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    Cracking the [Download Helper] Code

    My problem: The Download Helper Codes--what do they mean?

    I run Windows 7 Professional, fully updated, and use the Firefox Browser, 23.0.1 at the moment. I have DownloadHelper 4.9.21 installed as a Firefox extension.

    When I download a video there are sometimes choices, sometimes more than 10, of which "version" to download. For example, this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roLu2-PhcIk has the following choices, in this order:

    [4K]....mp4
    [1080p]....mp4
    [720p]....mp4
    [HQ84]....mp4
    [480p]....flv
    [360p]....flv
    [Medium]....mp4
    [HQ82]....mp4
    [HQ5]....flv
    [HQ36]....3gp
    [Mobile]....3gp

    (The ellipsis is for "Jang Nara _ Danny - Tonight I celebrate my love for you, 장나라"--Jang Nara, Zhang Nala in China, is a very popular singer, and actress, in East Asia. Yes, I surf the Hallyu Wave.)

    I understand .mp4, .flv, and (sorta) .3gp. What I don't understand are the codes in the brackets--720p, HQ82, etc.

    Now, I'm not lazy: I've searched the Download Helper website, http://www.downloadhelper.net/, for a key or explanation of these codes. I can find nothing.

    Using Bing and google I've searched for, for example, [HQ82], again finding nothing, nada, zilch, zero.

    Can anyone get me started in the right direction? Thanks.

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    Little p stands for progressive (not interlaced) and the number in front of those is vertical lines of resolution, 4K is 2160 lines of vertical resolution (twice 1080). I'm not familiar with HQ##.

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    FOLLOWUP: I've found a code list. Using Firefox with the DownloadHelper extension, the codes are at-
    Add-ons>Extensions>DownloadHelper>Options>Capture>YouT ube

    Sorry, I am unable to copy & paste them here or post a meaningful table.

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