Browser Extension of the Week: Download YouTube Video +

Maximum PC Staff

In an age of rabid copyright lawyers, takedown orders and account seizures, it’s getting harder and harder to hold on to the web videos we love. While popular content can usually be found through other websites and users, tracking a new source down can be a pain. Fortunately, the aptly named Download YouTube Videos + is here to help you preserve your internet media treasures.

Download YouTube Videos + is a Firefox extension that works with both versions 3.0 and 4.0 of the popular browser. Once installed, the extension can be accessed through a menu bar added to your browser window. Not too keen on having extra clutter added to your browser? Not a problem:  Download YouTube Videos + can be customized to include or exclude as many on screen features as you want. While you’re at it, you’ll find that the extension’s preference pane offers a number of other thoughtful options as well. Users are able to control what format their selected video is saved as, where download files are saved to and even some limited screenshot functionality.

Best of all, despite its name, Download YouTube Videos + is site agnostic, and allows users to save flash video from a number of popular services aside from YouTube including and Metacafe. That’s a whole lot of features for a free extension.

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