This article was co-authored by Luigi Oppido. Luigi has over 25 years of experience in general computer repair, data recovery, virus removal, and upgrades. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and verified that they work. This article has been viewed 3,, times. This wikiHow teaches you how to download music files from YouTube. While most YouTube media downloaders have restrictions that prevent them from downloading copyrighted audio, you can use an app called 4K Video Downloader app to rip music from any YouTube video or you can also use the VLC Media Player to download the video and rip it to the MP3 format. If you have a YouTube Music premium account you can also download music on your mobile device. Just be aware that it is illegal to download copyrighted materials, and that you should only use these methods to download music you own. Downloading music outside the YouTube premium offering is not permitted and can result in your account being terminated.
Follow 4 steps to download free music from YouTube:
Download playlists and albums
Ripping songs from YouTube videos is a fairly common practice, and the demand for making the process easier has inspired the production of countless websites and software. But not every service can be considered safe or even completely trustworthy. In fact, some of these services may infect your computer with malware or just produce poor quality audio files. That said, for this guide, our team has found two methods to make the process safer and easier. And if you choose to download software for ripping audio, be sure to have your chosen antivirus service scan the software for threats prior to installing or using it. While you may not want to download another app, using an installed app tends to be safer and more reliable when it comes to ripping audio from YouTube videos. Fact is, most YouTube ripping sites, even ones that seem safe at first, may eventually fall victim to hackers and malware, and so it may be best to use dedicated software on your desktop for your audio-ripping needs. That said, even when you download software, you should always exercise caution before installing it, by making sure to scan it with your trusted antivirus software.
Learn more here. If you're a YouTube Music Premium member, you can enjoy music offline by downloading your favorite songs and videos to your mobile device. You'll need to reconnect to the internet at least once every 30 days to maintain your downloads. Download music to listen offline with YouTube Music Android. Learn more about YouTube Music Premium and how to start your free trial. Once smart downloads are turned on, music will be automatically downloaded for you based on your listening history.