How to get a song from YouTube to mp3?

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  1. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

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    There is a song on YouTube that I would like to have as an mp3 so I can put it on my phone. Does anyone know how I can do this?
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You take the name of the song, type it into iTunes and purchase.
     
  3. Big D 51 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's some backyard rap music that someone made and isn't on iTunes.

    It would be easy if it was a popular song by a popular artist.
     
  4. Big D 51 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is on iTunes! Wow. Im embarrassed but oh well. I got the song I want.

    Thanks for input.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    For the future, just google youtube to mp3 converter.
     
  6. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    I know there's software for windows but anything good for osx?


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  7. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    use jDownloader (or FF + VideoDownloadHelper), grab the mp4, then find something to demux mp4 files so you can extract the AAC file inside. All those sites actually re-encode the audio, so in theory you lose quality, that doesn't happen if you simply rip the audio from the video.
     
  8. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 2nd gen: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; fr-fr) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    You can also use Evom, which has a lot of options including extracting and converting the video, sound only, etc.
     
  9. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Why would i do that when i could use a perfectly legal tool? http://listentoyoutube.com
     
  10. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    I love that that site's definition of "high quality" is 128kb/s.
     
  11. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Works for me for now, I'm waiting for iCloud iTunes match. $25 a year to legitimize all my pirated music :D
     
  12. mscriv macrumors 601

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  13. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    And yet your tool performs the same function that loads of others do and we're still without a tool that performs the job losslessly :/
     
  14. Melrose macrumors 604

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    In Safari, hit CMD-Option-A, and find the video file. Double click that, download it, open it in Streamclip (free) and export audio.

    Although, I realize the OP may be long gone by now.
     
  15. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

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    Howto "download" audio only from Youtube vids:

    Code:
    > youtube-dl -t [B]--extract-audio[/B] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdXesX6mYUE
    
    [youtube] Setting language
    [youtube] CdXesX6mYUE: Downloading video webpage
    [youtube] CdXesX6mYUE: Downloading video info webpage
    [youtube] CdXesX6mYUE: Extracting video information
    [download] Destination: Pitbull_-_International_Love_ft_Chris_Brown-CdXesX6mYUE.mp4
    [download] 100.0% of 79.12M at    2.09M/s ETA 00:00
    [ffmpeg] Destination: Pitbull_-_International_Love_ft_Chris_Brown-CdXesX6mYUE.aac
    
    http://rg3.github.com/youtube-dl/

    It's included in homebrew (http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew)

     
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