Monday, May 26, 2008

How to download videos from YouTube (Firefox)

How to download videos from YouTube (Firefox)

Most of us watch videos at YouTube. If you want to download some of the ones you like, then here’s how.

Note: The downloading steps only work on Firefox. For other browsers, you will need to find out on your own.


1. Install the VideoDownloader extension from

2. Go to YouTube and pick the page of the video you want to download, e.g.

3. Click the VideoDownloader icon at the bottom right of the Firefox window (status bar). You should see something like this:

4. Click “Download”

5. The file name will be “get_video”. Rename it to e.g. music_video.flv. The .FLV extension is important.

6. Play the .FLV file using an FLV player. 2 free ones (Windows) are:


v (this one has a Mac version too)

Friday, May 16, 2008

NTLM Authentication and Firefox

If you are a Firefox user who is tired of entering the Windows password again and again for your intranet sites, then this is a must read.

I set both the keys required - I don't know if only 1 is sufficient. But it works!!

Link: Patrick Cauldwell's Blog - Firefox and Sharepoint