When it comes to audio, YouTube lacks options
As we say, Youtube It is unmatched when it comes to video format. There are competitors like Vimeo or Dailymotion, but at the end of the day, Google’s video platform reigns supreme, even though it lacks things like the ability to download videos to mobile. However, despite the existence of YouTube Red (only available in some countries), the service is missing some options in its Android application.
Specifically, when we talk about audio, the truth is that the options fall short. There are many who use Youtube like the support of an audio podcast, in which the video is in the background as a mandate due to the place where it is uploaded. What can be done in such cases? Can you hear only the audio? And download audio from YouTube? Yes you can.
PodTube, or how to convert YouTube videos into audio podcast
PodTube is an application developed by MikeDev_, a member of the XDA-Developers forums that summarizes the functions of his work in these points:
- Download YouTube videos or playlists
- Automatic download of new videos from selected channels
- Download only audio from videos (saves space and data)
- Skip videos over a specific duration
- Support for Tasker, allowing you to download videos, react to downloads, or sync a podcast with a Tasker task.
For all these functions, PodTube It needs you to have the main YouTube app installed, but it is a perfect fatigue companion to fill in the gaps in its operation. Plus, it’s completely free and has no ads.
And how it works? Go to a video or playlist in the official app of Youtube. Find the share icon and select PodTube. Keep in mind that with private lists you cannot share, so they must be public videos. Select the app PodTube and it will ask you to select a folder to download. Do so and it will start downloading the videos. This will download the entire files, but for audio, change the method.
From the main menu, tap Hide config UIs to show more options. Choose Channel List and press the button Plus. You will see a screen like the one above. Enter the data of the channel that uploads the podcasts and select the option Download audio only. Here you can set the time limit and up to a maximum of videos. Press Behind and the automatic download will do the rest.
If you want to download PodTube, you must enter one of the following two Drive links. There are several versions for different architectures, worse in case of doubt, download com.shadoapps.podtube.apk, which is the universal. Version 1.3.0 is the most advanced, but we also link v1.2.0 in case you find compatibility problems: