When legally downloading music and videos from other YouTube creators, there are many different rules and guidelines you should follow. It is illegal to download any copyrighted material from YouTube without express permission. While you can download royalty-free YouTube audio or video, YouTube Studio offers royalty-free music production and sound effects in the Audio Library.
If you want to save YouTube audio, make sure you always get permission before downloading. YouTube’s guidelines state Youtube to Mp3: “Our Terms of Service prohibit downloading or copying videos on YouTube without the explicit consent of the copyright holder.” If you haven’t received permission, YouTube has never sued anyone for violating these terms. This does not make the practice legal, but download it at your own risk and expense.
If you are sure you can ethically save YouTube audio, read on to learn how to save a YouTube video as an audio file.
How to save audio from YouTube videos
There are many ways to save audio from YouTube videos online via your desktop or smartphone. Let’s look at your options.
- How to save YouTube audio with YouTube Premium
The easiest way to legally download any YouTube audio or video file is by subscribing to YouTube Premium. YouTube Premium allows subscribers to download unlimited YouTube videos and audio, watch without ads, play in the background and access YouTube Music Premium. But it comes at a price. Users receive a 1 month free trial and then must pay $14.99 per month.
To sign up for YouTube Premium, all you need to do is sign in to your existing YouTube account, click on your profile picture, then click Purchases & Subscriptions.