Downloading Flash File using DownloadHelper

Do you wanna download the Embeded Files (eg: Flash) of any page to your local hard disk? [so, you can watch it anytime you want after downloading. ]

If Yes, I’m gonna show you cool firefox extension called DownloadHelper created by Michel Gutierrez.

Introduction of DownloadHelper (Firefox’s Extension)

This is a tool for web content extraction. Its purpose is to capture video and image files from many sites.

Just surf the Web as you are used to, when DownloadHelper detects it can do something for you, the icon gets animated and a menu allows you to download files by simply clicking an item.

For instance, if you go to a YouTube page, you’ll be able to download the video directly on your file system. It also works with MySpace, Google videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm and others.

This is what Michel Gutierrez said about his extension.

In my point of view, DownloadHelper is a tool for downloading Flash file from any website to local drive. :)

Where can I get DownloadHelper?

Here goes..

1. Go to this link

2. Click “Install Now” [you can also check the image below.]


How to use DownloadHelper?

Okie, It’s very sample.. Let me show you with a sample.

  1. Let’s go to Google Video.
  2. Choose any media file that you wanna download [ I selected that one “Burger King Outsources” ]
  3. Click on the link, Google Video will automatically play for you.
  4. When the video started, just check the DownloadHelper Content Menu. It will show you as following

Note: You should note that it’s better if you check the DownloadHelper after playing the media file ONLY. The reason why I’m telling you like that is that DownloadHelper is not able to detect the flash file if it’s not playing. Suppose: If you wanna download a flash file from WordPress (eg: My Fav Song ), you have to click “Play” button firstly to play this movie (MTV). then, DownloadHelper will show the .flv file that you can download.

How can I play the .flv files I downloaded ?

  1. On Windows, use FLVPlayer
  2. On Linux, try FFPlay
  3. Mac users shoiuld have natively FLV support

More Information?

You can also check the following link for getting more information~

User Manual of DownloadHelper

Frequently Asked Questions [DownloadHelper]

You can also mail to DownloadHelper Support via downloadhelper @

I would like to say that their support is really great. They will reply your query in very short time.

Hopefully, you may find it very useful. If you wanna thank for this post, you can vote for me here.

Thanks for reading. Njoy. :-)

7 Replies to “Downloading Flash File using DownloadHelper”

  1. Yeah. There are some exts (Download Embedded by Andrew Ruder ) for that purpose too.

    but personally, I like DownloadHelper and I’m happy with their support team of DownloadHelper.
    Their team is great.. they are so willing to help their users even they give this extension as free..

    Anyway, Thanks so much for informing about VideoDownloader. Buddy

  2. i dont think that addon makes significant different..
    what you can do is that you can disable when you don’t need to download…
    if you still have some issue then you may contact with their support..
    i would say that their support is great ..

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