Fast Video Download

Fast Video Download Firefox add-on 4.1.3

Smooth downloading from YouTube, Dailymotion and more

Fast Video Download is a very popular Firefox add-on that allows you to download videos directly from your browser. View full description

PROS

  • Discreet
  • Integrates well with Firefox
  • SearchMenu has excellent configuration options

CONS

  • Sometimes it doesn't find videos
  • Confusing Settings menu
  • Very commercially focused

Good
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Fast Video Download is a very popular Firefox add-on that allows you to download videos directly from your browser.

It works with .FLV files from a variety of websites and integrates into your browser very discreetly. One of Fast Video Download's strongest points is that it automatically detects when an .FLV video appears embedded on a website. When one is detected, the program icon changes color, letting you know a video is available.

This version of Fast Video Download also comes with SearchMenu, a search function that integrates into the context menu. If you click on the Fast Video Download icon in the upper right-hand corner of your browser, you'll see a settings menu. Here you'll be able to see comprehensive SearchMenu options and adequate configuration options for Fast Video Download.

As a video detector and download helper, Fast Video Download works well. It integrates perfectly with Firefox's standard download function and is able to "pick up" videos that are otherwise hard to get. It doesn’t integrate directly with download accelerators, but by starting the download normally and taking the URL from the standard manager, you should be able to make it work.

We did have one major gripe with Fast Video Download - when you click on the Fast Video Download window, you are presented with various options, including Video Conversion and Advanced Video Tools. These look like settings for Fast Video Download, when in fact they are separate programs that you must download from the developer's website. Once you realize this, there is no problem, but on principle, it is misleading and irritating.

If you regularly download .FLV from certain websites, Fast Video Download is a useful add-on.

Changes

  • fixed detection of quality variants on YouTube pages
  • fixed detection of downloadables on the selected tab after fresh start of Firefox

Fast Video Download supports the following formats

Supports: YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Video, DailyMotion, Metacafe, Break.com, Blip.tv, Spike, MyVideo.de, YourFileHost, zippyvideos.com, yikers.com, vimeo.com, videos.streetfire.net, revver.com, kontraband.com, collegehumor.com, blastro.com, videoalbu
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Fast Video Download Firefox add-on 4.1.3

— User reviews — about Fast Video Download

  • TANISHQ KUMAR955858014

    by TANISHQ KUMAR955858014

    "invincible software easy to use and fast"

    I think it is easy to use and never fail to my thinking it may be able ti download my movies and video . More.

    reviewed on September 19, 2016

  • Mac-

    by Mac-

    "flv problems"

    It's the fastest downloader ever, but I have a problem with it. It cannot download flv videos from YouTube. Does anyone ... More.

    reviewed on June 15, 2012

  • jo_sound

    by jo_sound

    "Chrome"

    I tried to find Fast Video Download extension for Chrome, but did not find it. In the Chrome extension, can't find it e... More.

    reviewed on March 8, 2012

  • john_cole_sr@yahoo.com

    by john_cole_sr@yahoo.com

    "Very nice addon"

    A very nice and handy add-on. Love every bit of it EXCEPT searchmenu. I literally hate the searchmenu. And for some reas... More.

    reviewed on February 18, 2011