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Some of the important features of the Audio Downloader Prime addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Audio Downloader Prime.

In short, Audio Downloader Prime provides access to a toolbar popup UI to easily download desired audio formats & contents. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

6 Reasons to Use Audio Downloader Prime

  • Toolbar popup UI provides an easy interface to the download links, or copy the link to the clipboard.

  • Badge icon text shows the number of captured items within the page.

  • You can add, delete or disable the formats from the options page.

  • You can also temporarily disable the Addon, and re-enable it with just one click from toolbar panel.

  • There is also an option to specify the minimum size for each audio item in order to trigger the download.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

Matched Content


  • Audio Prime is a multi-browser Addon (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) that enables you to download HTML contents easily from your browser toolbar popup. It captures related contents seamlessly and almost instantly on many pages. Once an item is captured, the badge icon shows the number of captured items, and the popup window (once opened) shows each content as a card item. For Opera and Chrome browser, there is an optional settings that, if enabled, will calculate and show the bitrate-resolution for each audio item. When using this option, please proceed with caution, as HTML5 audio elements may cause unexpected crashes (however this bug is very rare and appears to be eliminated from the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox). For Firefox browser only, you can adjust the storage location to your desired choice. To do so, please open the settings page and choose your desired folder. This option is not available for Opera and Chrome as these browsers do not let the extensions to have access to the local folders of your computer. Another useful setting in this addon is the ability to add, edit or remove media file formats. There are several default media file formats added to the addon, but you can edit this list at any time. Some of these formats are as following.

    According to Wikipedia, a media (video, audio, etc.) file format is a type of file format for storing digital data on a computer storage system. The bit-layout of the audio data is called the audio coding format and can be uncompressed, or compressed to reduce the file size. Some Uncompressed audio formats, are WAV, AIFF, AU or raw header-less PCM. Other formats with lossless compression are FLAC, Wav-Pack (.wv), TTA, ATRAC, ALAC (.m4a), MPEG-4 SLS, MPEG-4 ALS, MPEG-4 DST and Windows Media Audio (WMA). To name a few and famous audio formats please read the following. The first and very famous audio format is (.3gp) which is a media container that can hold formats such as AMR, AMR-WB, and AMR-WB+ as-well-as some other open audio formats. Another format is (.aac) which stands for advanced audio coding format. It is based on the popular MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 standards. (.aiff) is an audio format used by Apple Company. It can be considered the Apple equivalent of (.wav) format. Another useful audio format is (.dct) which is created by NCH Software Company. It is basically a variable codec format designed for dictation only and can contain header information. FLAC (.flac) is another audio format used as a free and lossless audio codec. Audio compressed by FLAC's algorithm can be reduced to 50% of its original size and then decompress to an identical copy of the original audio. Perhaps one of the best and most famous audio file formats is (.mp3). It is derived from MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 and more commonly referred to as MP3. It uses a form of data compression and is a common audio format for audio streaming or storage, as well as a de-facto standard of audio compression for playing and storing music on many modern audio players as well as smart phones. Another popular and very famous audio format is (.ogg) which is a free and open-source audio format supporting a variety of audio extensions. It offers audio compression similar to MP3 format. (.wav) audio extension is another popular format. It is used in many computers including windows personal computers. It is also used in CD sound files and can contain data encoded with a variety of codecs. Microsoft Corporation has also its own version of audio format named (.wma). It is used in windows media player and designed with digital rights management ability for copy protection. Finally, there is (.webm) audio format which is a free and open source audio format created for HTML5 audio and video elements. Audio formats can converted to one another with an open-source tool called FFmpeg. FFmpeg is a free and open-source library written in C language and recently released as a JavaScript library as-well. FFmpeg includes audio and video codec libraries and is published under GNU license. It is developed under Linux operating system but can compiled under almost any operating system such as windows, and mac OSX. In order to convert an audio format to another with FFmpeg, please use the following procedure. First, make sure you have FFmpeg installed on your machine. If not, use the following code to install it (sudo apt-get install ffmpeg). Now suppose you have an input file named (input.wav) and want to convert it to (output.mp3), please use the following command in Linus command line to perform this operation. (ffmpeg -i input.wav -vn -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 192k -f mp3 output.mp3). In order to get the info for an audio file, use (ffmpeg -i audio.mp3) in Linux shell. To extract sound from a video file and save it as mp3, use (ffmpeg -i source_video.avi -vn -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 192k -f mp3 sound.mp3) code. In order to convert a wav file to mp3, you can use (ffmpeg -i son_origine.avi -vn -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 192k -f mp3 son_final.mp3) method. To get a complete list of FFmpeg commands please see the last FAQ item below.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Audio Downloader Prime?

    Audio Downloader Prime is a multi-browser addon to enhance the process of downloading audio files within a webpage. On any webpage with audio content, simply open toolbar popup to see the available list of detected audio files. Within the list, you can choose to download a file, copy download URL or remove the file from the list. There is also an options page with plenty of settings to adjust. Badge icon text will show you the number of audio items detected by this addon. Please note that badge icon will change if you switch tabs.

  • 2. How to download an audio file?

    Just continue with your normal browsing, once audio is captured within a page, you will see the badge icon text changes. Now open the popup UI to see the download link.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Audio Downloader Prime?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. How to copy the download link?

    In the popup UI there is an icon to copy the link URL. Simply click on the icon to see the URL, then press (Ctrl + C) to copy the link to the clipboard.

  • 5. How can I delete an audio item from the toolbar popup UI?

    In order to delete an item, simply open the toolbar popup and click on the cross sign (X) next to each item. You can also delete the whole list by clicking on the - Clear List - button at the bottom section.

  • 6. Is this addon compatible with all versions of Firefox.

    This addon is compatible with Firefox versions 29.0 and above.

  • 7. Does this addon has any settings or options page?

    Yes, there are few setting available for this addon. Open the options page and review the settings.

  • 8. How can I change the minimum file size?

    From the options page, top section, enter the desired value in Bytes (not any other units). The number will be saved automatically.

  • 9. How can I change the download location in Firefox?

    In order to change the default download location, open the options page from toolbar-panel. Then, in the top section, click on the - Choose - button and find your desired location. Then click on Select Folder. The default path will be changed to the updated address.

  • 10. How can I change the download location in Opera?

    To change the download location in Opera, you need to change the default download path in your browser. To do so, please click on the - Settings - button in your browser. Then find the download section and click on the - Change - button. Similar to Firefox browser, once you update the location the download path will be updated accordingly.

  • 11. How to add a new (.ext) file format?

    To add a new format to the list in the options page, enter the desired - .ext - and description in the designated space, then click on the plus (+) sign. The new item will be added to the list. Please note that the format should be in the form of (.ext), moreover, adding a description for each item is required.

  • 12. How can I temporarily inactivate (disable) an item?

    Simply click on the activate button next to an item. The color will change to lite-gray when inactivated. You can also remove the item by clicking on the cross sign next to it. Please note, removing the item will permanently delete it and is not reversible.

  • 13. How can I disable the addon?

    In order to disable the addon there are two options to follow. The first one is from the toolbar panel, by clicking on the - Disable VDP - button. This option is a quick way of disabling the addon while you are surfing the internet. The second option is from the addons page and will permanently disable the addon. We recommend using the first option because it is easier and more convenient.

  • 14. How can I convert different audio file formats to another with FFmpeg?

    Below you can find some basic and simple commands used by FFmpeg to convert audio formats. All these FFmpeg format conversion commands use the default FFmpeg setting. You can change the below commands to increase or decrease audio quality with additional FFmpeg options. All these commands can be executed on Linus machine or Windows PC with Linux shell installed. Before using these commands please make sure you have FFmpeg installed on your machine (read the description section for more info).

     --- Some basic audio commands --- 
    Cut media file into a smaller clip --- ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -ss -codec copy -t 20 output.mp4
    Split a media into multiple parts --- ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -t HH:MM:SS -c copy output-1.mp4 -ss HH:MM:SS -codec copy output-2.mp4
    Convert media from one format to another --- ffmpeg -i input.wmv -c:v libx264 -preset ultrafast output.mp4
    Join (concatenate) media files --- ffmpeg -f concat -i input.txt -c copy output.mp4
    Extract the audio from video --- ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -vn -ab 256 audio.mp3
    Convert a video into animated GIF --- ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -vf scale=500:-1 -t 10 -r 10 image.gif
    Extract image frames from a video --- ffmpeg -ss HH:MM:SS -i video.mp4 -vf scale=800:-1 -vframes 1 image.jpg
    Convert Video into Images --- ffmpeg -i movie.mp4 -r 0.50 frames.png
    Merge an audio and video file --- ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -i audio.mp3 -c:v copy -c:a aac -strict experimental output.mp4
    Resize a video --- ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -s pixel-X-pixel -c:a copy output.mp4
    Crop an audio file --- ffmpeg -ss HH:MM:SS -t 20 -acodec copy -i input.mp3 output.mp3
    Change the audio volume --- ffmpeg -i input.wav -af "volume=0.2" output.wav
    Speed up or Slow down the audio --- ffmpeg -i input.mkv -filter:a "atempo=3.0" -vn output.mkv
    Add a poster image to audio --- ffmpeg -loop 1 -i image.jpg -i audio.mp3 -c:v libx264 -c:a aac -strict experimental -b:a 192k -shortest output.mp4
    Add a poster image to audio --- ffmpeg -loop 1 -i image.jpg -i audio.mp3 -c:v libx264 -c:a aac -strict experimental -b:a 192k -shortest output.mp4
     --- Change one audio format to another --- 
    Converting video to audio --- ffmpeg -i input.mp4 output.avi
    wav to mp3 --- ffmpeg -i audio.wav -acodec libmp3lame audio.mp3
    wav to ogg --- ffmpeg -i audio.wav -acodec libvorbis audio.ogg
    wav to aac --- ffmpeg -i audio.wav -acodec libfaac audio.aac
    wav to ac3 --- ffmpeg -i audio.wav -acodec ac3 audio.mp3
    ogg to mp3 --- ffmpeg -i audio.ogg -acodec libmp3lame audio.mp3
    ogg to wav --- ffmpeg -i audio.ogg audio.wav
    ogg to aac --- ffmpeg -i audio.ogg -acodec libfaac audio.aac
    ogg to ac3 --- ffmpeg -i audio.ogg -acodec ac3 audio.ac3
    ac3 to mp3 --- ffmpeg -i audio.ac3 -acodec libmp3lame audio.mp3
    ac3 to wav --- ffmpeg -i audio.ac3 audio.wav
    ac3 to aac --- ffmpeg -i audio.ac3 -acodec libfaac audio.aac
    ac3 to ogg --- ffmpeg -i audio.ac3 -acodec libvorbis audio.ogg
    aac to mp3 --- ffmpeg -i audio.aac -acodec libmp3lame audio.mp3
    aac to wav --- ffmpeg -i audio.aac audio.wav
    aac to ac3 --- ffmpeg -i audio.aac -acodec ac3 audio.ac3
    aac to ogg --- ffmpeg -i audio.aac -libvorbis audio.ogg
     --- Other usefull commands --- 
    Extracting sound from a video and save it as mp3 --- ffmpeg -i video.avi -vn -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 192k -f mp3 audio.mp3
    Set the video bitrate of the output file to 64 kbit/s --- ffmpeg -i input.avi -b:v 64k -bufsize 64k output.avi
    Force the frame rate of the output file to 24 fps --- ffmpeg -i input.avi -r 24 output.avi
    Multi-pass encoding with FFmpeg --- ffmpeg -i input1 -pass 2 -log ffmpeg2pass input2

  • 15. Where can I find the privacy policy for Audio Downloader Prime?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


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