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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:4.9.22 History
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Size:670kB



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  Latest version:
4.9.22 (March 24, 2014)


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Supported operating systems:
Windows Mac OS Linux


More information and other downloads:
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:
Version 4.9.22
Released March 24, 2014 779.4 KB
Works with Firefox 3.6 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later

Fixed unresponsive toolbar button in Australis (new Firefox 29 beta user interface)
Fixed a number of issues with YouTube

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Alternative to Video DownloadHelper:
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Guides and How to's:
No guides/tutorials, submit guides here.



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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