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Forum topic by thedude50 posted 07-15-2012 08:30 AM 1078 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thedude50

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07-15-2012 08:30 AM

I love to collect videos off the web and i make them into dvd’s and watch the best of the web on my giant tv. Well suddenly Firefox has decided to block the real player download engine I DOWNLOAD VIDEOS i SUBSCRIBE TO I don’t make Torrents out of them and I don’t sell the videos on dvd to anyone. But then I figured out that you can supposedly unblock the block however this has not worked the little download this video sign does not show up and now it doesn’t work in IE either I want my real player to work any of you techies have this problem and have a cure I really want to download my content.

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Doss

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 05:57 PM

First question, what update did you install? Normally, software just doesn’t decide to spontaneously block things that it hasn’t in the past.

Did you update the browser or did you update some plug-ins?

Also, what build of Firefox are you using? What plug-in are you using to download the streams?

Thanks.

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 06:08 PM

Chrome (from Google) is way better than the others IMHO.

HTH dude50

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Doss

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 06:41 PM

waho6o9, while I use Chrome for my normal browsing, there are some things that Firefox does that aren’t easy or even possible yet on Chrome.

As a software developer, I know better than to make such a broad assessment of supposed superiority without knowing how the software (or tools) are to be used. I know you were just providing an opinion, but for what he’s doing Chrome may not be a good fit.

From what it sounds like, thedude is downloading streams using a plug-in in Firefox. Personally for that, I use desktop software (feed it a URL and it does the work for me). If he’s up for that, I’ll get that software’s name when I go into work tomorrow and you can have at it. It was a free download and it has pretty much worked flawlessly.

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thedude50

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 05:29 AM

yes it happened when the update to the plugin I have it on auto update I am using the real download, and i am having this i see that firefox has blocked it and real is pissed about it i subscribe to preimum content sites and i am saving the videos for when i cant afford then subscriptions if there is another way to download the files i am open to that

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Doss

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 02:39 PM

dude, see if this program works YTD YouTube Downloader & Converter.

That may be a temporary fix until they get this plug-in issue resolved. I know I’ve had a few plug-ins update before and become completely useless. One that really made me mad was one I had for viewing FTP sites that required Internet Explorer. I found a plug-in that let me use the site like a Windows directory from Firefox. When FF updated, it stopped working and still does not work.

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 02:57 PM

Why would you down load all these extra programs to make your browser work like internet Exploror. just saying.

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#7 posted 07-16-2012 04:19 PM

Why would you down load all these extra programs to make your browser work like internet Exploror. just saying. -Edward

1. Because I have my developer tools up and running in Firefox.
2. Because it’s easier to <tab> than to open up IE when I’m in Firefox.
3. Because I use other plug-ins to manage my data streams and scrapes (downloads) in Firefox.

I keep my IE bone-stock for the purpose of testing. This way I can make sure that what I’m working on will at least work there on a client’s machine without any extra additions for them to download.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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thedude50

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#8 posted 07-19-2012 07:15 AM

i hate ie

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 07-19-2012 03:36 PM

DITTO!

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