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Realplayer downloader stopped working??

I have been using the RealPlayer downloader to get video from the internet for months now, and for some reason it just stopped working tonight. I have tried everything offered as advice on this, but nothing works. I opened RealPlayer, and went to preferences, and turned off downloading and recording, opened Firefox, disabled the add on in the add-ons page, exited Firefox, restarted Firefox, and went to a video,watched the video, exited Firefox again, reopened RealPlayer, and reset the downloading and recording in preferences, opened Firefox again, and re enabled the add on for RealPlayer, but now it is saying , "Realplayer Browser Record is known to cause security or stability issues"?? What in the world is happening here?? Am I going to have to switch back to internet explorer as my browser because of this??

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Legendary Contributor

Re: Realplayer downloader stopped working??

Please check if all your plugins are up-to-date. To do this, go to the Mozilla Plugin Check site.

Once you're there, the site will check if all your plugins have the latest versions. If you see plugins in the list that have a yellow Update button or a red Update now button, please update these immediately.

To do so, please click each red or yellow button. Then you should see a site that allows you to download the latest version. Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation and follow the steps mentioned in the installation procedure.

New Contributor

Re: Realplayer downloader stopped working??

Help...Yesterday my realplayer downloader was working....today it is not...all plug ins are enabled....what to do?

New Contributor

Re: Realplayer downloader stopped working??

This is idiotic.... Realplayer just randomly stops working in Firefox all the time, and I am sick to death of having to constantly reinstall it!! Now it seems that reinstalling the software no longer will fix it, because it is not installing the downloader into extensions anymore?? Do I have to do a system restore to fix this or what??

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Realplayer downloader stopped working??

How about a new extenstion. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader-youtube/

and a new player http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

as RealPlayer does have lots of probs with firefox

New Contributor

Re: Realplayer downloader stopped working??

Problem with Waka_... reply. I tried to get the addon and got a message saying it doesn't exist. If it does show up, does it work with streaming videos which are not YouTube?

Legendary Contributor

Re: Realplayer downloader stopped working??

Disable Quicktime player, if you installed.

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Realplayer downloader stopped working??

sorry @mathman https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader/?src=ss

this is the correct link.

You can also search for addons similar to these.

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Realplayer downloader stopped working??

You also need to update Firefox to the Latest version. getfirefox.com or Firefox Button > Help > About Firefox > Check For Updates

New Contributor

Re: Realplayer downloader stopped working??

Hey Waka, I added this to my Firefox, and have started using it, but I found that it seems to have issues saving from YouTube for some reason that I do not get, but I have a different downloader for YouTube, so it works out. Still, I do not get why Realplayer works sometimes, and then just disappears others??