(Solved) - how to download a shared video on facebook(9 posts)
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I looked at Fast Video Download but it downloads in a non standard format. You then have to install another player to view the video. I want to be able to burn it to CD so I can give it to anyone who can then put it in their PC" CD and have it play. If Facebook is starting to roll out an option that will allow you to do a video download then I guess I will just have to wait for that option to come to my account.
vlc media player will play it. That's why I am an open source supporter. Windows built in software sometimes locks you in to certain formats. Experience freedom from Microsoft making decisions for you. There is a whole, wonderful world beyond Microsoft proprietary products!
You can also use open source software to convert the format to "standard" my way or the highway Windows format.
I just checked 4 shared videos on facebook, 2 from Ubuntu linux and 2 from windows 8. All four had the option to download in mp4 format. I believe FVD will download the video in whatever format it is on the web page. By non standard format are you referring to flv format? VLC will play that. Miro video converter will convert it to mp4.
What I am looking for is a way to download the video, burn it to a CD, be able to give that CD to anyone who has a PC that is running Windows and they are able to just put it in their computer and have it run. I don't want to download and then have to convert it so that anyone can run it. I know it is possible to download it install a piece of software and then view it. Or download it and convert it but that is not what I am looking for. I thank you all for finding many ways I can get around the problem but it does not solve the task I am working on.
You can't download it as a different format than how it is posted on the web. It is what it is. If you want to distribute it and it is on a web site as an .flv then you are going to download it as an .flv and convert it. Or tell your friends to use VLC media player to open the CD.
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