Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Converter, realy?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.0.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ken, this is not adware. It shows a prompt for a program that the dev thought was good, but the program contained adware.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi there.

This used to be a great add-on however it has lost a lot of functionality when the new UI was introduced.

For example: before when downloading a file I had options:

a) download
b) quick download
c) downthemall download
d) quick downthemall download

Is there a chance you could investigate and add this functionality back?

Cheers.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have been a user of VideoDownloadHelper for several years and like the upgrade, but the WATERMARK and being forced to buy a convertor is a BIG MISTAKE. I will just have to uninstall it. They are just looking to force money out of users.

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ADP? Nein Danke! Kaputtgeupdatet! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Gängelung den ADP Konverter zu benutzen, denn diese Link kann man nicht ausblenden. Installiert man den Konverter, der im übrigen SEHR langsam arbeitet, erhält man ein qualitativ sehr hochwertiges Video mit Wasserzeichen (QR-Code) Die URL darin verweist auf die Kaufoption. Für 18,50 Euro (gehts noch?) kann man diesen dann erwerben um Videos ohne Wasserzeichen zu erzeugen. Ferner benötigt das Addon zwei Icons. Die allgemeine Bedienung ist verkompliziert worden. Schade!

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It's a pity that the developper forced users to install an additional converter.
I never used the converter so I'm not sure if it will put a watermark on the video (if so it should also force a re-conversion which is extremely annoying and useless), but simply I don't want to install a binary in my computer so I choose to drop the whole stuffs at all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.0.1-signed). 

So just don't use conversion. We don't "force" anyone to use the converter.

Watermark Blunder part 2 Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I have been a user for years. I did donate to your project when you did a campaign asking for help at that time. What gets me about this issue is that I never had the watermark before 2015. Ever! Not sure why it is showing up now if you say it has been there all this time? I am questioning that because I have never seen it before and I have used your product for years! What upset me about this is that it was a sudden appearance when I had to reinstall Firefox because it crashed badly. I had to go back and reinstall all my add-ons and extensions. The first 4 videos I downloaded did not have watermark. Then it did. I noticed that there was an update which was the cause. There was no notice about the watermark until after it showed up. Then I get a pop up telling me that I have to pay to have the watermark removed. That was what pissed me off. Not necessarily that your wanting money. As I have already stated, DLH has been disabled in my FireFox and will now be removed. You have lost someone who has donated to your cause and would have been more than willing to donate in the future and help promote for more donations if you would have listened to reason Dev mig. But you insult a long term user without just cause. That is never right.

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You never had a watermark before simply because you did not use the converter.
You may see a watermark now because either you asked for converting the downloaded videos or you downloaded an ADP variant from youtube (previously, those variants were not visible by DownloadHelper). In which case, you should read http://www.downloadhelper.net/why-converter-needed-aggregation.php to understand what this is about.
So all you could do for free on VDH4 is still available for free, plus more things, some free, some commercial.
And no, i never insulted you. Just pointing out politely what you misunderstood.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I only used this for convenience, did not actually need to use it... but now they make you download some video converter that puts a tag over the video you download... there are plenty of other programs that i can download videos with... so im boycotting them until they realize that there are much better free programs out there that do the exact same thing as them.

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just don't use the converter. downloading is free.

Watermark??? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I loved this. There are many similar programs but I only use this until I bought my new computer.
I installed this newly and it forced me to install the converter!!
I have my own converter.. but ok I installed.
And it put a watermark!!
What a ugly!!
I searched and found developers comment, he said there was watermark from 2008?!?!
Really?
Most of comments that complaining about watermark, the date is 2015.
Anyway, it was free and I enjoyed a lot and developer needs money to survive.
I understand.
So understand me to use other extension.
Thanks a lot for your developing, anyway.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.0.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excelente complemento. Extremamente essencial em meu navegador.

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Still one of my favourite despite... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I LOVED this add-on in its previous layout but now I like it. I would not want to live without as it works great. Not 5 stars but 4 for making the user-interface worse by pimping it up. I preferred the old simple (menu)style.

Thankyou for your great work and for replying to my review Mig. I will look into that. Reading the other reviews the critics are all about the UI. Even the people complaining about having to pay now are in fact about the UI as the convert-pay option was always there. You might want to re-think not the functionality but how it comes across to users. Also I think you would get more then 5 times more paying customers if you make the convert price 1/5 of the current but that is only my guess. Thankyou for your hard work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.0.1-signed). 

If you setup the add-on to only display the companion button, you will be very close to the UI you used to have:
http://www.downloadhelper.net/howto.php#how-to-use-the-companion-button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on has worked pretty well for me. There have been a few videos it couldn't download, but I won't split hairs over it. The alternative, as far as I know, is not being able to download any whatsoever. I haven't noticed it slowing down my browser either. I recommend giving it a try!

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Beware of slowing down FF (At least on MacOSX) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Though I use and like this product for the most part, I have to warn that the animation icon, is a major FF (at least on MacOSX) performance killer, as it sucks 25%/window (ie. after 4windows 100% CPU) and FF can only handle 100% so after the 5th window things get sluggish in FF. This can be turned of as a setting called "Icon Animation" and then FF returns to decent response times again: YEAH!!!!

Keep up the work!

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

works like a charm. but im giving it 4 stars because i really miss how simple the old layout was. its seems a bit overcomplicated now. im happy that you have more options but i miss how simple and amazing this app was.
still thank you for making this for everyone and keep up the good work.

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5/5 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

5/5

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Mozilla Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mozilla a de tout le temps été mon navigateur préféré parmi tout les autres navigateurs!je souhaite longue vie àMozilla

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Disappointment Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm happy to help support you, but $30 for the aggregation feature? That's a spectacularly high price point, and it's far too much for a simple muxing of video and audio into one file, something many free programs have done for years.

$5 for a year, sure. $10...eh, maaaybe. But $30? Nah. I'm gonna downgrade for now, prevent updates, and wait until another add-on comes along to compete or you change your pricing.

At the moment, I think you've wildly overpriced yourself. And since, according to this article -- http://www.businessinsider.com/firefox-video-downloadhelper-2011-3#non-pundits -- you were "wildly profitable" back in 2011, why all the sudden protestations of "putting food on the table"?

I'm not sure if you invested too much in foolish other add-ons and are now drowning in personnel (did you think anyone would care about CouponHelper?), so you decide this is a good opportunity to gouge people to make-up for the shortfall of the other failed add-ons, or maybe something else entirely. Whatever the reason, you're not getting that much money from me for such a minor feature.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.0.1-signed). 

I'll have to tell this to those who had recently been laid off because their salary could not be paid from the VDH income.
I am surprised you are comparing a price per year with a one time fee of $28.50, but that's an option. Feel free to come and discuss it on http://www.downloadhelper.net/support.php

One of my most useful add ons. AWESOME! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have used video downloadhelper for years and I've downloaded thousands of videos with it and YES, I have sent in donations (so please do). This is one of the absolutely best and most useful add ons I've had (or software, PERIOD).

It is simple to use, pretty much bulletproof and does the job. I can't recommend it enough. It works everywhere it seems. Facebook, youtube and any other site I've encountered.

The latest version is even better (5.2 and up I think) as it has an improved interface and now it's easier to see which file you are downloading on sites like facebook which has a tendency to rename their video files with something cryptic.

LOVE IT!

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Downlodhelper 100% efficace Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Bonjour

je suis très comptant d’utilisé ce magnifique logiciel Douwnlodhelper. merci beaucoup.

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ADP is confusing, but otherwise great add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I got confused with the new UI regarding 2D barcodes. It wasn't clear that the barcode was actually a "watermark," and the acronym ADP doesn't make that much intuitive sense to me. Helpful developer response

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.2.0.1-signed). 

I don't reply to trolls anymore, but you look like a real user, so please understand that watermark on conversion is what has been funding this project since 2008. If you don't want this watermark, don't use conversion nor download youtube marked as ADP (those variants were invisible on previous versions of the add-on). There is nothing that you could do for free before and cannot do still for free now. Please read this: http://www.downloadhelper.net/why-converter-needed-aggregation.php