- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 13672852, 4 years agoThe Star rating system is so flawed for the kind of addons that this has developed into...
Conceptwise, it is a clear 5.
Ease of use, an even clearer 1.
For the vast, vast majority of users the addon is now just a trap that they might waste much time trying to figure out. Until such a time it somehow automates the process of setting up and maintaining compression services again.
Further, those who have no problem setting it up are unlikely to really need the star system to find their way here. They will come here via link from articles/blogs/forums and similar.
So while it might not feel particularly fair, the only reasonable "Star Rating" is a 1.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 14323663, 4 years agoThree hours after I confirmed signing up at Heroku I got an email saying I could deploy the app. After I deployed the app and configured the add-on with the URL from Heroku I got Bandwidth Hero to work. I will do some tests and evaluate Bandwidth Hero.
- Rated 2 out of 5by Angelos, 4 years agoReduced to 2 stars:
Still a great add-on, BUT I have to delete and rewrite the address of the service that I have setup every time I restart Firefox.
Some help please???
Setting up your own service is pretty easy and I would guess much more secure.
About configuration on Android: Press the 3 dots (overflow button) and *scroll* to the end of the menu. You will see "Bandwidth Hero" and there you will find the settings for the add-on.
- Rated 5 out of 5by STaylor9726, 4 years agoThis is AWESOME.
Don't be worried about how to set up your own data compression service. It is very simple to do.
Thank you so much for making this information/ app available.
Does this also work for DRM content???
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 14114355, 4 years agoHervorragend, im Schnitt 89% Einsparung mit extremer Komprimierung JPG20 - in Farbe. Reduziert die Ladezeit von Webseiten deutlich z.B. in Kombination mit O2 Free mit 1Mbit/s (worauf ich komplett umgestiegen bin seit im regionalen Kabelnetz von Cablesurf mit gebuchten 30MBit/s - jetzt PŸUR nicht mal mehr YouTube streaming in 360p zu Stosszeiten möglich war...
- Rated 1 out of 5by KT, 5 years agoI installed it and got this message. Why doesn't the site I downloaded the plugin say this?
Public data compression service shutdown
Due to increased load and complains from ISP we are shutting down public data compression service under https://compressor.bandwidth-hero.com
You can continue using extension and save data by installing your own service.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Gee, 5 years agoIts very unfortunate the service is shutting down
However i have tried to setup an instance on Heroku, how do i actually see that compression is taking place because i dont see the counters moving when i click the extension icon in firefox
Developer responseposted 5 years agoHave you changed the URL in "Configure data compression service"? It should show a checkmark in the input field icon if everything is correct. When you change the URL and activate Bandwidth Hero - it should be working.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13443597, 5 years agoNoooooo! I saved a lot of data with it. I don't know why they turned it off. :c
Developer responseposted 5 years agoDue to increased load and complains from ISP we had to shutdown the public data compression service.
You can still use the extension and save data if you install your own data compression service on Heroku or other hosting platform.
Check https://github.com/ayastreb/bandwidth-hero-proxy for more details!
- Rated 3 out of 5by leminsc8, 5 years agoPleas Optimze your Add for Mobile Version of Firefox like Android/Iphone.
Maybe on off button into adressbar?
It will be great when you save data more than images like "opera mini" !