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My friend recommended firefox to me so i can download music videos from youtube. She showed me when you watch a video a small icon will start spinning around in the corner and you press it and save the video. I can't do that and i don't know what to do!

My friend recommended firefox to me so i can download music videos from youtube. She showed me when you watch a video a small icon will start spinning around in the corner and you press it and save the video. I can't do that and i don't know what to do!

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There are a number of add-ons which you can install to download youtube videos, but I don't recognize the one you described. You'd have to ask your friend what the name of it is.

However, here's one that does a similar job: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader-youtube/

In the screenshot, you can see a blue arrow on the toolbar. If you click that, you get the option of downloading that particular video in a number or diferent formats like High Definition (HD) for example.

If the arrow remains greyed out on a video, it means that downloading has been disabled by the site.

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Today (when i downloaded firefox)

Installed Plug-ins

  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • iPhoto6
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

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Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

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There are a number of add-ons which you can install to download youtube videos, but I don't recognize the one you described. You'd have to ask your friend what the name of it is.

However, here's one that does a similar job: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader-youtube/

In the screenshot, you can see a blue arrow on the toolbar. If you click that, you get the option of downloading that particular video in a number or diferent formats like High Definition (HD) for example.

If the arrow remains greyed out on a video, it means that downloading has been disabled by the site.

There are a number of add-ons which you can install to download youtube videos, but I don't recognize the one you described. You'd have to ask your friend what the name of it is. However, here's one that does a similar job: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader-youtube/ In the screenshot, you can see a blue arrow on the toolbar. If you click that, you get the option of downloading that particular video in a number or diferent formats like High Definition (HD) for example. If the arrow remains greyed out on a video, it means that downloading has been disabled by the site.

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Thank you a lot , i understand every word you just said! I downloaded the add-on and went straight onto a youtube video but this message comes up when i double click on the download...

There is no default application specified to open the document flash_video_downloader_youtube_downloader-2.0.21-fx.xpi.

Thank you again

Thank you a lot , i understand every word you just said! I downloaded the add-on and went straight onto a youtube video but this message comes up when i double click on the download... There is no default application specified to open the document flash_video_downloader_youtube_downloader-2.0.21-fx.xpi. Thank you again
Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

After you installed the add-on, did you checkmark the box which asks you to accept the terms before continuing?

After you installed the add-on, did you checkmark the box which asks you to accept the terms before continuing?

Question owner

Sorry i don't know what you mean by checkmark, we might be from different countries and i may use a different word but nothing actually came up about accepting the terms!

Sorry i don't know what you mean by checkmark, we might be from different countries and i may use a different word but nothing actually came up about accepting the terms!
Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

checkmark = tick in the box

checkmark = tick in the box
Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers
Try this one instead: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-flash-and-video/

Question owner

Thank you so much, you have been a excellent help! I think i know what i was doing wrong, i would download the add-on but wouldn't actually add it to my firefox. I have downloaded the last link you have sent me and it lead me to another page, so i have started to download that and it shouldn't take too long now! I will get back to you asap. THANKYOU :)

Thank you so much, you have been a excellent help! I think i know what i was doing wrong, i would download the add-on but wouldn't actually add it to my firefox. I have downloaded the last link you have sent me and it lead me to another page, so i have started to download that and it shouldn't take too long now! I will get back to you asap. THANKYOU :)
Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

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Once you've downloaded a flash video, you'll still need a player to view it. Apple has a freebie one you can download @ http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/swfflvplayer.html

Once you've downloaded a flash video, you'll still need a player to view it. Apple has a freebie one you can download @ http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/swfflvplayer.html

Question owner

All is working. Thanks :)

All is working. Thanks :)
Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

You're welcome.

Could you please click the "Solved it" button to take your post out of the loop?

Thanks.

You're welcome. Could you please click the "Solved it" button to take your post out of the loop? Thanks.

Question owner

Sure :)

Sure :)