On 11/22/2017 04:47 PM, Richard Z wrote:
On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 07:34:53AM -0500, Temlakos wrote:
> After updating Firefox I got a message to "refresh" it--that is, remove
> add-ins. Foolishly I did so, thinking to reinstall them later using
> compatible versions.
> But I have not been able to get Video Download Helper to work.
> I followed their instructions to install a "companion application." That
> means working in a terminal version (actually, Konsole; I'm working in KDE).
> The messages I get all say the companion app is ready for use. But after
> repeated shutdowns and restarts, VDH still will not download anything.
Did you look for alternatives that don't need companion apps? youtube-dl
works for me.
I see a security disaster comming if addons ask users to install companion
apps. Most of them may be legit but I am not keen to try out. Firefox byebye.
Yes. I looked for, and found, a simple alternative to VDH, at least for
YouTube (my most common download source), that /does not require/ any
companion apps. I didn't even have to restart Firefox in order to get it
working. I've tested it on many videos--successfully.
It's the 1-click YouTube Video Downloader. One should be able to find
that by searching the Firefox extension store.