HLS Downloader

HLS Downloader

Download fragmented media files with HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) downloader.

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What is HLS Downloader?
HLS Downloader is a powerful Chrome tool that allows you to download fragmented media files from the internet. Utilizing HTTP Live Streaming, a technology developed by Apple, the extension captures .m3u8 files, pinpoints playlist content, then downloads and merges all fragmented media into a single file. Due to its auto-download function, all HLS files encountered while browsing are automatically downloaded and listed for user convenience.
Users: 100,000+
Version: 0.1.2 (Last updated: 2023-08-16)
Creation date: 2020-05-21
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • downloads
  • webRequest
  • contextMenus
  • webNavigation
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*.m3u8
Size: 45.41K
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HLS Downloader lets you easily download fragmented media files (with .ts file extension) from the internet.

HLS or HTTP Live Steam is a new media format developed by Apple Inc. It contains a master playlist with the ".m3u8" file extension. First, the extension downloads the master playlist, and then within the master, it finds playlist content. Each playlist has several fragmented items. All items are displayed in the UI with a download and a remove button. When you press the download button the extension downloads all fragmented media and merges them all to generate a single media file.

Note 1: the interface for the extension can be opened in a new tab or a separate window. Please right-click on the toolbar button to choose the appropriate context. Within the UI, there is a toggle button to turn the addon ON or OFF.

Note 2: HLS Downloader is NOT responsible for media content that you download with this add-on. We strongly recommend that you verify the related media copyright permissions on each website before downloading any media file(s).

Note 3: to download the HLS stream you gave 3 options. (1) To add a stream URL manually, please enter the desired URL with the ".m3u8" file extension in the UI. (2) As you browse the internet, this extension monitors the webpages and captures all HLS media files, and if anything is found, automatically downloads the playlist and updates the badge number accordingly (only when the addon is turned ON). The 3rd option for downloading the HLS stream is via the context-menu item. Please right-click on ".m3u8" streams and then select - Download with HLS Downloader - from the context menu.

If you have a feature request or found a bug to report, please fill out the bug report form on the add-on's homepage (https://mybrowseraddon.com/hls-downloader.html).

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Works well in downloading videos from various platforms
  • Provides options for video and audio downloads
  • Downloads HLS videos completely without cutting off the end
  • Can be slow in searching and downloading
  • Difficult to determine the correct file to download
  • Files are downloaded in .ts format, requiring conversion for other uses
Most mentioned
  • Works perfectly
  • Downloads videos successfully from various platforms
  • Difficulty in determining the correct file to download
Recent reviews
by Gao Tom Gao Tom, 2024-05-23

it works !! thank you
by Vinh Nguyen Vinh Nguyen, 2024-05-17

by Richard Todd Richard Todd, 2024-04-29
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Risk impact

HLS Downloader is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install HLS Downloader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

HLS Downloader has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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