Video DownloadHelper

Video DownloadHelper

Download Videos from the Web

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What is Video DownloadHelper?

Video DownloadHelper is a popular Edge add-on by Aclap. This add-on has 565,025 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.20, and is most similar to Touch VPN - Secure and unlimited VPN proxy and Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder. The latest version,, was updated 4 months ago.

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By: Aclap
Rating: 4.20 (543)
Version: (Last updated: 2022-12-04)
Creation date: 2021-06-30
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
  • nativeMessaging
  • <all_urls>
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • downloads
  • clipboardWrite
  • webNavigation
  • notifications
  • See more
Size: 834.17K
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Video DownloadHelper is the most complete tool for extracting videos and image files from websites and saving them to your hard drive.

Just surf the web as you normally do. When DownloadHelper detects embedded videos it can access for download, the toolbar icon highlights and a simple 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 most other popular video sites like DailyMotion, Facebook, Periscope, Vimeo, Twitch, Liveleak, Vine, UStream, Fox, Bloomberg, RAI, France 2-3, Break, Metacafe, and thousands of others.

Video DownloadHelper supports several types of streamings, making the add-on unique among Video downloaders: HTTP, HLS, DASH, … 

Besides downloading, Video DownloadHelper is also capable of making file conversions (i.e. change audio and video formats) and aggregation (combining separate audio and video into a single file). This is an upgrade feature that helps pay for the free stuff (we need to eat too). You are not compelled to use conversion for downloading videos from websites, and you can avoid picking variants marked as ADP to avoid the need for aggregation.

Important: for most cool features, the Video DownloadHelper extension requires the installation of a free and open source background application we call the Companion App or 'coapp'. The extension will guide you through the very simple coapp install then you won't have to worry about it ever. Details on the companion app project are here:
Risk impact

Video DownloadHelper requires a lot of risky permissions and is not safe to use. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Video DownloadHelper has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
simple y super util. cumple con su cometido.
by Bryan, 2023-03-24

Straight forward to download videos from a browser to your computer.
by Ross, 2023-03-23

Edge バージョン 111.0.1661.41ですが、快適に使えています。
by 宏規, 2023-03-20
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