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How to Add YouTube Music to CapCut

Adding captivating and well-suited music to your videos can completely transform the viewer's experience, setting the mood, enhancing emotions, and truly bringing your video to life. Whether you're a digital content creator, a social media enthusiast, or simply someone who loves sharing moments through videos, incorporating the right music can take your creation to the next level.

Integrating audio into your videos is the key to expanding your YouTube channel. Fortunately, one of the most popular video editing tools, CapCut, makes it incredibly easy to add music to videos using the editing apps. We'll show you exactly how to add YouTube Music to your video, whether you're using CapCut on your PC or phone.

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Part 1: Download YouTube Music as MP3 Files

Like many other video editing software, CapCut has file format constraints and is unable to handle encrypted video or audio files. For this reason, you must convert YouTube audio to file types that CapCut supports, such as MP3, WAV, and WMA. Then we need a tool to help you do that. We will introduce two tools for you as below.

Method 1: Using KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter

KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter will be an excellent choice, it can help users easily download songs from YouTube Music and save them as AAC/MP3/WAV/ALAC/FLAC/AIFF and other common audio formats. You don't have to worry about the music quality after downloading, the converted songs will keep the original sound quality as well as editable ID3 tags.

What's more, with the built-in YouTube Music Web Player, you do not need to install other music applications, and it supports YouTube Music Free users and YouTube Music Premium users. 10X download speed will also save you a lot of time.

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KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter

  • Download YouTube Music to PC/Mac.
  • Convert YouTube Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • Support 10X faster conversion speed.
  • Preserve original audio quality and keep ID3 tags.
  • No need to install the YouTube Music app.
  • Step 1 Run KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter shortcut on your Windows PC, then follow the on-screen tips to SIGN IN to your YouTube Music Free or Premium account thus accessing the YouTube Music library.

    Note: KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter won't collect your account information but it is to extract the music source from YouTube Music.

    Log in YouTube Music account on KeepMusic

    Step 2 Locate the menu area on the lower left corner and click on Settings to customize the output settings: Output Format, Bit Rate, Sample Rate, Output Path, and other parameters. The sound quality will be output in accordance with the level as you stream on the YouTube Music web player. In addition, KeepMusic YouTube Converter allows you to customize the name of the output files and save the output audio files in the same order as the original playlist.

    Output Format: AUTO, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC

    Bit Rate: 128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320bps

    Sample Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192 kHz

    Output Folder: C:\Users\User Name\Music\My YouTube Music (This can be modified)

    Output File Name: Track Nuber/Title/Artist/Album/Playlist Index/Year Track Number

    Output Organized: Playlist, Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist, Playlist/Album, Playlist/Artist

    customize youtube music output settings

    Step 3 Open a playlist, artist, album, or podcast, then click on the Add add icon button and select the songs that you'd like to convert. The playlist will be shown on the conversion panel. You then selectively choose the songs in batches. You can also choose the whole playlist to convert.

    Convert Music from YouTube Music Web Player

    Step 4 Click on the Convert button to start converting the YouTube songs to the output format that you set up in the previous operation.

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    Step 5 After the conversion is completed, you can click on Converted to find the well-converted YouTube Music and lyrics in TXT or LRC format in the local folder of your computer. By clicking the folder icon after the converted song, you can directly reach out to the local drive that saved all the converted YouTube Music.

    Check conversion history

    Find lyrics


    Method 2: Using All-In-One Music Converter

    Sidify All-In-One is a comprehensive music downloader that is devoted to playlist downloads for most streaming services, including Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Tidal, YouTube, Deezer, Pandora, etc.

    Notably, the features that allow users to download YouTube Music in bulk, convert YouTube Music to MP3, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAV, and FLAC, export YouTube Music at 320kbps, and store YouTube Music playlist downloads indefinitely without the need for a subscription.

    sidify all in one

    Sidify All-In-One

  • Workable for various music platforms.
  • Download content from Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Tidal, YouTube, Deezer, Pandora, Line Music
  • Convert music, podcasts, and audiobooks to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • 10X faster conversion speed while keeping the original quality.
  • Obtain ID3 tags, song lyrics, and music videos.
  • Step 1 Select Streaming Platform and Conversion Mode

    Launch Sidify All-In-One on your Windows computer. As it shows up, you can choose YouTube Music that you want to download songs from. And pick the conversion mode that you are used to. App Mode vs Webplayer Mode.

    sidify youtube music mode

    Step 2 Log in to Your Account

    Log into your YouTube Music Free or Premium account when the Webplayer window appears.

    sidify sign in youtube music

    Step 3 Add Music

    Select the music from the playlist and click the "Click to Add" button. Next, choose and select which songs from your YouTube Music playlist to download for offline listening.

    sidify add music

    Step 4 Customize Music Output Parameters

    Back to the converter, navigate to the Settings menu, and choose the output format to MP3.

    sidify settings

    Step 5 Convert Music

    When you click the "Convert" button, the added Spotify playlists start to download together at 10x speed. All downloads are easy to find under the "Converted" part or in the output folder.

    sidify convert music


    Part 2: Add YouTube Music to CapCut

    Now you have already gotten the right formats of YouTube Music which are acceptable to CapCut. Importing them into CapCut and adding them to your video is easy. Here are the step-by-step instructions.

    2.1 Add YouTube Music to CapCut on Windows/Mac

    On Windows:

    Step 1 Open the desktop version of CapCut video editor and start a new video project.

    Step 2 To load an existing project, look for the "Import" button within CapCut's interface. To create a new project, look for the "Menu" > "File" > "New project" buttons.

    capcut import audios wins

    Step 3 Find the music file you downloaded on your computer and select it.

    Step 4 Click "Open" to bring the music into your project's library.

    Step 5 The music you imported should be located in your media library. To start the music on your project, click on it and then drag & drop it onto the timeline. Or select "Add to track."

    Step 6 You can fine-tune the music by dragging its edges to change its duration, adjusting its timing, and adjusting its loudness so that it goes well with your video.

    Step 7 Before you finish, play your project to make sure the music fits well with your video.

    import local audio to capcut


    On Mac:

    Step 1 Launch the desktop app, then log in with your account. Click New project to start editing a new video (or select and open an existing video project).

    capcut mac new project

    Step 2 Click Import on the project screen to select and add all of your video & audio files that are downloaded to your computer. This uploader allows you to add song files and movies to your project. Your uploaded files will be shown in your local Media files.

    import files on capcut mac

    Step 3 You can choose and add music from CapCut's audio library by selecting the Audio tab.

    add music on capcut mac

    Step 4 Simply drag your selected video & song files to your video edit timeline to edit your video to the music!

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    2.2 Add YouTube Music to CapCut on Mobile Devices

    Step 1 Download the CapCut app to your phone or mobile device and sign in to your account.

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    Step 2 Click on New project to start a new video editing project or select and open an existing video project.

    capcut app new project

    Step 3 Select and add your video files to your project from the video selection screen. You will be able to select any video files that are downloaded to your device.

    capcut app add videos

    Step 4 To add music to your video, click on Add audio or the Audio tab from the bottom menu.

    capcut app edit video

    Step 5 Select the Sounds tab from the bottom menu.

    capcut app edit video sounds

    Step 6 If you would like to select YouTube Music that is downloaded to your phone’s files, click the folder icon to open the Your sounds page. Otherwise, browse and select a song from the app’s audio library.

    add youtube music to capcut app

    Step 7 Click From Files and then Import from Files to select a YouTube Music file or mp3 that is downloaded to your phone or iCloud drive.

    import youtube music to capcut app

    Step 8 Confirm the song you have selected by clicking the blue plus sign next to the song at the bottom of the screen.

    add youtube music to edit on capcut app

    Step 9 Once your song is selected, simply edit your video to the music using CapCut’s video editor.

    capcut edit video with youtube music

    Part 3: FAQs

    1. Why can’t I download CapCut?

    CapCut isn’t currently suitable for devices running low versions of the Android OS.

    2. What do I do when I see "Network error, please check your network connection/tap to try again"?

    Go to Settings. Settings > CapCut > Wireless Data > Allow WLAN and Cellular Mobile Networks

    3. After authorizing the network, my device automatically disables the network. How can I fix this?

    Restore all settings to make things work normally again.

    4. How can I use match cut for extracted audio?

    At present, the beat sync feature can not be used with extracted audio.

    5. How can I extract the audio from a video?

    Select Audio, then Extracted. Choose the video from which you want to extract the audio, and click Import sound only.

    6. How can I search for music?

    Searching for music is not currently supported.

    7. How can I cut an audio track?

    Select the audio track. Move the white line to where you want to end the track. Tap Split in the toolbar at the bottom. Select the part of the track you don't want, and click Delete.

    Summary

    With the help of KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter or Sidify All-In-One, now that you know how to include YouTube music into your CapCut projects, the possibilities for your creativity are endless. These two assistants put the power of music in your hands whether you're creating eye-catching images for social media, captivating narratives, or creating instructional videos. It's also worth mentioning that these YouTube Music MP3 audios can be transferred to any video editor.