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Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

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Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

I have been using the Downloadhelper add-on for years on my laptop with no problem. I noticed about three days ago it was no longer working with any Youtube videos. The rotating icon is still working, and when I click on it, it still gives me the file type choices for downloading. However, after I click my choice, the green arrow shows the downloading process, but comes up '0 bytes' for every type of video.

I am not having problems downloading videos from other sites that I've used before, just Youtube.

Also, I am able to use Downloadhelper with Youtube on my other computer without a problem.

Can you please help? Thanks.

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Grand Master

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

Google/Youtube are trying to block addons like these, maybe its been blocked from youtube, i would try FVD. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader-youtube/

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Site Moderator

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

Try uninstalling the add-on and installing it back.

Site Moderator

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

You can check for other extensions interfering and only have the Video DownloadHelper enabled.

New User

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

This did not work Smiley Sad

New User

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

Uninstalling and reinstalling didn't work. Will try looking at other extensions....

New User

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

Disabled all other extensions and add-ons (only have 4 others) and the download still won't work.

I could use another add-on, but I like this product the best.

I've seen a couple other recent posts online with the same issue, unresolved. Would appreciate anything you can think of that will fix this.

Thanks

Site Moderator

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

You can try another default download folder to be used in the DownloadHelper extension via its options window.

Are you using special options like converting files?

New User

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

Changing folders did not work. I am not using any file conversion, etc.

In the meantime, I will use another add-on....

Let me know if you discover anything, and if I can solve this on my own, I will let you know what I did.

Thanks

Grand Master

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

Google/Youtube are trying to block addons like these, maybe its been blocked from youtube, i would try FVD. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader-youtube/

SUMO Contributor

Re: Why isn't Downloadhelper working with Youtube?

Are you opted into the HTML5 trial? http://www.youtube.com/html5