Video DownloadHelper

Video DownloadHelper

The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites.

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What is Video DownloadHelper?

Video DownloadHelper is a comprehensive Firefox add-on providing the ability to capture video and image files from numerous websites directly to your hard drive. With its ability to detect embedded videos ready for download, it provides a simple solution for saving media directly to your file system. It supports various streaming types and even allows file conversions (audio and video formats) and aggregation. Video DownloadHelper also offers a unique feature, capturing media directly from the screen when a non-supported streaming technology is in use. A dedicated support forum is provided along with frequently updated guides.

Stats date:
By: mig
Version: (Last updated: 2023-12-04)
Creation date: 2006-07-22
Weekly download count: 50,952
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
  • nativeMessaging
  • webRequest
  • downloads
  • webNavigation
  • notifications
  • scripting
  • <all_urls>
  • menus
  • See more
Size: 849.66K
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Video DownloadHelper is the most complete tool for extracting videos and image files from websites and saving them to your hard drive.

Just surf the web as you normally do. When DownloadHelper detects embedded videos it can access for download, the toolbar icon highlights and a simple menu allows you to download files by simply clicking an item.

For instance, if you go to a YouTube page, you'll be able to download the video directly on your file system. It also works with most other popular video sites like DailyMotion, Facebook, Periscope, Vimeo, Twitch, Liveleak, Vine, UStream, Fox, Bloomberg, RAI, France 2-3, Break, Metacafe, and thousands of others.

Video DownloadHelper supports several types of streamings, making the add-on unique amongst Video downloaders: HTTP, HLS, DASH, … Whenever a site uses a non-supported streaming technology, Video DownloadHelper is able to capture the media directly from the screen and generate a video file.

Besides downloading, Video DownloadHelper is also capable of making file conversions (i.e. change audio and video formats) and aggregation (combining separate audio and video into a single file). This is an upgrade feature that helps pay for the free stuff (we need to eat too). You are not compelled to use conversion for downloading videos from websites, and you can avoid picking variants marked as ADP to avoid the need for aggregation.

Video overview on how to use Video DownloadHelper:

Support can be obtained from the dedicated support forum.

Please stay tuned by following us on Twitter (@downloadhelper), or Facebook.

User reviews
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  • Easy to use once understood
  • Can download a variety of video content
  • Efficient and reliable
  • Helpful in organizing videos
  • Noted as the best video downloader
  • Interface can be confusing
  • Forced payment system
  • Watermark on videos if not purchased
Most mentioned
  • Ease of use
  • Efficiency in downloading
  • Payment system
  • Possibility to save videos offline
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Risk impact

Video DownloadHelper is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Video DownloadHelper has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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