Question YouTube to MP3

ALX

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I've been using those online sites to download some tunes from YouTube. These are the apps where you enter the URL of the YouTube video and the program extracts and allows you to download the audio portion of that feed. I'd like to create such a program for my personal use rather than use these websites that like to load me up with bizarre advertising and some obvious scams that lock up my browser. Right now I'm just looking for some clues on how to get started. Does anyone have any insights on the format of YouTube files or resources for creating such a program ?
 

ALX

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After much research, I became aware that this was a much more complicated topic than I imagined. For the benefit of anyone else looking into this, check out http://ffmpeg.org, which is a powerful open source video / audio recorder and converter that can be used as either a command line tool or incorporated into a more sophisticated UI... "heady stuff !!!"
 
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