTube video

Step 4. Click "Save as file" > "Browse" to select a folder on your Mac to save the audio file. Then the conversion will start.

How to Extract Audio from YouTube on iPhone and Android

Some of you may want to directly detach music from YouTube and keep it on mobile phones so that you can listen to music anytime, anywhere. Is there any applications to extract audio from YouTube? Yes! In this part, we will introduce two wonderful apps to satisfy your needs.

1. Vidpaw [Android] 

Vidpaw is a great application for Android users. It enables you to enjoy and download any video to MP4 from over 1,000 sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and so on. Moreover, if you only want to keep the music from YouTube, Vidpaw can help you to make it. It allows you to keep the music in the format of MP3 and M4A. The most convenient is that you just type a keyword in this app and your desired YouTube video is within reach. 

Steps to extract music from YouTube with Vidpaw:

Step 1. Download and launch Vidpaw App.

Step 2. Copy and paste a URL to the search bar on the homepage. Or you can type the keywords of the YouTube video on the homepage. When you access the YouTube video, a downloading icon will appear. Just click on it and the Vidpaw app will analyze the video, generates the output downloading options to you. Select the M4A or MP3 and click "Download" to save the audio file on your Android device.

Extract audio from YouTube with Vidpaw

2. Video to MP3 Converter [iPhone]

Video to MP3 Converter is a great application to extract audio from YouTube video. Compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad, it can extract audio tracks from video files and save them in most popular audio file formats, including MP3, AIFF, WAV, M4A, AAC, and others. Most importantly, you don't need to download YouTube video in advance, you can directly search and convert YouTube video in this app.

Steps to extract audio from YouTube with Video to MP3 Converter:

Step 1. Download and open Video to MP3 Converter.

Step 2. Tap on the Video icon to choose one from your Gallery. 

Extract audio from YouTube

Step 3. Then you can trim the video if you like. Once done, you can give the extracted audio file a new name.

Extract audio from YouTube with Video to MP3 Cnverter

How to Extract Audio from YouTube on Windows and Mac Online

If you don't want to download and install any offline software, you can try online YouTube audio extractors. There are a lot of available online tools. Here we will show you two online programs to extract music from YouTube video.

1. Dirpy

Dirpy is a free online service that lets you record and convert your favorite freely available online media. Also, it allows you to download and transcode YouTube videos easily and quickly. When you need to extract music from your favorite video, you can have easy access to YouTube videos without needing to access YouTube.

Steps to detach audio from YouTube video with Dirpy:

Step 1. Visit derpy's site.

Step 2. Find a YouTube video URL, copy it, and paste it on the white box. Then click "dirpy."

Copy and paste a YouTube URL

Step 3. On the next page, you can edit the filename and the ID3 Tag Data, and many more. Then in the Record Audio profile, choose the MP3 option and click "Record Audio". A few moments later, you can download your music files.

Extract audio from YouTube with Dirpy

2. Kapwing

Kapwing is a versatile video editor. It can help you edit your YouTube videos, like adding texts, overlays, and filters. What's more, it is a useful YouTube audio extractor. To detach music from YouTube video, you can convert the video to audio formats, like MP3, AAC, and more.

Steps to extract audio from YouTube video with Kapwing:

Step 1. Go to Kapwing official site.

Step 2. Click "Upload" to add a YouTube file. You can select a YouTube file from your computer.

Step 3. To extract audio, choose the MP3 format to turn YouTube video into audio.

Extract audio from YouTube with Kapwing


On this page, you can learn six great YouTube audio extractors. No matter you work on Windows, Mac, or mobile phones, you can find the best software here.

Among those software, we strongly recommend EaseUS Video Editor. It not only can extract the audio from YouTube but can help you create incredible videos. It offers many special effects and advanced editing tools, you can trim, rotate, crop, reverse YouTube video. Also, it can export the output format that is compatible with some popular social media platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, TikTok, etc. You can't miss such amazing video editing software.

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