Why are video downloader add-ons so popular?

Masayuki Nakano masayuki at d-toybox.com
Tue Jun 9 16:04:55 UTC 2015


FYI: One of the most popular video download add-ons, Video 
DownloadHelper,  causes serious performance issue. I see some users who 
believe the performance issue is Firefox's trying to switch to Google 
Chrome.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1172200

So, if we could include popular feature, it would be good thing for 
avoiding bad UX caused by add-on compatibility.

> [1] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/?sort=popular
> [2] https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms
>
> Video DownloadHelper
> Flash Video Downloader - YouTube HD Download [4K]
> Download YouTube Videos as MP4
> Ant Video Downloader
> DownThemAll!
> 1-Click YouTube Video Download
> YouTube Video and Audio Downloader
> Download Flash and Video
> Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express
> YouTube Video Downloader For Context Menu
> FlashGot Mass Downloader
> YouTube mp3
> Video Downloader professional
> Youtube Downloader 4K - Video Downloader
> NetVideoHunter

-- 
Masayuki Nakano <masayuki at d-toybox.com>
Manager, Internationalization, Mozilla Japan.



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