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.”

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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!


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