Support for MP4 Downloader has been discontinued.

I don't have the time anymore to keep up with all the breaking changes that Mozilla is making in add-on development for Firefox, in addition to reacting to changes in YouTube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo that affect video downloading. Since Mozilla dropped support for traditional add-ons in November 2017, MP4 Downloader has stopped working entirely in new versions of Firefox.

The codebase has been left in the middle of a complete rewrite (see the Source Code section of the Development page), although this rewrite is not anywhere close to what is required to support new versions of Firefox. That codebase, and this website, are left here for archival purposes.

To all MP4 Downloader fans, thanks for many years of support.

--Jake Hartz

Sync to iPod

To sync a video to your iPod, follow these steps:

  1. Download an MP4 video using MP4 Downloader.
  2. Connect your iPod and open iTunes.
  3. Go to File > Add File To Library and locate the file you downloaded.

If this is the first time you are importing an MP4 Downloader video to your iPod, you may need to enable movie syncing by following these steps:

  1. Click on your iPod’s icon to bring up the iPod’s settings.
  2. Click on the Movies tab.
  3. Make sure that the Sync Movies box is checked.
  4. Make sure that the All Movies box is checked.
  5. Click Sync.

If you get a message saying that the video won’t sync because it is in a format that the iPod doesn’t understand, select the video in iTunes, go to the Advanced menu, and select Create iPod or iPhone Version.

If you have any issues syncing a video to your iPod, please contact us and we will be pleased to help.

"Movies tab"