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Larry Kart

Downloading YouTube sound to I Tunes

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Does anyone know a good safe way to download YouTube sound onto ITunes? The one method I’ve found, flv.tv, is said to be a source of malware. And if you do know of a good safe way, could you walk me through it?

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Browse around here and find one that sounds good to/for you: https://www.cnet.com/

You can get some that do the audio conversion on the fly, but if you want the video, you can get stuff to download that, and then keep the video but convert to a separate audio file.

As fo iTunes, can't help you there, don't use it with any regularity.

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Haven't tried it in years, but the last time I did I Goggled "YouTube to mp3" and just used the first thing that popped up. 

 

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Larry's right, there are free apps that will bring malware. I use the cnet site to look at what's what. Don't know how that works for macs, though.

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I use Audio Hijack.  You do have to pay a bit for it but it seems worth it to me. 

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9 hours ago, Kevin Bresnahan said:

If you use Firefox, there are several add-ons for this. I've never heard of a Firefox add-on with malware but I may be wrong about that.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?platform=windows&q=you%20tube%20audio

2,329 results for "you tube audio"

Fortunately, one can filter the results by add-on type and operating system and sort them by various properties, including being top-rated. :)

Edited by bluenoter

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There is a program called youtube catcher which enables you to download both audio and video and listen offline at your leisure. Unfortunately the newer versions of this program are embedded with tons of nasty adware and unwanted b.s.

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Safe but time consuming way would be recording it real time with audacity or some other recorder.

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I have patched directly to my CD recorder from my computer or Mac, though the one issue is the possibility of an internet interruption during recording. It always seems to pop up when recording a one time live webcast.

 

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I've bounced around to differenty youtube converters with varying degrees of satisfaction.  Currently have been using y2mate.com, which seems good and safe to me.  They all try to get you to download additional software.

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On 10/24/2018 at 10:32 AM, Larry Kart said:

Does anyone know a good safe way to download YouTube sound onto ITunes? The one method I’ve found, flv.tv, is said to be a source of malware. And if you do know of a good safe way, could you walk me through it?

ClipGrab lets you download videos from YouTube and has an audio-only option in the drop-down menu under "Format." I've found the app to work simply and well.

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