Audio is not generated when importing YouTube lessons

When I used to import YouTube lessons it used to generate audio now it no longer does,
any suggestions?

Yes, audio is no longer automatically generated, you can play video instead. If you prefer the audio, you first need to remove the video on the edit lesson page and then generate the audio. Video can be added back later.


Will the audio from videos be enabled again?

I don’t really like the automatically generated audio, that’s why I import youtube videos, so deleting the video and generating audio is exactly not what I want.

A few days ago it was still possible to play the video and swap over to sentence view and thag somewhat worked for me, but now the video would stop after every sentence, which is really annoying.

I don’t really see the point in importing videos anymore and don’t quite understand why it has been changed :confused:

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I had the same problem. I don’t think that this is a good development. I doesn’t seem to be able to add the video to any playlist.

I tried to add a separate audio file, but also this didn’t work.

I don’t want to auto generate the audio. I want the audio from the video.

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It has been changed because it is against YT’s new terms and conditions.

You have to use a separate YT to MP3 converter and upload the audio to Lingq that way.


I use Audacity, a free audio software package, for capturing any audio which plays on my computer to an MP3 file.

It’s a bit of a pain to get Audacity set up to record computer audio, but once you do, it’s straightforward.

Press Record button in Audacity.
Switch to your YouTube window and start the video.
Press Stop button in Audacity when YouTube ends.
Export to MP3 file.


Don’t bother with Audacity. Use a program like ClipGrab (free and open source) or 4K Youtube to MP3 ( which is freemium and allows 15 downloads a day on the free version. Just paste the link of the video you’re interested in and download in a matter of seconds. It’s quick and malware free.



ClipGrab grabs the whole video as an MP4, so … very cool! Thanks.

The app seems to suggest an MP3 is the output, but that’s not what I’m seeing.

I hadn’t expect that to work as a standalone app on my computer. The other YouTube downloaders I’ve tried always had gotchas.

The MP3 from the MP4 must still be extracted. I’ll stick to Audacity for that.

Is Daria your avatar?

I have been using Clip grab for a long time for various things. It’s especially usefully for educational videos I. Ignition play in the classroom where YouTube is blocked for student use. I have also downloaded videos to watch on a plane.

Windows identifies Clipgrab as malware and is currently trying to get rid of it.

Windows identifies Clipgrab as malware and is currently trying to get rid of it. AAAND it’s still trying to get rid of it. Every scan shows it still there. Thanks a lot for the recommendation!

I have the same problem with arabic… Is it possible to import a text + separate audio (using yt converter to mp3) and then beneficing from the TTS from the audio. I want to know if having imported both, it’s possible to click on a separate word or phrase and beneficing from the audio downloaded and not the lingQ TTS that does not seems that accurate? It work on the phrases mode but do not work when I click on separate words? I still get the automate lingQ voice and not the voice from the audio I imported.