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What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 11, 2021 08:30PM
I did this a few years ago, but the way I went about it escapes me. I'm running High Sierra, have Audacity and of course QT Player. He'p me!



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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: Don C
Date: August 11, 2021 08:34PM
I have been using Video Download Helper in Firefox, then running the file through Sound Studio to remove the video part, make adjustments to the sound file, and add tag information.
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: August 11, 2021 09:00PM
ClipGrab works just fine. Can download YT as .mp4, .mp3 (audio only), and a number of other formats. Requires Python and youtube-dl. Free (donationware).



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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: August 11, 2021 09:06PM
Haven't used it in a while but this one always worked for me when I needed it.

https://ytmp3.cc/downloader/

Web based - no downloads or browser plug ins....
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 11, 2021 09:10PM
4k Video Downloader is what I use.
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 11, 2021 10:02PM
I use ClipGrab, and use my audio editor, Sound Studio to save as audio only---usually AppleLossless to avoid any further lossy compression.

If you have AppleMusic and load the file into iTunes/Music App, it will try to Match (that's still a thing) and give you a 256kps MP4 file.



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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 11, 2021 11:01PM
There's also a way to do so in VLC but I'm on my phone at the moment. Might be worth looking into
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: August 12, 2021 06:24AM
MacYTDL.
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 12, 2021 07:03AM
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 12, 2021 08:11AM
Another vote for ClipGrab.
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: rz
Date: August 12, 2021 08:31AM
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 12, 2021 09:07AM
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mikebw
Another vote for ClipGrab.
And another, ClipGrab 'just works'.



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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 12, 2021 10:05AM
Thanks, all!



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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 12, 2021 12:30PM
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TheCaber
ClipGrab works just fine. Can download YT as .mp4, .mp3 (audio only), and a number of other formats. Requires Python and youtube-dl. Free (donationware).

agree smiley But it's not "recording YT audio", it's downloading.
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 12, 2021 12:50PM
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Rolando
I use ClipGrab, and use my audio editor, Sound Studio to save as audio only.

ClipGrap does have a setting to download audio only; "MP3 (audio only)".
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 12, 2021 12:55PM
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DeusxMac
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Rolando
I use ClipGrab, and use my audio editor, Sound Studio to save as audio only.

ClipGrap does have a setting to download audio only; "MP3 (audio only)".

Yes this is a great feature that I often use for work. In fact it will pull the original audio no matter what the format so there is no lossy conversion!
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 12, 2021 01:32PM
YouTube Download Plus on Firefox



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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: steve...
Date: August 12, 2021 05:47PM
What ever happened to Audio Hijack? I've used it in the past, can't remember why I stopped.




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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: DewGuy
Date: August 12, 2021 08:26PM
Another vote for ClipGrab.
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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: August 13, 2021 11:01AM
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steve...
What ever happened to Audio Hijack? I've used it in the past, can't remember why I stopped.

Now that you mention it, that's what I used to use. Don't know why I stopped either.



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Re: What's your favorite free method of recording YT audio?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: August 15, 2021 09:17AM
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steve...
What ever happened to Audio Hijack? I've used it in the past, can't remember why I stopped.

Nothing wrong with it, it's just limited by being real-time manual recording. It's excellent for live streams and such.
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