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I use clive to download you tube videos I am looking for a tool to do the same thing for Facebook and other video hosting sites. Any suggestions....
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    Download tool neaded


    I use clive to download you tube videos I am looking for a tool to do the same thing for Facebook and other video hosting sites.
    Any suggestions.

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    If you know the actual file URI, then you should be able to use the wget command-line tool.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Wget works well for me. You might find this little tool helpful too.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ownloadhelper/
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    I tried to use wget on facebook but all I get is a file saying to please use a compatible browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electroman6913 View Post
    I tried to use wget on facebook but all I get is a file saying to please use a compatible browser.
    You need the actual URI (Universal Resource Identifier - same as what most call a URL) to the video file, such as server.domain.com/directory/filename.flv and so forth.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I use DownloadHelper in Firefox for this. It's not a command line solution, though.

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    From youtube, I use youtube-dl see youtube-dl. I have not tried to use it to download from Facebook, etc.

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