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Solution For IDM Integration Into Chrome – Downloading Youtube Videos

Using ‘Internet Download Manager’ (IDM)? Is Chrome your primary browser? And if you have problem in downloading Youtube videos with IDM through Chrome, then this post is for you. A work around to solve your problem using a ┬áchrome extension.

The Set-up

  1. Remove all the add-ons and extensions installed by IDM in Chrome
  2. Install this extension in Chrome – IDM Module
  3. Restart Chrome

How to Use?

Browser Chrome as you do, when you open a youtube video in a tab, you can see a ‘green down arrow button with box below’ [refer the screen shot] in the right end of the URL bar. You can find it in left to the bookmark ‘star’ button. Now click that button, it will show the options to selection of quality of the video content. Just click it, the download will now start in IDM. Voila.!!!


This solution fits not only for youtube, it will work with most of the websites. For a note, IDM integration with Firefox browser works like a charm, if you don’t like this solution you can use Firefox to download you contents. If you have any issues/doubts, post it below in comments form.

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Sakthi Tharan

Alpha Geek | Blogger by interest | Former Web Developer & Designer | Research Scholar | Likes to share what he learned.

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