Best Way to Rip Audio from Video as MP3

By Roger Kelly Updated on 2021-07-14 / Update for Audio Recording Tips

Q: Is there a professional audio recorder you highly recommend to record audio tracks in videos? There are several times when I hang out on video sharing platforms, I'm deeply attracted by the background music in videos. I'd like to record these unknown but heart touching songs for offline playback to relax myself when long-driving.

There are so many wonderful video sharing websites, like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo. Vevo, etc. featuring funny and charming videos and music videos in the market. No matter which video service you access to, you can discover some pleasure music and like to listen to them over and over. Unfortunately, they are not available offline unless you have recorded audio from video on computer.

But take it easy! In this article, we will introduce the best way to rip audio from video losslessly and save them as common audio files, like MP3 so that you can play all audio tracks anywhere and anytime.

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Part 1. Best Audio Recorder to Record Audio from Video

Without doubt, there are so many free or paid, offline or online audio recorders created by software developers to record any sound from videos. If you are the newbie to select the excellent audio recording tool, it could be a tough and trivial project. It is not practical to install and use all audio captures one by one.

To get rid of this hassle, we have done this job for you. We have listed top 6 best audio recorders and tired all of them to compare to the conversion stability, output audio quality, output audio formats, editor features, etc. Finally, we will make a finally decision of the best audio grabber for ripping audio from a video. AudFree Audio Capture is the champion among others, with which you can record audio from streaming video in higher quality.

By adopting flexible and enriched recording and capturing method, AudFree Audio Capture will be able to record audio from streaming video services, online streaming music services, online radios and podcasts, local media players, etc. with zero quality loss. It is also capable of grabbing multi-tracks from different source at once and splitting them into independent tracks intelligently.

Another necessary function of this software is saving audio recording tracks from videos to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AU, AIFF, AAC, M4A and more to make all audio files compatible with any device.

AudFree Streaming Audio Capture

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  • Losslessly record music from videos from YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
  • Capture all types of sound playing on computer
  • Convert recorded audios to MP3, AAC, OGG, WAV, etc.
  • Grab multiple tracks simultaneously

Part 2. How to Rip Audios from Video – Detailed Tutorial

AudFree Audio Capture is available for both Mac and Windows operating system. That's to say, you can make full use of it to record audio from video on Mac and Windows computer. This smart audio capture program can support a wide of variety of video sharing websites, like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc. Here, we will take YouTube as example to show you the complete guide on how to rip audio from YouTube video by using AudFree.

Step 1Download, install, register AudFree Audio Capture
AudFree allows you to install the free trial version to test its all features before purchasing. Just hit on the 'Download' button at above to install it on your computer. If you have already purchase it, please enter to the 'Register' from the top 'Menu' to fill in with your register info for Windows user. For Mac user, please click the 'Key' logo from the top-right corner to register it.
Step 2Set up recording parameters in AudFree
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When you open this software, you will see its main window. Please add an app you used to access to the target video sharing service. You can drag and drop it from your computer desktop to the main interface or click the '+' button of 'Select/Add an App' to add it.
Step 3Set output format and other audio parameters
set output format as mp3
Before get started to recording audio from a video file, you need to customize output settings in advance. Just click the 'Format' icon to launch the setting window, and then you can define output format as MP3, FLAC, AAC and others in 'Audio'. Besides, you can go to 'Edit' to change sample rate, bit depth, audio channel, as well as encoder as you like to enhance the output audio quality.
Step 4Start recording audio from YouTube video
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Go back to the main interface, choose the target web browser you use to navigate to YouTube, and then hit 'Start' to run it. You can start to discover and play favorite video including favorite background music. At the same time, you will see AudFree Audio Capture will record them in real-time.
Step 5Edit and save recording audios from video
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Simply press the 'Stop' button to end the recording process. Now, you can click the 'Trim' button at each track to split audio tracks into small clips, and select 'Edit Tag' to customize ID3 tags or merge several audio tracks into a new file, etc. Last but not least, don't miss the important step, please click the 'Save' button to export all audio files to your computer.

No matter which video sharing service you find music tracks from, you can refer to the above detailed tutorial to rip audio from video losslessly with the assistance of AudFree Audio Capture.

Roger Kelly

Roger Kelly

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Roger Kelly has been dedicated in content creation about music streaming services and technology for over 6 years. He is an expert and computer geek to provide fixes and tips about various recorders and Amazon Music.

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