HLS Downloader

HLS Downloader

Download fragmented media files with HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) downloader.

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What is HLS Downloader?
HLS Downloader is an Edge extension designed to streamline the downloading of fragmented media files. Utilizing HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), a format developed by Apple Inc., it allows users to download .ts files through either manual URL entry, automatic detection during browsing, or via context menu. It merges all fragmented media into a single file for easy access and use. Note that this tool is not responsible for the media content downloaded, thus copyright permissions should be checked before use.
Rating: 2.80 (11)
Version: 0.1.2 (Last updated: 2023-08-16)
Creation date: 2022-02-01
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • downloads
  • webRequest
  • contextMenus
  • webNavigation
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*.m3u8
Size: 44.11K
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HLS Downloader lets you easily download fragmented media files (with .ts file extension) from the internet.

HLS or HTTP Live steam is a new media format developed by Apple Inc. It contains a master playlist with the ".m3u8" file extension. First, the extension downloads the master playlist, and then within the master, it finds playlist content. Each playlist has several fragmented items. All items are displayed in the UI with a download and a remove button. When you press the download button the extension downloads all fragmented media and merges them all to generate a single media file.

Note 1: the interface for the extension can be opened in a new tab or a separate window. Please right-click on the toolbar button to choose the appropriate context. Within the UI, there is a toggle button to turn the addon ON or OFF.

Note 2: HLS Downloader is NOT responsible for media content that you download with this add-on. We strongly recommend that you verify the related media copyright permissions on each website before downloading any media file(s).

Note 3: to download the HLS stream you gave 3 options. (1) To add a stream URL manually, please enter the desired URL with the ".m3u8" file extension in the UI. (2) As you browse the internet, this extension monitors the webpages and captures all HLS media files, and if anything is found, automatically downloads the playlist and updates the badge number accordingly (only when the addon is turned ON). The 3rd option for downloading the HLS stream is via the context-menu item. Please right-click on ".m3u8" streams and then select - Download with HLS Downloader - from the context menu.

If you have a feature request or found a bug to report, please fill out the bug report form on the add-on's homepage (https://mybrowseraddon.com/hls-downloader.html).

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Works surprisingly well
  • Saves trouble
  • Downloads only first part of chunked videos
  • Wrong file extension
  • Out of memory crashes
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work or download
  • Can't do anything with .m4s
  • Useless
Recent reviews
Mostly broken. Only downloads the first part of chunked videos, and gives the first part a wrong file extension.
by Darik, 2024-03-24

回点血。在某网站上试了好几个插件,就这个能用,还是免费使用,下载速度也挺快。下载路径是浏览器的默认下载路径,下载下来是png格式,改下后缀为ts就可以直接打开视频了。但是缺点也很显而易见,特别是下载了几个视频就容易出现“Out of memory”而崩溃,建议下载完能自动清理内存,再加上重命名、格式转换等实用功能就更好了。
by Xiaozhen, 2022-02-23

It can't do anything with .m4s
by Using, 2021-06-06
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Risk impact

HLS Downloader is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install HLS Downloader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

HLS Downloader is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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