How to Download FaceBook Videos on Mac OS X (Lion included)

Facebook has lots of interesting videos but no direct option to just download what you're watching. However, with just a couple of clicks, you can often download those videos and save them for future entertainment or posterity. In this article, you'll learn a couple of ways to download Facebook videos for free using a third-party. Just follow these instructions.

 

Find a video you like. Most likely, your current news feed will contain several to experiment with.

 

  • Many of the videos posted on Facebook are hosted by YouTube, and simply shared on Facebook. To grab those, you'll need to download them directly from YouTube. (The site hosting the video will generally be embedded in the video frame.)

  • A video that is actually hosted by Facebook won’t credit any other website.
Free download FaceBook Videos Downloader - (Windows Version, Mac Version). Launch it and run.
Grab the link. To get the link to a Facebook video, right-click on the name of the video and select Copy link address or Copy link location.
  1. Go to FBDOWN.net. This site is very simple and straightforward, and lets you pull in any Facebook-hosted video, where you can share it back to Facebook, tweet it, embed it in your blog or website, or download it. Like YouTube, it even has a provision for making comments. The link is provided below.
  2. Paste the URL. At the top of the page, click in the Enter the video link field, and paste the link URL into that field
  3. Click Download. A link to the video you selected as well as new links will appear in a new page containing HD (High Definition) or SD Video.
  4. Save the video. Right-click Download Video in High Quality or Download Video in Low Qualityand select Save As. This will open a dialog box asking you where you’d like to save the mp4.

    • Open the video in a new window. You can also left-click Download this Video, which will open a new tab showing the video. Right-clicking on the video from here will also give you the option to save, but only if you have Quick Time Pro.
    • Choose a download name and location and click Save.