DownloadHelper broken

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16 Aug, 2015 06:20 PM

In the previous version of TFF ik could use the helper addon Download Helper to download youTube videos which I couldn't open with Quicktime and play them later with NicePlayer. With the new version of TFF apparently I got a new version of DonwloadHelper too which doesn't work any more. As Mac Tubes has also been defunct for some time how can I get problematic video to play like in the previous version? Perian isn't used anymore by DownloadHelper? A troubleshooting advice would be highly appreciated. Thank you for the good work in keeping our dear PPC Macs alive and kicking (MDD Dual 1.25 GHz).

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 16 Aug, 2015 08:05 PM

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    Hello Jörg, I have no experience with Download Helper, but I use the "Download Youtube Videos as MP4" v. add-on which works very well with TFF 38. You could also go to the Addons Manager and right-click Download Helper to check for updates. Maybe there was a bug in the version you had that has been fixed by now.

  2. 2 Posted by yawgie on 16 Aug, 2015 09:58 PM

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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks a bunch, works like a charm.

    Best regards, Jörg.

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