Youtube audio copying

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brn2rnjk1, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. brn2rnjk1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2008
    I have searched and read this board and others, and I am confused on what program would be the easiest for me to do the following.

    I need to extract audio only from a few clips to then edit in garageband. I believe I want to use .wav since the application I am going to eventually use them in works with wav best. There were many suggestions here, but I was hoping someone could give me one or two for my use.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. Chodarth macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2011
    I use audacity to copy any type of audio off the web and then export it to any audio format, mp3, wav, aiff etc.
  4. DrNeroCF macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2004
    Install ClickToFlash, right click the video, Open in QuickTime, File, export, Sound to aiff or wav.
  5. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2011
    Howto "download" audio only from Youtube vids:

    > youtube-dl -t [B]--extract-audio[/B]
    [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

    It's included in homebrew (

  6. Adomian macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2012
    Try downloading the video with Video Download Helper for Firefox. Then open the video with Audacity (this may sound dumb but it should work on an mp4) and export to whatever format you want.

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