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@PakkonenCT youtube-dl handles most of that for you. Usually can use a -f 140 to get a .m4a audio only file out of it. use -F option to see what formats are available. Also anything you can play in PotPlayer can be recorded as audio or video right off its menus. VLC is a bit more cumbersome to use for clipping from but can do it all too.

FFMPEG is the core engine of most tools & you can cmdline option it a lot too.

@TurdFerguson @Klaatu @PakkonenCT I've searched "youtube mp3 converter" to get an online converter that works before.

@HiroProtagonist @TurdFerguson @Klaatu
Mostly trying to avoid installing all that third party extra shit that some try and bundle

@PakkonenCT @HiroProtagonist @TurdFerguson Most linux systems' package managers know how to install youtube-dl by name. Otherwise its just python code (minimal extra shit) and the windows version is a standalone .exe of that code so you don't have to install python under windows.

Yeah @moshguy my 3rd url is to the page listing those 150+ sites yt-dl knows how to fetch from.

grab & install youtube-dl for your OS, play w/it for familiarity. It will make sense and then ask your next question.

@PakkonenCT @HiroProtagonist @TurdFerguson @moshguy You can ask DDG "m4a to mp3"

and find a bunch of sites to turn a .m4a into an .mp3 if you need to
or run it thru ffmpeg.exe if its installed.

ffmpeg -i myfilein.m4a myfileout.mp3
Bear in mind a lot of tools like VLC install their own ffmpeg you just need 1 compiled with codecs for m4a and mp3 or install an official distribution which comes with tons of them.

@PakkonenCT @HiroProtagonist @TurdFerguson @moshguy
This .bat script to tell VLC to convert .m4a to .mp3 folder at a time

vlc -I dummy -vvv %1 --sout={acodec="mp3",ab="192","channels=2",samplerate="44100"}:standard{access="file",mux="raw",dst="%1.mp3"} vlc://quit

will convert a file, replace %1 with the .m4a filename in both places and run it off the command line.

A bit pricey

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What do you guys use for capturing and cutting up youtube videos for audio conversions?

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