Download Facebook video CentOS (Linux), Windows, Mac

By | February 7, 2016
Download Facebook Video - How to download video from Facebook

Download Facebook Video – How to download video from Facebook

Download Facebook video CentOS (Linux), Windows, Mac

Todays post shows you how you can download Facebook video using Linux (and Windows and Mac). It is really an update to one of my other posts you can see HERE which gives you installation and usage details for how to download videos from Youtube.

With billions of users around the world, Facebook is THE BIGGEST and MOST POPULAR social network in the world. Every day there are 500,000 videos uploaded to the platform which are shared to all of those users. Videos and Pictures are integral to the appeal of the platform, enabling users to share their experiences with their friends and the world. Popular brands also use videos and pictures to enhance their social appeal (if a picture speaks a 1000 words, then a video speaks a million words!!)

youtube-dl is not just capable of downloading videos from Youtube, but it has a list of 100s of sites you can use it with. Check out the full list HERE

Installation of youtube-dl to download Facebook video

Full instructions can be found HERE as suggested above.

Download Facebook Video – Usage

The steps are very simple. First you need the url of the Facebook video you want to download. See the picture below as an example –

Download Facebook Video - How to download facebook video

Download Facebook Video – How to download facebook video

As shown in the pic above right click on where it says VIDEO, and click on ‘save link as’ in your browser.

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Now you have the url you need in your clipboard. Back on your linux server you just paste the url into youtube-dl like this –

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As said in my other post there are a LOAD of options to youtube-dl to extract title, determine output file name etc etc so check out the youtube-dl help page –

youtube-dl -h

Have fun !!

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