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Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby One Horse Town » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:17 pm

In trying to master tricky sections/identify chords etc I need to slow down mp3 audio from YouTube. I currently use a Yamaha Pocketrak personal recorder and it works....to a point. On slower playback the audio (already compromised because of the original live gig recordings) becomes really bad.
Two questions: Which is the best mp3 sampling rate to use - the recorder gives a choice - 128k?
Is there a better/higher quality way to do this?
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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby G-Doubleyou » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:19 pm

To get the best quality, use an app that allows you download YouTube video, extract the audio from the video.

Then manipulate the speed.

mp3 is a compressed format, I would not record to that format.

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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby One Horse Town » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:59 pm

Thanks, can you recommend a specific app to do this. I'm not an expert on this - also, what host device/options are available given that I need to do this with an instrument as I watch.
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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby shufflebeat » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:43 pm

freemake downloader is my current fave (I'm a PC user). I've had no reason to separate the audio from video but I seem to remember that function is included. It can be incorporated into the Firefox browser so you can do a "one touch" download without the programme actually being open.

Variable playback without pitch change is then easy with Reaper.
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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby iceman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:16 pm

if you replace the youtube in the url with voobys it allows you to download in a variety of different formats
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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby One Horse Town » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:23 pm

Thanks all.
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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby MikeW. » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:23 am

Riffstation might be worth a look. You can slow down your mp3s, isolate the guitar solos and have the software automatically recognize the basic chords of the song. There is still some room for improvement in the chord recognition department.
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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby BJG145 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:26 pm

Old thread, but just came across something you've probably all known about for years, which is:

http://www.youtubeslow.com/

Handy for slowing and looping clips for learning.
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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby Richie Royale » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:01 pm

YT has a built in option to slow down video these days (not sure if this is a default option on all videos though) otherwise, this suggests using VLC to watch the video which has options for speed.

http://www.tutorialgeek.net/2015/04/how ... utube.html
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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby Pete Kaine » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:23 am

A search in Google for "youtube pitch control" will net you half a dozen browser plug ins that do the job on the fly.

Admittedly I'm another one who's more prone to use the VLC method, it's playback results tend be fairly smooth for me.
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Re: Best way to slow down YouTube audio

Postby mashedmitten » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:14 am

See if there's a how to play/ song name/ instrument video for the tune. It will show all you need 99% of the time.
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