The Stream Detector

The Stream Detector

Detects playlists and subtitles used by streams, incl. custom file extensions and headers. Assembles readymade commands for tools.

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What is The Stream Detector?
'The Stream Detector' is a Chrome extension that provides a way to monitor URLs for Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, MPEG-DASH, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming streams. It allows copying URLs directly or as commands, facilitates downloading streams into a single file, and can observe any file extensions and Content-Type headers. This tool, however, may not be compatible with proprietary technologies from platforms like YouTube or Facebook.
By: 54ac
Users: 10,000+
Rating: 4.00 (8)
Version: 2.11.7 (Last updated: 2023-07-10)
Creation date: 2023-07-10
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • clipboardWrite
  • downloads
  • notifications
  • storage
  • tabs
  • webRequest
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 42.58K
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This is a Firefox addon ported to Chrome which provides an easy way to keep track of URLs to playlists and subtitles used by Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, MPEG-DASH, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming streams as well as download video/audio files directly and monitor any other file extensions and Content-Type headers.

Copy URLs by clicking their filenames in the addon's popup menu (accessed by clicking on the toolbar icon). URLs can either be copied as they are or transformed into readymade yt-dlp (recommended), FFmpeg, Streamlink, hlsdl or N_m3u8DL-CLI commands, including the User-Agent, Cookie, and Referer headers. The chosen tool then downloads the stream into a single file until it is finished or stopped. Use the addon's options page to customize your experience and e.g. download media files directly.

Note that websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc. are very likely to use proprietary technologies which are not supported by this addon. When it comes to such "mainstream" services, it's better to use the tools (e.g. youtube-dl/yt-dlp) directly.

Please keep in mind that the Chrome version lacks certain features in comparison to the Firefox version.

User reviews
Doesnnt work with twitch anymore.
by Emre YILMAZ Emre YILMAZ, 2024-06-29

Great extension that meets my requirements.
by M.I M.I, 2024-04-16

검색으로 여기까지 도달하신 분들, 환영합니다. 이것보다 좋은 프로그램은 없습니다. 적극 추천합니다.
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Risk impact

The Stream Detector 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 The Stream Detector if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

The Stream Detector has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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