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NEW VERSION 5.5.0

Video DownloadHelper is a Firefox addon. Using DownloadHelper, you can easily save videos from most of the popular video sites. It is also possible to capture all the images from a gallery in a single operation. In particular, it is able to store on your disk movie files for which the web site does not provide a "Save File" feature. Note! DownloadHelper is a Firefox addon so you need to use it together with the web browser FireFox.

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Version:5.5.0
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File size:670kB
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5.5.0 (April 12, 2016)



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Note! DownloadHelper is a Firefox addon so you need to use it together with the web browser FireFox.



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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Version 5.5.0
Released April 4, 2016 673.7 kB
Works with Firefox 36.0 and later
On March 24th, YouTube made some changes causing Video DownloadHelper not to recognize some videos when logged in. We provided a fix for that within 24 hours under the form of a beta version of the add-on. This 5.5.0 release brings those changes to everyone.

Videos streamed over the chunked protocols HLS (MPEG-TS/MP2T, on sites like Dailymotion and many live streaming sites) and DASH (M4F used on sites like Vimeo) can now be downloaded without the need for the converter. Previous 5.4.x versions had a basic support for those streams, but it was inconvenient (you had to keep the video running) and the converter had to be used to finalize the download to a proper video file. This new version even offer in most cases the choice between several quality variants.

The old list of supported sites (which were not maintained anymore) is back to life. All the listed 1000+ video web sites are alive and are DownloadHelper-compatible. New sites are added weekly. Those lists are hosted on the downloadhelper.net website and no longer managed by the addon.

A long-time request from users with a low quality network connection: automatic download retries. If the download fails in a recoverable way, the add-on tries to resume the download from where it stops. The number of retries before giving up is configurable.

Add-on settings are now managed from with a tab and no longer an add-on panel.

The DownloadHelper icon is now usable from the Firefox options panel.

An option has been added to switch to the tab owning a particular video entry in the panel.

Video entries with long titles can now have the ellipsis () at right, left or display over several lines, based on the settings).

Fixes from previous 5.4.2 version:

Fixed filename overwriting on simultaneous captures
Fixed YouTube ADP variants that could generate aggregation errors
Fixed gallery downloads with spaces in file names
Fixed canceling download from Firefox manager cancels entry download in add-on
Fixed wrong video window ownership when popup is launched at video start
Fixed download list showing chunks on YouTube when smartnaming default was set to header/url or obfuscated

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Guides and How to's:
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Acronyms / Also Known As:
DownloadHelper, Download Helper


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This is an "add-on", or plugin for Mozilla Firefox and will auto update when you update the Firefox browser.
I've used it for a few years and for the most part, it does a good job of downloading videos via the Firefox browser, mainly FLV and MP4 video, but it works for MPEG, WMV and JPEG image files as well.
It's free, never had any issues with malware or adware, but I don't use the video conversion part of the software so things may be a bit different in that department.



Posted April 05, 2014 by . Tool version 4.9.22 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



This browser plugin supposedly allows you to download any video from YouTube, but it only works correctly for non-HD video. If you try to download 720p or 1080p clips, you will get a file with working audio but non-functional video. This has to be a problem with the plugin, because there are other YT downloaders for Mac that allow perfect downloading of HD video.



Posted December 18, 2013 by . Tool version 4.9.21 using OS MacOSX
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 4 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10



Great tool but no longer works with YouTube (Vevo for sure). Trying Freemake now...


Posted July 03, 2013 by . Tool version 4.9.15 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10



This is a great downloader.
Cannot download sometimes, but it works great right now.



Posted September 26, 2012 by . Tool version 4.9.10 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



My rating is meaningless:
Today 21-09-2012 I'm getting a Google warning that the site http://www.downloadhelper.net is being used to distribute malware

Partial Quote from Google:
"What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 138 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 59 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-09-21, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-09-21.

Malicious software is hosted on 3 domain(s), including muzafferkocer.com/, mucastudio.com/, kentlyonsdev2.com/.

2 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including poddubem.com/, kentlyonsdev2.com/.

This site was hosted on 2 network(s) including AS16276 (OVH), AS15169 (Google Internet Backbone)............"



Posted September 22, 2012 by . Tool version 4.9.10 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10



Personally, I don't use the converter, as I don't think I would like it. I am very picky about video converters, and I'm sure that anyone on this site could easily find one they like, if they just look around. I kind of like XviD4PSP, myself, although there are certainly others you could try.


Posted June 28, 2011 by . Tool version 4.9.3 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



LOGOWARE

From the FAQ:

Logo on converted video

The logo appears at the top left corner of the converted videos when you use the conversion on Windows with an unregistered converter version.

Registration:
Pay in US Dollars $28.50 USD



Posted June 21, 2011 by . Tool version 4.9.3. using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 3 of 10 Value for money 2 of 10 Overall score 3 of 10
Guides: http://www.downloadhelper.net/convert.php



With version 4.9, using Firefox 4.0 or later, you have option of screen capture added, using code from Cam Studio
http://update.downloadhelper.net/index.html
http://www.downloadhelper.net/screen-capture.php
to capture audio, use record audio from speakers option



Posted June 14, 2011 by . Tool version 4.9 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



A thing of beauty, which gets better and better.


Posted April 10, 2009 by . Tool version 4.3 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


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