Why are video downloader add-ons so popular?

Anthony Hughes ahughes at mozilla.com
Tue Jun 9 18:15:38 UTC 2015

I am personally against implementing *any* features which enable users to
violate terms of service. However, I think you hit the nail on the head
with your last paragraph, Chris. We should investigate and fix the
underlying issues that drive people to download videos.


On 9 June 2015 at 09:04, Masayuki Nakano <masayuki at d-toybox.com> 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.
>  [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
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> Masayuki Nakano <masayuki at d-toybox.com>
> Manager, Internationalization, Mozilla Japan.
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Anthony Hughes
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