Downloading songs people hear in YouTube videos is somewhat of a common practice, and the need for facilitating the process has motivated the creation of numerous websites and software. But far not every service is safe and trustworthy. Some of these services (if you’re lucky) simply produce poor quality audio files, however, there are others that can infect your computer with malware.
If you decided to download music from YouTube anyway, first check if the website or app you’re using is safe.
For your convenience, we’ve found two ways that will make the process safer and easier.
We also advise you to make sure that your antivirus service scans the software for threats before you install or use it.
You probably don’t want to download any apps, but using an installed app is usually safer and more reliable in terms of ripping audio from YouTube videos, because many sites that offer this kind of music may one day become victim to hackers and malware.
4K Downloader’s made for 4K YouTube to MP3 app is easy (and free) to install and use. It’s available for various operating systems: Windows, macOS, and Ubuntu. You can upgrade it to a premium version; it includes such features as “unlimited playlists download” as well as no ads.
1. Download and then install 4K YouTube to MP3 to your PC
Visit the 4K YouTube to MP3 webpage and click on the “Get 4K YouTube to Mp3” button, which you’ll find on the left side of the screen. The site will automatically identify which version is compatible with your computer. If it doesn’t happen, find the necessary version by following the Another Version? link under the blue button.
Follow the prompts you’ll see on the screen and install 4K YouTube to MP3.
2. Copy the URL of the video you chose
Open the YouTube video, the audio of which you’d like to rip in your browser. Click on the address bar, and copy it or right-click on the video and select Copy video URL from the menu.
3. Paste the video URL into the app
The best part of 4K YouTube to MP3 it’s very easy to start the process of ripping the audio. Once you copied the link, all that’s left to do is paste it into the app by simply clicking on the green Paste Link button. That’s it.
4. Locate the file
When the MP3 file is ready, the app saves it to your desktop. To find the file, mouse over the track presented in the middle of the app and click on a “Show in Folder” button when it appears. After that, you’ll be directed to a File Explorer window with your new MP3.
If you don’t want to download a special app to satisfy your audio-ripping needs, use online services like YouTube to MP3. This is a website with a free converter for videos from YouTube. Please make sure to use your antivirus software when using these sites as we’ve warned you before.
YouTube to MP3 works similarly to the abovementioned desktop method. You need to copy and paste the URL of the chosen video and the website will convert the video into an MP3 audio file. You don’t need to install anything, plus, you can upload the MP3 track to Dropbox, without saving it on the computer.
So, these are the two ways of downloading music from YouTube videos for free. They are a good alternative to paying for listening to music, but you have to be very careful.