How to Download audio from a YouTube video using yt-dlp.
For more information on yt-dlp general usage read this post.
As you will more than likely be wanting the best quality audio the format (
-f) selector will be for best audio (
yt-dlp -f 'ba' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ -o '%(id)s.%(ext)s'
To save as the video title change
'%(title)s.%(ext)s' to save. For a custom filename
With YouTubes VP9 codec this file will most likely be
Saving video as an MP3 file
To save the highest quality audio as an mp3 file you need to define
--audio-format mp3 with
-x which is extract audio
yt-dlp -f 'ba' -x --audio-format mp3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ -o '%(id)s.%(ext)s'