How to Download Music from YouTube to PC

Carrie Murray, Tuesday, March 16, 2021

This post is going to show a simple way to download music from YouTube to a computer, iTunes, iPhone, Android phone so that you can listen to music from YouTube offline and on a portable device. It is much more convenient to listen to music on YouTube without video on devices like iPhone/iPod/Android.

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Download Audio Only from YouTube Videos

VidPaw (opens new window)is a YouTube downloader that allows you to download only audio from YouTube. You can use its YouTube to MP3 converter to download YouTube music to MP3 in different quality with bitrates of 320kbps, 256kbps, 128kbps, 128kbps, and 64kbps. The method is very easy.

STEP 1. Copy the URL of the YouTube video from which you want to download music.

STEP 2. Open and click Free Solutions > YouTube to MP3 Converter.

VidPaw Homepage

STEP 3. Paste the YouTube link into the blank. Select a quality option. For example, you can choose to download music in MP3 at the bitrate of 320 kbps. Click Convert.

VidPaw YouTube to MP3 Converter

STEP 4. The audio of the YouTube video will be downloaded on your device.

Since VidPaw only supports downloading YouTube music in MP3currently, if you need to download YouTube videos to M4V and more, move to the next method.

Get Music from YouTube in MP3, M4A, and More

To save music from YouTube to your computer, you need a YouTube music downloader and converter but there is another way to keep the music on your computer. Here we suggest FonePaw Screen Recorder (opens new window). It can record music from YouTube in many formats, including MP3 and more.

  • Record YouTube music in high quality to PC/Mac.

  • Save the music in MP3, M4A, or other audio formats so that the music from YouTube can be played on different devices (PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, etc.).

  • Capture YouTube videos also as well as record from other platforms.

  • Start sound check before recording.

  • Restore the canceled/unsaved recording.

Step 1. Go to and find the YouTube video that you want to rip music from.

Step 2. Launch FonePaw Screen Recorder and select Audio Recorder to move on.

Audio Recorder

Step 3. Adjust the volume of the system sound or microphone. As for YouTube audio recording, system sound should be turned on and turned up.

Move to Preference > Sound > Start Sound Check to test the audio quality. If you are satisfied, begin recording now.


Step 5. Hit the REC button to begin recording. All sounds from your computer will be included so please make sure you don't open other music apps or enable the beep on the computer. During the recording, you are allowed to set the recording length, which will ease your work.

Recording YouTube Audio

Step 6. After the YouTube video is recorded, you can listen to the following interface. If you are satisfied, please press the Save button to keep it on your PC.

Note: If you tend to customize the output formats, you can select the ideal one in the More Settings list.

Listen to Recorded Audio

Now you have downloaded music from YouTube to your computer. You can then listen to YouTube music with iTunes or transfer the music from YouTube to your iPhone, Android, or another portable device to enjoy it offline.

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