This is by far the best and easiest way to download songs from imeem or videos from any other streaming sites. (YouTube, Veoh, crunchyroll, redtube, etc...)
After you installed the DownloadHelper extension, you should see a new icon in your toolbar.
However, it may happen that this icon does not install automatically or simply disappear . This is sometimes the case after an update of Firefox or of the extension itself.
If you don't see the icon in the toolbar, you should install it, it's easy: Go to menu View/Toolbar/Customize and drag the DownloadHelper icon to your toolbar
Using DownloadHelper is simple. Just use your browser to visit video sites, when DownloadHelper can do something for you, this icon is animated:
It is possible to switch to a colored still icon through preferences:
When the icon is animated, you can see a small triangle at the right of the icon. Click on this arrow to open the download menu. You can now select directly a file to download.
Alternatively, download offers are also available from the context menu:
And the Tools menu:
If you press the CTRL key while selecting a file to download, the actual URL of the file is copied to the clipboard. You can paste the address to an external download manager if you want to.
When DownloadHelper notice links to image or movies files, moving the mouse over the items may highlight the corresponding links in the Web page:
Clicking on a particular item starts the download.
By default, the downloads are queued and done one by one. That keeps the bandwith usage to a minimum and allows you to browse other page to select new downloads. The screenshots below shows the number of files in the download queue. The number disappears when there is no more download in progress.
It is also possible to download several video files from YouTube at once, without even opening the video pages. Just select a region in a YouTube page containing links and right-click to display the context menu. A new entry offers to download all video files.
You can also right click on a single link without selecting a region.