Video Downloadhelper for latest TenFourFox FPR 11

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Joachim

18 Dec, 2018 05:50 PM

Hi dear specialists!
I am looking for a tool to download Facebook videos. Until now, I used the addon "Video DownloadHelper" which worked well until a few days ago. Now there is no more version on the version page compatible. (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/versions).

I liked the DowloadHelper for Facebook videos, because this addon provided a clickable button on top right, between the "Home" and "Menu"-buttons of TFF. This was very helpful to download every video without leaving the current TFF-page.

Actually I have no tool to watch Facebook videos. Do you know there is something similar?
Thank you in advance!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 18 Dec, 2018 06:58 PM

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    You can download Facebook videos using websites such as
    https://www.downvids.net/
    https://en.savefrom.net/
    https://www.dredown.com/facebook
    and others. All download add-ons will sooner or later stop working when Facebook/YouTube change their layouts or backend code and the updated add-on isn't compatible with TFF anymore.

  2. 2 Posted by Joachim on 18 Dec, 2018 07:46 PM

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    Thank you Chris, but the problem is, I don't see the URL of these videos. When I click the "Play"-Button in the video, just a black window shows up (see attached picture). How to find out the URL of the video?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 18 Dec, 2018 08:18 PM

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    We must have different versions of Facebook (i.e. we're on different rollout schemes); I've never seen the option to use QuickTime Enabler on FB. If you get this regularly, simply install this add-on
    https://github.com/classilla/tenfourfox/wiki/QuickTimeEnabler
    and you'll be probably able to open the video in QuickTime Player.

    Or (this is what I do) right-click on the video and select "Copy video URL".

  4. 4 Posted by Joachim on 18 Dec, 2018 08:51 PM

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    Thank you Chris! I installed the QT enabler, but I still can't play the Facebook videos.
    I use this mobile version of Facbook: https://touch.facebook.com/
    It's much faster than the normal browser version, and it's ad-free.
    Right-clicking does not work with these videos. When I right-click, I get this window (see attachment).

  5. 5 Posted by Joachim on 18 Dec, 2018 08:53 PM

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    I believe the pic didn't work, re-sent:

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 18 Dec, 2018 08:59 PM

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    Oh, I see. You'll have to use the regular desktop version for the extended video URL functionality. Or use mbasic.facebook.com and open the video post in a new tab (right-click) [This may or may not work, or may simply start downloading the video by itself depending on FB's mood at the time.]

  7. 7 Posted by Joachim on 20 Dec, 2018 08:31 PM

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    Thank you very much Chris! The mbasic version of facebook I didn't knew yet, it's even faster than mine!

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