Does a non-sketchy extension exist
May 17, 2015 11:28 AM   Subscribe

Looking for recommendations for a video download extension for Firefox that won't a) inject ads into the stream, or b) track every site I visit.

I'd like it to work across a variety of sites rather than being youtube specific.
posted by Mitheral to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Flashgot works well for me.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 11:45 AM on May 17, 2015

If you don't mind a command-line application instead of a browser extension, youtube-dl is absolutely fantastic. Despite the name, it supports over 600 sites.
posted by SemiSophos at 1:38 PM on May 17, 2015 [3 favorites]

I don't know if it tracks the sites I visit (I certainly hope it doesn't), but Video DownloadHelper has always worked well for me.
posted by Jem and the Hooligans at 1:43 PM on May 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

I came in to recommend youtube-dl as well. None of the usual browser plugin nonsense, and even if you're not big on using the terminal basic usage is quite simple:
If you dig into the help it also provides quite a few options for things like file naming, extracting audio only, etc.
posted by usonian at 4:43 AM on May 18, 2015

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