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This is a discussion on NEW YouTube Download Helper Extension within the Chrome Plugins section, part of the Google Chrome category: No problems StevePaul, that's what this forum is for. You are right though : What you need is --load-extension="SOME_PATH" When ...


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    No problems StevePaul, that's what this forum is for.

    You are right though :
    What you need is --load-extension="SOME_PATH"
    When you browse to SOME_PATH, you should see in that folder the .JS and manifest.JSON files.

    However, i still haven't figured out ( and i made a thread about it.. nobody has a solution) how to install multiple NON-PACKAGED extensions. That is because they NEED a manifest.json EACH and.. well you can't have multiple files with the same name in a folder.
    You should have SOME_PATH\manifest.json and SOME_PATH\youtube.js on your hard drive.

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    You pre-empted my next question ...

    So this isn't a proper extension in the true sense of the word ...

    So having separate folders for each of your applications wouldn't work then ...

    Again if I'm right don't proper extensions have a crx. extension to the file name ...

    Is there a problem having both types of extension together

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    I'm thinking that to load multiple extensions, you'll need to reference them in your shortcut string:

    "C:\Documents and Settings\Francesco\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --enable-extensions --load-extension="C:\Chrome Extensions\YouTube" --load-extension="C:\Chrome Extensions\Another Extension"

    I haven't tried this yet, but it's my best guess.

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    Can't believe that could be a viable answer ...

    Would defeat the whole principle of having an extensions file ...

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    I tried this and it doesn't work.

    When your extension is not packaged, you use " --load-extension "
    when it is packaged, you use " --INSTALL-extension "..

    I think that install extension is permanent. You could do multiple start-ups of chrome and install a different extension each time. I haven't tested this though.

    The only reason my previous extension (CustomNewTab) is not packaged is because you can't configure the javascript inside a packaged extension. I needed the user to be able to modify the javascript.

    However, i do not see why youtube download is not packaged. This can be easily done.

    But i'd also recommend making a userscript version. These can be easily loaded from a folder and you can have multiple userscripts at any given time.

    EDIT: As noted in the Chrome Extension - HOWTO, a new way to distribute / package / install packages is needed. However since this is only early development, the API is the priority right now.

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    Think I'll wait for the User script version ...

    Don't know what I did wrong, but on loading Chrome all I got was a blank page ...

    Don't actually need a YouTube downloader as I don't normally download anything, was just testing it to see if it was better then the Bookmarklet I've got installed ...

    And then its was only to check it out for if the kids ever decide to move to Chrome ...

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'll work on a User Script version next.

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    Your a star :-)

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    Thanks, I prefer the Userscript versions because it is only 1 file and you just put the .js files in a directory.
    Chrome can be running, this is not a problem at all.
    You must not even restart Chrome, just reload the page for the scripts to be active.
    To disable a script I just put them in another directory and reload the page again.
    Cool & simple,

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    @Luc VN

    I'm in total agreement ....

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