Video DownloadHelper

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Video DownloadHelper
Developer(s) mig
Stable release 4.9.15 / May 28, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-05-28)
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Mozilla extension

Video DownloadHelper is an extension for the Firefox web browser. It allows the user to download videos from sites that stream videos through the HTTP, such as YouTube. The extension was developed by Michel Gutierrez.

Since version 4.9, Video DownloadHelper has introduced an additional video capture method through direct grabbing on the screen. This feature relies on CamStudio when running on the Windows platform and on RecordMyDesktop when on Linux, Video DownloadHelper providing a one-click capture start capability, without the need to manually specify the region of the screen to be captured.

Currently, Video DownloadHelper is the second most popular extension after Adblock Plus.[1]

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  1. ^ "Firefox add-ons sorted by popularity". Mozilla Foundation. 

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