How Do I Record High Quality Audio From a YouTube Video?

As a content creator, you may come across situations where you need to extract audio from a YouTube video. Whether you want to use the audio for a podcast or a music project, it’s important to ensure that the quality of the audio is top-notch. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to record high-quality audio from a YouTube video.

Method 1: Using Online Tools

There are many online tools available that allow you to extract audio from YouTube videos in various formats such as MP3, WAV, AAC, and more. One popular tool is YouTube MP3. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Go to YouTube and copy the link of the video whose audio you want to extract.
  2. Open YouTube MP3 website in your browser.
  3. Paste the copied link in the given text box and click on “Convert.”
  4. The tool will start processing the video and provide you with an option to download the extracted audio file.

Method 2: Using Audio Recording Software

If you want more control over the quality and format of your extracted audio, you can use audio recording software. Here are basic steps for using Audacity:

  1. Download and install Audacity on your computer.
  2. Go to YouTube and play the video whose audio you want to extract.
  3. In Audacity, select “Windows WASAPI” as your recording device under “Device.”
  4. Note: If Windows WASAPI is not visible as an option, check if it is supported by your sound card.

    If not, use another available option.

  5. Start playing the YouTube video and click on the “Record” button in Audacity.
  6. After the video is finished, stop the recording by clicking on the “Stop” button.
  7. Edit your audio file using Audacity’s editing tools and export it in your desired format.


Extracting audio from YouTube videos can be useful for various content creation purposes. Whether you prefer online tools or audio recording software, it’s important to ensure that you record high-quality audio. With this tutorial, you now have two reliable methods to extract audio from a YouTube video with ease.