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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mopje, Sep 19, 2008.
How do I download a video someone has posted on Facebook?
Which browser r u using? There's an add-on for Firefox: http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/facebookvideo.shtml
in safari go to window then activity
look for the largest file in the window that pops up
double click it to save
then use isquint (available for free online) to change it into a usable format
For me it worked to just get the URL from the activity window, and just paste it into the safari downloads window. It downloaded it as a quicktime .mp4 video.
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=101182876533&ref=nf incompatible with latest os version.
I got it t work by doing the following:
1. Load the web page with the Facebook video you want to download and click the play button.
2. In Safari, go to Window > Activity.
3. Look for the largest file in the listing (it usually ends in .mp4) and double click it. That should launch a new Safari window that shows just the video.
4. If you look at the URL in the new window, the URL should now end in .mp4. Now copy the entire URL.
5. In Safari, go to Window > Downloads.
6. With the Downloads window in focus, press cmd + V (paste), and the video should start downloading.
The last post was nearly a year ago dog.
I did notice that, however, it was one of the top hits on Google when I searched for it so I thought I would let others know how in case they were in the same situation I was in. Just trying to help others dog.
In that case, good work.
Can the same process be used for you tube?
I've been using this process for a couple years now, on many site including YouTube. Get the Activity Window open and double click the largest file, Safari will begin downloading the video / audio.
Ive been trying to download a video message i have sent... i went to the activity page but there was no mp4 and nothing at all with a size over 1mb... its very frustrating... any ideas?
activity window doesnt say which file is largest
the activity window doesnt say which file is largest and wen i double click the video name in the window nothing happens..... can some1 please help! its rly important!!
The video link should be displayed in that window. Look carefully, its easy to miss it. Before the video starts playing, make sure the Activity window is open. Press play on the video and then look for a link that shows "#KB of #MB" for example. That would indicate that the video is buffering. Double-Click that link and it should download.
Other than that, there are Plugins made for Firefox that will automatically download Facebook Videos for you:
With Firefox there are many addons that would allow you to download any type of file that loads within the page. Here is one I have used before:
Listen, to who ever told this guy this post was like years old... ****, why let us ALL go digging for something that old when a very nice fellow has the instructions RIGHT HERE?!?
Sheez, and thanks for the instructions they worked like a charm!
Well I'm the one who said it was old and the reason I did was because of this:
It was created 3 years before d2LiL's post was made.
This doesn't work anymore either...I just tried saving a video and the .mp4 was in the middle of the link, so my guess is Facebook caught on to this and tried stopping it, has anyone got a way to get around it? I took a screenshot for you guys to get an idea...Also same problem with trying to save a video my friend posted/recorded on my wall. Any help??
download facebook videos
It seems that i got the same issues as u, my common method to resolve this question is use some supporting softare to get things done, u can search some free application that can download facebook videos in the internet, it might get some help.
I don’t care if it is an old post although the technology and programs are changing, there are still some excellent tips that we can use until now. The tip of Safari to download videos sounds charming. Personally I use online video recorder to record facebook video off net. Moreover, I can convert them to other formats if necessary.
either way I needed help with that and it worked. Thanks
no need to paste into downloads bar
Once you have the Activity window selected, simply press the "option" key and double-click the video file's URL (usually the largest file). It will automatically download for you. Option-Doubleclicking saves a step.
Tried this and when i open activity it shows me the webpage not the file. when i click on it it simply brings the page up and there is no option to download.
I have also tried copying the URL and pasting it in DL's but when i open the file it is the FB page sans video.
My safari doesn't have 'Activity' on it's 'window' Hellppp meee
My safari doesn't have 'activity' and 'download' on it's 'window' Help meee!