When comparing AdBlock Plus vs Easy Youtube Video Downloader, the Slant community recommends AdBlock Plus for most people. In the question“What are the best Firefox add-ons?” AdBlock Plus is ranked 6th while Easy Youtube Video Downloader is ranked 11th.
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Pro Free & Open Source
Pro Blocks a wide selection of annoying ads
Video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, flashy banners, pop-ups, pop-unders and much more.
Pro 1-Click direct download from youtube page itself
No need to copy-paste url to other app or type anything before the url, single-click to the format of your choice and your "youtube video" or "youtube video to mp3" download starts instantly.
Pro Supports 1080p Full-HD video and high-quality mp3 downloads
Download Youtube videos in 1920 x 1080 Full-HD MP4, FLV, 3GP and MP3 High-quality (256kbps) formats.
Pro No advertisements
Pro Clean interface
The download button is elegant and non-intrusive. Shows only what's needed, and does not clutter the interface with unwanted details, unnecessary options and configurations.
This cross-platform, cross-browser web-browser addon lets you download videos right from the Youtube page while you surf and enjoy.
Con Users automatically opted in to whitelist
AdBlock+ has an automatic whitelist when installed that allows certain advertisers through the blocking mechanism. The fact that these advertisers pay for this privilege makes this particular scenario rife with conflict of interest.
Con Uses too much RAM
AdBlock+ tends to use a lot of memory, which has been documented in many use cases as well as admitted by AdBlock themselves. Considering there are alternatives out there that can block ads successfully with half the RAM usage as AdBlock, one has to wonder why this is a problem specific to AdBock.
Con Full HD and mp3 support is paywalled
While this used to be a free app, recent YouTube changes now require a server in between to convert 1080p and mp3 formats and the author is asking for a one-time "Donation" of the user to activate the 1080p Full HD and mp3 format downloading.