Why are video downloader add-ons so popular?

Aaron Klotz aklotz at mozilla.com
Tue Jun 9 17:45:55 UTC 2015


On 6/9/2015 10:04 AM, Masayuki Nakano wrote:
> 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.
>

Furthermore, these add-ons obviously reach into content. Some of them 
are e10s-aware, but many of them are not.



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