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How to Download Videos from YouTube and Extract Audio

The Internet popularity promotes the development of online music videos. Now it has become amazingly easy to get music videos online for entertainment. Sometimes, we may want to extract a song from a music video. Now, let me tell you how to achieve it step by step.

Take a music video on YouTube as an example to show you how to extract the song. Here we go:

Log onto YouTube.com and search the music video first, as shown in the screenshot below.

Below is one of the search results. Enter the page and you will get the URL from your browser, as shown in the screenshot below.

Now you need a tool to capture the flash video and extract the song from it. There are lots of such tools, among which I recommend the powerful application Clone2go Video Converter Professional as it is not only a completely free media player, but also a powerful video conversion application. Let's take a look at its powerful function first:

Convert video files between almost all popular formats. The input format includes: MOV, WMV, FLV, MPEG-4, MPG, RM, RMVB, AVI, VOB, ASF, DV, 3GP, M1V and M2V. The output format includes: AVI, WMV, 3GP, MPEG-4, MP3, FLV, etc.

Convert videos at high speed with perfect output quality
Extract sound tracks in MP3 format from video clips
Change video and audio properties independently
Multi-select files for batch conversion
Customize output video frame size
Split files into smaller parts

You can download the latest version of Clone2go Video Converter Professional at http://www.clone2go.com/products/videoconverter.php

After installation, launch the program. Click "YouTube" button, as shown in the screenshot below.

Now, copy the above-mentioned URL of the music video and paste it into the form of the pop-up window, as shown in the screenshot below.

After that, double click the bar to download the video from YouTube.

Downloading...

Select the video when completed.

Select the audio format that you need such as mp3, wav and ogg, as shown in the screenshot below.

Click one of the "Encode" buttons to extract audio, as shown in the screenshot below.

Then, you will see the pop-up window, as shown in the screenshot below. As it is the evaluation version, it converts each video file only for three minutes. While the Full Version can convert video files without the limit of time, which is mentioned on Clone2go.com

Anyway, click the "button" to continue with the evaluation.

Clone2go Video Converter Professional extracts audio very fast. Only a few seconds later, 65% has completed.

When completed, click "Folder" to get the music. Done!

Now, you can put the music into your portable devices such as Nokia, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Xbox, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Dopod and enjoy it anywhere!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us support@clone2go.com.