How to Save Audio Snippets from a YouTube Video to Play Offline

Saving Audio Snippets to Listen Offline

When listening to podcasts, or watching YouTube videos, I often get inspired by a certain thought or idea.

How to remember it? It may be in the middle of an hour-long video or pod, and I’ll probably never get back to it.

So, how can I save that one audio snippet, to listen again later?

I went searching for such a (free) tool. After a couple of failed tries, I came across this one:

How to Save a Portion of a YouTube video:

  1. Go to YouTube and find the video that contains the audio you want to extract.
  2. Copy the URL of the video.
  3. Go to the “ClipConverter” website (https://www.clipconverter.cc/).
  4. Paste the URL of the video into the “Video URL to Download” box on the website.
  5. Scroll down to the “Conversion Options” section and select “MP3” as the output format.
  6. Click the “More Settings” button to expand the options.
  7. Under “Conversion Options” check the box next to “Custom.”
  8. Toggle the “Convert From” button labeled “Start of Video” off, and enter the time where you want to start.
  9. Toggle the “Convert To” button labeled “End of Video” off, and enter the time where you want to end.
  10. Click on “Continue”, to the right of the URL field (ignore the on-screen instructions to click on a “Start” button which isn’t there).
  11. Now, that “Start” button appears at the bottom; click it to start the conversion.
  12. After the conversion is complete, click the “Download” button to download the MP3 file to your computer.

From there, you can move the MP3 file wherever you want it – even to your phone. Here’s a simple way to copy an audio file to your iPhone without using iTunes.

Of course, you can’t legally share this snippet with anyone else, since you’re not the copyright owner. But it’s something you can personally re-use over and over.