5 Easy Ways to Record Audio from YouTube on Mac (macOS Sierra) or Windows

Want the best YouTube recorder for Mac (macOS Sierra included) or Windows PC to record music from YouTube to make your own music collection? Look no further! Here are top 5 easiest ways to record YouTube on Mac (10.12 macOS Sierra) and Windows 10. Have a look.

Part 1. Record Audio from YouTube with YouTube Downloader

iSkysoft iTube Studio - YouTube Audio Recorder

If you want to download and extract audio from YouTube iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (or iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows) is the best YouTube audio downloader for you. This program is capable of offering you the facility to download YouTube to MP3 or grab background music from your favorite YouTube video on Mac (OS X 10.12 macOS Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan included) within one single click. With it, you can instantly enjoy the music of your interest on the internet. This YouTube audio downloader also lets you download videos from a variety of video sharing sites and then convert the files to other media formats to fit for your devices.

Why Choose This YouTube Downloader:

  • 1 click to record audio from YouTube to MP3 in high quality.
  • Download videos from YouTube and 10, 000+ more sites.
  • Download YouTube playlist, channel and category with Download all button.
  • Convert videos to any formats and extract audio from videos.
  • Optimize preset video download to iPhone, iPad, Android and other devices.
  • Directly export downloaded YouTube songs to iTunes.

How to Download MP3 from YouTube on Mac OS X 10.12

After downloading the application, you can install it by utilizing a wizard that guides you for setting up the program on Mac. When you're done, the download extension will be launched in an automatic way along with your browser so that you can download any YouTube video. The detailed information below will show you how it works on recording from YouTube.

Step 1. Download and install the YouTube downloader

Click above "Free Download" button to download the program file and then drag the file to the "Applications" folder to install the program in your Mac. After that, launch the program.

launch the youtube audio downloader

Step 2. 3 ways to record audio from YouTube

1 click download YouTube to MP3: You can copy the YouTube video URL and then go to the program interface. Click the "Download MP3" button on the top left corner to add the file to the download queue. Then the program will download YouTube into MP3 automatically.

download youtube audio in 1 click

Download YouTube audio with download extension: Alternatively, open your web browser and navigate to YouTube.com to find your favorite video. Any time when you play YouTube music video, a "Download" button will be provided. Just click the button and select MP3 to download the YouTube video.

download youtube audio in 1 click

Download then extract YouTube audio: Once you finish the downloading YouTube music videos, go to "Downloaded" and click "Add to Convert List" to import the video to "Convert" menu. In "Convert" menu, you can click "Convert" icon for each video to enter conversion window and select MP3 or other audio format from the "Audio" tab to extract audio from YouTube.

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Step 3. Export YouTube audio to iTunes

After downloading the YouTube audio, you can use the "Transfer" function of this software to sync YouTube audio to your iPhone, iPad or iPod. To do so, in the above conversion window, click the icon of "Add to Transfer List" to send the YouTube audio to "Transfer" menu. Then go to "Transfer" menu and click "Transfer" to start the transferring.

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Part 2. How to Record Music from YouTube on Android

To record music from YouTube on android device you will need to download the App TubeMate which is a free App you can get online. Your Android device however needs to be version 2.1 and above. And follow the below steps to record YouTube audio on Android.

Step 1: First, enable your device to install TubeMate.

Step 2: Once the download is complete follow the prompts to install the TubeMate onto your Android device.

Step 3: Launch TubeMate on your Android device.

Step 4: And search for the music you would like to record onto your Android device.

Step 5: And then click download. It should not take too long to download the music and you will be good to go.

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Part 3. How to Record Music from YouTube on iPhone

To record music from YouTube on iPhone, you will need to download Musi. This App is available free online and it is hyped as one of the best music Apps for iPhones. And then start recording music from YouTube by following the below steps:

Step 1: Download Musi App onto your iphone. You simply need to follow the prompts to download and the download will start and once it is done it will install and launch once installation is complete.

Step 2: On the search box just above the screen, type the name of the song or artists you would want to record onto your phone and click search.

Step 3: From the search results you can pick the most appropriate one you want and then click add.

Step 4: The song you have chosen will be ticked and then at the top right corner you can click import and the song will be imported onto your iphone.

Step 5: You can also choose to edit the song after recording it, trim it if you like and then save.

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Part 4. How to Record Music from YouTube Free Online

To make things simple, you can also directly record YouTube audio online without downloading any apps. One of the most recommended apps to use for recording music from YouTube without requiring a download is Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder. It comes with an easy to use interface and can record just about anything for as long as you want. Apowersoft also works on just about any internet enable device.

Step 1: Go to the Apowersoft website to find the Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder.

Step 2: Open YouTube on a separate tab in your browser and find the music you would like to record.

Step 3: Go back to the Apowersoft page and click on the start recording button. A screen will pop.

Step 4: Click on the record tab and choose audio only then click record.

Step 5: The recording will start after a countdown, meanwhile go back to YouTube and start playing the music you want to record.

Step 6: Once the recording has started, you can sit back and do other things while it records.

Step 7: When the recording is done you can convert it to whatever format you would like to save it as, and then save.

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Part 5: Record Audio from YouTube with YouTube Audio Recorder

To make things simple and record a song from YouTube video in one click, you can use iSkysoft iMusic This smart tool allows you to copy and paste the YouTube URL to download YouTube to MP3 or MP4 format with 100% original quality. All the songs will be saved into Library, letting you do further management or transfer to iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android devices for enjoyment.

  • Copy and paste the link of a YouTube video to download it as MP3 format.
  • Record music or audio from YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion and other video sites.
  • Automatically filter ads and add cover, album and other music identification.
  • Save music to iTunes Library for further management and transferring.

Easy Steps to Record YouTube Audio on Mac OS X (Yosemite and EL Capitan)

Below is a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to record audio from YouTube videos on Mac (OS X 10.11 EL Capitan and 10.10 Yosemite).

Step 1. Launch iSkysoft iMusic

Before getting started, click the Free Download button to get the installation package. After that, double-click the file to open the installation menu. Follow the instruction to finish installing the tool on your Mac. Then launch iSkysoft iMusic and click "GET MUSIC"

get music

Step 2. Download YouTube Music to MP3

Use your web browser to open youtube.com and find the music you're going to record. Click "DOWNLOAD" button on iSkysoft iMusic. Copy and paste the webpage link of the YouTube song to the download box, click "DOWNLOAD".

download add url

Step 3. Play/Transfer YouTube Music

During the download process, a window will tell you how it goes on with the download. After that, you can click "LIBRARY", navigate to the download music mangement window to preview all YouTube music.

download in library

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Jan 04,2017 10:59 am / Posted by to Record Video
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