Video Downloader – Download videos from Youtube - 1.2


Currently support is only for Youtube only!

  • 1.2
  • GPL
  • Web Development Resources
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More about this extension

2010 update : i’m sorry but the extension is no longer supported … we recommend :
Get download links from all popular video sites like Youtube, Metacafe, Dailymotion and more.
Current version doesn’t support all sites, just the fallowing : Blip, Dailymotion, Flickr, GoogleVideo, Imeem, Metacafe, Myspace, Revver, Sevenload, Veoh, Vimeo and Youtube.
More supporting sites will come soon.
For bug reports please send an e-mail to : [email protected]
Enjoy the stuff.
Update 1 : Support for Vimeo added again, but Chrome doesn’t seem to support ( no “save as…” prompt ) direct download. For downloading, click download link you get from vimeo and copy / paste in Firefox or IE ( you will get the “save as..” prompt there ).
Update 2 : Youtube support only.

Change Log:

Auto get video url

Older Versions

  1. Version 1.0.3
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds
    Beta Builds

    Get download links from all popular video sites like Youtube, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Vimeo and more.

    Change Log:


  2. Version 1.1
    Compatible With
    Beta Builds
    Developer Builds

    Get download links from all popular video sites like Youtube, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Vimeo and more.

    Change Log:

    Update : Now works on youtube! Only! 


  1. Trancer says:

    Great extension. Thanks for sharing!

  2. impossibleastha says:

    it says invalid value for permissions [0] please help!!

    It’s working now.

  3. pdg says:

    link broken!

    Admin edit : It’s working now, and it will be πŸ™‚

  4. Pingion says:

    Thank you for your extension

  5. Pingion says:

    Add-ons nya bagus

  6. Pat says:

    Doesn’t work with

  7. beeba says:

    it says invalid permission πŸ™

    Extension admin edit : Yeah, i know. Had some problems with the sever lately, but know it should work great.

  8. csjoe says:

    Does this extension work on mac?

    Extension Admin edit : as i know, i currently doesn’t support mac. Sorry, but we are working on it.

  9. gyftomancer says:

    Nice add-on. But I hope to see more from this.

  10. SA says:

    Seems to only download in horribly low resolution, at least at the Daily Motion site. How can I fix this?

    Extension admin : this depends on the quality of the video that was in the first place. If the quality is low, then the download url would be low..

  11. OchiuzCatalin says:

    It’s what I need in chrome. Thank you a lot! Now I can get off Firefox!

  12. winter says:

    Download Helper (for Firefox) is better

  13. Bob says:

    Most of the videos I tried to download with this weren’t happening, kept giving me a vimeo notice and redirecting me to the vimeo site. The videos I’m trying are not hosted on vimeo but are embedded from zshare and other sites so I guess that is the default notice for “not happening”.

    Thanks for the notice, will try to modify πŸ™‚ Extension Admin.

  14. kami says:

    hi, its great effort but still it doesn’t support IDM (Internet download manager) πŸ™ plz do something for it

  15. Dinotopia says:

    When it says that the extension will have access to my history, does that mean that whoever runs this “Coupon Codes” site will also have access to my history?

  16. CouponCodes says:

    I don’t understand what you are trying to say… the extension doesn’t keep any history.

  17. Dinotopia says:

    When I go to install the extension, chrome warns me that the extension will have access to my history. So my question is: does that mean that the developer can access my history through this extension? Forgive me if that sounds like an ignorant question, I’m just a regular guy trying to safely and privately use this wonderful internet you’ve built.

  18. CouponCodes says:

    No way, i developed the extension. There is no access to your history, files, pictures or whatever you want πŸ™‚ It’s safe 100%

  19. Steve says:

    For some reason the following Youtube URL doesn’t work with this extension – although others I have tried have worked. Any idea why?
    When I try to download the clip from there, it tells me that it only supports sites like Youtube, Dailymotion, etc.

    Extension Admin : Yes, it doesn’t work for some reasons like “This video contains content from CTV, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.” That’s the problem with the video…

  20. Gibby says:

    Hey ,this is really great in use man ! Thanks google !

  21. Steve says:

    RE the other post above with the following video not working: ( ) I am in Canada and can view the video. I’m not sure why it would be blocked here? It works when I just play the video.

  22. Steve says:

    Actually, I’m finding all HQ MP4 files lately showing up as:

    This webpage is not found.
    No webpage was found for the web address:

    I’m wondering if maybe youtube changed something recently? The above error is what I got when trying to download the HQ MP4 of the sample youtube link provided when you first click on the extension icon.

    FLV files are still working.

    Admin extension edit : Yeah, youtube change something. Will modify as soon as posible πŸ™‚ thanks for the feedback.

    Later edit : seems like the new version has changed some urls, but not everybody can’t acces it ( in my extensions case )… so the default id can’t be taken from youtube. Untill the new version is up, the mp4 download link will be unavailable, sorry πŸ™

  23. AlexIT says:

    Nice extension,
    let me contribute with a little hack πŸ™‚

    to automatic use current-url as an input change the … section of search.html with these code

    chrome.tabs.getSelected(null, function(aTab) {
    var el = document.createElement(“iframe”);
    el.setAttribute(‘id’, ‘ifrm’);
    el.setAttribute(‘width’, ‘355px’);
    el.setAttribute(‘height’, ‘130px’);
    el.setAttribute(‘overflow’, ‘hidden’);
    el.setAttribute(‘scrolling’, ‘no’);
    el.setAttribute(‘frameborder’, ‘0’);
    el.setAttribute(‘src’, ‘’+escape(aTab.url));

    enjoy it! πŸ™‚

    Admin extension : Great one Alex πŸ™‚ but you can remove the ?buton part because it’s useless πŸ™‚ the rest it’s ok πŸ˜›

  24. cccc says:

    does not download from pornhub……………. please help!

    Extension Admin : pornhub it’s not supported, for the moment the whole extension doesn’t work due the new youtube change! I’m currently working on it to make it functional again πŸ™‚ Hold on!

  25. faisal says:

    very good.

  26. JaDz says:

    When is it gonna work again?

  27. k says:

    doesnt work

  28. coloredearth says:

    Any update on the fix? I’m still having to use Orbit through IE and hating it.

  29. mektonboy says:

    I don’t arrive to download it.

  30. bolbol says:


  31. [email protected]


    Update 1 : autoget video url from tab
    Update 2 : autoname video name
    Update 3 : i’m hungry πŸ™‚

  32. puic says:

    I cant add to my chorm. It instantly show extension install error. how could i fix this problem?
    Please help me!!!!

    Extension Admin : can you add more details to this message ? Or send a print screen with the problem @ [email protected]. Regards

  33. dudu says:

    it’s working!! so far this is the only extension working with the new layout.. thanks .. really..
    but, i cant use it with my download manager… or.. can i?
    my internet connection is not really fast so it takes time to download videos..

  34. davidgro says:

    It’s not working for me. It does the wriggling dots animation for about a minute and then says “Restart your browser to try again (this time accept the security certificate).” – I have restarted it several times and didn’t see anything about a certificate anywhere.
    The video I am trying to download is

    Extension admin : dunno bro, for me it’s working correctly… do you have JAVA ? because it uses java and you have to accept and run java to download the vids.

  35. Lord_Devi says:

    I am having the same problem as davidgro. “Restart your browser to try again (this time accept the security certificate).” after a minute or so of squigling lines.

    I am new to Chrome though.. so do not know how to give decent helpfull imformation πŸ˜›

    Version: 5.0.342.9 (43360) Ubuntu

    openjdk-6-jre – 6b18-1.8-0ubuntu1 – OpenJDK Java runtime, using Hotspot JIT

    Admin extension : Even if i love Ubuntu so much and i prefer it on every server i have πŸ™‚ i think this is the problem. The ubuntu OS doesn’t support the java protocols that are used by these extension. I didn’t had time to test on all OS, but i guess this is the problem. Regards,
    openjdk-6-jre-headless – 6b18-1.8-0ubuntu1 – OpenJDK Java runtime, using Hotspot JIT (headless)
    openjdk-6-jre-lib – 6b18-1.8-0ubuntu1 – OpenJDK Java runtime (architecture independent libraries)

    lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    Release: 10.04
    Codename: lucid

    Admin extension : Even if i love ubuntu very much and i’m using it on all of my server, i think this is the problem. On win OS it works great, but didn’t had time to test it on other OS’s … sorry. Will try to see what’s the catch with it. Regards

  36. davidgro says:

    Ah, that was it, I had to enable Java. Thanks.
    (I’m using sun-java6-bin version 6-15-1) on Kubuntu 9.10

  37. shoakt says:

    every extension gives an error of “Could not create directory for unzipping”.

    please help me in this regard


    Admin extension : check out this thread

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  39. prits says:

    it’s not working bros….

    You have to enable java.

  40. Monkey says:

    Will you support xnxx redtube etc? There is probably more demand for these sites than youtube! Hahaha!

    Currently no, no support for adult sites πŸ™‚

  41. mayweather says:

    how do you use this??

    Install it on Chrome, then go to a youtube page… press the magic blue button and you will get download links πŸ™‚

  42. Rawnern says:


  43. abdoo says:

    not working !!

    even after clicking on the magic button

    Do you have java enabled?

  44. Coupon Codes says:

    Do you have java enabled?

  45. DarkRedman says:

    It doesn’t work at all, it doesn’t show anything !

    Do you have java enabled? That should be the problem i think… mine’s working greate! [ Admin Extension ]

  46. batman says:

    does not offer all available downloads on youtube (eg doesn’t pick up HD download link in youtube)

  47. Naeem says:

    Plugin not working πŸ™

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