How To Download Facebook Videos Using Greasemonkey

Ever wonder how you can download facebook videos to your PC and watch them offline, when you are not connected to the internet? Sit back, and relax as I want to explain to you how I keep downloading any facebook video I like to my laptop without wasting my time waiting for the video to load especially when the Internet connection is very bad.

I download facebook videos using a userscript in combination with a Firefox addon called Greasemonkey.This is the first userscript to support downloading Facebook Videos and it adds features that Facebook refuses to implement. The popular Greasemonkey Facebook video script is now a full-fledged Firefox addon that lets users download or convert Facebook videos, and embed videos outside of Facebook.

This userscript will run without any problem if you have Mozilla Firefox browser installed on your PC. If you don’t have Mozilla firefox browser,download it and install it. This is a free browser and works on all versions of Windows. You can download it at http://www.filehippo.com/download_firefox/.

Once you have your Firefox browser installed, launch the browser and go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748 Install the Greasemonkey addon to your Firefox browser. Once installation completes, go to Tools> Adds-On and enable Greasemonkey. Now close the firefox browser and restart firefox browser once again. Now If you are able to see glowing monkey at the bottom of the firefox browser, that means Greasemoneky was installed successfully and your browser is now ready to run userscript code.

Then go to http://userscripts.org/scripts/source/9789.user.js One the script loads up, you should see a prompt that will ask you to install. Click on Install and that's all.

Restart your firefox browser and click on any facebook video you like.

To use on a video page, look under the video info beneath the video and to the right. You are give the option to download the .flv file which is only supported by a limited number of players. I use REALPLAYER to play these videos and you can get a free download too at http://www.filehippo.com/download_realplayer/

You can also search google for "FLV Player download". Once you finish downloading, you can then enjoy watching the video with your FLV supported media player even when you are not connected to the internet.

If you are not sure if you have flv supported media player,the CONVERT VIDEO option will be ok for you, though, seems like a long process to me.
This option will use Zamzar.com to convert your video to a different format. Once you have select a format to convert the video to enter your email. After awhile you will receive an email from Zamzar with a link to download the converted video. If you want to share your video on other websites this script also provides that code, and if you want to change the size of how that video will appear you can use the "Customize Code" option. Using the script for videos on walls and in messages is similar. The same links and options instead appear beneath the videos.

If you encounter any problem with the installation process, do not hesitate to let me know using the comment form below so i can help you out asap. I will also appreciate it if you leave a comment to let me know that you got it right.

You can read more about the sript at http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/9789

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  1. Nice one..

    How come i don't get to document all these tricks so that i can tell people also. Anyway, you have it way cool. I have lotta tricks i use online.

    I will also advise other readers that as soon ad they complete this trick, they should buy you a drink.

    After that, the should also download all the firefox add-ons needed to do the magic online. Firefox has to many cool add-ons for bloggers, ordinary users, web developers etc. I guess you should by me pure water too...lol

  2. thanks for your comment bro...whenever any of your referrals buy me a drink, i will contact you, to come and share the drink with me...lol

  3. i have done everything word for word and the download option is no where to be seen?

  4. for you to see the download option, you have to click on the video, so that it can show the video's page. It is at the Video's page that you will see the option. You cannot see it on your homepage that contains different videos. cheers!


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