Solved How to download videos in Firefox

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
July 8, 2015 at 14:19:03
Specs: Windows XP, 1500
I used to download videos via RealPlayer but recently I was informed that it's not available anymore for Windows XP. I had also replaced IE8 with Firefox and for a while I was able to download videos by clicking on a small button in the Firefox menu. That little rotating button has disappeared and no downloads can be done. Any help available please.

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#1
July 8, 2015 at 14:58:17
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I think they've generally tried to put paid to it. If it's YouTube there are freebie programs but you have to watch they are not laced with malware.

Again, for Youtube this addon should still work in Firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fi...

or you can use these online downloaders (just paste in the URL):
http://en.savefrom.net/
http://www.videograbby.com/

Probably others too if you Google around but as for websites other than YouTube then it's getting tricky. I use YTD which does quite a lot but you have to know how to get the malware out of it.

You can grab a video snapshot of anything with "Krut Computer Recorder" but it's a little fiddling and you have to go for best sound settings each time. It only captures at the size of the screen you can put a box around.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
July 8, 2015 at 14:59:57
Have you tried the add-on Video DownloadHelper?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fi...

Try adding this on FireFox and see if it solves your problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16U...

Don C


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#3
July 8, 2015 at 21:10:05
Download the Firefox add-on "Download YouTube Videos as MP4" available in their Add-ons section in the menu. An add-on clickable label appears below the video you are watching.

You can also download Freemake Video Downloader which also converts but watch out for unwanted installs included with it.

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#4
July 9, 2015 at 05:14:49
Just A question. Where does U tube fit into all of this? I have never been onto U Tube in my life!! I used Real Player and now it's gone!! Help please.

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#5
July 9, 2015 at 10:09:45
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As you didn't say what videos I just assumed YouTube might be where you were getting some of them from - lots of folk use it. In my #1 I did say "IF it's YouTube". I also mentioned Krut which is universal.

EDIT:
I can see somewhere else where we might have been on a different wavelength. I normally take "download" to mean as a file to play later. If you meant simply playing them online then that's a different subject and should be quite easy.

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#6
July 10, 2015 at 00:54:18
So what type of videos are you downloading? There is a programme which will extract videos from any website but I'll need to get back when I can find it.

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#7
July 10, 2015 at 13:09:26
Thanks to all of you for the advice. I have been able to fix my problem through the "Add-on" of Mozilla.

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#8
July 10, 2015 at 14:22:59
Glad to hear it and thanks for popping back to let us know.

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#9
July 12, 2015 at 14:35:45
Sorry Ewen you asked a question and I didn't answer you. Well, I'm an avid golfer and scan golfing websites for tips which I would normally download and stored in a file. As I said, I could do it in the past but that link has now been restored. Thanks again.

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