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Josh Brown Dec 16, 2022

How to Extract Audio from YouTube on Mac

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YouTube is an exceptional platform where everyone can find something to watch or listen to. Unfortunately, you require a Wi-Fi connection to be able to watch YouTube videos. And even with Wi-Fi, you're interrupted by unnecessary ads. So you may be trying to figure out how to extract audio from YouTube on Mac.

If you are wondering how to extract audio from YouTube on Mac, this article will walk you through various ways to extract YouTube audio or even videos and save them on your Mac.

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How to Extract Audio from YouTube on Mac?

  1. Softorino YouTube Converter PRO [SYC PRO]

Softorino YouTube Converter PRO is an amazing desktop tool that lets you download audio from YouTube videos or even save them as an MP4 file for offline listening or viewing. The tool has been explicitly designed for Mac users and its features incorporate user-friendliness, time-efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

SYC PRO offers all file formats for videos and audio that are completely iOS-friendly, so you don't have to convert the downloaded YouTube files using another converter. It also allows wireless transfers to other devices, including iPhones, iPods, iPad, etc.

Reasons to Choose SYC PRO For YouTube Audio Extractions

Not sure whether SYC PRO is the right option for you or not? Here are all the reasons why it is!


  • Allows Batch Conversions 
  • Has A User-Friendly Design
  • Is Time- and Cost-Effective
  • Is Completely Ad-Free
  • Is a Three-in-One Tool

How To Extract Audio from YouTube Using SYC PRO

You can extract audio from YouTube on Mac using three SIMPLE steps:

Step 1. Download SYC PRO and Install it

Syc Pro Video Audio Downloader And Converter

Download SYC PRO on your Mac and install the app. Next, enter your email address to get an activation key for your free trial. Plug the trial key into the relevant field and voila! You're all set!

Step 2. Locate Your Favorite YouTube AUDIO

Copy The Audio Url

Search for your favorite audio or videos on YouTube and copy their URL. SYC PRO will automatically detect the copied URL and paste it in the queue.

Step 3. Transfer the Converted Audio Files to Your Mac

Transfer The Audio File Ot Your Mac

Lastly, select your desired MP3 or video format. The available audio formats include AAC and MP3 and you can also select various video resolutions, from 360p to 2160p. Next, you can choose whether to save it on your Mac or transfer it to your iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, or the Favorite folder on SYC PRO.

Note: To transfer the audio file to your iPhone, iPod, or any other iOS device, you will first need to connect it using its USB cable. After this, you can directly pair your iOS device via Wi-Fi.


SYC PRO automatically pastes the URL of the YouTube videos you copy. Its design is 100% user-friendly and the conversion process takes a minimal amount of time. What’s more, you can convert YouTube to MP3, AAC, and even iOS-compatible MP4 videos. You can even transfer the downloaded and converted audio files wirelessly to your iOS devices

Additionally, the app  comes with a 24-hour free trial and its license is extremely budget-friendly. You can test out all of its features during the free trial period.


SYC PRO is only available for Mac users but you can download SYC2 for Windows PCs — which offers the same functions and features.

2. ytmp3 cc

Unlike, SYC PRO, ytmp3 cc is an online tool that works on the web. Here’s a quick overview of this tool:

✅ Supports MP3 and MP4 conversions

✅ User-friendly design

❌ Very few format options

❌ Intrusive ads

3. FLVTO Online Conversion

FLVTO is another online converter that might work for some people. Here’s a quick overview of this tool:

✅ Allows YouTube conversions

❌ Very limited features

❌ Repetitive intrusive ads

❌ Unattractive design

4. savetomp3 Online Converter

Savetomp3 is an online converter tool that you can use to convert YouTube music to MP3. Here’s a quick overview of this tool:

✅ Free of cost

❌ Less reliable

❌ Unwanted ads and error messages

❌ Lacks good features

5. 4K YouTube Downloader

4K YouTube Downloader is a desktop video converter that allows you to download YouTube video and convert it into a variety of different formats, such as M4A. Here’s a quick overview of this tool:

✅ Various formats and quality options

❌ Doesn't allow users download YouTube videos

❌ The free version doesn't allow you to test out all of its features

❌ Not as budget-friendly as some of the other options on the market

6. iTube Downloader

As a desktop tool, iTube Downloader doesn't offer more than the basics. Here’s a quick overview of this tool:

✅ Various format options to choose from

❌ It is expensive

❌ Doesn't automatically convert to iOS-friendly formats

7. YTD Video Downloader & Converter

The YTD Video Downloader and Converter offers the option to convert videos into numerous MP3 file formats and you can also choose the video you want to download from various platforms, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, etc. 

Here’s a quick overview of this tool:

✅ Various format options

✅ Supports multiple major media platforms

❌ You'll get many intrusive ads in the free version of this tool

❌ You will need Adobe Flash 9 for this to work

❌ Isn't compatible with Mac

8. SaveFrom

This tool is completely free and also supports downloads from various platforms. Here’s a quick overview of this tool:

✅ Compatible with major browsers and media platforms

❌ Offers limited output format support

❌ Batch downloads are not supported

❌ You'll be interrupted by numerous ads


How do you rip audio from YouTube on a Mac for free?

You can rip audio from YouTube on a Mac for free using the free version of Softorino YouTube Converter PRO. Simply download the SYC PRO app on your Mac and enter your email address to receive the trial key to begin your free trial period, which will last for a whole day and offer all the premium features. You then only have to copy the URL of the YouTube videos and SYC PRO will automatically paste them into the window. Select the audio or video formats and the destination of the output file and the rest will be taken care of by the desktop tool.

How do I extract just the audio from a YouTube video?

To extract just the audio from a YouTube video, download Softorino YouTube Converter PRO and copy the URL of the video that you wish to convert to audio from YouTube. Next, choose Audio as your output format and choose from AAC or MP3 as the audio format. You will then have to select the device where you wish to save the converted audio file and finally hit the transfer button.

How do I extract audio from a video on a Mac?

Softorino YouTube Converter PRO has been specially designed for Mac users who wish to convert their favorite YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Facebook, or Instagram videos to audio formats. The desktop tool also allows users to convert and transfer from many different streaming platforms and store the output files on their Mac or other iOS devices. You will only have to copy the URL of your favorite video, choose an audio format, and the output format's destination, and the rest will be taken care of by the software.

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