Lots of fake five stars reviews! Rated 1 out of 5 stars
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Great for novices and power users alike Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This extension works great out of the box for novices and with a little bit of configuration can serve the needs of those conducting serious internet business =D
Look For An Alternative add-on! Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This app has been utterly ruined. First, it had a moronic resource wasting UI "upgrade" that was entirely unnecessary and unwanted. Secondly, the app is so riddled with memory leaks and script problems that it is all but guaranteed to to cause Firefox to frequently lock up for several seconds at a time and eventually simply crash the program.
This add-on used to be on of my favorite add-ons, but in its current condition the only option I am left with is to uninstall it. I also would not dare to blight another persons computer with this add-on in its current form, so I would therefor not recommend this add-on for anyone.
Even better now Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I admit that I was a bit confused when I stared using version 5. It would always happen that I would download that "adaptive variant" video which needs further conversion (and also not really knowing what "adaptive variant" means so I was even more confused).
But really what I wanted is just to download "normal" videos just as I did before and it does that great. The dropdown list of available formats is very clear and I just avoid ADP (adaptive variants) and everything goes fine.
Not to say you need to avoid them. But I have the feeling that a lot of users will get confused with those so I'd like to point it out.
The interface has changed but I don't see any problem with that.
I would suggest everybody to use this addon for downloading videos from websites, because it is really straighforward and gives you lots of options which you'll appreciate. For example, the ability for downloading, say only 1 video at a time and queuing others so you don't choke your connection. I've gone mad with other addons when this one wasn't working because you just couldn't queue downloads and it would kill my internet connection.
I don't want to be downing other addons, but to me they feel just not as good as this one. Always leave you wanting something more, or you quickly spot some downside.
About needing licence for converter:
I don't feel it's fair to rant about it, after all it's not an essential part of "addon". You can download videos and that is free, no limitation on that part. It's fair that these people (the developers) earn something for living. That is what enables them to continously develop this addon.
And it's not like you can't convert for free, you just get a little QR code. Is it such a big deal? I don't even seem to notice it mostly.
If QR code is problem for you, it probably means you are some kind of professional and use this for some important matters, in which case, you can pay for converter. So what's the thing?
converter = QRcode = bye bye Rated 1 out of 5 stars
"C'était mieux avant" comme on dit. Le créateur nous a mis un convertisseur inutile pour la meilleur qualité disponible dans le seul but d'incruster un QR code qu'on ne peut retirer qu'en payant. En bref les jours de Download Helper sont compté.
Edit : mig@ et pourtant cela ne fait que quelque mois que je suis obligé de l'utiliser pour DL le 1080 sur youtube. Quand le module ne fonctionnais plus du tout j'ai comme tout le monde du me tourner vers la version BETA qui est exclus de la màj automatique, pour au final me retrouver dans l'incapacité de DL le 1080 sans le plugin.
Pour info, le convertisseur est là depuis mi-2008, sous les mêmes conditions d'utilisation.
Please let VDH 5.x work with DTA Rated 4 out of 5 stars
As a student of CS, I am giving this review. I am using your awesome addon since 2010. The thing I found really useful in my D2D life is its integration with DTA.
If you guys will again make it to work with DTA, it would be nice. Also only because of DTA integration, I haven't upgraded firefox. If you guys could it, it will be a great favor. Hope this helps !!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very good plugin
Does exactly what it says it does and a few extra things Rated 5 out of 5 stars
* can choose which resolution to download, and can see what resolutions are available without starting a download
* can download multiple photos from a page (only just discovered this feature today, this is a great thing and should be promoted more devs!)
* very simple to use
converter license? Rated 1 out of 5 stars
adp converter license needed to remove logo. just another shakedown for money. will be looking for an alternative. installed 5.4.0 but can't download mp4 anymore. Uninstalling.
only ADP visible in most cases Rated 1 out of 5 stars
since last two updates or so, only ADP visible in most if not all cases. And NO, I am not a troll. But AM looking for an alternative. Or the older version. Btw, discrediting your users and forcing adoption of stripped-down SW is not exactly nice.
The ADP-only problem is due to changes in YouTube. The problem has been fixed in version 5.4.0 which has been stuck in Mozilla review system for almost a month :(
You can install the not-yet-mozilla-reviewed 5.4.0 version from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/versions/
You can learn more about that particular issue from https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/video-downloadhelper-q-and-a/pDMpDQ8B_Lk
Stopped working in last week or so? Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Have been using DownloadHelper for years in various incarnations, but suddenly last week the various formats (mp4, flv, etc) stopped showing up and all that is left is ADP and screencap. What happened?
Horrible Disaster Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Nice that you tried an "improvement" but i guess this was a wrong step.
I am cometely lost with the new interface, settings etc.
Screen capture didnt work even after an hour of trying.
And where is the sound recording?
Converter for a fee? Give me a break, please...
I guess i ll go back to older version... Or... say bye
For those of you complaining about paying money Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The old version could not download Full HD video either, so quit bitching. This new version works like the old one where you could download up to 720p and it works well. They fixed a few things with the video recognition. I have no problems with the new interface, it's much better than the old one and haven't seen any watermarks on my downloaded videos.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
offering a free converter that costs a sh*t ton of money in the end. thank you. i had enough
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Interface is very user unfriendly. There are better alternatives.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
It's a wonderful application from the start . Its easy to use and quick . Very useful in my daily needs . The best thing is , that it works even on the sites many other softwares don't . It might be my most used add-on on firefox .
LOVE IT! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Current version took a little while to get used to, but it's still great.
Good product - gone bad Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Once a really good respectable product, now virtually totally useless. Talk about money grabbing. Nobody minds donating, some give, some dont (its the nature of things). But greed my friends turns all things sour. A pity as I really enjoyed using it with firefox. Now Im lookin' for another alternative.
It actually has all the features of v4, I found them now Rated 5 out of 5 stars
After using it more I got used to new design. I found 2 settings I missed before:
- Setting default action: [+] in new UI, then "Use this action as default" check-box.
- Disabling "Download is now ready" notification: Settings - Behavior - Notify when processed
- As for paid HD1080+ YouTube download, indeed these options can't be disabled, only moved down the list in Settings - Video qualities. Then they can be effectively hidden most of the time, because the addon only displays 6 variants by default. As for me, I patched the addon get rid of watermark and slowness of conversion.
Nice plugin Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I really like this plugin, its works for me.