Firefox Download Helper for YouTube etc

  jackhass 14:00 05 Feb 2007

I'm sure many here are already aware and using this Firefox Add-on but if not get it here
click here

DownloadHelper is a tool for web content extraction.
Its purpose is to capture video and image files from many sites.

  jackhass 14:05 05 Feb 2007

I placed it in this section due to the frequent amount of links to YouTube etc in SC.

  do-gull 17:04 05 Feb 2007

You saved me a post requesting help,as I wanted just the add-on you've just gave a link to.



  do-gull 10:22 06 Feb 2007

It works fine to download BUT how do you play the files? It will not let me play them in Real player or Windows media player.


  rodriguez 13:30 06 Feb 2007

YouTube videos are FLV files which will play in Shockwave Flash player (or any other player tha can play FLV files or has an FLV plugin). If you got a file called "get_video" you need to rename it to "get_video.flv" or if it has another name with no extension, then give it a .flv extension, then open it with a player that's capable of playing them.

  jackhass 14:23 06 Feb 2007

The VLC Player is simple but great click here and will do the job.

  jackhass 14:35 06 Feb 2007

rodriguez nice one mate.
I'm so used to having VLC media player on my computers that I overlooked the .flv files bit.

Another media player worth adding to your pc is Media Player Classic.It won't play .flv files but does things that other players fail to do. click here

Install both on your pc's.

  ashdav 00:28 07 Feb 2007

Media player classic does play flv files. It's not one of the default settings. You have to select it manually.

  ashdav 00:32 07 Feb 2007

just checked your link and it's to the basic player.
I use the megacodec pack (which includes Media player classic) from click here
That's probably why my installation works as it has all codecs needed.
Plays everything except bin and cue files (VCD,SVCD) for some reason.

  ashdav 00:36 07 Feb 2007

Thanks for the heads up on the Firefox extension by the way.
Now got a few music vids to watch in full screen instead of a letter box.

  Bob The Nob© 10:33 07 Feb 2007

Great Extension, And I've used VLC for a couple of years now, Its the whizz, although It struggles on WMV's coz when I fast forward, it turns pixely for a short while.

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