How to download any song or audio byte – From Youtube

First I’d like to say that I don’t intend you use this for any illegal purposes. This is written strictly for fair use to inform you of a way of taking a short 10 second audio byte from any YouTube video and putting it in say a presentation you may have. With that said, let’s get started.

After reading this you should be able to extract audio from any YouTube video and convert it into MP3. So there’s really just a few steps you have to follow. I know I’ve been writing a lot of lists lately, and I don’t plan to change it now?

Step 1

Search YouTube for a video that has audio you’d like to extract into an MP3 file. In my example I am going to search for “Summer Paradise” by Simple Plan featuring Sean Paul.

Step 2

Go through the list of videos and select one you find suitable. I suggest listening to the whole video first to ensure that the audio doesn’t cut off somewhere in the middle of the clip.

Step 3

After finding a suitable clip, copy the URL by highlight it, right clicking, and selecting ‘Copy’ from the list.

Step 4

Open a new browser tab if you’d like, but it isn’t required as long as you have the URL copied from the previous step. In the new browser tab, go to the Listen To YouTube website at or click the link.


Step 5

Scroll down until you see a text box where it asks you to enter the URL. Paste the URL you copied earlier here by right-clicking and selecting ‘Paste’. You then have an option of Standard Quality or High Quality. I suggest you choose high quality since MP3s don’t take up a lot of space anyways. After you’re done, click the blue GO button.

Step 6

The website will then begin extracting your video. It usually take about 30 seconds. More or less depending on the length of the video and the speed of your internet connection.

Step 7

After it is done, you will be displayed with a sponsored ad. You can click on it if it interests you, otherwise click the link at the top that asks you to continue.

Step 8

You will be displayed with a page that says your file is ready for download. Click the link to proceed.

Step 9

Finally, you will be presented with one final button that when you click, your file should begin downloading.

Step 10

The file should be saved in whatever path you set the downloads of your browser to. Insert the file into your presentation or open the file with your favourite music player and enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial. Let me know if there are any other Mac or iOS tutorials you would like me to write about.


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