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3 Free Methods to Rip Audio from YouTube Video

“Are there any good ways to download YouTube video as MP3 audio?” Enjoying the good reputation as the most influential online video sharing platform for years, YouTube is now playing a more and more important role in people’s entertaining life. Well-known for its abundant resources, YouTube allows users to get access to movies and music MVs of all kinds. In fact, there are always times when users are driven by the desire to download the background songs of a movie on YouTube or the wonderful music MVs from YouTube. However, the restrictions from YouTube have made the task of ripping audio from YouTube video not an easy one.

YouTube and audio

Even though YouTube allows users to watch video clips shorter than 15 minutes for free, it doesn’t allow users to download those YouTube videos freely. Therefore, users are only allowed to rip audio from YouTube video via third-party apps. However, the fact that most of such programs are not provided for free is really an annoying issue. Therefore, this post will cover three free methods that do help users rip audio from YouTube video.

Method One: Record YouTube video with Sound Recorder

As the built-in program for Windows system, Sound Recorder can be used to rip audio from YouTube video. With it, one can record the audio of the YouTube video and then save the recorded file to local disk. However, since Sound Recorder is used to record voices coming from speaker by default, one needs to change the settings of the program to make it record sounds coming from the computer.

Step 1: Double click the icon of “My Computer” to open it, find out the option of “Control Panel” in the section of “Other Places” and then click it.

YouTube to audio: Control panel

Step 2: Next, choose the option named “Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices” in the panel named “Pick a category”.

YouTube to audio: click the icon

Step 3: After that, choose “Sound and Audio Devices” icon to get to a new board where one needs to select “Volume…” button in “Voice recording” section under “Voice” tab.

YouTube to audio: Voice recording options

Step 4: Last but not least important, check “Select” box in “CD Audio” option. Then users can open the YouTube video and begin the process of ripping audio from YouTube video.

YouTube to audio: CD audio

Method Two: Download YouTube as MP3 audio

Of course, there are also various free websites designed to help users rip audio from YouTube video. Of all those websites, youtube-mp3.org is probably the most outstanding one. Basically, after users have provided the URL address of a YouTube video, the website will offer users a link where users are allowed to download the YouTube video as MP3 audio. However, youtube-mp3.org may fail to rip audio from some YouTube videos at times and it has been in a copyright war with Google.

YouTube to audio: YouTube to MP3 site

Method Three: Convert YouTube video

As a professional SWF converter, Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter allows users to import YouTube video as SWF file directly and then convert the YouTube video to audio file. Moreover, the powerful Flash converter is even provided for free. Considering its powerful functions, Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter is probably the best choice to rip audio from YouTube video.

Step 1: Open the page where the YouTube video lies, click “Share” button, choose “Embed” option and then check “Use old embed code” box. After the old embed code of the YouTube video will be provided, copy the first part of the URL in “Value=”.

YouTube to audio: Choose URL address

Step 2: Open Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter, choose “Input” tab and then choose “From URL” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” button. Then paste the URL address to corresponding bar in the panel and click “OK” button.

YouTube to audio: Paste URL address

Step 3: Choose “Export” tab and then users can choose to rip the audio from YouTube video by either setting the output file as audio file or by checking “Rip Audio” box and define the location of the ripped audio. Then click “Convert” tab to begin the process of converting YouTube video to audio file.

YouTube to audio: Rip audio

Flash to Google Plus – Share Flash Movie on Google +

After exceeding YouTube and Tweet to be the second largest social network community, Google Plus moved another step forward to be the Facebook killer as it had once promised. In just a few years, the number of Google + users has increased from hundreds to over 500 million. Compared with Facebook, Google Plus, as a part of the ecosystem of Google, is easy to register and operate. In fact, like most Facebook users, Google Plus users spend much time sharing interesting things like videos and photos with friends.  However, it is a pitiful thing that Flash movies, which are mostly created to make people happy, are not supported by Google Plus.

Flash and Google Plus

“How can I share Flash movie on Google +?” When finding some interesting Flash animations, the first thing that comes to the mind of most users is to share the Flash movies with friends on Google +. In fact, even though sharing Flash movie on Google + directly is impossible, users can also find other ways to upload interesting Flash movies to Google Plus. For example, users can upload Flash to YouTube because sharing YouTube video on Google Plus is much easier. Users can also convert Flash to Google Plus friendly video and then upload the converted video directly.

Method I: Upload Flash to YouTube

An advantage of Google Plus over Facebook is that it is allowed to make full use of Google products like YouTube. In fact, sharing YouTube video on Google Plus turns out to be a task no harder than climbing a ladder. Therefore, once users can upload Flash animation to YouTube, he is granted the power to share Flash movie on Google +.

Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to FLV Converter, a tool exclusively designed to convert Flash movie to YouTube video. Then use the SWF converter to manage the process of uploading Flash to YouTube.

Flash to Google Plus: Flash to YouTube

Step 2: After that, copy the URL address of the YouTube video. Then open the homepage of the Google +, click “Share” button, choose “Add Video” icon and select “YouTube” option in the drop-down menu. Then paste the copied URL address to corresponding bar.

Flash to Google Plus: Share YouTube

Method II: Convert Flash to Google Plus video

Another good way to share Flash animation on Google Plus is to convert Flash SWF to Google Plus friendly video. Of course, to make sure the conversion works, a powerful Flash to Google Plus converter like Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter will be needed.

Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter. Open the converter, click “Browser…” button and then choose “From Folder” option to import local Flash animation for further conversion.

Flash to Google Plus: import Flash

Step 2: Click “Export” tab, check “Video” box and then set the output file as MP4 video in the drop-down menu of “Style”. After that, click “Convert” tab to start the conversion process from Flash movie to Google Plus video.

Flash to Google Plus: Flash to MP4

Step 3: After the conversion process, click “Share” button, choose “Add Video” icon and select “+ Upload video” option to import the converted MP4 video.  When the uploading process is done, click “Add videos” button.

Flash to Google Plus: Add video to Google Plus

Step 4: After that, click “Share” button and click “Share” icon in green to finish the process of uploading Flash animation to Google Plus.

Flash to Google Plus: Share Flash movie

A Free Method to Convert YouTube Video to iPhone Ringtone

After the world has entered into the era of smartphone, users are paying increasingly attentions to mobile ringtones. If you are an iPhone user, different iPhone ringtones can not only inform you of the coming phone calls but also tell you if the caller is a stranger, a friend or a family member. Currently speaking, most iPhone ringtones are either purchased from iTunes Store or downloaded from websites. Even though users love to download free iPhone ringtones online, they can’t get abundant resources from those websites. Besides that, the fact that most iPhone users are reluctant to spend much money on iPhone ringtones also contributes to the situation that most users are forced to use the same iPhone ringtones for long.

YouTube to iPhone ringtone

However, if users can find a method to convert YouTube video to iPhone ringtone, the situation will be quite different. As is known to all, YouTube, as the largest video sharing website, is well-known for its abundant video resources. Therefore, one can easily find the songs he desires to use as iPhone ringtone on YouTube. To this extent, once users can convert YouTube video to free iPhone ringtone, the obstacles that prevent users from enjoying all kinds of iPhone ringtones will be solved. Here the post will focus on the process to help users get free iPhone ringtones from YouTube video.

Part I: Download YouTube video as MP3 file

Since only MV videos of the desired songs are available on YouTube, the first task for users to manage the conversion from YouTube video to iPhone ringtone is to convert the Flash video to MP3 audio. Of course, a free and powerful Flash to MP3 converter like Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter will be needed.

Step 1: Get to the YouTube video page, click “Share” tab, select “Embed” option and then check “Use old embed code” box in the drop-down menu. After that, choose the first part of the URL address from “Value=”.

YouTube to iPhone ringtone: Copy URL

Step 2: Download and launch Moyea SWF to 3GP Converter, a free app designed to convert YouTube video to MP3 file. Then click “Browser…” button, choose “From URL” option in the drop-down menu and paste the copied URL address to corresponding bar.

YouTube to iPhone ringtone: Import YouTube video

Step 3: Click “Export” tab and then set the output file as MP3 audio in the drop-down menu of “Style”. After that, click “Convert” tab and start the process of converting YouTube video to MP3 file with corresponding buttons.

YouTube to iPhone ringtone: YouTube to MP3

Part II: Convert YouTube video to iPhone ringtone

Since only M4R files are qualified as iPhone ringtones, users need to convert the MP3 audio to M4R files to make sure the ringtone works in iPhone. To make sure the conversion process works, users can refer to iTunes, a professional iPhone transfer.

Step 1: Download and launch the latest iTunes. Then open the iPhone transfer and import the converted YouTube video into iTunes with drag-and-drop operations. After that, right click the MP3 file and choose “Get Info” option in the drop-down menu.

YouTube to iPhone ringtone: Get Info

Step 2: When a dialog box pops out, click “Options” tab in the panel. Check “Start Time” box and define the place where one desires to start the iPhone ringtone. Check “Stop Time” and define the place where one desires to end the iPhone ringtone. Make sure the ringtone is less than 30 seconds and click “OK” button.

YouTube to iPhone ringtone: Set start and end time

Step 3: Right click the MP3 file again and choose “Create AAC Version” in the drop-down menu to get an M4A file that lasts for less than 30 seconds. 

YouTube to iPhone ringtone: Get AAC version

Step 4: Right click the M4A file and choose “Show in Windows Explorer” option in the drop-down menu to locate the M4A file. Then rename the suffix of the M4A file from “m4a” to “m4r”. After it is done, users have finished the process of converting YouTube video to iPhone ringtone.

YouTube to iPhone ringtone: M4A to M4R