How to record audio from YouTube?

Youtube has become more and more popular in the world. Any types of videos you would like to watch can be found on Youtube.com. If you are watching a Youtube video, but you are attracted by the audio playing in the video and want to save the audio. Instead of searching the name of the audio, you can record the audio from Youtube.com directly. But there is no download audio button on Youtube video. How to record and save audio form YouTube directly?

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Compared to YouTube audio downloader, a YouTube audio recorder is more convenient when you just want a segment of the audio contained in YouTube video. YouTube audio downloader will always download the complete audio file in the YouTube video. Besides, the Youtube audio recorder is also a versatile streaming audio recorder , you can also use it to record any sound from other websites or applications.

Name Ondesoft Audio Recorder Streaming Audio Recorder Filmora Audacity
Platform Mac Mac/Windows Mac&Windows Mac&Windows
Output formats MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, M4R, MKA and OGG MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, FLAC AIFF, WAV, MP3, Ogg, FLAC, MP2, M4A(AAC), AC3, WMA
Split audio Yes


No Yes
Price $29.95 Lifetime Plan

$29.95 Monthly Plan

$39.95 Annual Plan

$59.95 Lifetime Plan

$44.99 Annual Plan


Here we will introduce you the powerful yet easy to use YouTube audio recorder - Ondesoft Audio Recorder . Ondesoft Audio Recorder can easily record any audio or audio segments from Youtube video with lossless high quality and save them in common audio formats like MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, M4R, MKA and OGG format. Below are steps on how to record audio from Youtube video using Ondesoft Audio Recorder.

Step 1 Download, install and run Ondesoft Audio Recorder on your Mac. The interface is shown as below:
Ondesoft Audio Recorder can record audio from any application that have audio. iTunes, QuickTime Player and Safari is added by default. You can record music from 4 applications simultaneously. They won't interfere each other.

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Step 2 When you want to record YouTube audio, you can use Safari to play it. If you use other browser (Firefox, Chrome…), click to add the browser first. The default output format is mp3. Click to change to WAV, AAC, AC3, AU, FLAC, M4A, M4R, MATROSK, and OGG format if you want. Then click .

Play the Youtube video that you want to record audio from.

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The recording starts automatically.

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Step 4 Click to pause or click to stop recording. Cick to play the recorded audio immediately or click to locate it. Ondesoft Audio Recorder also features a Audio Editor tool for you to cut or crop audio clips into your own unique track.

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