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Sometimes online videos are so good that you want to download them so they'll always be handy. Video Downloader Toolbar is a Firefox extension that makes downloading videos as simple as clicking a button. In addition to its video downloading capabilities, it comes with a few optional features that are also useful.

The toolbar appears underneath the address bar in Firefox and has a Bing search box, a button for downloading videos, a translation button that uses Microsoft Translator, and buttons for StumbleUpon and Facebook. The video downloader is quite easy to use; simply navigate to the desired video in Firefox and click the Save Video button, and the extension saves the video in the original format to the location of your choice. The extension supports the downloading of a variety of file types, including FLV, MOV, and MPG. There are a handful of settings that let you control the extension's behavior and appearance, but the whole thing is really pretty cut-and-dried. Our only complaint about Video Downloader Toolbar is that some of the additional features, such as the StumbleUpon and Facebook buttons, may be unwanted by some users; it would be nice if the downloader were better integrated with the browser and didn't require an entire toolbar of its own. Still, Video Downloader Toolbar works just fine, and it's a good choice if you frequently come across videos you'd like to download.

Video Downloader Toolbar installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this extension to all users.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesnt work"

    December 16, 2013  |   By DomDavis78

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    None, it doesnt work

    Cons

    This is the second firefox plugin ive tried to use from cnet. Neither have worked, downloaded a bunch of adware and malware to my pc and changed a bunch of my firefox settings. I spent an hour resetting my settings AFTER spending 30 minutes trying to get this to work.

    Summary

    Cnet use to be better than this. They would never allow trash like this on their website years ago.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does not work with Firefox 7. INCOMPATIBLE!!!"

    October 19, 2011  |   By ronin1369

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    Works well, like it's advertised. I recommended it, till I upgraded to Firefox 7.

    Cons

    It's not compatible with Firefox 7.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "alright, not enough real function.,but ok."

    April 2, 2010  |   By r1forme

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    does what its told.

    Cons

    does what its told ,but does not work like a paid version and I do not use it any more.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product!"

    February 16, 2010  |   By useruseruser123

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    This is the easiest to use and totally did what it is supposed to do easily and without issue!

    Cons

    Can't see anything wrong with it!

    Summary

    It's great!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "easy to download videos"

    February 16, 2010  |   By chandanavivek

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    easily downloadable toolbar, not much hassle

    Cons

    nothing much i dint like about the product. I found it very useful

    Summary

    easily downloable,
    not a spyware
    can download videos

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  • 3.0 stars

    "This application works pretty well."

    February 15, 2010  |   By taizchilln

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    I like that it is simple to download.

    Cons

    It should be made available for google chrome. I really hate having to use internet explorer.

    Summary

    It was very easy to download the videos and find them once they were downloaded. It makes my life very convenient.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple toolbar to save videos to your desktop"

    February 15, 2010  |   By jdbunn

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    It was easy to tell when it was ready to save the video and placed them in easy to find locations.

    Cons

    The download interface closed my web browser without warning.

    Summary

    It was easy to install and use and if you need to quickly save a video without going through the trouble of figuring out what file to download, this is a great toolbar.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Capable downloader, fast too"

    February 15, 2010  |   By NerdyAznBoy

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    Fast, simple and easy to use
    Everything was just there for just one click

    Cons

    Downloaded into flv file...
    needed to download a flv converter

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 15, 2010

    It was a simple to use downloader which allowed me to download all the videos I wanted but the only problem was the download format.
    I had to download a flv converter to make it into avi or wmv, causing me to waste even more time. Nonetheless it was a fast tool to use and I would recommend it to my friends

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Youtube Downloader"

    February 15, 2010  |   By ryansheppard

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    Easily downloads online videos to your computer.

    Cons

    Downloads may not be in a format compatible with portable devices.

    Summary

    This is a great program and extremely useful. Thank you!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy tool for downloading your favorite videos"

    February 15, 2010  |   By nathan10101

    Version: Video Downloader Toolbar 1.0.2

    Pros

    Its a great tool for downloading your favorite videos off of youtube pretty much anyone can do it even if you know very little about computers.

    Cons

    I wish some of the videos would have downloaded quicker and I wish you did not have to download a program to be able to do this. Also some of the buttoms seemed useless to me.

    Summary

    Bottom line is this product will save all your favorite videos off of you tube so years down the road if for some reason they get deleted off of you tube you will still have access to your favorite videos. I wish I had known about this product before I never knew how easy it would be. The program is pretty basic and very little knowledge is needed so basically anyone can do it.

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