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Works perfectly I've yet to have any problems so long as I've updated to the most current version. For those who say "It's Spyware" you need to dig just a little deeper and learn how it works and how to turn off any tracking modules. Just to help you I'm including the link (so you don't get confused)
I read the warnings about privacy, and followed the link (http://www.ant.com/note_about_privacy) and turned off the option to send anonymous statistics. Simple.
The product works pretty much as described, and has been a great help to me when wanting to watch videos from AlJazeera English when I'm not online. I hope that they will be able to do the same for BBC News, which has the world's worst video player.
This addon is an invasion of privacy. It submits information about *every* url you visit, no matter if privacy mode is enabled or not.
This addon secretly collects data about every website the firefox browser visits and combines it with uniquely traceable information tied to the user.
The undisclosed behavior of the Ant Video Downloader and Player add-on takes place even when the Firefox private browsing mode is turned on or when users are availing themselves of anonymity services such as Tor.
We take our users rights to privacy very seriously, and as a result we have put up a web page that we hope will address any questions you might have in regards to our products.
Please see http://www.ant.com/note_about_privacy
We are currently working on improving our add-on and hope you continue to enjoy our services in the future.
This works great!
To anyone having issues with this on Firefox 4...
It will not display as a status bar, rather, you have to set it to display as a toolbar, i'm sure for some of you this is annoying but until there is an update you'll just have to deal
Go to firefox (upper right corner)
Then click add-ons,
Go to extensions and find the Ant video downloader.
Once located select options and under display select toolbar instead of status bar.
Now click ok and close the add-ons tab
Go to your toolbar at the top and right-click.
Check mark next to Ant Video Downloader....
my firefox just updated itself and now antbar is gone from the bar at bottom right corner! plz help.
i can still find it in the 'extensions' tab of 'Tools > Add-ons' section but there's no updates.
antbar is quality by the way.
Point is, do you want a function already available in addon (that does not clash with Ant) made part of Ant, or the existing Ant functions improved?? it takes time, and may have to be totally redone for FF5...
YT functionality may also over complicate the menu, meaning lower popularity, for something a lot will not use..
To Jon thank you EASY YOUTUBE VIDEO DOWNLOADER works great thanx again!!
Its good in places, but it freezes firefox entirely on some pages. I did raise a Tech support ticket, but response was pretty poor, with just 2 words "please reinstall" which
(a) Didnt work
(b) Extremely poor tech support with no effort to follow up
I've used a number of video downloaders and Ant by far is the easiest, downloads the most sites and formats with the least problems or failed downloads. Love it!
Using FF 4.0 and Ant downloader v.2.3.0 I am unable to download HD video from Youtube. For e.g. here is this youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEFI-_Sg5G0 which is the Diet Pepsi commercial with Sofia Vergara, even though I switch to the 720p version within the first few seconds after it starts playing, I get only two options in the Ant window, I click on both, one results in a 360 video the other one results in a file with ZERO file size.
Yes, the ANT downloader is great. I've used it for about 2 years now. During this time it ran in IE7 and while IE7 seem to fight its very existence (it even blocked access to the support site), I stuck to the ANT because it worked like a charm.It downloads everything you throw at it (almost). This is my first week with FF4 and I hope the new dynamics create an even better experience. Thanks for the best piece of software since the beginning of flv.
Also Re: Player & tummychow's comment: : You can access the vids with other players (I use MoviePlayerClassic) by going directly to app data/local low/ant.com and play vids directly from there (use shortcut). NOTE: if you move videos from this location it messes up the player.
Ant is great, and I love the versatility! Awesome extension.
I'd just ask that we could turn off the video player. I have my own system for playing videos, and I'd prefer to remove it. (Anyone know of a css fix for this little preference?)
I'm sorry that the player doesn't fit your needs, there are right now no way to disable it.
I will try to add this option in the preferences in the next versions.
Unfortunately I can't find the video download icon in Firefox 4.0. I've tried implementing the suggestions shown here! I understand there will be a bug fix released in Ant version 2.3.1. Any idea how long the wait will be?
I have been using Ant through three revisions and have relatively few problems. Right now I am having a problem with You Tube but overall it's a great program.
bmagigr : I don't use the included player. I downloaded the Gom player and everything works fine. You should try it.
This addon works perfectly for me! It makes downloading videos extremely easy.
@rebbellos: I had your same problem and, after not having it work for like 3 weeks, I finally figured out how to get it to work on Firefox 4! All you have to do is click on the Firefox button on the top left corner, go to "options," and click the "Add-on bar" option. Alternatively, you can just press ctrl and /
Is very simple Just one click and start to download But not support HD And also i dont like the player
on firefox 3 i had the older ant down loader and it was perfect.
today i downloaded firefox 4 and the ant downloader 2 3 0 and i can't see the bar where is the downloader button.
What am i doing wrong?
*sigh* I don't really know if something's wrong with the program or the computer, but when I try to download Korean dramas (from Dramacrazy or sites like that) It doesn't work!! Only half of the video is downloaded.....sigh..Can anyone help? Thanx^^
(is the newer version already out? Will it be free as well?)
I tested to download some videos on this site, it looks like the episodes are split into several parts, then if you want to download an entire episode you have to download each part. The part I tried has been downloaded entirely without any problem.
I hope my answer will help you.
This is now my favorite add-on! This is currently allowing me to download video from an obscure site without external hosting. No individual urls needed! This is awesome!
Ant.com video downloader has an wonderful features using that you can download videos from video sharing websites and immediately you can playback the file you download using ant video player. You no need of extra player to play your videos.
Like a download aplication is valid (meaning that it at leat dont need open another one, like other softwares that dumb people keep using), but it is incapaple of simple acess the temporary cache of firefox to transfere files already taken to your files (meaning that you can not just save the video that you had just wathed)
Использую его еще с первой версии, с тех пор сделали немало хороших доработок! Кнопки в панели статуса это супер. Есть только один нюанс, когда плагин в строке состояния, неплохо бы убрать пункт "Ant video downloader" из контекстного меню панели инструментов, раз он все равно не работает.