Program For Ripping Audio From Youtube Clips?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by beau21, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. beau21 macrumors member


    Apr 1, 2008
    hey guys.

    i'm looking for a program where I can take a YouTube clip and get just the sound from it. I have Miro right now and unless I'm missing something I've only found how to rip the video from YouTube and it puts it in a .flv format

    any help?

    or a way to maybe convert .flv to .mp3?
  2. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    No need for software. Go here:
  3. jakeopolis macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    tubesock will rip a video from youtube, then i'm sure there's a program that can take the audio off that.
  4. Ludde macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2007
    Just use Get Tube, and be sure to set the output file format to audio and you're all set.
  5. J.Dean macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2007

    You are definitely a life (and money) saver! I had the same question, but was going to purchase a stereo that records music onto cd's and connect my computer to it so I can rip the songs. How much more simple and affordable your post is!!!! I'm heading to the site now, thanks so much.
  6. J.Dean macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2007
    Well, I just tried my first conversion but in itunes when I click on the file to play the song, it automatically skips over to the next song. any suggestions why?
  7. J.Dean macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2007
    How is this done?
  8. McBag macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
  9. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I would use TubeTV to rip the video, save it to your disk as an .MP4 file. Then open the MP4 file in QuickTime (*Pro) -- extract the audio, then export the audio as an AIFF file. Open the AIFF file in iTunes and then compress as MP3.

    Then, you will have an MP3 of the Audio off a YouTube file.

  10. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?
  11. Ludde macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2007

    Attached Files:

  12. J.Dean macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2007
  13. jonutarr macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2006
  14. dougf14 macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2009
    Vidtomp3 a spam trigger

    It was suggested that to rip audio from Youtube to a Mac as an MP3 file one can simply use I tried this and was forced to complete a survey that sought to capture personal information, followed by a requirement that I provide at least two merchants from a list with contact information before I would be permitted to hear the MP3 file that had been created. The site does not warn users of this. Meanwhile I experienced a new problem: multiple web pages began appearing behind the screen advertising all sorts of products.

    I chose to pass on it. You may want to as well.
  15. combat macrumors member


    Dec 13, 2009
    Dallas, Texas
    AudioHijack, can take audio from any app, including any website. Super helpful!
  16. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    +1 for AudioHijack. I use it all the time.
  17. brinkmann macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2010
    I was able to use it successfully without having to complete a survey or having any pop-ups.
  18. 2nz, Dec 18, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010

    2nz macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2010
    I completed the download successfully as well. There was no survey however there was a background pop up.

    Make sure you click the link which is marked as "Download MP3"

    DO NOT click the big blue download buttons towards the middle/bottom of the screen as these are re-directs.

    edit: Then on the following screen click the round "Download MP3" button. Your cursor WILL NOT change when you hover over it (like all the other links on the page.) Just put your cursor over it and click and the save window will come up.
  19. legreve macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2010
    Jdownloader can rip every element of a YouTube video separately...
  20. KittyParis macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2011
    MPEG Streamclip is the best for this! You can download it for free, and it's a wonderful little program. Add .flv when you rename the download, and it will ask you if you want to. Say yes. Then play it in MPEG Streamclip. It has a choice list, where you can export just the audio, and you have different choices as to type and options. Plus you can save movies in different formats, and combine clips to make movies.

    Even more fun, if you're playing a movie, you can pause it and save the frame as a picture. I got a great picture of my mother and I this way. It's really been a great and simple program. No fuss.

    Here's the link:
  21. ajamali macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011
    In Yo Face
    In my opinion Grappler is the best one out there but it isn't free.

    Grappler Website
  22. Journojulz macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2008
    I use Safari and Quicktime 7 and iTunes.

    1. first download the FLVL
    open in safari
    click window/activity and double click the big file downloading.
    This will save it into your Downloads folder

    2. then open the FLV in QT7 and export the audio to wav

    3. convert to mp3 in iTunes.

    Its not 1-step - but it does use the basic programmes apple gave you.
  23. hall26 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2011
  24. akdj macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    Not sure exactly what the plug in is called...but if you use Firefox there are a couple of different options. It actually gives you an extra button while viewing on youtube's site...a button to "convert to mp3". I've tried several of the other options in this thread, but I've found using FF plugins to be very simple, one click and efficient way to convert the video's audio to mp3



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