How to download music from YouTube on to a cd

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How to download music from YouTube on to a cd
You can create a CD full of songs found on YouTube. (cd on cd image by Stephen Kirkby from

While YouTube may contain its fair share of movie and TV show clips, it also offers a wide variety of original material, including some independent music clips. Some of those indie songs that you discover on YouTube can't be downloaded anywhere, so if you want a copy of the song to burn to a CD, you must download the music from the YouTube clip. Once you download the music in MP3 format, you can burn the songs to a CD.

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    Open YouTube in your web browser. Type the name of the video clip that contains the music you want to burn to a CD into the search box on the YouTube page and press "Enter." Click the link of the video from the search results to go to that video clip's page.

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    Right-click into the address bar and choose "Select All" so that the entire URL in the address bar appears highlighted. Right-click into the address bar again and choose "Copy."

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    Go to a web page that can extract and download the music from YouTube clips. Pages that offer this function include TuneNabber, YouTube to MP3 and ListentoYouTube.

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    Put your mouse cursor into the box provided on the downloading web page and right-click. Select the "Paste" option to paste the video clip's web address into the box and press "Enter."

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    Download the audio file from the link that appears once the system has finished processing the download. When you click on the link, select "Save As," type in a name for the clip and choose a folder to save it into on your computer.

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    Insert a blank CD-R into the CD drive of your computer. Launch any CD-burning program, such as Windows Media Player or iTunes. If you do not have a CD-burning application on your computer, you can download one for free at CNET.

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    Create a playlist for the CD in the CD-burning application. In Windows Media Player, create a playlist by going to "Library>List>Burn List," and then dragging songs from the folders in the "Contents" pane to the "List" pane. In iTunes, go to "File>New Playlist," click the "Library" icon in the left-hand pane and drag songs from the folders into the left pane to the playlist on the right. In most other CD-burning programs, create the playlist by clicking "Add Files" or "Add Songs," finding the music you downloaded from YouTube in the window that comes up and double-clicking each song you want to add.

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    Press the "Start Burn" or "Burn CD" button in the CD-burning application to burn the music that you downloaded from YouTube onto the disc.

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