Tired of opening new tabs or going back and forth between pages when you are searching for content? KwiClick hopes to make your life a whole lot simpler. This extension for Firefox will super charge your searching habits in Firefox and in turn save you some time too.
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Some websites, like Hulu for example, give you the ability to dim everything in the background on a page so that you can focus on the video you are watching. What if you could do that on every website? That is what the add-on for Firefox, Turn Off the Lights, brings to the browser.
How can you add the full screen button to YouTube videos found on Facebook? This is the question that was brought to my attention Friday by one of my Facebook followers, and after doing a little hunting I did find a solution.
Thanks to a popular Greasemonkey script turned Firefox add-on you can now rip videos from Facebook to watch whenever and where ever you want to. The simply named Facebook Video add-on for Firefox will help you get the job done.
How Does It Work?
This extension adds the functionality to download, convert or embed videos posted on Facebook. When you click the download video link, the video will open as a .mp4 file. You can then select, “Save Page As” from the File option in your menu bar to choose where to save the file on your PC.
The convert video link will take the video to the Zamzar free file conversion web site, where you can convert the file to .flv, .wmv, .avi, or the audio formats .mp3, .flac, or .wav.
Start Downloading Facebook Videos! – You can pick up the Facebook Video add-on from the Firefox Add-ons web site. So there you have it, now you can grab those Facebook videos you have been wanting to save to watch later. (Kudos goes to ZeroPaid.com for finding this tip!)
The talk about Firefox 3.5 supporting the HTML 5 support for playing videos without the need of a player was pretty sweet. Seeing it in action, now that I have Firefox 3.5 installed is even sweeter. You know what would put the icing on the cake? If I could make those videos go to full screen resolutions.
The Full Screen Video add-on for Firefox does that. Once installed, it adds a “Full Screen” menu option, when you right-click on any HTML5 powered video. As of right now the only two known issues with this awesome extension are:
- When switching to full screen, the video will load and play from the start.
- Full screen is really only implemented on Windows at this point. On other operating systems, it’s merely a maximized window.
Other than that Full Screen Video gives you a simple addition to an already awesome feature of Firefox. You can pickup this add-on via the Firefox Add-ons web site or check out the official web site for more information on the project.
As a part of a new marketing campaign, the fine people at Mozilla want to know how fast are you? They are asking for anybody and everybody to start sending them a video of your speediest skill, no matter what it might be.
How do you participate? Here are the details from Mozilla:
It’s easy to participate in Fastest Firefox. Pick your talent (knitting, flipping burgers, brushing your teeth, whatever!) and make a video doing your thing—FAST! Follow the steps below and update before 6-21-09.
- Make a 30-second video (home-movie style is perfect) of your fastest talent.
- Click the button below to upload your video.
- We’ll compile as many of your clips as possible into a single community video, so check after the Firefox 3.5 launch to see if yours made it!
Firefox 3.5 is two times faster than 3.0. And ten times faster than 2.0, or so they report via this new web site where you can learn about this speed run challenge.
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!
A popular add-on for Firefox, to help you download all the links, movies and audio clips on a single page at maximum speeds, is FlashGot. Created by the same man who brought us NoScript, this lightweight and reliable external download manager will let you download a plethora of information with a single click.
While this extension has many good features, my favorite might be the FlashGot All. By selecting this from the menu (or by hitting Ctrl+F3) you can grab all the links found on a current page and dispatch them to the default download manager. Another nice feature included is the FlashGot Media option. Watching a video on YouTube? Quickly download it by hitting Ctrl+F7, via the right click menu or from under the “Tools” Category in your menu bar.
FlashGot might simply be the best integration/add-on for your download manager.
Say, you like the fact that Google has started to thumbnail YouTube results in search, but you just want a ‘bit more. GoogleTube, an add-on for Firefox, will allow you to play the YouTube videos inside of the Google search results window.
Once installed, all you have to do is hit the YouTube icon next to the search result link. Instantly the video starts playing, without the need to open up a new tab or window. Also, you can also download the video and view more information regarding the video (date added, views, rating, comments) directly from the search results.
The player can be configured to suit your needs too. You can select player colors, player size and these additional options:
- Allow auto play
- Show player border
- Show tiny icon on the status bar
- Show download button
- Show more information button
- Choose where to show the video (next to link, under link, ect)
It is a simple extension that does a simple task very well. You can pick up GoogleTube on the Firefox Add-ons web site.
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