How to Download YouTube Video Only Without Audio on Computer

Bianca Willis Bianca Willis Updated on Sep 17 , 2022 Tag:

After learning how to download YouTube video without sound in this guide, you will get any common YouTube video saved on your Windows or Mac based computer at silent status easily. If your’re here to find solutions for “downloaded (YouTube video) has no sound”, please check out how to fix screen recording without no sound

Some people make efforts to find solutions to “downloaded YouTube video has no audio” problem while some still look for ways to download YouTube video without audio because they only want to keep the movable video track, leaving out the audio one. Is it possible to do so? Absolutely it is and moreover, there’s more than one way.

Download YouTube video without audio

Way 1: Use YouTube Video Recorder Without Sound

Nearly all screen recorders can be taken as “YouTube Video Saver” or “YouTube Recorder” to capture and locate the same video file without internal background music or narration involved. Since these programs generally divide audio source into two categories – System Sound and Microphone Sound according to their natures and YouTube audio is a typical sound source from system’s sound card, anyone in demand can leverage the screencasting tool to keep a recording of YouTube video with no audio at all. Now let’s walk through an easy instruction focusing on how RecMaster helps record YouTube video without audio. RecMaster just stands out from the crowds for its multi-function and simplicity.


Step 1. Free download RecMaster and set it up on your desktop or laptop machine. Then launch it to standby.

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Step 2. Open the video you want to download, configure the playback settings e.g resolution, subtitles/cc, and speed.

Step 3. Go back to RecMaster to choose either Full Screen or Custom Area first

Main UI of RecMaster YouTube Recorder

Then set the recording format, quality, fps (if it’s necessary), webcam (suggested to disable), system sound (disable) and microphone (disable) for your upcoming capture.

Turn off System sound to record YouTube without audio

Rather than muting the video on YouTube or enabling and defining the system sound into zero in RecMaster, straightforwardly disabling the system sound to record is the best way to get 100% soundless video without any noise or echo at all.

Step 4. When everything is done, click REC on RecMaster or simply press shortcuts to make the capture happen. You can go back to YouTube video and play it from the very start during the 3-second countdown.

You have to know that during the capture process, you can pause and resume to skip over any unwanted segments. If necessary, you can still real-time annotate the activity with RecMaster’s drawing pen. The internal scheduler gives you freedom to auto-start or stop the video grabbing in your manner. But one thing you should note is that if you want to record YouTube without sound with Task Schedule, you can only make it happen by muting the speaker beforehand.

Step 5. End the recording and enjoy this muted YouTube video at will.

Way 2: Utilize Certain YouTube Video Downloader Supporting No-audio Download

Among piles of online, browser-based and desktop YouTube Downloaders, a portion of web services, extentions and applications do feature downloading and saving the no-audio video clip to local storage. Below are some top picks you can take for reference, and the source testing video is a “Multiplayer Reveal Trailer of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War”.

Full video link:

Tool Type Available videos for no audio downloading Free online downloader 1080p/720p MP4, 480p WebM Free online downloader 1080p/1080p 60 MP4, 1080p (60)/1440p (60)/4K (60) WebM
U2Convert Online/Desktop  downloader 2160p/1440p/1080p/720p WebM, 1080p/720p MP4
YTD Video Downloader Desktop downloader software It only supports downloading and converting video to the one with volume at zero in the same app.
VideoProc Desktop video processing software It only supports downloading YouTube video at first and then disable the audio or adjust the volume to 0 value in the same app.

The steps is super simple and let’s set how does download YouTube video without audio as the demonstration;

Step 1. Copy the video link from YouTube that starts with https://.

Analyze YouTube Video Link

Step 2. Navigate to, paste the video link into the black address bar and then click “Download” to process the link. More often, it will take several seconds to load all available downloading options below. By default, only an MP4 video download option is displayed here. To show up all the others including no-audio download ones, you should click the down arrow icon -> More.

No audio download options

Step 3. Click the video (without audio) at your preferred format, resolution and fps to pop up another video playback page, where you need right click the movie and click “Save Video As…” to customize the saving name and location.


Step 4. Wait for the downloading to be finished. The download speed varies from file sizes and internet speed.

Note: Since Chrome Web Store now doesn’t allow extensions recording YouTube video downloading, you won’t take time on such Chrome add-ons for one-click downloading YouTube video without audio, but freeer web or desktop tools, or extension from Firefox. 

See also: How to Download YouTube Videos without Software | Full Guide


Drawing from the content above, obviously downloading YouTube video without audio for offline silent playback or other fair usage is not difficult once you hold the right tool, be it YouTube downloader or recorder. Some customers may ask which one of them is better, safer and more productive? Well, they two both have their pros and cons. And the only advice from author is that keep an eye on the security issue especially when using online downloaders. That’s because many users claim that they come across unknown malware on some (free) online video downloading sites to have their computers harmed unexpectedly.

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How to download movies from MoviesJoy

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RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

Multiple recording modes make it easy to capture anything on screen.

Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.

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Bianca Willis

Bianca Willis

Bianca Willis started her copywriting career since 2014. As a tech editor with over 6 years writing experience, she has worked out hundreds of posts on multi-media solutions (video recording included), hot gadgets and troubleshooting tips.

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