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Post Posted January 19th, 2017, 11:36 am

I’ve got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet running Android Version 4.2.2

I wanted to download and install the Android Version of FF so I can download YouTube videos to the tablet.

I read a quick post about using keepvid.com with FF-Android to download YouTube videos.

Can you please share the link to the Android Version of FF so I can download that to my tablet?

Do I then download and install the keepvid.com application?

Is the FF-Android version located at keepvid.com or would it be on Mozillazine somewhere?

Is there a trick to making the keepvid.com application work with FF – Android?

Thanks so much.

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Post Posted January 19th, 2017, 1:28 pm

To get the Android version of Firefox, just use the Play Store app installed on your tablet and search for Firefox. Download and install like any other Play Store app.

Don't know anything about keepvid - whether it's any good, or whether it's secure. Doesn't seem to be available from the Play Store, which to me is a cause for caution. You can download its mobile version (an .apk file) from the keepvid.com website. They give instructions on how to install the .apk file.
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Post Posted January 19th, 2017, 1:37 pm

Hi makaiguy,

Is there an add-on like Ant Video Downloader (used for FF - Windows) for FF - Android?

That would seem safer than using some product unrelated to FF.

Unless, you've discovered a better way to download YouTube videos with your Android tablet?

Thank you!

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Post Posted January 19th, 2017, 1:49 pm

Do not use ANT it has always had a bad reputation
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Post Posted January 19th, 2017, 1:49 pm

Can't help -- I never have tried to download and save YouTube videos on my tablet.
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Post Posted January 19th, 2017, 2:32 pm

eager to learn wrote:Can you please share the link to the Android Version of FF so I can download that to my tablet?

Is the FF-Android version located at keepvid.com or would it be on Mozillazine somewhere?

Is there a trick to making the keepvid.com application work with FF – Android?

See https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/android/ where there is a link to Google Play and to download the apk for manual install.

*.mozillaZine.org is a independent site that is not a part of nor run by www.mozilla.org as you can also see on bottom part of right sidebar.

A place to find Extensions made for the Android version of Fx is at https://addons.mozilla.org/android/ and like for desktop Fx the vast majority of Extensions hosted on A.M.O are by a third-party author or company. A Mozilla made Extension would have say Mozilla or Mozilla Labs as the author for example.

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Post Posted January 19th, 2017, 2:49 pm

Hi James,

Thanks for all your help.

I found this .. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/androi ... ostpopular - but because it displays the author is Paul Saint that means it's by a 3rd party and *not* a Mozilla made Extension, correct?

If so, are there places to read reviews of this 3rd Party add-on to read how others have found how well it works and is trustworthy?

Thank you again.

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Post Posted January 19th, 2017, 3:14 pm

Scroll down on that page for the reviews ;)

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Post Posted January 19th, 2017, 5:42 pm

eager to learn wrote:Hi James,

Thanks for all your help.

I found this .. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/androi ... ostpopular - but because it displays the author is Paul Saint that means it's by a 3rd party and *not* a Mozilla made Extension, correct?

If so, are there places to read reviews of this 3rd Party add-on to read how others have found how well it works and is trustworthy?

Thank you again.

Actually... I don't know of any extensions made by Mozilla... but I suppose that there are a few....if you look at the extensions you currently have in your PC install of Firefox... check out the authors... I'll bet none of them are created by Mozilla.

Here is another down-loader for Android...
Firefox for Android Android Add-ons
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Post Posted January 20th, 2017, 12:50 am

dfoulkes wrote:Actually... I don't know of any extensions made by Mozilla... but I suppose that there are a few...

https://addons.mozilla.org/android/user/mozilla-labs5133025/
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/user/mozilla-labs5133025/
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/user/mozilla/

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Post Posted January 20th, 2017, 7:34 am

Thanks...now I know... but knowing me I'll forget by tomorrow... Knowing me. :lol:
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Post Posted January 20th, 2017, 9:47 am

James,

My apologies. There are 47 reviews with some interesting posts including an advisory that this add-on seems to work best with .mp4 and .webm files.

I'm trying to download a .flv file so I'll experiment to see how well it handles that.

Thanks so much for your help and patience.

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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 10:27 am

Hi mates,

The update is I successfully installed the Android FF on that tablet and then installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/androi ... ostpopular

I clicked on a YouTube video and watched as it downloaded and said download was complete.

However, when I visited "Videos" on the tablet I saw 2 for the day from YouTube (not named by artist nor song title but rather just something link nb1 and nb2).

When I clicked on both I get the same error message that it could not play either of them.

Is there a special player needed to play YouTube videos downloaded via FF-Android to an Android tablet?

Also, would anyone know how to place the FF icon on the opening screen (desktop?) of an Android tablet?

Thanks so very much.

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Post Posted March 30th, 2017, 11:41 am

Hi MakaiGuy,

I followed your directions - Namely, I clicked on Play Store app installed on the tablet and searched for Firefox. I then downloaded and installed it and when I visit a video site and clicked download with the FF android it says it's downloading but I never find any downloaded file.

Is there any way in FF - Android to *choose* which Folder I want a video to be downloaded to?

In Windows FF, under I think Tools or Options, you can place a check-mark next to "Ask me where I want to download a file to."

Thank you.


makaiguy wrote:To get the Android version of Firefox, just use the Play Store app installed on your tablet and search for Firefox. Download and install like any other Play Store app.

Don't know anything about keepvid - whether it's any good, or whether it's secure. Doesn't seem to be available from the Play Store, which to me is a cause for caution. You can download its mobile version (an .apk file) from the keepvid.com website. They give instructions on how to install the .apk file.

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Post Posted March 31st, 2017, 10:52 am

On my phone (Asus Zenfone) downloads go to /sdcard/Download (despite the name, it's actually the internal storage, not the SD card.)

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