Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How to download Private Facebook videos .

If you had previously used websites such as:

http://www.downfacebook.com
http://www.keepvid.com
http://www.keep-tube.com

to download Facebook videos onto my computer. For some reason, none of them appear to be working anymore. But you can still download YouTube videos using these services but no luck with Facebook videos any longer- they seemed to work before.

Did Facebook make any changes that would keep people from downloading videos?

I found a cool a way to download facebook videos especially private videos that are usually forbidden to download onto your computer, preferably without having to download any software.

You can also download the video without add-on or installing anything. First, visit the video page and watch the video streams until the end. Mark the time when you've finished watching the video (e.g : 12.26 PM). Don't close the window or tab. And then, open Explorer and open this following folder :

Windows XP : C:\Documents and Settings > (Your Username) > Local Settings > Application Data > Mozilla > Firefox > Profiles > (random code).default > Cache

Windows Vista/7 : C:\Users > (Your Username) > Local Settings > Application Data > Mozilla > Firefox > Profiles > (random code).default > Cache

Find a file that has few MBs in size and has 'last modified time' same as the time when you've finished watching the video. To check whether the file is a video or not, open it in VLC Media Player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ ). If it is, add .mp4 or .flv extension by renaming the video and copy them to a safe folder to prevent deletion. That's it, you've successfully acquired the video to your computer.

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