One of the greatest things Firefox has ever done is provide us with the opportunity to install an add-on called Net Video Hunter.
I found out about this add-on when I was looking for a software that could help me download educational youtube videos. I was thinking about downloading a few youtube video for educational purposes–there was a time when I thought I would be a teacher and would need some videos from youtube handy even when internet connection was not handy. Google search told me that Net Video Hunter was one such software. Well, it’s not even a full-fledged software; it’s just an add-on for Firefox.
I immediately installed that add-on and have been using it ever since. As a matter of fact, in this chrome era, Net Video Hunter is one of the two add-ons that can make me keep Mozilla Firefox on my computer–the other being Zotero.
Shortly after I installed Net Video Hunter, I discovered that it wasn’t only designed to hunt videos. It pretty much can capture any type of audio-video files that people generally embed on their websites. It has the close-to-infinite capability of pulling down any media attached to a website, regardless the web designer’s intention to make such media downloadable or not. Thus being said, of course I don’t just use it to download every first media I come across on the Net.
I just want to say that Net Video Hunter has been undervalued, as we can see from the fact that it hasn’t gained enough popularity, if anything.