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I recently had to re-install Windows XP.

Previously, in FireFox, when I played a video it gave me the option of downloading that video. That option is now gone.

How do I get it back?
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Question by:Richard Korts
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Go to Options > Options > Applications tab. Here you can choose in the list WMV, AVI, MPG, etc. and then click the dropdown to Save File so that any such video files (with associated extensions) will just automatically download instead of playing with any particular player plugin.
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Save File screenshot.
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by:Richard Korts
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To jpaulino:

I downloaded the first addon. It's not clear how to use it. Is there some place that explains that?

Thanks
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by:Richard Korts
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To yobri:

It is not clear which of the items should be changed. I did one, changed to "Always ask", nothing happened.
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Do you have screenshots available of this prompt? Options vary between users. Without seeing what you have on your list, I would guess QuickTime (.mov) files, Video files (.avi), Windows Media Player (.wmv) files to name a few. Change to Save File and links to such files automatically get saved to your Downloads folder.
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by:Richard Korts
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To yobri:

See attached. It took 2 screen shots to show all.

Thanks


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Change the Action for the items marked in Red below to Save File.

 Save File.
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by:Richard Korts
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yobri:

OK, I changed those.

Then I went to the youtube place. When I click on one of them nothing happens.

Does that mean it saved it?

To where?
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If you are trying to actually save YouTube videos (.flv files) then the first link in jpaulino's comments is the addon you would use to save such.

Excerpt from the Video DownloadHelper addon page:

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, DreamHost and others.
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I got lucky & accidentally figured out how to make the plugin work
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