Live Stream Downloader

Live Stream Downloader

Detect and Download M3U8 HLS Streams (HTTP Live Stream) in multiple threads to your local disk

Live Stream Downloader
What is Live Stream Downloader?
The 'Live Stream Downloader' extension for Chrome detects M3U8 streaming formats on the active tab, offering to safely and quickly download these segmented streams as a single file to your local disk. It uses multi-threading to increase download speed and writes data directly to the disk for stable downloading. This stream downloader tool is highly capable, even on shaky network connections, and perfect for saving large files.
Users: 300,000+
Rating: 4.26 (369)
Version: (Last updated: 2024-07-01)
Creation date: 2020-06-15
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • webRequest
  • declarativeNetRequestWithHostAccess
  • declarativeContent
  • scripting
  • alarms
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*.flv*
  • *://*/*.avi*
  • *://*/*.wmv*
  • *://*/*.mov*
  • *://*/*.mp4*
  • *://*/*.pcm*
  • *://*/*.wav*
  • *://*/*.mp3*
  • *://*/*.aac*
  • *://*/*.ogg*
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Size: 172.03K
Stats date:

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This extension detects M3U8 streaming formats on the active tab and offers to download these segmented streams as a single file to the user's local disk.

This extension detects all possible video qualities and uses direct disk writing to store segments. So there is no need to have a recovery plan from a possible crash. Your data is written instantly to the local file and is ready to use. It also merges all segments automatically when the file is fetched. To improve download capability, the extension also sets the referrer header of the original page.

This extension uses multiple threads to download the HLS stream to increase the downloading speed and stability. Also, it supports resuming the download process when there is a network failure (Thanks to the TDM.JS engine).

How to use it:

  1. Go to a streaming website like
  2. Wait until the toolbar color changes
  3. Click on the toolbar button once to select a quality
  4. Wait until the download is over. You can see the progress as a badge text.


  1. Download HSL Streams
  2. Detect any audio, video, or media streams on the active tab
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Can download some streams lots of other downloaders can't
  • Works great!
  • Download the video in user's preferred language
  • Connection issues with certain servers
  • Not working on specific websites
  • Some users experienced broken functionality
Most mentioned
  • Connection to the server is broken (BROKEN_PIPE -> Failed to execute 'any' on 'AbortSignal': Failed to convert value to 'AbortSignal'.)!
  • Works great!
  • Funktioniert nicht überall, aber da wo ich es brauchte klappts
  • Tidak mendownload file, walaupun mengikuti tata langkah cara mengunduh pada web official
  • Nice tool
Recent reviews
excellent experience
by mac and7 mac and7, 2024-07-02

by Sheng-An Yu Sheng-An Yu, 2024-07-01

Kimseye yorum bırakmamıştım ama sen var ya sen. <3
by Erin Andaç Kıran Erin Andaç Kıran, 2024-06-30
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Risk impact

Live Stream 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 Live Stream Downloader if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Live Stream Downloader has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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