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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.

Free software
OS:Windows Mac Linux
Released:Dec 27,2016
File size:0.7MB
9 votes

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Latest version

6.2.0 (December 27, 2016)


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

Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Version 6.2.0
Released December 27, 2016 752.7 KiB
Works with Firefox 36.0 and later
Video DownloadHelper detects and captures more videos !

A number of YouTube videos are streamed not only in ADP mode (audio and video in separate streams) but each of those streams in DASH mode (plenty of small segments that need download and rework to create a playable media). Previously, Video DownloadHelper ignored those videos, causing a No media found message to be displayed. With version 6.2.0, you are now offered to download those videos in several quality variants.

HLS-streamed videos have been supported since version 5.5.0 but some servers use encryption on those streams, causing Video DownloadHelper to generate a useless 48 bytes file. This new version supports encrypted HLS.

Important fixes

A number of users complained about not having audio when playing HLS videos using Windows Media Player. This is now fixed and you don't have to use alternative players to hear those videos.

In some cases, HLS captures lead to a file containing only audio. This was due to a bug that has been fixed in this version.

Users with very poor networking conditions like an Internet connection going up and down had a hard time downloading videos, particularly big ones. The new version fixes an issue with chunked downloads not using retries properly, and add a configurable delay between retries.

Version 6.2.0 also fixes an issue with pages containing many videos (like a video-oriented tumblr page). If requesting some downloads and scrolling down to make new videos to be detected, you could lose control of the downloads.

Other fixes and improvements

Clearing errors now have immediate effect on toolbar icon badge
Fixed bug where in some cases the wrong language could be used in the add-on interface
Fixed screen region capture when e10s is enabled
Prevented text selection in main panel. In some conditions, it could be difficult to unselect.
Fixed minor layout issue in download progress bars
Fixed image gallery capture when in e10s mode
Fixed HTML warnings in settings page
Added Russian and Swedish locales
Moved to Angular 1.5.9 to better security

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9 comments, Showing 1 to 5 comments

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.

Apr 5, 2014 Version: 4.9.22 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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.

Dec 18, 2013 Version: 4.9.21 OS: MacOSX Ease: 9/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value: 4/10 Overall: 5/10

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

Jul 3, 2013 Version: 4.9.15 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 1/10

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

Sep 26, 2012 Version: 4.9.10 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 9/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value: 8/10 Overall: 9/10

My rating is meaningless:
Today 21-09-2012 I'm getting a Google warning that the site 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,,

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

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

Sep 22, 2012 Version: 4.9.10 OS: WinXP Ease: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value: 5/10 Overall: 5/10

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