DownloadHelper 1.9 review

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DownloadHelper is a Firefox extension used for web content extraction

License: MPL (Mozilla Public License)
File size: 42K
Developer: Michel Gutierrez
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DownloadHelper is a Firefox extension used 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 and others.

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.

If you are on a page containing video, but you don't get a download offer from DownloadHelper, right-click on the icon and choose "Check URL", requests will be done to and Allow a few seconds and new entries may appear in the menu.

Firefox 1.5 - 2.0b2 ALL

What's New in This Release:
now works when browsing using tabs
file names can be edited before saving when using mediareq and mediaresp algorithms
from the preferences, the spinning icon can be set to just colored with no animation
now compatible with FF 2.0b2 and Flock

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