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Feature #485

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Add an option to download videos

Added by Soren Stoutner about 3 years ago. Updated 5 days ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
4.x
Start date:
08/12/2019
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Description

This will require Privacy WebView in the 4.x series, as Android's WebView does not expose controls for identifying the video files on a page.

Actions #1

Updated by Soren Stoutner about 3 years ago

This feature would likely add a download video context menu, as opposed to https://redmine.stoutner.com/issues/488, which would add a list of media for the whole page.

Actions #2

Updated by Prince Cooper 5 days ago

I donno who would download videos in 2022, when almost everyone just streams media & forget about it. A browser in general, should focus on browsing / surfing improvements, rather than acting as a downloader (which is a complete application within itself). I think it's a priority 2.x not 4 at all.

Actions #3

Updated by Soren Stoutner 5 days ago

Although not every user would use this, it is actually one of the more frequently requested features.

See https://www.stoutner.com/3-x-series-roadmap/ for an explanation of why this cannot be implemented before the 4.x series.

Actions #4

Updated by Prince Cooper 5 days ago

Okay, I haven't understood priority ranges before commenting on this.
But as you said, it might be a useful feature. But as a download manager, not as a browser pov.
I think the whole point of pb is to prioritize browsing privately instead of turning it into a downloader (which, other apps such as 1DM, ADM does fair job at it).

Actions #5

Updated by Soren Stoutner 5 days ago

I think that one of the core aspects of Privacy Browser is to give users control over aspects of their browsing experience that websites often try to hide from them. One example of this is that the browser ought to make it easy to download and save any piece of content that is available on the screen.

Actions #6

Updated by Prince Cooper 5 days ago

easy to download and save any piece of content that is available on the screen.

But can't say the same for DRM applicable content.
On a smartphone, I can fairly say majority of the users just browse instead of grabbing contents & consuming them later (caz of the small form factors).

Actions #7

Updated by Soren Stoutner 5 days ago

Not everyone would use this feature. But I can say that I would use it. Probably a lot.

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