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What is a safe add-on to download youtube audio, something virus and malware free.

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I want to download youtube audio but am very afraid of Firefox add-ons because of malware and viruses. Any recommendations that are safe? Thanks.

I want to download youtube audio but am very afraid of Firefox add-ons because of malware and viruses. Any recommendations that are safe? Thanks.

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There's two routes you can go for this. You can use a web based service to do it for you or you can install an add-on so Firefox can take that place..I found the YouTube Video and Audio Downloader add-on to do this for you

Be wary of add-ons you download from outside of addons.mozilla.org as they can have some malware in it. Add-ons that are uploaded through AMO (addons.mozilla.org) are screened for viruses during the upload process and if they come out dirty, they won't be uploaded.

The other way to use a website that does this for you. I use this method myself as it's easier for me. There's two that I use

These sites convert the video to MP3 format where it's listenable.

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There's two routes you can go for this. You can use a web based service to do it for you or you can install an add-on so Firefox can take that place..I found the YouTube Video and Audio Downloader add-on to do this for you

Be wary of add-ons you download from outside of addons.mozilla.org as they can have some malware in it. Add-ons that are uploaded through AMO (addons.mozilla.org) are screened for viruses during the upload process and if they come out dirty, they won't be uploaded.

The other way to use a website that does this for you. I use this method myself as it's easier for me. There's two that I use

These sites convert the video to MP3 format where it's listenable.

There's two routes you can go for this. You can use a web based service to do it for you or you can install an add-on so Firefox can take that place..I found the YouTube Video and Audio Downloader add-on to do this for you *https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-video-and-audio-dow/ Be wary of add-ons you download from outside of addons.mozilla.org as they can have some malware in it. Add-ons that are uploaded through AMO (addons.mozilla.org) are screened for viruses during the upload process and if they come out dirty, they won't be uploaded. The other way to use a website that does this for you. I use this method myself as it's easier for me. There's two that I use *http://www.listentoyoutube.com/ *http://snipmp3.com These sites convert the video to MP3 format where it's listenable.

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Thanks for your answers but I figured it out. I just use the sound recorder that comes with windows 8.1 and changed the line-in from the mike to the sound board. This gives me sound from the youtube video which is all I want. Thanks

Thanks for your answers but I figured it out. I just use the sound recorder that comes with windows 8.1 and changed the line-in from the mike to the sound board. This gives me sound from the youtube video which is all I want. Thanks