Downgrade to 5.1.2 and disable the update option Rated 3 out of 5 stars
The older version works fine for me... 5.2 fails downloads every single time. Initially I upgraded and was able to get successful downloads through the newer version by babysitting the transfer and clicking retry several times. Uninstalling the extension and installing the older version restored stable function... until - "Congratulations, you've upgraded to 5.2!" (yay?)... second time around was worse... could not complete a single transfer so I repeated the roll back procedure and disabled the automatic update feature.
I'm not sure what the issue is with my installation and by the number of positive reviews I cannot indict this latest version but if whatever is causing the predictable failures can be addressed I will be sticking with 5.1.2
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
too much inconveniently stand, disable
Useful App Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I have been using this application for years, there are occasions when it plays up but overall it usually works very well. There is one thing that I have only just noticed, a companion button option which if enabled lists mostly porn sites. I'm not very happy about that as that was never my reason for using this product and considering I allow my Grandchildren to use my computer, I'm now very disappointed with the authors of this product.This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.
Would you mind copy/paste your concerns to the support forum: http://www.downloadhelper.net/support.php so we can discuss and give you hints to address that issue that has been around for many years ?
translation Rated 4 out of 5 stars
You can take an interpreter and to make the Russian language.
But I'm not a programmer.
Unfortunately (or not), automatic translation is not reliable enough. You need a real human behind. But you don't need to be a programmer to provide a language locale on Babelzilla.
No Longer Works Reliably For Free Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I WOULD SUGGEST THOSE CONSIDERING THIS ADD-ON READ REVIEWS AFTER THE LAST WEEK OF APRIL, 2015.
THIS ADD ON HAS CHANGED IN A MAJOR WAY
OBSOLETING MANY PREVIOUS REVIEWS.
WITH NO WARNING, THIS ADD-ON NOW NO LONGER WORKS RELIABLY FOR FREE. DOWNLOADS ARE OFTEN BLOCKED REQUIRING SOME KIND OF ADDITIONAL CONVERTER.
IF THERE IS A WAY TO GET AROUND THIS THIS, IT IS NOT THROUGH ITS PAST SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD USE ANY LONGER. I HAVE, PERSONALLY, FOUND IT IS NOW TOO UNRELIABLE AND WOULD NOT RECOMMEND USING IT.
Getting a user accustomed to something free, then once getting them familiar with it, manipulating a way to start charging for its use , is not only extortion, it is a practice of DRUG PUSHERS ...not responsible add-on authors.
In reference to your response: Are you for real, here? If you worked full time on this and "needed to eat too" how were you supporting yourself and what were you "eating" during the long time this add-on was free? It seems more like when you saw 5 million users you developed a hunger for the looming cash cow you had raised from a calf. Be honest. You want to make a buck. There's no harm in that. But trying to guilt trip the past users of your free/donation add-on to thinking using your free/donation add-on has been starving your children all this time just won't float, is rewriting history, and is very unbecoming.
Just keep in mind that whatever was free in previous versions 4.x is still available for free.
Version 5 added many features, some are free, some are not (we need to eat too).
Just try to think how could people work full time (in our case this is 15/7) on a project with no source of revenue. This cannot work. Beware of what looks too free, quite often you are the merchandise. We don't do that and rely on donations and extra-commercial features (here the conversion) to make a living. Sounds honest to me.
good for what it does Rated 4 out of 5 stars
you can also use it to copy the download link
for the ones it insists on using the converter for
-takes a while to find it-
and paste the link into downthemall
and it'll download the video only...
you can also tweak the list under settings
to get the video only
and the ones you want the most
to show at the top of the list...
the adaptive ones are new in v5.2
so i see it as a bonus...
ffmpeg could handle the conversion well
but they insisted on using their own converter
which is sad... i'll never buy it...
i mostly use it for ones flashgot doesn't show
and i use youtube video and audio downloader
for youtube instead of this... works very well...
18 euros for a conversion license! Rated 1 out of 5 stars
These clowns want 18 euros for a conversion license that will remove the watermark, well you won't get my money.This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Ich habe das Addon wieder entfernt, da es auf vielen Seiten keine oder keine brauchbaren Downloads liefert. Gut funktioniert es wohl auf youtube.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I really like the new design. Very useful and even more user friendly. Keep up the good work!
good Rated 5 out of 5 stars
very good,Particularly no watermark
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
perfect ! :DThis user has 6 previous reviews of this add-on.
Works like charm Rated 5 out of 5 stars
it's working so good on almost every video site i visit.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
New interface is horrible.
Add-on now requires third-party software to wokr properly.
Addon watermarks videos and agressively solicits "donations".
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
now works with the latest version of firefox but the user interface is absolutely horrid ! bring back the old simple ui.This user has 4 previous reviews of this add-on.
Fully working on OS X! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I had some problems with VDH 5 on OS X, but it turned out to be a settings issue, probably a holdover from when I was trying an earlier beta which didn't work. It's working fine now, thanks. The interface is different, and I miss one-click-quick-download, but it's still functional, and now I can have the latest Firefox.
Need support ? http://www.downloadhelper.net/support.php
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The latest version is only offering mp4s on youtube for download. How do we get .3gps and .flvs back? For now reverted to version 5.0.1 which shows all of the variants.
Update: 5.2.1 resolves it. All the variants are back.
This is a bug. You may prefer stepping forward to 5.2.1: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/video-downloadhelper-q-and-a/1KAASTxqU_E
5.x is pretty slow Rated 2 out of 5 stars
In previous versions it was very intuitive and fast, the 5.x+ does the same but slower. It used to be like a rabbit now is like a turtle.
Don't download the converter Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Worked ok until they offered to convert a file and then they put this ugly mark in the corner until you by the converter license. Couldn't figure out how to just download without converting after that so good riddance.
Still the Best Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This addon is still the best free video downloader for Firefox.
The number of supported sites is huge, and updated constantly.
Completely no charge unless you need to use conversion feature.
I only reccomend version 4.9! Version 5-5.2 is terrible Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Hi VideoDownloadHelper Developer
I have used this add-on for a long time and was very happy with it, especially version 4.9. But not any more, version 5-5.2 is absolutely horrible to work with. I could not recommend it to any one, ever.
I hope you will go back to the more simple user interface you had it the past, but i doubt that you will
I can only give the current version 1 star
Version 5-5.2 ~ 1 STAR
Version 4.9.X ~ 5 STAR
Edit 2 on the Video DownloadHelper
Firstly its a shame your taking the reviews personal, they are not, they are just personal expression of users, in this case mine.
I still love Video DownloadHelper (4.9)
Your saying "There is no real difference between the 4.9 UI and 5.2.0 is you just use the menu on the companion button."
There is no way of making version 5-5.2 look and or behave like version 4.9. The User interface of version 5-5.2 is CLUMSY and NOT INTUITIVE like it previously was in version 4.9.
Your comparison of the two version is like saying apples taste like wood
Finally i would like to say your doing a fantastic job, your coding is making life so much easier for so many people.
Version 4.9 RULES
Version 5 ~ hmm
There is no real difference between the 4.9 UI and 5.2.0 is you just use the menu on the companion button.