R.I.P. youtube downloader

It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos as 
mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, its DL 
link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the currently installed 
version appears to be useless for any of the mozilla-based browsers I 
use it with.

So, any recommendations for a solid downloader? My main interest in this 
is the audio quality, and my bias is to do audio as a separate operation 
(FRE:AC) after the video is downloaded, but if I can get really good 
results with a conversion built-in to the extension I would consider it.
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On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink wrote:
> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos as 
> mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, its DL 
> link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the currently 
> installed version appears to be useless for any of the mozilla-based 
> browsers I use it with.

So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell us now so 
that we know what we are talking about.
>
> So, any recommendations for a solid downloader? My main interest in 
> this is the audio quality, and my bias is to do audio as a separate 
> operation (FRE:AC) after the video is downloaded, but if I can get 
> really good results with a conversion built-in to the extension I 
> would consider it.


I am currently using version 45.02 and this one works for me: 
<https://www.downloadhelper.net/install>

Alternatively you can use this one:

<http://en.savefrom.net/1-how-to-download-youtube-video/>

Enter your link in the box and click on the arrow button and your MP4 
will be downloaded for you on your machine.

https://i.imgur.com/xBXRzUP.png <https://i.imgur.com/xBXRzUP.png>





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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink wrote:<br>
    </div>
    <blockquote
cite="mid:mailman.1057.1507341933.16833.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org"
      type="cite">It looks like the end of the road for the "Download
      YouTube Videos as mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM.
      Furthermore, its DL link no longer appears under YT videos, so
      even the currently installed version appears to be useless for any
      of the mozilla-based browsers I use it with.
      <br>
    </blockquote>
    <br>
    So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell us now so
    that we know what we are talking about.<br>
    <blockquote
cite="mid:mailman.1057.1507341933.16833.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org"
      type="cite">
      <br>
      So, any recommendations for a solid downloader? My main interest
      in this is the audio quality, and my bias is to do audio as a
      separate operation (FRE:AC) after the video is downloaded, but if
      I can get really good results with a conversion built-in to the
      extension I would consider it.
      <br>
    </blockquote>
    <br>
    <br>
    I am currently using version 45.02 and this one works for me:
    <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="https://www.downloadhelper.net/install">&lt;https://www.downloadhelper.net/install&gt;</a><br>
    <br>
    Alternatively you can use this one:<br>
    <br>
    <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="http://en.savefrom.net/1-how-to-download-youtube-video/">&lt;http://en.savefrom.net/1-how-to-download-youtube-video/&gt;</a><br>
    <br>
    Enter your link in the box and click on the arrow button and your
    MP4 will be downloaded for you on your machine.<br>
    <br>
    <a href="https://i.imgur.com/xBXRzUP.png"><img
        alt="https://i.imgur.com/xBXRzUP.png"
        src="https://i.imgur.com/xBXRzUP.png" moz-do-not-send="true"
        border="2" height="206" width="504"></a><br>
    <br>
    <br>
    <br>
    <br>
    <br>
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> On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink wrote:
>> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos as 
>> mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, its DL 
>> link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the currently 
>> installed version appears to be useless for any of the mozilla-based 
>> browsers I use it with.
>
> So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell us now so 
> that we know what we are talking about.

1.8.10


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    <blockquote type="cite"
cite="mid:mailman.999.1507343257.16832.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org">
      <meta http-equiv="Context-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
      <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink
        wrote:<br>
      </div>
      <blockquote
cite="mid:mailman.1057.1507341933.16833.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org"
        type="cite">It looks like the end of the road for the "Download
        YouTube Videos as mp4" extension, as it has been removed from
        AoM. Furthermore, its DL link no longer appears under YT videos,
        so even the currently installed version appears to be useless
        for any of the mozilla-based browsers I use it with. <br>
      </blockquote>
      <br>
      So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell us now
      so that we know what we are talking about.<br>
    </blockquote>
    <br>
    1.8.10<br>
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10/7/2017 2:46:20 AM
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On 07/10/2017 03:46, Roger Fink wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
>> On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink wrote:
>>> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos 
>>> as mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, its 
>>> DL link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the currently 
>>> installed version appears to be useless for any of the mozilla-based 
>>> browsers I use it with.
>>
>> So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell us now so 
>> that we know what we are talking about.
>
> 1.8.10
>

I meant Firefox version.


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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 07/10/2017 03:46, Roger Fink wrote:<br>
    </div>
    <blockquote
cite="mid:mailman.1000.1507344409.16832.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org"
      type="cite">
      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
      <div class="moz-cite-prefix">-------- Original Message --------<br>
      </div>
      <blockquote type="cite"
cite="mid:mailman.999.1507343257.16832.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org">
        <meta http-equiv="Context-Type" content="text/html;
          charset=utf-8">
        <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink
          wrote:<br>
        </div>
        <blockquote
cite="mid:mailman.1057.1507341933.16833.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org"
          type="cite">It looks like the end of the road for the
          "Download YouTube Videos as mp4" extension, as it has been
          removed from AoM. Furthermore, its DL link no longer appears
          under YT videos, so even the currently installed version
          appears to be useless for any of the mozilla-based browsers I
          use it with. <br>
        </blockquote>
        <br>
        So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell us
        now so that we know what we are talking about.<br>
      </blockquote>
      <br>
      1.8.10<br>
      <br>
      <img moz-do-not-send="true"
        src="cid:part1.C6666E5F.DE4CC0F0@manana.org" alt=""> </blockquote>
    <br>
    I meant Firefox version.<br>
    <br>
    <br>
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          devices now running Windows 10, customer satisfaction is
          higher than any previous version of windows.</div>
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Good
10/7/2017 2:52:52 AM
-------- Original Message --------
> On 07/10/2017 03:46, Roger Fink wrote:
>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink wrote:
>>>> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos 
>>>> as mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, 
>>>> its DL link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the 
>>>> currently installed version appears to be useless for any of the 
>>>> mozilla-based browsers I use it with.
>>>
>>> So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell us now so 
>>> that we know what we are talking about.
>>
>> 1.8.10
>>
>
> I meant Firefox version.
>
52.4 ESR. I don't use it on Firefox. It's installed on SeaMonkey and 
Palemoon.

The browser type and version really isn't relevant, since AoM has 
removed the offering, the author's git hub webpage has been removed and 
the video download bar has been removed from YouTube. There is no 
"analytic" type problem here, just asking for a recommendation from the 
various alternatives available based on actual use.

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Roger
10/7/2017 3:02:27 AM
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On 07/10/2017 04:02, Roger Fink wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
>> On 07/10/2017 03:46, Roger Fink wrote:
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>>> On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink wrote:
>>>>> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos 
>>>>> as mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, 
>>>>> its DL link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the 
>>>>> currently installed version appears to be useless for any of the 
>>>>> mozilla-based browsers I use it with.
>>>>
>>>> So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell us now 
>>>> so that we know what we are talking about.
>>>
>>> 1.8.10
>>>
>>
>> I meant Firefox version.
>>
> 52.4 ESR. I don't use it on Firefox. It's installed on SeaMonkey and 
> Palemoon.
>
> The browser type and version really isn't relevant, since AoM has 
> removed the offering, the author's git hub webpage has been removed 
> and the video download bar has been removed from YouTube. There is no 
> "analytic" type problem here, just asking for a recommendation from 
> the various alternatives available based on actual use.
>
OK.  So did you try the link I provided and did it work for you?

Also, Video Download Helper seems to work quite well in FF but not sure 
if it works on SM and/or PaleMoon.

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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 07/10/2017 04:02, Roger Fink wrote:<br>
    </div>
    <blockquote
cite="mid:mailman.1058.1507345377.16833.support-firefox@lists.mozilla.org"
      type="cite">-------- Original Message --------
      <br>
      <blockquote type="cite">On 07/10/2017 03:46, Roger Fink wrote:
        <br>
        <blockquote type="cite">-------- Original Message --------
          <br>
          <blockquote type="cite">On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink wrote:
            <br>
            <blockquote type="cite">It looks like the end of the road
              for the "Download YouTube Videos as mp4" extension, as it
              has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, its DL link no
              longer appears under YT videos, so even the currently
              installed version appears to be useless for any of the
              mozilla-based browsers I use it with.
              <br>
            </blockquote>
            <br>
            So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell
            us now so that we know what we are talking about.
            <br>
          </blockquote>
          <br>
          1.8.10
          <br>
          <br>
        </blockquote>
        <br>
        I meant Firefox version.
        <br>
        <br>
      </blockquote>
      52.4 ESR. I don't use it on Firefox. It's installed on SeaMonkey
      and Palemoon.
      <br>
      <br>
      The browser type and version really isn't relevant, since AoM has
      removed the offering, the author's git hub webpage has been
      removed and the video download bar has been removed from YouTube.
      There is no "analytic" type problem here, just asking for a
      recommendation from the various alternatives available based on
      actual use.
      <br>
      <br>
    </blockquote>
    OK.  So did you try the link I provided and did it work for you?<br>
    <br>
    Also, Video Download Helper seems to work quite well in FF but not
    sure if it works on SM and/or PaleMoon.<br>
    <br>
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Good
10/7/2017 3:26:08 AM
On 2017-10-06 22:27, Good Guy <hello.world@example.com> wrote:

[snip]
>
> I am currently using version 45.02 and this one works for me:
> <https://www.downloadhelper.net/install>

Wow GG, you keep pushing the "Latest and Greatest" Win10, but you run an 
old Firefox? I'm surprised ;-)

Download Helper went to shit when they decided to use the addOn SDK. The 
XUL version was so much better and faster (the UI I mean, the act of 
downloading itself has not slowed down). Last I used it, it kept pushing 
its external tools to merge/convert audio/video and I was unable to 
disable those entries for "converted" videos, which I did not want to 
see (720p is sufficient for me). It also insisted on listing videos from 
ALL opened tabs. Too many annoyances...

So I use the following right now; it works fine, the UI is much faster 
than Download Helper, and it is a Web Extension by now. The only thing 
is that it has an annoying ad at the bottom of the pop-up:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/video-downloader-profession/

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B00ze
10/7/2017 3:50:42 AM
On 7/10/2017 10:05 AM, Roger Fink wrote:
> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos as
> mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, its DL
> link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the currently installed
> version appears to be useless for any of the mozilla-based browsers I
> use it with.
>
> So, any recommendations for a solid downloader? ...

Is youtube-dl.exe still working? :)

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Mr
10/7/2017 12:59:09 PM
On Fri, 6 Oct 2017 23:02:27 -0400, Roger Fink <fink@manana.org> wrote:
>-------- Original Message --------
>> On 07/10/2017 03:46, Roger Fink wrote:
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>>> On 07/10/2017 03:05, Roger Fink wrote:
>>>>> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos 
>>>>> as mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, 
>>>>> its DL link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the 
>>>>> currently installed version appears to be useless for any of the 
>>>>> mozilla-based browsers I use it with.
>>>>
>>>> So what is your currently installed version?  Why not tell us now so 
>>>> that we know what we are talking about.
>>>
>>> 1.8.10
>>
>52.4 ESR. I don't use it on Firefox. It's installed on SeaMonkey and 
>Palemoon.


I switched to CYS:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/complete-youtube-saver/
http://www.cys-audiovideodownloader.com/

download and keep it.

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FredW
10/7/2017 1:10:16 PM
On 10/6/2017 at 10:05 PM, Roger Fink created this epitome of digital genius:
> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos as
> mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, its DL
> link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the currently installed
> version appears to be useless for any of the mozilla-based browsers I
> use it with.
>
> So, any recommendations for a solid downloader? My main interest in this
> is the audio quality, and my bias is to do audio as a separate operation
> (FRE:AC) after the video is downloaded, but if I can get really good
> results with a conversion built-in to the extension I would consider it.

I use Applian's Media Catcher:

<http://applian.com/replay-media-catcher/>

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Ed
10/7/2017 2:34:03 PM
In my opinion the BEST and simplest downloader is the Ant Video 
downloader extension, I have been using it for many years and is the 
main reason that I stay with Firefox. It also has a good support site. 
Although the extension is marked as legacy the developers are hoping to 
introduce a new version in time for Firefox 57.

Michael

I also had the "download videos as mp4" extension  and sad to see it 
stop working, but the Ant downloader should suit you fine.

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Michael
10/7/2017 4:42:12 PM
Roger Fink wrote:
> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos as 
> mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, its DL 
> link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the currently installed 
> version appears to be useless for any of the mozilla-based browsers I 
> use it with.
> 
> So, any recommendations for a solid downloader? My main interest in this 
> is the audio quality, and my bias is to do audio as a separate operation 
> (FRE:AC) after the video is downloaded, but if I can get really good 
> results with a conversion built-in to the extension I would consider it.

Video Downloader professional still works.  I am using it with 
SeaMonkey, after I ran it throught the Converter.

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EE
10/7/2017 6:44:07 PM
-------- Original Message --------
> It looks like the end of the road for the "Download YouTube Videos as
> mp4" extension, as it has been removed from AoM. Furthermore, its DL
> link no longer appears under YT videos, so even the currently installed
> version appears to be useless for any of the mozilla-based browsers I
> use it with.
>
> So, any recommendations for a solid downloader? My main interest in this
> is the audio quality, and my bias is to do audio as a separate operation
> (FRE:AC) after the video is downloaded, but if I can get really good
> results with a conversion built-in to the extension I would consider it.

Thanks for all the replies, I have something to go on now.

I'd guess that the demise of the existing extension is probably related 
to the recent changes to Firefox, but one of the unknowables in this is 
how well any of these solutions will respond to Google's habitual 
messing around with YouTube. If I were an extension developer I'd get 
pretty annoyed at having to maintain this thing.

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Roger
10/7/2017 7:24:57 PM
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