Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 using Python

Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 using Python

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Atul Harsha
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Updated on Oct 27, 2023 18:01 IST

Python is the ultimate tool for all your tech-savvy needs, and its ability to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files is no exception. If you’re looking for a way to expand your music collection and take your favorite tunes on the go, then look no further than Python. With just a few simple lines of code, you can extract the audio from your favorite YouTube videos and save them in MP3 format. It’s easy, convenient, and most importantly, efficient. Don’t be intimidated by the idea of coding – with Python, even beginners can quickly learn how to convert YouTube to MP3 and enjoy their favorite content anytime, anywhere. So why wait? Give it a try and see just how simple it can be to upgrade your listening experience.

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Are you tired of listening to YouTube videos with all the visual distraction? Do you want to carry your favorite tunes with you wherever you go? Well, fear not, because Python is here to save the day! With just a few lines of code, you can now convert your favorite YouTube videos to MP3 files and listen to them without any interruptions. No more awkwardly holding your phone in front of your face just to listen to music – let Python do the heavy lifting while you sit back and enjoy the sweet, sweet sound of music. So grab a cup of coffee, fire up your code editor, and let’s get converting!

To convert YouTube videos to MP3 using Python, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Install the required Python packages:
    • pytube: To download YouTube videos
    • moviepy: To extract audio from the downloaded video. You can install these packages using pip by running the following command in your terminal or command prompt:
 
!pip install pytube moviepy
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2. Import the required modules:

 
from pytube import YouTube
from moviepy.editor import *
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3. Download the YouTube video:

 
# Create a YouTube object
yt = YouTube('https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ')
# Select the highest quality video
stream = yt.streams.get_highest_resolution()
# Download the video
stream.download()
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4. Extract the audio from the downloaded video:

 
# Create a VideoFileClip object
video = VideoFileClip('filename.mp4')
# Extract the audio
audio = video.audio
# Save the audio as an MP3 file
audio.write_audiofile('filename.mp3')
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5. Clean up:

 
# Delete the downloaded video file
os.remove('filename.mp4')
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You can put all of these steps together in a Python script to convert YouTube videos to MP3.

Here’s an example script:

 
import os
from pytube import YouTube
from moviepy.editor import *
# Enter the YouTube video URL
url = 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ'
# Download the video
yt = YouTube(url)
stream = yt.streams.get_highest_resolution()
stream.download()
# Extract the audio
video = VideoFileClip('filename.mp4')
audio = video.audio
audio.write_audiofile('filename.mp3')
# Delete the downloaded video file
os.remove('filename.mp4')
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Make sure to replace filename.mp4 and filename.mp3 with appropriate file names.

In conclusion, with the power of Python, converting YouTube videos to MP3 has never been easier. Whether you’re on a road trip, in the gym, or just need some background music while you work, Python has got your back. So go forth and convert those videos, create your own playlists, and enjoy your favorite tunes like never before. And who knows, maybe one day we’ll even have a Python script that can make our coffee while we listen to our favorite tunes. Until then, happy coding and happy listening!

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Atul Harsha
Senior Manager Content

Experienced AI and Machine Learning content creator with a passion for using data to solve real-world challenges. I specialize in Python, SQL, NLP, and Data Visualization. My goal is to make data science engaging an... Read Full Bio