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Protection against dangerous Flash Videos

Flash plug-ins and other plug-ins for web videos are deactivated in JonDoFox for security and privacy reasons. You can enable Flash in the JonDoFox settings dialog but please note: it is possible for Flash applets to bypass the proxy settings and send your real IP address to the webserver and it can be used for browser fingerprinting. To avoid the IP address leak and improve the privacy settings for Flash you may have a look at the help page How to anonymize Flash applets. We recommend the download of videos with the add-on VideoDownloadHelper and you can watch teh video local with a media player like VLC media player.

Hint: The max. file size for downloads is restricted to 2 MB on free cascades! Almost all videos you can download only with premium services.

Downloading Flash Videos with VideoDownloadHelper

To prevent having to activate dangerous Flash in your browser, you should always download web videos to your hard drive and play them from there. This also saves you the additional traffic which would be needed to view a streaming video again. JonDoFox contains the download tool VideoDownloadHelper for this purpose. If you are visiting e.g. a YouTube page, just click on the toolbar icon with colored balls and choose your prefered video format:

1-Click-Video-Download with VideoDownloadHelper

Alternatively you may use video download sites like DownloadTube.org or KEEPVID to download and convert web videos.


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