- by Firefox user 13805896, 2 months agoRated 2 out of 5It actually is very easy to use, but sadly the downloaded video has significantly worse quality (everything clearly gets blurry) and it displays as lower frames per second than the actual video. 60 fps gaming video looks like it turns into 40'ish fps.... Not worth it to get a laggy crap quality video.
- by Meatshield, 6 months agoRated 2 out of 5Developer updated their product. Product still doesn't work (for me). Don't get me wrong, the product functions on "normal" videos that aren't aren't altered upon upload. But if the uploader alters the video in any fashion which changes how YouTube indexes the said video, the downloader fails even function. The interface won't even show up on the page.
Example: Say a video goes up and you save it to a favorite playlist. The uploader than decides to change the video from "public" to "unlisted." Because of how it's indexed, it throws a HTTP 410 error. And while the URL itself will still redirect to the video in a browser, the downloader (and every type of of player/recorder I've tried) all throw the same code. So the short answer is you'll have to screen capture videos if you follow creators that make a habit of this. I'm not sure if the developer has a workaround solution for this type of behavior which Mozilla (and browsers in general) account for it at the application level when it parses info through the OSI model that they can build in to their addon. It would definitely be nice.
- by giuuulian, 7 months agoRated 2 out of 5The extension is still being marketed as "1080p / 256kbps dl capability" but truth is that even 720p is not available for free users anymore. First they cut 1080, then 720p, hiding behind the same excuses to push the PRO version.
This extension did not build its reputation with the paid version. What can you do with 480p videos in 2021?
- by Dennis R. Levesque, 7 months agoRated 2 out of 5First, I have more than one downloader. The request to review it did not include an icon/logo of this app, so I don't really know which app this review is for. So, I can't really say much about it. Big mistake right off the bat. Second, the permissions required to use MANY apps are too general and not restricted enough. Example: "Access your data for all web sites". This is way too broad and a BIG security risk. This should be restricted to specific items for specific reasons, and not left to the honor system. Other things like reading my clipboard is not necessary, and should be restricted to reading only what is pasted into the app by the user. If I don't want to paste it, then it shouldn't be allowed to read it. All this applies especially to passwords and user data. It's way too easy to abuse it's purpose. The purpose can be fulfilled without access to user's passwords and sensitive data; you just have to do it the right way without taking the "easy way out" to avoid the effort.
I like the idea of the app and it's output, but it's internal workings are seriously flawed. It needs a serious audit.
Instead of donating to the app/cause/support, I'd rather help develop the app by guiding the programmers on how they ought to program it. Any takers?