macbook air+youtube downloads

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Lori5060, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Lori5060
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    on my macbook air purchased fall 2015....

    i have downloaded an app in firefox which allow me to download files. but only gives option of mp4, web and 3gp and even tho says fly option does not show. am only familiar with mp4 which is a video and flv.

    i have tried to download mp4 and convert mp3 using total video converter lite but quicktime nor flv will open files. i cannot open nor import mp4 into this converter video app.

    i have tried playing the video in youtube and recording on audacity which works out okay but audio sounds like in a barrel...kind of double audio.

    any ideas of a work around this?
     
  2. Boyd01
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    I have been using an app called Piezo for several years. It can record audio from any other app, such as YouTube playing on Safari. Never had any problems with it sounding like it was "in a barrel". https://rogueamoeba.com/piezo/

    I use another app called ClipGrab when I want to capture YouTube video. It allows you to save in a variety of formats. https://clipgrab.org

    I don't use Firefox though.
     
  3. pika2000
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    Once you have an MP4, you should be able to simply use Quicktime to export the audio easily. Then you can do whatever you want with it.
     
  4. Lori5060
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    thanks pika
    i dont do this mp4 downloading from youtube often and just wanted an easy way to get audio without video.
    shall try this out. thanks
     

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