Is there a way to get free music in our pocket without any illegal procedures but with persistent internet connection? One such method is to record freely an available audio directly from YouTube by using an audio-editing software. One of such free and easy-to-use software solutions is audacity. The use of this technique is for all kinds of video. The process is quite simple and highly efficient so without further ado, let's get started with the tutorial on how to record audio directly from YouTube with Audacity.
Follow these easy steps:
That’s it! Your recording is complete.
Now your recording is a portable mp3 file which you can play on any multimedia platform.
Here are some problems and solutions for troubleshooting:
1. I cannot find the option for stereo mix under devices.
This usually happens when stereo mix is disabled. To enable it, go to control panel> hardware and sound>sound. In the sound window, click on the recording tab, right click in a blank space within the tab, choose show disabled devices from the menu that appears. The stereo mix device will now be visible. Right click the device and select the enable option.
2. I still cannot find the stereo mix option.
In this case, your PC has an integrated sound card which does not allow you to record from a streaming YouTube video. However, you can still use many online services to get the same results.
3. I'm being unable to encode my files to mp3.
In saving your file in mp3 format, you need to download LAME extension from its download site, lame.buanzo.org or lame.sourceforge.net then install it. You can then proceed to exporting the files to mp3 format. You may be asked for the location of the LAME file. Navigate to the file lame_enc.dll which is likely to be in the directory you installed the LAME file to. Once you're done with this, you should have no trouble converting your files to mp3.
If you're a mac user or someone who doesn't find using audacity tedious, one handy alternative is the iMusic. You can use this software to record live streaming audio. It is available on its site www.iskysoft.com/audio-recorder-mac/. The full version of this softare costs about $29, but it will provide you with a number of features that audacity doesn't.
Step1. Install and open iMusic. After then, click "GET MUSIC". There are 3 options for you: Discover music with the built-in music library, Download music by copy-n-paste the song URL, and Record music. Here, you need to click "Record".
Step2. Click on the red record button. Play the audio you wish to record either with desktop software, web browser or any other music player. Note that the recording doesn't begin unless you start playing the audio track.
Step3. Go to library, right click the track and select identify track info. Your audio track has been saved.
These are the methods you could employ to save audio from YouTube. However, make sure you don't misuse them to avoid troubles. Undoubtedly, these great tools will greatly reduce the gap between you and your music.