FlashVideoReplacer is a practical and effective Firefox plugin that seamlessly integrates within your browser and helps you to replace embedded Flash videos with a different plugin or standalone player.
Once the installation process is finished, you are required to restart your web browser. After that, a small icon will become available in the main toolbar. However, you need to make sure you have a proper plugin that enables you to watch the videos embedded as they should be, such as Quicktime or Windows Media Player compatible plugin.
Each time you navigate through webpages that contain Flash videos, the icon will change accordingly so you will known on which sites FlashVideoReplacer works. As you hover the mouse on the plugin’s icon, you will get two messages, depending if the addon works or not on the current website, such as ‘FlashVideoReplacer does not work on this site’ and ‘FlashVideoReplacer: enabled!’.
After the Flash videos are detected, you can either open the detected embedded videos in a new tab, in a new window or in a standalone external video player, copy their URL address to clipboard or simply download them to your computer. Also, you are able to modify the video quality to ‘Low’, ‘Medium’, ‘High’ or ‘Super’.
The Preferences window allows you to change the download destination folder, enable error, video information and tip alerts, as well as disable specific websites such as YouTube, Vimeo or Metacafe.
All in all, FlashVideoReplacer proves to be a useful and reliable plugin that automatically detects the available Flash videos on various websites and allows you to play them with a different plugin or standalone player.