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How to Fix "DownloadHelper Not Working" Issues

Have you ever come across such a situation when your DownlaodHelper just doesn't work? In fact, many people also have the same issue. As we know, DownloadHelper is one of the best video downloaders that can easily capture videos from video sharing sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and more. It is widely used especially in Firefox. However, the problem is that when people update their Firefox to the latest version, their DownloadHelper doesn't work at all sometimes.

Actually, there is a DownloadHelper alternative that can also perform the task as perfectly as DownloadHelper, and that is Aimersoft YouTube Downloader. With its help, you can download any videos from not only Firefox but also Internet Explorer and Chrome. What's more, you can save videos from hot video sharing services such as YouTube, Dailymotion, Hulu, Break, Facebook, etc. With a built-in converter, you can easily transform your downloaded videos to any regular format like MOV, 3GP, WMV, and so on. You can also convert your videos to portable devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod and watch them anywhere as you like. Have a try right now. And then download videos with this professional tool. See, your problems are easily fixed.

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Easily resolve "DownloadHelper Not Working" problem

Take note the screenshots below just take DownloadHelper alternative for Win as an example. Mac users can also follow the steps below after downloading and installing YouTube Downloader for Mac.

1Search the videos as you want

After launching the program, you then need to open local browser to surf the preferred video sharing website and search for the videos you want to download. Once you have found the video, please play it.

Windows version also provides users with a built-in browser. To open it, please click the Online Video tab on the top of the program's interface.

2Download the videos to your liking

After the installation has been totally finished, you'll see a Download button appearing on the top right corner of the video when you hover the mouse over it. Now, you can simply click the button to download the video with a preferred resolution.

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Besides, you can also copy the video URL in the address bar and then click Paste URL on the left of the program to download the same video in another way. Mac version offers users the third choice: Directly drag the video URL from local browser to the program.

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The downloading progress will be finished soon, so you just need to wait for minutes.

3Convert the downloaded video to any regular format

If you want to make your downloaded videos playable in various devices and multimedia software, this program will help you convert the video formats. It's very easy to achieve the task. You can click the Finished menu on the left side to access to the captured files. And then click the Convert button next to the video you want to convert. In the pop-up window, a variety of formats are available. Choose the preferred one and click OK to confirm your choice.

DownloadHelper not working

Another solution: If you are definitely a DownloadHelper addict and do not want to use any other program at all except it, you may try this solution. Firefox updates hourly, normally, the extension will also be updated with Firefox. The new version of DownloadHelper doesn't work for some unknown reasons, however. You can try to re-install the old version and then it may work well. Good luck.

Below is a video tutorial on how to download videos with DownloadHelper alternative:

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