How to Burn YouTube Music to a CD

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How to Burn YouTube Music to a CD
Music can be burnt to CDs. (cd-r image by matteo NATALE from

YouTube is a popular website hosting a variety of videos, including music videos. If you have found music embedded in a YouTube video that you wish to add to your personal music collection, you should know that it is possible to burn the music from YouTube to a CD for personal use. This process is fairly easy and only takes a few minutes to perform, so you can be listening to your favourite YouTube music from your CD player soon.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • CD burning software
  • CD-R or CD-RW

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  1. 1

    Locate the YouTube video which has the music you want to burn to a CD. Click on the video you are interested in to ensure that you are on the proper website.

  2. 2

    Highlight the URL in your web browser, then right click and click on "Copy" from the drop-down menu that appears to copy the URL.

  3. 3

    Visit your preferred video conversion website, such as the one listed in Resources, in a new web browser. Paste the YouTube URL you copied in Step 2 in the video conversion's text box by placing your cursor in the text box and right clicking, then selecting "Paste" from the drop-down box.

  4. 4

    Click "Download" on the video conversion website, which will convert the YouTube video to an MP3 and download it to your computer's desktop.

  5. 5

    Repeat Step 1 through 4 for all YouTube music that you would like to burn to your CD.

  6. 6

    Open CD burning software on your computer, such as Windows Media Player, and click "File." Choose "New Playlist" from the drop-down box and type the title of your new playlist in the blank text box.

  7. 7

    Drag the YouTube songs you downloaded to your desktop in Step 4 into the playlist you created in Step 6.

  8. 8

    Insert your blank CD-R or CD-RW into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Then, click "Burn CD" on your CD burning software, which will prompt the music in your playlist to be burnt to your CD.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep the length of your playlist in mind. Most blank CD-Rs and CD-RWs only hold about 74 minutes of audio.

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