How To Extract The Audio From A YouTube Video In MP3 Format

There are a lot of songs on YouTube. To make a copy of just the audio of a video on your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Install youtube-dl. If you’re using a mac and use Homebrew, you can simply type brew install youtube-dl
  2. Then from the command line, type youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 <video URL>

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