WhisperIII

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Name WhisperIII
User since August 30, 2013
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Download YouTube Videos as MP4

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just to get this out of the way clearly, I'm using the latest versions of both the extension and Firefox.

Forgive a possibly ignorant question. I highly doubt this is a bug so it's not worth cluttering up those channels for, but I know of no other public forum you reply to routinely on other than these reviews and sending a personal email seems presumptuous.

When downloading files, I'm running into what I garner isn't the typical result. All formats are generically titled 'videoplayback', and for 360p FLV specifically, it seems to download an FLV in a weird container Windows simply recognizes as a generic 'File'. If manually prompted to open with any media player or editor, it works fine as a video file, but it's still an odd issue and annoyingly, the files can't be given a default associated program.

This isn't an issue with my computer having some wacky setting or principle since other FLVs are recognized as normal video files, downloaded with, say, FlashGot, from the same video pages. Also, I'm not sure whether this is related, but the D/L speeds are considerably throttled on lower resolution files, to where a 30ish MB file will take identical time to a 1080p MP4. I don't know if this is specifically YouTube's BS, or what.

I don't have that problem downloading video files from other streaming sites with other programs, but if it hasn't been made clear yet, I don't know a whole lot of anything when it comes to this material. I'm just hoping a couple of my issues cross wind with others people have raised, or are how the extension is intended to work and I'm just talking out of my butt. Either way, I couldn't garner any similar mentions while searching the bug reports on the GS script page. Thanks for putting up with me if you respond.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.9).