Video DownloadHelper is by far the most popular of the video downloading add-ons out the for Firefox. Only proof you need is to check out the most popular downloads page yourself. It gets 480,759 weekly downloads. With that in mind, I wanted to talk with the man behind what might be one of the most popular add-ons for Firefox, ever. Who is this man? Michel Gutierrez is the brain behind the Video DownloadHelper and I was lucky enough to get him cornered to answer a few questions I had about the extension.
Out of all the different, “download the video from that video sharing site” services out there – what does it feel like to be the most popular one, right now?
It’s good and that’s even better to be one of the most popular Firefox extensions overall :)
I started computing in the early 80s on a Sinclair ZX81 (2KB of RAM!) and since then, i wrote many lines of code within a lot of various projects but DownloadHelper is by far the application that got the best success. So when you write a piece of software that will be executed one million times everyday, you for sure feel useful but a bit anxious as you have the responsibility to make this code work flawlessly.