How many times do you come across an awesome Youtube video, favorite it, get ready to send it to your office buddies, just to find out that about an hour later it was taken down for no good reason (copyright slmarpyright). Or someone decided that scene last night at the party should have never been online in the first place. But for whatever reason, that video you loved is now gone.
Being able to grab videos, images and other digital assets right from your Firefox browser can save you tons of time and heartache. Following are some links to Firefox extensions that can make your life easier:
- Video DownloadHelper: The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries.
- TweakTube – YouTube Enhancer / Video Downloader: This extension is all about YouTube and making it do exactly what you want, when you want. If you’re a power YouTuber, and you use Firefox, you’ll want this extension.
- FlashGot: In addition to allowing you to download any video clips on a site, this great little extension will also download a list of all links on a page.
- 1-Click YouTube Video Download: The name pretty much says it all. After adding this extension, you’ll have easy icons that allow you to start downloading YouTube videos with that single click.
- Ant.com Video Downloader + Video Player: Being able to download from YouTube is fine. But, there are thousands of other video sites out there with streaming video that you might need to download from. This extension will likely work for you and as an added plus, it has a built in video player to allow you to watch your download while you save it to your disc.
- TV-FOX – Watch TV Online: An interesting little experimental extension that should allow you to view live television from many different countries around the world.
- Boost for Facebook: If you’re big on Facebook, you know there are a ton of things you can do. Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to cull those FB videos down to your hard drive. This extension eliminates those challenges.
- Flash Video Resources Downloader: The developer of this Firefox video downloader extension claims to be constantly updating the various flash video sites that you can use it to download video from. If you visit a bunch of different places, this may be the extension for you.
- VideoSurf Videos at a Glance: Have you ever been Rick Rolled? If you don’t know what that means, consider yourself lucky! If you know all too well, get this extension installed quick. While it doesn’t help you with downloading video to your computer, it will save you time and frustration while searching for the video you need.
- MP4 YouTube Downloader: All you iPod users know how much of a hassle it is find and convert videos to upload to your mobile device. With this Firefox extension, the only hassle you’ll have is deciding which YouTube or Google Video to download, convert and transfer to your iPod.
We could go on like this all day, but you get the idea. There are a ton of extensions available for you to install into your Firefox browser. Whether you need to create some sort of new mashup or are just looking to add some travel entertainment to your iPod for the flight to your bachelor party in Vegas, these extensions will help get you there.
About the Author: This is a guest post by Vern who likes ripping videos from Firefox and then using a fast video converter to get them to his favorite portable devices.