How to Download Videos Using DownloadHelper

Download Videos from Youtube

I’ve been reading some of the comments posted several articles I have written with instructions on downloading videos from the internet. Many visitors pointed out DownloadHelper as a good alternative to some of the tools that I’ve listed, so I took the opportunity and tried it for myself. My first impression was a very positive one, the add-on was quickly added to Firefox and within seconds I was able to download entire videos onto my computer in two simple steps, the software is easy to use and has many features. With this add-on you are able to download videos from YouTube, South Park Zone, Anime Pile, Playlist.com, and more. The guide below will walk you through the basics of using this add-on to download videos to your computer. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them below.

Note: I used Video DownloadHelper and FLV player for this tutorial.

You should only download videos if you are the original owner and/or have permission to do so.

Please download the following programs in order to proceed with the tutorial;

FLV Player – This player will allow you to play FLV files natively (Download.com link)

Video DownloadHelper – Firefox Add-on that will allow you to download videos (Firefox Add-on Site Link)

Download Videos from Youtube

1. Visit the website that contains the video you wish to download. Once at the site you’ll be presented with to options (depending on the website). When visiting YouTube you’ll notice that the DownloadHelper icon appears next to the title of the video you are watching. Click on the icon to expand the menu, click on Download from the drop-down to download the video you are viewing.

Note: If the DownloadHelper icon does not appear on the website, simply click on the icon located in the toolbar (highlighted above) and click on Download to download the video.

Download Videos from Youtube

2. A Save File dialog box will open, name the file and click Save

Download Videos from Youtube

3. Assuming you’ve installed the FLV Player referenced at the beginning of the article, you should be able to double-click the file you just downloaded and play the video.

Note: You must install an FLV player, I recommend FLV Player Download.com link


Download Videos from Youtube

4. Screenshot of FLV file playing on my computer

Download Videos from Youtube

5. To access other sites supported by the DownloadHelper Add-on, with Firefox open click on Tools > DownloadHelper > Supported Sites

Download Videos from Youtube

6. The window above lists some of the sites that DownloadHelper supports.

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  • Marie

    I have the same problem, I don’t know how to download videos from other websites like InTv.ru, can you please explained that because is way to easy do it with youtube but no one explains how it works with the other sites. Would you help us please?

    • @Marie: Have you attempted to use the Downloadhelper application? Please let us know.

  • Marie

    I have the same problem, I don’t know how to download videos from other websites like InTv.ru, can you please explained that because is way to easy do it with youtube but no one explains how it works with the other sites. Would you help us please?

    • @Marie: Have you attempted to use the Downloadhelper application? Please let us know.

  • SabrineKA

    I’ve downloaded it all, and it works perfectly on youtube! BUT! What about other websites? Like Vreel.net or Megavideo.com? How do I download videos from them?? I’ve searched the net but can’t find a site or program to use? Please help me…
    /Sabrine.

  • SabrineKA

    I’ve downloaded it all, and it works perfectly on youtube! BUT! What about other websites? Like Vreel.net or Megavideo.com? How do I download videos from them?? I’ve searched the net but can’t find a site or program to use? Please help me…
    /Sabrine.