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    Default FF addon "downloadhelper" says a converter needs to be installed

    I tried to download a youtube video with the firefox addon "downloadhelper" but was told that a converter is needed. According to the addon help page, I need to install Libav.
    But I guess I have them installed already when I chekced with "zypper se libav"?
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    Default Re: FF addon "downloadhelper" says a converter needs to be installed

    ffmpeg

    But if you are interested. QMPlay2 might be of interest to you
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    Default Re: FF addon "downloadhelper" says a converter needs to be installed

    On 2015-08-05 06:36, bonedriven wrote:
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    > I tried to download a youtube video with the firefox addon
    > "downloadhelper" but was told that a converter is needed.


    Only if you request the downloader to change the format of the video or
    audio. You may leave it untouched.

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    Default Re: FF addon "downloadhelper" says a converter needs to be installed

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    ffmpeg

    But if you are interested. QMPlay2 might be of interest to you
    Thank you caf. I tried QMPLAY2 first but had some problem with it. I installed ffmpeg now the addon works fine.


    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2015-08-05 06:36, bonedriven wrote:
    >
    > I tried to download a youtube video with the firefox addon
    > "downloadhelper" but was told that a converter is needed.


    Only if you request the downloader to change the format of the video or
    audio. You may leave it untouched.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

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    That's what I thought. But in fact I didn't try to convert at all it still refuses to download. So it seems ffmpeg is a must in my case.
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    Default Re: FF addon "downloadhelper" says a converter needs to be installed

    On 2015-08-05 13:36, bonedriven wrote:

    > That's what I thought. But in fact I didn't try to convert at all it
    > still refuses to download. So it seems ffmpeg is a must in my case.


    Then try another downloader :-)

    Maybe the code checks for the existence of all dependencies even if it
    is not going to use them.

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