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|User since||July 20, 2012|
|Number of add-ons developed||1 add-on|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Rated 4 out of 5 stars|
Opens all current reddit links in new tabs and names them appropriately. Memorizes which links have been shown to you and does not open them again (e.g. when the site changes by upvotes/downvotes, only the new ones are opened up)
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The ads are kindof obnoxious (which is why it gets one star downrating) but it does what it is supposed to do. Downloads videos without any bullshit (like "DownloadHelper" or "VideoDownloader Professional"). So, yay for that.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.2.4).
That it is called "professional" should have been a clue for me.
That it asked me to install itself as some kind of default search should have been a huge red flag.
But when trying to download the first video, saying "Downloading this video is not possible with a Firefox add-on !" -- please go fuck yourself, thanks.
So again on the hunt for an alternative to DownloadHelper. This one is not it.
I've been a dlhelper user for YEARS and it was always doing it's job. It doesn't anymore.
The authors claim that some new proprietary transcoding software is needed to download current YouTube videos. And they also claim that these types of videos just "weren't visible" before in DLHelper. Well too bad, then I would at least like to have a checkbox that makes them invisible again. I'm not going to pay upwards of 10 bucks for some shitty transcoding software when all I want is the RAW stream (I'm perfectly capable of transcoding videos myself, thanksverymuch).
But there's more!
Yeah, you think, okay then it displays these "new" kinds of videos, but you can just ignore them, right? WRONG! If you choose the "old" videos on YouTube, you get 0 byte downloads. What a coincidence! "Hey our software has the TOTALLY INNOCENT bug that makes downloading videos for free impossible, but what a great solution, you can just BUY something from us to get it to work again! YAY!"
Fuck off. But there's even more!
The authors also claim that their competitor is trying to sabotage their reviews. LOL. Apparently they haven't ever used their own software, because since that "now it costs money" update your tool is just PLAIN SHIT. Downloading zero byte files just doesn't cut it, buddy. And I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker, check out my registration and see that I'm a totally legit user who loved your product once and HATES it now.
Enough ranting for today, time to search for an alternative. Goodbye forever, shitty DownloadHelper. It was nice while it lasted.
Linux x86_64, FF 21.0, Screenshoter 1.01 -> doesn't work (nothing happens upon clicking "save").