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    How to download music from YouTube for free

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    Martí Micolau
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  • Online services to download music from YouTube for free
    • GrabFrom
    • Converto
  • App to download music from YouTube for free
    • YouTube Downloader (Android)
    • Commands (iOS)
  • Download YouTube music for free with YouTube Music

    As I told you at the beginning of the article, the first and most practical system you have from your for download music from youtube for free consists in relying on YouTube Music, the YouTube music streaming service, in fact. You can use it for free, but in exchange for a subscription of 9,99 euros / month (or 14,99 euros / month for the family plan that can be used by 6 people) with the first 3 months of free trial, it allows you to download music videos that are available on YouTube and listen to them in audio-only mode, even in the background. The service can be used from a browser and via an app for smartphones and tablets, but the download is only possible from mobile.



    To use it, first download and install YouTube Music on your smartphone or tablet. If you are using Android, connected to the relevant section of the Play Store and presses the button Install, mentre is stai using iOS you have to connect to the relevant section of the App Store, press the button Ottieni / Installa and authorize the operation using Face ID, Touch ID or password.

    Then, open the app by pressing on its icon (the one with the YouTube logo in the red circle), start the free trial period of the service by following the instructions on what to do that I have provided in my guide specifically dedicated to YouTube Music and proceed with the download of the songs of your interest.


    To do this, in the case of playlist and to the album just press on the relative cover and on the button with the down arrow that you find at the top. As regards the individual songs, invece, award your pulse [...] that you find in their correspondence and choose Download give the menu to compare.


    Once the download is complete, you will be able to access all the contents you have chosen to enable for offline listening by pressing on the voice Collection located at the bottom of the app screen and then on the wording Download.

    Programs to download music from YouTube for free

    Did you know there are gods software to Windows e MacOS specially designed to download music from YouTube for free? No? Well, now you know. For more details, read on. You will find listed below what I believe to be the best in the category.

    4K Video Downloader (Windows / macOS)

    The first, among the useful programs to download music from YouTube at no cost, that I recommend you try is 4K Video Downloader, a free application compatible with Windows and macOS. It allows you to choose between various formats and various output resolutions and is also able to download entire playlists. A paid version is also available (costs 14,64 euros) which removes the advertising banners and includes other extra features.

    To download 4K Video Downloader on your computer, connect to the program's website and click on the button Get 4K Video Downloader. A complete download, you are using Windows, april il .exe file obtained and, in the window that appears on the desktop, first click on the button Run and then on the button Next.


    Then accept the conditions of use of the program, placing the check mark next to the item I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and press the button again Next twice in a row. Finally, press on the buttons install, SiFinish. Then start the program using the collegamento that was added to the desktop or via the Start menu.


    Stai using MacOSInstead, to install 4K Video Downloader all you have to do is open the package .dmg you downloaded and drag the program icon to the folder Applications on your Mac. Then right click on it and select the item apri from the menu that appears, in order to start the software, however, going around the limitations imposed by Apple on non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).

    Now that you see the software window on the screen, copy the address of the video from which you intend to extract the audio and press the button Paste link / Paste link which is located at the top left. In the window that opens, set the option Extract audio / Extract audio from the drop-down menu located at the top left and choose the audio file format you want to obtain (MP3, M4A or OGG) from the menu Format / Format and its quality level (eg. 320k high quality o Normal quality 128k) by selecting the option you prefer a little further down.


    Per conclusdere, pigia sul pulsating [...] located at the bottom and indicates the location on your PC where you want to save the final file, then start the conversion and download procedure of the song by clicking on the button Extract / Download.

    MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter (Windows / macOS)

    If you are looking for a valid alternative to the software mentioned in the previous lines you can rely on MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter. It is an excellent program, compatible with Windows and macOS, which allows you to download music from YouTube and convert it to MP3 with a maximum quality of 320 kbps. It's free and incredibly simple to use.

    To download it to your computer, connect to its official website and click on the button Download YouTubeToMP3. When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, april il .exe file obtained and, in the window that appears on the screen, click the buttons Run e Si. Then put the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement and finish the setup by clicking on the button NEXT four times in a row and on the buttons Install e end.


    Se, invece, stai using MacOS, april il package .dmg ricavato e trascina l 'program icon in the folder Applications Of computer. Then right click on it and select the item apri from the menu that appears, in such a way as to start the program, however, going around the limitations that Apple imposes on non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).

    At this point, the steps are the same on all operating systems. Copy, therefore, the URL of the YouTube video from which you want to extract the audio, click on the button Paste link placed at the top left of the software window to paste the link to the YouTube video you want to convert to MP3 into the program and proceed to download by pressing the button with the down arrow located at the top right.

    By default, audio files are saved in MP3 format in the folder Download > MediaHuman > Music Of computer. If you want to set a different output format, adjust the quality of the final file, select a different folder for saves etc., click on thegear which is at the bottom left and choose the item Pref Renze from the menu that opens. Then go to the tab Audio output and make the changes you prefer from there. Then remember to press the buttons Apply e OK to apply and confirm the changes.

    Online services to download music from YouTube for free

    Let's move on to the online services that allow you to download music from YouTube for free. They act by extracting the audio from the videos hosted by the well-known American portal and allow you to download the final result on your computer in the form of MP3 files or in other formats. You will find listed below those that in my humble opinion constitute the most interesting solutions in the category.

    GrabFrom

    Among the most popular and popular online services for downloading music from YouTube at no cost there is GrabFrom. It works on all browsers and is extremely simple to use. Note that it allows you to choose between various audio formats and qualities in which to save the final file. Its use is free (otherwise I would not recommend it in this guide), but it is possibly available in a paid variant (costs $ 2,99 / month or $ 24,99 / year) that allows you to take advantage of some extra functions, such as the removal of advertising banners on the site.

    To use it, linked to its home page, paste the address of the video to download in the text field located in the center of the screen and select the format and quality of the audio file you want to obtain (eg. MP3 128kbps o MP3 320kbps) from the drop-down menu Choose File Type To Convert To.

    Successively click on your button Convert at the bottom and wait for the movie to be processed, then save the final audio file on your PC by clicking on the button Download your file. Easier than that?

    Converto

    Converto is another web service that you can rely on to convert YouTube videos to MP3 audio files and download them to your computer without installing additional software, working from any browser and without having to go through annoying registration procedures. If necessary, it also allows you to set the start and end points of the song, manage the title, the name of the reference artist, etc.

    To use it, connected to the home page of the service, paste the address of the video you want to transform into MP3 in the field located in the center and press the button Submit on the keyboard. Next, select from the drop-down menu Convert to the voice MP3.

    If you want to set start and end points different from those of the original video or if you want to intervene on the information relating to the song, click on thegear located at the top right and act through the screen that appears. Then press the button Save per salvare I modified it.

    Finally, click on the button Converted, wait for the video conversion to complete and click on the link Your download is ready. Click here to start the download to proceed with the download.

    App to download music from YouTube for free

    Would you like to be able to download free YouTube music directly from your smartphone or tablet? Nothing impossible. To do this, you can use the Whatsapp that you find indicated and explained in the following lines. There are dedicated solutions for both Android that for iOS.

    YouTube Downloader (Android)

    If you have a terminal Android, you can rely on the free app YouTube Downloader which is totally free and allows you to download videos from the famous Google portal and extract the audio in the form of MP3.

    Not being available on the Play Store, to install it you must activate the support for applications from unknown sourcesand in the settings of your phone or tablet. To do this, if you have an Android device updated to the version 8.0 or later of the operating system, access the section Settings (pressing the icon ofgear located in the Home Screen), presses on the voices Security and privacy> More> Install unknown apps and select l 'Whatsapp that you intend to use to open the YouTube Downloader APK file that you are going to download (for example the browser you use or a file manager app like Google files). Next, move up ON the lever at the wording Consenti l'installazione di app.

    On previous versions of Android, on the other hand, go to the section Settings> Security and move up ON the lever placed in correspondence with the wording Unknown origin.

    At this point, connected to the YouTube Downloader website and click on the item Download latest build to download the app on your device. Once the download is complete, open the file dentex.youtube.downloader.apk and presses the voice first Install and on that apri to complete the application installation procedure.

    Now you can take action. To extract the audio from a YouTube video with YouTube Downloader, find it within the app (using the appropriate search bar), then press on its thumbnail and select the item MP3 from the screen that appears.

    On the first download you will be asked to install the free plugin FFMPEG: please accept, this is not promotional content but a safe component, essential for the proper functioning of the app. The files will then be saved in the folder Download of the terminal.

    Commands (iOS)

    You are using a device iOS? In this case, you can perform the operation covered by this tutorial by contacting the app commands. If you have never heard of it, it is a very powerful and flexible tool that allows you to run scripts and automate various operations on iPhone and iPad, which is why it is also useful for downloading music from YouTube. The app is owned by Apple and can be downloaded for free from the App Store.

    To download it on your device, connected to the relevant section of the App Store, press the button Ottieni / Installa and authorize the download via Face ID, Touch ID or password.

    Once installation is complete, go to the web page dedicated to the named script YouTube Video & Audio acting directly from your Apple device and press the button Get quick command in the displayed screen.

    At this point, open Safari, by pressing on the relative icon (the one with the compass) found in Home Screen and connected to youtube.com. Start, therefore, the reproduction of the movie you want to download, press the icon of sharing which is at the top right (the one with the arrow that goes up), scroll to the bottom of the menu that appears and select the option Quick commands. If you can't find the Commands icon, press the item Othersposta su ON the lever positioned next to the wording Quick commands e pigia his end to remedy this.

    In the new screen that you now see, tap on the button YouTube Video & Audio to start the script obtained above, select the option Save as MP3 from the menu that appears, type the name you want to assign to the final file and press the item end.

    Finally, in the new screen that opens, presses the icon of sharing at the bottom left and choose theWhatsapp or the position on your device to save the resulting MP3. Easier than that?

    Caution: illegally downloading copyrighted music from the Internet is tantamount to committing a crime. This guide was made for illustrative purposes only. It is absolutely not my intention to encourage piracy and I do not take any responsibility for the use you will make of the information contained therein.

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