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Old June 16, 2011, 02:59 AM
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Hi,

I'm interested into extracting audio files from youtube videos. Often, the youtube file is just music with a slideshow, or simply an audio file.

I know how to capture a youtube file, but how can I separate the audio track, and end up with an MP3?

Which opensource software could I use to be able to achieve that?

Thanks for your help!
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Old June 16, 2011, 10:49 AM
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First download the youtube video on KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!

Then download Super SUPER &copy

I've done this and it works, but I'm sure people can recommend something better than Super.
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Old June 16, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Convert YouTube to MP3, Get MP3 from YouTube video, FLV to MP3, extract audio from YouTube, YouTube MP3 - ListenToYouTube.com

Couple of sites like this exist.. Not necessarily the highest quality when they come out but its worked for me.
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Old June 16, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for replying!

I tried your solutions, and the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired.
I guess you get what you pay for!

some people post MP3 tracks on youtube, there must be a good way to "losslessly" capture that back...in a way that it's not a crappy distorted mess...

any other ways you guys can propose?
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Old June 16, 2011, 09:03 PM
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if it's music by well known artists, why not torrent it? you're still getting it for free by ripping it from youtube so it's not exactly different.
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Old June 16, 2011, 09:40 PM
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@ OP: I use realplayer to download all the videos, then convert them into MP3 file using the file converter included in realplayer. Hope it helps!
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What you want to do is demux the .flv container and take out the audio file untouched. I'm sure there are numerous programs out there. Try Googling "demux youtube" or "demux flv" and see what you come up with.

EDIT: Couldn't help myself. Looks like you may want to try FLV Extract: Moitah.net
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Old June 17, 2011, 02:41 AM
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Nice Yukon!

Thins is working awesome! And it's REALLY quick also!

Thanks again!
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Freemake is also a good program for ripping or converting video etc... its drag and drop lazy and outputs the same quality. Its just not as quick as I would like on large video files(blu-ray), only runs the cpu 60% usually. Still waiting for a good all in one lazy converter that takes advantage of all my cpu. But quality is the same as the original. For your purpose you can separate the audio.
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Old June 17, 2011, 07:53 AM
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I just use this site: SaveTube - Save YouTube Videos

It allows me to save just the audio or the entire video in flv or mp4 formats and whatever resolutions happen to be available for that video. Has always worked for me.
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