Video DownloadHelper extension can no longer save files from cache - re-downloads videos

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7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: don_alejandro, Unassigned)

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4.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

In version 3.n firefox the DownloadHelper plugin could save videos (i.e., anything on youtube or other sites) that had already been downloaded (or continue saving partially partially downloaded videos) from the cache.  In version 4, DownloadHelper restarts video downloads from the beginning even if they have been completely or partially downloaded.  This may apply to any type of download (I only use downloadhelp for videos) but probably is most noticeable on audio and video files where folks watch or listen to all or part of a video or audio file before deciding to click on the DownloadHelper link to save it.  Possibly related to the conundrums that cause firefox 4 to take forever to clear the cache (I was clearing my cache in a attempt to get firefox to recognize a new favicon.ico image I had uploaded to a website...)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start watching youtube video
2. Use DownloadHelper to save video after it is partially or completely downloaded. 
3. 

Actual Results:  
DownloadHelper will start a new download immediatley 

Expected Results:  
DownloadHelper should save the video from the cache if it already completely downloaded, or wait till the download is complete and then save it, or continue and complete the download if the youtube page is closed before the download is complete (which is how DownloadHelper use to work in version 3.n, much preferable for anyone with a slow connection)
What is DownloadHelper?

Comment 2

7 years ago
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/
Extension problem => INVALID?
Or did something change in nsICacheService?
Component: Developer Tools → General
QA Contact: developer.tools → general
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch

Updated

7 years ago
Summary: DownloadHelper Plugin can no longer save files from cache - re-downloads videos → Video DownloadHelper extension can no longer save files from cache - re-downloads videos
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