Download Videos from the Web
What is Video DownloadHelper?
Video DownloadHelper is a unique Edge add-on that caters to your every video and image downloading needs. It not only enables you to save your favorite media from countless websites including, but not limited to, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and more but also supports various types of streaming including HTTP, HLS, DASH, etc. What makes it stand out from other downloaders is its capacity for file conversion and aggregation. All these amazing features come with the support of a free and open-source Companion App for an enhanced user experience.
Video DownloadHelper is the most complete tool for extracting videos and image files from websites and saving them to your hard drive. Please check the last paragraph about the optional usage of an external opensource app.
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: https://github.com/mi-g/vdhcoapp
User reviews summary
- Easy to download videos
- Can choose video resolution level
- Has been reliable for long term users
- Has bugs with saving settings
- Cannot change default download directory
- Problems with video conversion and audio capture
- Download videos
- Settings not saving after updates
- Problems with downloading audio and video
Video DownloadHelper is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.
Video DownloadHelper has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.
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