Downloading YouTube videos and extracting audio from them

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Today I thought I’d do a video tutorial on how to use 4K Video Downloader to download videos from YouTube and extract the audio from them. This will create an mp3 file that you can use for your audio podcast. I use this same workflow to create the audio podcast version of WPwatercooler (my weekly YouTube web show and podcast).

Let me know in the comments below your thoughts are on my method.

Jason Tucker

Jason Tucker

Web Developer at Tucker.Pro
Jason brings 15+ years of hands-on experience as a web developer and systems administrator at large corporations and businesses in the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, technology and entertainment. Specializing in PHP coded sites utilizing WordPress. Jason owns and operates Tucker.Pro a WordPress web development company in Whittier, CA. He is also the host of WPwatercooler a weekly WordPress YouTube show and podcast
Jason Tucker
Jason Tucker
Jason Tucker


  1. satyad232 on April 23, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Though downloading youtube videos is not legal and it’s not permitted by youtube but if you and i were producers ,we can follow youtube downloading only if intended for fair use also you gona find many videos which is under creative common license and reuse is permitted.So you can download those kind of videos and also reuse it.You can follow the above method for downloading videos or here is the <a href=””> youtube downloader</a>  which i use.

  2. […] for videos to be played offline. Many people already download videos using a few different methods, I’ve even shared my method in the past too. I have a feeling that this will change the way that video is consumed just like how iTunes changed […]

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