How to extract audio from a youtube video


I was looking for the song Also Sprach Zarathustra.
But I could only easily found it as video
After a quick search I found out how rip the audio from a youtube video (via linux/fedora):
1) Download a video from youtube
–  yum install youtube-dl
– youtube-dl
2) Extract the audio track
– ffmpeg -i nodame_theme.flv -ab 128 -ar 44100 nodame_theme.mp3  (thanks to

3) verify and play your file 🙂

That’s it folks!


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