DELAY WITH UPDATE FOR FIREFOX 57

Unfortunately shortly before the Firefox 57 release our developer have found few bugs that have caused problems in new AVD version.

Our developers are already working on solution and new AVD will be released asap.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope for your understanding.

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    Cheryl Jackson

    That's pretty unfortunate to hear. I'm really enjoying FF 57 so far. But it's a little bittersweet not being able to use AVD with it. 

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    Yannis Koutsomitis

    Upgraded to FF 57 today and suddenly realized how a valuable tool AVD is.

    Congrats for all your work guys.

    Looking forward to the new AVD.

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    Leopp8

    Hello

    Today, I have updated to FIREFOX QUANTUM 57.0 (64 bit).... the worst thing I have ever done !

    I have just read that I no longer will be able to use my beaut. ANT DOWN-LOADER add on.

    Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.

    Regards

    Peter

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    Yannis Koutsomitis

    Hi Peter,

    you can theoretically uninstall FF 57 and re-install FF 56 -> https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/56.0.2/win64/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%2056.0.2.exe

    I haven't tried it though. Good luck!

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    Yannis Koutsomitis

    Alright, I just re-installed FF 56 and AVD works again!

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    Leopp8

    Thanks for your help Yannis ! It's basically working again - but one or two functions are not. At least I have the program back again - & can use it.

    P.S. Don't forget to turn Firefox auto updater OFF

    Again, many thanks

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    Ant R

    We are sorry for delay but it may take few more days to release new AVD version.

    Some issues with most popular video websites were discovered shortly before Firefox 57 release and we could not release AVD in such state atm.

    We are trying to reduce the time required for the tests, but it will still take some time to review by Mozilla.

    Current AVD version 2.4.7.50 should still works fine in all Firefox versions below 57 despite marking by Mozilla as LEGASY add-on.

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    jescolasj

    Ok guys I will wait for a while... before uninstall FF57. What's the use of FF without AVD? lol

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    Leopp8

    I've often wondered why Mozilla FIREFOX tend to change things when updating to a new version. Ant downloader has been working perfectly over the past years ....... For God sakes FF - if it ain't broken, why fix it ?!!!

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    Ant R

    Firefox migration to new type of web-extension was announced  since 2015.

    Point is that just move from old XPCOM to WebExtension in case of AVD was impossible and were decided to completely made new add-on from scratch.

    It took quite a long time in order to save all current AVD functionality.

    In first version new AVD may not work completely like current but we will bring it to the habitual state as soon as we solve more global problems with the video detection.

     

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    Leopp8

    Ant R

    Thank you for the info.

    Any idea when AVD will be totally 'up & running' properly again ?

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    Ant R

    If there are no new unforeseen problems we will send new add-om version for Mozilla review in a next few days.

    This version will be able to detect and download scoring video from websites where it stored in single file and combine streaming video parts from most popular websites like YouTube.

    Total recovery for which the need to combine already finished functional, some revisions and further users requests - not earlier than a month.

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    rye encoke

    came here praying and hoping that you were working on an update.  whew, thank the Gods you are.  I can do without it for a few days (well not really but I will have to) and will throw a little party when I finally get AVD back.  Thanks for the heads up and the info

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    Christoffer Ekberg

    Hello. I use FF 56.0.2 with current AVD version 2.4.7.50 and I am unable to detect any Youtube videos, or videos on any other website.

    Since AVD doesn't work for me, I'm upgrading to FF 57. Is there a new AVD version in production supporting Firefox's new addon-framework standard?

    (I love AVD) <3

    Edited by Christoffer Ekberg
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    Ant R

    Current AVD version 2.4.7.50 should still works fine in all Firefox versions below 57 despite marking by Mozilla as LEGASY add-on.

    Try to reinstall ad-don if you encountering any problems with detection or contact our support with details and link to the video.

    New AVD is under testing now and will be released in a few days after review by Mozilla.

     

     

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    Rh300900

    I sure do hope you upgrade this fast i have only used this since you guy had an extension i hope you will let me know when i can down load it right away.Thank you for all you work guys and gals.

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    Marco Aldendorff

    Please keep us posted. My life is ---- without it. ;)

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    Rh300900

    Can you tell us want my may use in till you guys up date yours I have a downloader now but it is so slow that it is hard to get any down loads.

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    Ant R

    We are going to submit new AVD for Mozilla review on Monday morning.

    While review will be ongoing, we will also make new AVD version available

    for downloading from out web site: https://www.ant.com/video-downloader

    This will be the first review of the new AVD by Mozilla editors, so it will

    take some time before AVD is fully validated to meet Mozilla requirements

    and published on addons.mozilla.org.

    The new version will have 2 out of 4 streaming protocols implemented as

    well as support of scoring videos (e.g. direct links to files .mp4, .webm,

    .mp3 and so on). Implementation of the rest protocol will be ready soon.

    Thank you for staying with us.

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    Cheryl Jackson

    So the beta will be released on Monday?

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    Ant R

    New AVD version has been sent to Mozilla Firefox for review. Reviewing process will take some time. Meanwhile you can install and test beta version by following the instructions from this article: https://support.ant.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005540663-AVD-beta-version-for-Firefox-57

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    Leopp8

    Looking forward to the release of the MAC OS version. December sometime ?

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