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Easily Download Music and Videos from YouTube

Download videos or music for free!

The extension, NetVideoHunter, promises you a world of easy to download videos and music from any YouTube-like video sharing web site.  With it, you can download media from places such as YouTube, MySpace, Google Video, Metacafe, Dailymotion and more.

One more nice feature that comes with this add-on is that before you download any video or music, you can play it in a built-in media player.  It has both fullscreen and video smoothing capabilities too, to make your viewing experience just that much better.

Here is a video tutorial on how to get the most out of NetVideoHunter:

Now, truth be told – there are a lot of extensions out there that promise to make content downloading easy and painless, however many fail in a number of ways.  NetVideoHunter however, has yet to disappoint.  If you have your own favorite media downloader for Firefox, feel free to share!

7 Amazing Musical Add-ons for Firefox

Firefox - Your Musical Jukebox?

Most people might not consider Firefox to be much of a jukebox, however it does know how to “get down with it’s bad self” with the right selection of extensions.  Here are seven of the most popular audio related add-ons for Firefox.

firefox-musicOnline Music Player – It is a music player in status-bar. It provides Firefox with ability to play online mp3 music(local file as well), to search and display the lyrics automatically, as well as to manage the music lists.

Online Music Player

firefox-musicFire.fm – Winner of the Extend Firefox 3 contest, Fire.fm is your direct access to the extensive music library on Last.fm. Listen to music related to your favorite artist, and discover new artists and music in the process.

firefox-musicStop Autoplay – Disable the autoplay of the embedded music and movie.

Stop Annoying Autoplay Embeds

firefox-musicFoxyTunes – Do you listen to Music while surfing the Web? FoxyTunes lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser.

firefox-musicTwittyTunes – Allows to post your currently playing songs to Twitter with a click. As a bonus, you can also post the web sites you’re visiting, videos you’re watching and more!

Twitter + Audio = Bliss

firefox-musicMusic Player Minion – Music Player Minion is a client for the Music Player Daemon network music player. The purpose of MPD and it’s clients is to allow music playback on one PC (such as a home media server) to be controlled from another over the network.

Your Evil Music Minion!

firefox-musicAmazing Media Browser – Amazing Media Browser automatically searches for all embed objects in a web site and shows you a list of the source links. You can then conveniently browse through each link to see the content of the source file.

Is there another speaker-loving extension I might have missed? Which one of these would be your personal recommendation?  Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be sure to get it on the list.

Firefox Mentioned in Super Smash Bros. Brawl?

180px-Fox_070611a-l Seems like no matter where I turn, Firefox follows me everywhere! Thumbing through the instruction book for Super Smash Bros. Brawl – I noticed one of Fox’s names (from Star Fox) for his signature moves was a little familiar.

His “up” special move is called Fire Fox. Now the fan boy inside of me would like to think this is a nod to the fine folks at Mozilla from Nintendo but it is probably not the case.

Tell me this though, when was there a mention of Internet Explorer as an awesome move in a video game? Chances are, if there was it would involve a crash* for sure.

* – sorry, couldn’t resist!

Browser Wars Redux

Looking through the links folks had submitted to me over the past week for the Web site, I ran across an interesting article covering the latest shots fired in the browser wars. Figured you might want to check it out as well (I promise they have pretty graphs!).

The internet browser market has been fiercely competitive of late, with two major browsers being released at the same time in the last quarter of 2006 – namely, the latest version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and the long-awaited second edition of the open-source community developed browser Firefox. There are other bit-players in the market, certainly, but indisputably these are the big two – both released in late October / November of last year.

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Firefox 2 Unstable?

I found this random snipit from the Center for Citizen Media.

Running the latest version of Firefox is a huge drag — repeated freezes that require a forced shutdown of the application on my MacBook Pro. Growing pains for the Mozilla folks or just sloppy coding?

That’s it. Now why go Online, post a totally random comment and not back it up with any proof? Now, I have never used Firefox on any Apple product, but these sort of cheap shots just make me a little angry. If this is “citizen media” I think I favor the older kind best. ;)

Media Pirate

Media Pirate is an image and video downloader and makes it easy to steal barrow media content from websites like blip.tv, break.com, dailymotion.com, ifilm.com, media.putfile.com, metacafe.com, myvideo.de, video.google.com, vidilife.com, youtube.com, zippyvideos.com and many other Web sites.

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Saving SWF Files

Need a quick and painless way to save flash files in Firefox? Well this one doesn’t even need the help of an extention, if you know where to look.

Today i found a quick way to save flash files using firefox (once they are cached). I started using Immem (rox…lot of music and videos). Being behind a firewall i cant use the software they provide so my only way of accessing immem is through there web interface.

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adaptiveblue – Web Your Way!

ablue.pngThe folks at adaptiveblue are promising a new and different way to surf through the Web. It works with Firefox as an extension to the browser interface. Now the organization and the collection of items are pretty neat. Think of it as finding things you watch, listen to or read Online and saving them to a list. This is like your bookmarks in high definition.

One nice feature is tagging, which is always a great finding tool. Now as far as finding items, that is easy to navigate through as well. You can sort your collections in various ways. The key here is that it helps you personalize your web experience based on what you already like.

Check out the flash tutorial explaining how you use adapitiveblue to get a better idea of how it works. I’ve signed up for the beta, so hopefully I’ll get to play with this a little more in the future.

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UnPlug – Video Download Tool

unplug.jpgThe VideoDownloader Firefox extension has been getting a lot of buzz lately, so I thought I would look at an alternative way of downloading media content via your favorite Web site. The UnPlug Firefox extension scans web pages and tells you where things like media players and other embedded objects are getting their data from, and displays it as a simple hyperlink.

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