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How to get the parts of a YouTube video using JDownloader

March 12, 2021

I was testing out JDownloader2 (an open source download manager) the other day for a completely different purpose when I discovered that it can split a YouTube video into its component parts, which you can then download individually or as a group.

Depending on what was uploaded to YouTube, the component parts may include the audio only (M4A format), the video (MP4; includes audio), the title image (JPG), the description (TXT), and/or the subtitles (SRT file).

It’s certainly an easier way to do it than to use a conversion program—just open JDownloader, copy the YouTube URL to the clipboard, and it will automatically get added to JDownloader, ready for you to expand the entry and then download one or more, or all, parts.

 

2 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this open source tool! I currently use Tech Smith’s Camtasia software to split audio from video.


  2. Thanks – I use 4kvideodownloader.exe, for the complete video, & 4kyoutubetomp3.exe for sound only. The sub-titles could be useful in JDownloader.



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