Best FireFox Addons to Download YouTube Videos

There are lot of ways to download Video from YouTube, using a browser addon must be easiest of them all. These addons not only download videos, but also convert them to formats like MP4, WebM, 3GP, MP3 and M4A. Here are 6 best FireFox assons that lets you download YouTube videos for offline viewing.

These addons were individually tested for their functions and features. If you are in a hurry you may want to install the addons that are marked as “No Browser restart required”.

Among all the addons tested, only Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express was able to downlod 1080p Full HD videos, so we place it in the first position.


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1. Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express – Install

No Browser Restart Required

Highlight: Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express is the only FireFox addon that is capable of downloading 1080p Full HD videos from the YouTube, Apart from videos, the addon offers you to download YouTube videos as 192kbps High Quality MP3.

Formats supported: FLV, MP4 (both 720 HD and 1080p Full HD), WebM, 3GP and MP3

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2.  1-Click YouTube Video Downloader – Install

Browser Restart Required

You can either click on any format for download or click the arrow alongside of the format and copy the URL to clipboard and download the video using any download manager of your choice

Formats Supported: FLV,  MP4 (720p HD), WebM, 3GP

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3. Video Download Helper – Install

Browser Restart Required

Video Download Helper has the largest user base than other addons of its kind. Apart fromn YouTube, this addon is capable of downloading videos from other sites like MySpace, Google Videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm, Dreamhost and more.

This addon also offers dozens of convert options, has device specific conversions like for Mobile, GalaxyTab, iPod, iPhone etc.,

Formats Supported: FLV, MP4, 3GP

Conversion options: MPEG, WMV, iPod, iPhone, Galaxy Tab, Mobile 3GP, Zune, Quicktime, AVI and MP3

Note: For some conversions requires installation of external converter within the addon

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4. YouTube Video and Audio Downloader – Install

No Browser Restart Required

YouTube Video and Audio Downloader has option to download videos including subtitles, this addon also claims to contain a pure javascript library that can extract original audio file out of FLV videos.

It supports extraction of 256Kbps high quality M4A audio

Formats Supported: MP4, WebM, FLV, M4A

Note: For some conversions requires installation of external converter and requires FFmpeg installation for MP3 conversion

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5. YouTube Center – Install

No Browser Restart Required

YouTube Center is basically a YouTube enhancing addon, the functions include re-sizing the player, preventing buffering, turning lights off , repeat video, auto select quality, downloading videos and much more

Formats Supported: MP4, WebM, FLV, 3GP, Audio

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6. Download Flash and Video – Install

Browser Restart Required

Download Flash and Video lets you download videos and also flash files from gaming sites. Although the addon claims it can download flash games for offline playing, in our tests on two gaming sites showed that the downloaded .swf files did not contain games. Other than this you can use this addon to downlaod videos

Formats Supported: MP4, WebM, 3GP, FLV

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If your Favorite FireFox addon for YouTube video download is not on this list, please let us know in the comments. We will review and update the list.

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