Why are video downloader add-ons so popular?

David Rajchenbach-Teller dteller at mozilla.com
Wed Jun 10 15:06:22 UTC 2015

Side-note: I'm currently working on extending Firefox to detect and
inform users and add-on developers of add-ons that slow the browser. See


On 09/06/15 18:04, 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.

David Rajchenbach-Teller, PhD
 Performance Team, Mozilla

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