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Nuts reviews ??!!

I have been using this add-on for many years, maybe since 2008 or something and i always liked it. Simple, efficient, doing the job. With a few imperfections I could easily live with.
I was disappointed when it stopped working with the release of firefox 36. In fact i stepped back to firefox 35 just to keep this add-on in action.

Then the developers came with the new version 5. Everything was back to normal and even better than what it used to be: now I know where the detected videos come from and why and how they disappear after some time.

Now I've been reading a number of highly negative reviews and I cannot disagree more with what is being written there. The facts that are being stated are simply false. I've had no problem installing the converter and I use it when necessary but generally it is simply not used.

Could it be a same user posting those lies ? I hope it is. Knowing that so many people are, in good faith, so stupid, would destroy my faith in humanity.

Keep up the good work developers !

What a waste of a great addon. Ohodnoceno 1 z 5 hvězdiček

I've been using Mozilla addons for years, but I've only just registered, and for one reason - to express my disgust and dismay at the writer of this addon, for turning what was a perfectly useable, accessible utility into a malware-baiting cash-cow. "You need to download this malware (converter) in order to do what you've been able to do for years without any such requirement, before I decided to milk it dry".

I hope you fail in whatever endeavour you pursue, you parasite.

Then you shouldn't have a problem mentioning one single thing you could do with the previous version for free and not with the new one for the same price :)

Difference in functionality Ohodnoceno 1 z 5 hvězdiček

The developer asked for URLs, which are downloadable with v4 but not downloadable in v5. Here are two of those: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOaMva1OpWk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gzqsmx1KGU.

On FF37 with VDH 5.1.2 (the latest available) it didn't allowed me download the clips, unless I install some converter - which turned out to be an out-dated version of LibAV, packaged with InnoSetup (probably that's why some AVs reported it as malware - there are lot of those out there, mostly of russian origin, packaged with InnoSetup).

On FF ESR31 with VDH 4.9.24 the same URLs were downloaded without problem in MP4 format (and no converter).

mig, care to elaborate this difference in behaviour?

P.S. I'd rate the old v4 with 5 stars.

First link: downloads ok on both VDH5.1.2 (ADP and non-ADP variants) and VDH 4.9.24
Second link: download ok on VDH5.1.2 (ADP only), generates an empty file on VDH 4.9.24/Fx33

The converter in Windows version is based on the latest Libav 11.3. It cannot be less outdated.

The false positive on the converter has been fixed by avast less than 24 hours after being reported. And no, this was not due to the InnoSetup packaging, but the Libav executable: https://bugzilla.libav.org/show_bug.cgi?id=828

So basically, everything you wrote is your review is just wrong. What's the problem here ?

Feel free to continue the discussion on the support forum http://www.downloadhelper.net/support.php if you want and can sustain your statements.

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I overall think its a great tool and i havent had any problems with having to convert anything and it's mostly been working how it always has, so this is a pretty good tool for the average user.

i was having issues with bulk downloads, but they seem to work if you select from inside playlists (next to video 1, for example) instead of clicking in the area above that and dragging down.

Everything else is working how i expect it to, so im very happy, also with the quick and prompt advice from the developer.

Humm, bulk downloads are supposed to work. Can you share details in the support forum ? http://www.downloadhelper.net/support.php

Watermarks Ohodnoceno 3 z 5 hvězdiček

And what about the watermarks? Or the pay requests?

Tento uživatel má jednu dřívější recenzi tohoto doplňku.

Watermark and donation encouragements is the way VDH has been funded since 2008. Where you have to worry is when software "looks" totally free. Since their developers need to eat, they sell your information. We don't.

Such a shame Ohodnoceno 1 z 5 hvězdiček

This has gone from the best video downloader for Firefox to one of the worst. It used to be simple and intuitive, now that's changed, and there's a popup asking to install a converter if you want to download in high quality. The developer insists you don't need to install it, so... why have it? Other apps don't require it, the previous version didn't need it, just let us download in the native format "as default". If you do install the converter (against the warnings of antivirus software!) you get an ugly QR code water mark on all your videos.
The reason V-DH used to be so good, was that it just worked, every time, and now it doesn't. So unfortunately like so many other users I'll be uninstalling, and moving to one of the many alternatives.
This is a great case study for students on what not to do as a developer, and looking at some of the replies on the support forum, how not to treat your users. Such a shame.

Bad new update Ohodnoceno 3 z 5 hvězdiček

This last update is bad, so bad; you can't even download any videos, even from youtube!
No, instead, it asks you to download a stupid converter that I never needed and that I won't be downloading anyway. The Download Helper add-on, when you'll use it, will ask you to choose in which definition you want to download it; but instead of giving you the regular ones, it forces you to take ones like 1920p instead of 1080p and 640 instead of 480, which requieres a converter. It used to give you the choice between regular and those "new" definition (The regular didn't need a conversion, which was nice) . But now, with this last update, you can't! It won't download it until you take the converter.
To summarise, it's useless. Unless if you love having the new icon that takes about 50% more space than it should.. I hope this will get fixed quickly because right now, it's nothing more than a "go download something else" add-on, which is a shame considering how much it used to be useful and easy to use :( ...

I don't recommend it, until there's a new version to come out.
Thanks for reading, and I really hope this software will be useful again in a new GOOD update.
PS: I may have made few mistake because English isn't my native language. My apologies if I did so.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

Edit (04/17/2015): In fact, it works for few videos (So yes, it's right, you still can download some videos from youtube, my mistake. But many other (Even if they don't have copyrights) don't, and can't be downloaded via this new download helper.
Still thanks for your answer tho'.

No. Whatever you can download from youtube as a single file, you DO NOT NEED a converter. Converter is only for variants that comes from YouTube (and not from us) as separate audio/video.
For other sites, you do not need the converter unless you want to convert the downloaded video !

went back to 4.9.24 Ohodnoceno 1 z 5 hvězdiček

sorry went back to 4.9.24 as 5.1.2 no longer supports downthemall.

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Pretty much useless with the recent update, FlashGot got me covered thou.
I can't even download a single video from YouTube without the proprietary converter what the actual f***? I don't need you to mux videos for me thank you very much.

You only need the converter (not proprietary but open source) for variants you could not download with VDH4. All you could download with VDH4 is still downloadable without the converter !

Works just fine Ohodnoceno 5 z 5 hvězdiček

I don't know why the past reviewers have been complaining, because the new version 5.1.2 works just as good as always for me. I've been able to download every single streamed content I want, just as well as before. In fact, this is the second best add-on for Firefox I've ever used, after AdBlock Plus. Been looking to donate to this, but can't find a button for that :(
Only thing I miss is an option to change the interface language.

真的很差... Ohodnoceno 1 z 5 hvězdiček


Tento uživatel má jednu dřívější recenzi tohoto doplňku.

Non Adaptive formats not shown on YouTube! Ohodnoceno 4 z 5 hvězdiček

V. 5.1.2 : Youtube : Although I pushed the adaptive formats right down to the bottom of the preferred formats list, the downloading list shows ONLY adaptive formats. Verified this on many videos. I know that non-adaptive formats are available for all those videos, because I can list them and download them using youtube-dl.exe!

I am very disappointed with this latest incarnation of a once wonderful utility.


This seems to be an intermittent problem; it is working fine at this moment. I'll post back when I have more info. Meanwhile, I'm upping the rating to '4' :)


Can you share some of the youtube URLs in the support forum ? http://www.downloadhelper.net/support.php

The latest Video DownloadHelper Ohodnoceno 1 z 5 hvězdiček

This version is pretty poor. The dependence on yet another third party bit of software (this one commercial) to do what used to just work is painful. If I want a conversion, I'll do it myself.

Too bad. Only minimally usable.

The open source third-party dependence to perform operations that a browser add-on cannot do has been the same since 2008 !

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The last version sucks.

Useless Ohodnoceno 1 z 5 hvězdiček

The new version of Video DownloadHelper is useless, I'll miss the old addon. Time to switch on another one. Farewell old friend.

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NB - Does download vids easily but format options are restricted - max I could get without using the third party converter was 1280x720 - something to consider if you need high quality but don't like installing more software and buying licenses - otherwise works smoothly.

Just don't choose a variant which by nature requires the converter. http://www.downloadhelper.net/why-converter-needed-aggregation.php

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Nice try, you made version 5 dependant of an external program so you can sell us a licence? Now you said, "but guys version 5 cand do more stuff" ... thanks but no. Version 4 was perfect, because it was simple.

VDH4 worked the same way regarding this external program ! When you need to act directly on audio/video data, you cannot do that reliably from a browser add-on.

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The worse-case scenario to "In other tabs" is YouTube and its muti streamable video sources, you can clean the list, but they keep collecting, the cleanup is a good paliative, the issue is having to redo and redo it, oh it is just a ponderation, I will default to Companion by now.

I gave the version 5.2.0 a spin and it is a good improvement, still not the "ideal" for me, but is a good improvement, turning the companion button the only one was really really appreciated.

Glad to see you listen to users, thank you Mig.

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Does not fit my needs anymore since last upgrade Ohodnoceno 2 z 5 hvězdiček

Although it will probably works well or some, the fact the bridge with Downthemall has disappeared is a deal breaker for me.

The other aspect that makes me look for other pastures is definitively the unresponsiveness of the new interface.

Thanks for the previous versions, they were very good for me!

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After having problems for a while downloading (finding) certain videos using an older version I upgraded to 5.1.2.
This one found everything so far. Wonderful!

At start I didn't notice the QR code in the top left corner of the output video even though it's pretty huge. I can see though the creator would like a small contribution for his work.

The "converter" used to create the final product seems fine to me even though I usually try to avoid downloading "3rd party tools" (not counting the plugin itsself).

The menu that appears after clicking the animated icon in the toolbar seems a bit laggy upon opening, but other than that this is a great extension for firefox.

It does what I want it to.