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How to Download YouTube Videos in FireFox Software & Sites 10 JUL 2012

There are a number of methods for downloading videos streamed from video sites like YouTube or VideoJug, but if you are using FireFox as your primary web browser, then there probably aren’t many easier ways of achieving this than by using the very clever Video DownloadHelper FireFox add-on by Mig.

From the Mozilla add-on description:

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

Just surf the Web as you are used to, when DownloadHelper detects it can do something for you, the icon gets animated and a 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 MySpace, Google videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm, DreamHost and others.

Since version 3.1, you can setup the extension to automatically convert the downloaded movies to your preferred video format.

When you are on a page containing links to images or movies, you can download some or all of them at once. Moving the mouse over the items in the menu will highlights the links directly in the page to make sure they are the ones you want to pick up.

DownloadHelper also allows you to download files one by one, so that you keep bandwidth to surf for other stuff to download.”

For more, see http://www.downloadhelper.net/support.php

Anyway, the point is that this is a pretty powerful plugin if you need to grab videos off the web, and well worth installing if you get the chance!

Nifty.

Related Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

Blog from Your Browser: Scribefire CodeUnit 03 FEB 2011

Enjoy uploading your blog but want to do it a little faster without resorting to the clunky standard web interface? Enter Scribefire, a brilliant browser add-on that makes for quick and simple posting directly to your blog!

From their blurb:

ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to all of your blogs.

You can post to blogs from WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Windows Live Spaces, Tumblr, Posterous, Xanga, LiveJournal, or any other blog that supports the MetaWeblog or MovableType APIs.

You can edit and update existing posts. You can schedule posts for the future (if your blog allows that). You can delete posts. You can save drafts. You can tag and categorize.

ScribeFire Next has an interface so simple that even a caveman could use it. Anything you’re working on is saved if you close the editor and restored when you come back. It really is the easiest way to update your blog.

Nifty.

Related Link: http://www.scribefire.com/

Download a Full Facebook Photo Album in Firefox CodeUnit 11 MAR 2010

Yet another cool little Firefox extension, add-on from LazyRussian, Arthur Sabintsev. FacePAD, Facebook Photo Album Downloader is a brilliant little addition to your Firefox arsenal in that it allows you to download all the photos and images from either a Facebook friend, event or group’s photo album en masse, i.e. all in one fell swoop.

Gone are the days of opening an album, clicking on a photo and downloading each and every image one by one! (Needless to say, you should already be seeing the enormous time saver implications here)

Install FacePAD as you would any normal Firefox add-on/extension and once installed, set the language preference under Options on the Firefox Add-ons page. Now all that is left is to browse to Facebook, find an album you wish to download, right-click and select “Download with FacePAD”.

If your default download path in Firefox is set, you’ll get a javascript prompt to confirm and after clicking yes, all the photos contained in the set will be added to Firefox’s normal download manager and start downloading.

Couldn’t be any simpler! :)

Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8442

Related Link: http://lazyrussian.com/my-projects/facepad-facebook-photo-album-downloader-2/

Send Highlighted Text and Link via Email Fast! CodeUnit 09 MAR 2010

Arthur Sabintsev (aka LazyRussion) brings to us the brilliant little Firefox add-on named Email This! which basically allows you to right-click on any selected text on any webpage your are currently browsing and then send the highlight text, title plus link to an email recipient using GMail, Google Apps GMail, Yahoo or even standalone mail clients like Outlook Express or Thunderbird.

The amount of times I want to send an email to myself containing the exact data I just mentioned above for later reference is a lot, so this little add-on is certainly proving to be one hell of an effort saver! :)

To use, simply install as normal and once installed, set the necessary mailer preferences by clicking on the Options button under the Email This! entry on the add-ons page. Once set up, Email This! now becomes usable via either a toolbar entry or a right-click context menu option.

All that, all that is left is now to browse to a page, highlight a passage of text and click send! Brilliant I tell you! :)

Add to Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3102

Related Link: http://lazyrussian.com/my-projects/email-this-firefox-extension/

Where does a Website Live with Flagfox? CodeUnit 01 FEB 2010

Dave Garrett took over the existing but stalled project Flagfox and after an extensive rewrite, churned out Flagfox 3, one of the niftiest (if not one of the more pointless) Firefox add-ons currently available.

Basically what this Firefox extension does is add a flag icon indicating the current website’s server location into either the browser’s address bar or status bar. It is relatively resource inexpensive and works by accessing an IP address location database contained within the extension, rather than relying on the top-level-domain roots which we all know by now to be pretty unreliable when it comes to figuring out where a server might be sitting.

Clicking on the flag icon loads up Geotool, which essentially provides a map of the server location together with some more detailed information like ISP, city and local time. The context menu also offers a couple of nice extra links that allow you to dig for more information on country of origin or even the domain’s registrant via Whois.

Of course, to the ordinary web surfer this might be a pretty pointless exercise, but to an active web developer it can be a pretty powerful little tool that carries with it a host of now easily accessible information.

Nice! :)

Related Link: http://flagfox.net/