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prometheus
03-06-2015, 08:26 AM
something is screwed up here today, I can usually use firefox download helper to download on most sites, now I canīt get it to download anything, the download helper version is 4.9.24 and firefox 36.0.1

i tried to reinstall the plugin but didnīt work, rebooting the computer donīt work either.

I also tried a free software called pirateplayer but that seem to have stopped too..

So I tried google with some extensions but they are limited and prohibited to use to download from youtube, and my avas system is also stopping them.

weird that all options seem to be screwed up for me, not sure if it is something wrong with firefox and the download helper, or my complete windows system or something, maybe there is a service that I have stopped?

Thankful if there is somebody who can give me a tip of another good download tool..preferably working on more than just youtube too.

Michael

JamesCurtis
03-06-2015, 09:32 AM
Just checked, and same problem here. Had just updated to Firefox 36.0.1 and noticed it too. Was working fine before the update. Sent a feedback message to mozzila about the issue. It would seem their update may have broken Download Helper. I haven't checked to see if that also includes downloads in general. Will check that next.

Greenlaw
03-06-2015, 09:47 AM
Funny, as I was reading the above posts, a notification popped up in the corner telling me that FireFox 36.0.1 was available. Guess I'll pass on that. :)

Thanks for the heads up.

G.

Ma3rk
03-06-2015, 10:10 AM
Had a similar issue last week with SeaMonkey. Ended up dropping back a version on Download Helper to get things working.

Also had problems with one of the Java components where I'd perform the update but still got a vulnerability warning on some video windows and they'd be blacked out. Tried updating several times and same issue. Tried again choosing a different platform option and chose Windows Explorer (which is installed but rarely used) and that resolved the problem.

JamesCurtis
03-06-2015, 11:40 AM
So is there any way to drop Firefox back to the last version it had? I know this isn't a LW/Newtek issue, but was wondering if anyone knew.

Greenlaw
03-06-2015, 11:45 AM
Here's their directory of old builds:

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

G.

JamesCurtis
03-06-2015, 11:51 AM
Just noticed this in my Plugin - Extensions section. Seems the makers of Download Helper are aware of the download issues with Firefox 36.

JamesCurtis
03-06-2015, 11:58 AM
Here's their directory of old builds:

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/

G.

Okay, so which one would I use? I never paid much attantion to the versioning.

Greenlaw
03-06-2015, 12:06 PM
Here's some more info about downgrading to older builds.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox

Scroll down and you'll find a direct link to the previous 35.0.1 build. Hope this helps.

Dodgy
03-06-2015, 04:36 PM
There's an updated version of downloadhelper which works with 36+
http://www.downloadhelper.net/install-beta.php?version=5.0.0a4

speismonqui
03-06-2015, 04:57 PM
thanks a lot Dodgy! been waiting for this for a while, atm seems to be working fine with FF36+

prometheus
03-07-2015, 03:21 AM
Thanks guys for confirming the issue, I guess I can be tolerant for a few days and leave it alone and check the updates now and then.


Michael

Areyos Alektor
03-08-2015, 10:39 AM
Otherwise it offers you copy the URL, then simply paste it into the address bar, validate, and then save the file ;)

prometheus
03-08-2015, 12:38 PM
There's an updated version of downloadhelper which works with 36+
http://www.downloadhelper.net/install-beta.php?version=5.0.0a4


thanks..it is weird though...I went to firefox extension settings, and right clicked and checked for updates, but nothing happened or was presented, it just shows 4.9.24, seems the update function doesnt work.

Edited...the beta version of download helper seem to be working nicely(DownloadHelper 5.0.0a4), a little different and larger text and the menu icon on the top right, so some UI changes etc..but it downloads well from different sites it seems.

chrome browser download helpers seems limited and do not allow for youtube downloads, and I also had issues with only able to download one clip on some sites, then I had to clear browser cache, otherwise it didnīt recognize new clips even if they were playing.

So as long as firefox download helper works, that is the one I will be using.

Michael

BeeVee
03-09-2015, 04:07 AM
I use a GreaseMonkey script called YousableTubeFix that works very nicely.

B

BokadCastle
03-09-2015, 05:17 AM
Internet Download Manager
http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/

It isn't free.