Downloading media from any website

Is it possible to download media from any website?
An option of converting between formats and between video to audio is also helpful.

Only from websites that offer files to dwonload.

What do you mean? Downloading is only transferring of bytes.

I mean to something like Video DownloadHelper (Firefox addon), but should not be limited to a number of website. It should allow downloading streamed videos/audios from any website

I took a fast glance through the link, but it does not says it is restricted to a fixed list of web-sites.

For instance, if you go to a YouTube page, you’ll be able to download the video directly on your file system. It also works with MySpace, Google videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm, DreamHost and others.

I read these as examples, not restrictions.

I used it before and some websites weren’t supported. They also have a list of supported websites on the Video DownloadHelper website: DownloadHelper - Media download Firefox extension

Why would they have that list if they support all websites? :slight_smile:

With that add on you cannot download from all web sites. In fact not all Youtube vids will download with it, it depends on the content. I don’t think TV shows for example will download, but I could be wrong. It doesn’t download BBC here in the UK.
Some sites go to great lengths to prevent downloading for obvious reasons.

I tried the add-on some time ago, there’s quite a lot of content it does not download, but I haven’t found that to be tied to some website.

@Caf4926: I was very pleased when iPlayer was released, couldn’t wait to be able to watch Monty Pyhton’s TV shows, which I knew were available through iPlayer at the time. iPlayer worked and works completely (connecting, downloading program schedules etc etc), content does not come through at all. Blocked for visitors outside the UK. But I guess that goes for a lot of dutch video content sites as well.

Do you mean the BBC iplayer