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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Create audio clips from the internet

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        I am preparing a music lyrics quiz for some friends, which will have additional clues with short clips of the songs. Where I already have the tracks, I have created clips using VLC and its record facility (having now mastered the delay between clicking the record button, and the clip starting / stopping). I believe that most of the other songs that I want clips from are on You Tube (though I will take them from anywhere) – can anyone suggest how I could get these clips?

      • #2275096 Reply
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        Since you know how to use a video editor to grab a slice or just sound from a video, you can use y2mate to download video from Utube. It can save in different formats, just select.


        You might have fun using the free version of VSDC to edit videos and sound tracks. It has a learning curve but is fun to play around with 🙂

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          Thanks a lot for this. I did look on the internet first, and y2mate has mixed reviews, with possible problems with some unsafe links on the webpage, and trying to get you to download additional software. Happily it is a webpage that does the work, with no software to download or install. So I have tried it with caution, and while the screen is quite busy, it does exactly what I want.

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        As I recall, you can import an MP4 (video) file into Audacity, then export it (or a part of it) as an MP3 (audio) file. I have downloaded Youtube videos then converted them to audio files in that way, as I recall.

        Audacity is a free audio editing program which allows you to chop out, rearrange, etc., portions of audio files, resulting in your having exactly the part(s) you want in the end product.

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