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Facebook Video Downloader - How to download facebook videos online?

This guide will show you how to download videos from facebook

With more than 900 million active users , facebook is known as the largest social network on the planet. People want to share and connect with others on facebook. With facebook, we can upload photos, create groups and share funny videos with friends. Facebook has lots of interesting videos out there which can not be downloaded directly, but many times, we prefer to download facebook videos and save them offline for entertainment or preserving. So how to do this? Actually, you can easily get this done by using a facebook video downloader like Flash Video Capture. This professional program not only allows you to download facebook, but also helps to download youtube, google video, dailymotion videos, etc. Below is the step by step guide on how to download facebook videos.


Click here to download this facebook downloader and install it on your PC. An application icon will be created on your desktop after installation. Once you have installed it, you can open the application by double click the desktop icon.


How to Download facebook videos?


Before you proceed, you need to know there're 2 types of videos posted on facebook : one is the type of videos which are shared links (normally youtube videos ), and the other is the type of videos actually hosted on facebook. So, the process might be slightly different.

Part 1 : How to Download Facebook Shared Videos (Youtube Videos) ?
Part 2 : How to Download Facebook Hosted Videos ?

Part 1 : How to Download Facebook Shared Videos (Youtube Videos) ?


  • Step 1 : Get the facebook videos URL


    As we mentioned above, most of the videos posted on facebook are hosted by youtube, and simply shared on facebook. To get the url of those videos, you can simply right click on the playing video, select "Copy Video URL" (please make sure that the video is playing).
    Get Embbed Youtube Video URL on Facebook
  • Step 2 : Paste the video url and start to download


    Launch "Flash Video Capture" , and click "Add" button to bring up a "Add Task" window.

    Paste the URL in the "URL" textbox. Choose the save location you prefer by clicking "Browse.." button. Click "Download" to start download facebook video.

    Paste facebook video url
  • Step 3 : Download Completed


    Once the download process is completed, you will get a "File downloaded" window. Here you can play the video by clicking the file name. Or you can also locate the file in the folder by clicking "Open Folder".
    Download Facebook Video Completed



Part 2 : How to Download Facebook Hosted Videos ?

NOTE : Please note, this is not officially supported in the current version.

  • Step 1 : Get the facebook videos URL


    Since the facebook hosted videos are not officially supported by "Flash Video Capture", it's a little tricky to get the correct facebook hosted video url, but I will show you how to do this right.
    1. Click the video link, and it will redirect you to the video page
    Facebook Video Link

    2. Copy the video url from the addressbar
    Copy the video url from the addressbar
    3. Correct the url
    You may get something like this
    https://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/photo.php?v=12345670&set=vb.178337772456&type=2&theater

    Correct it by changing the https to http, and delete the red text. After done this, you will get a video url like this
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=12345670
  • Step 2 : Open facebook.com in the built-in browser and log out


    Switch to "Flash Video Capture" , and click "Browser" button to open the built-browser.

    Open facebook.com in the browser, and log out. Otherwise, it will redirect http to https

    Open the facebook in the built-in browser
  • Step 3 : Go to the facebook video url and start to download


    Go to the facebook video url we got in step 1 and play the video. You will see a captured video file in the bottom list. Check the video file, and click "Download" button.
    Go to the facebook video url

    The "Add Task" Dialog will show up , click "Download" button in this dialog to start the download process.


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