How to Copy a Video from Facebook
Amongst all its multiple capabilities, Facebook lets its users watch videos online and even upload and post their own in just a few minutes. But, unfortunately, there’s no easy way to do the reverse, i. e. to download a video from Facebook to your local drive. Sure, there are plenty of third-party programs that claim to offer a solution, but there’s no guarantee this kind of software is safe for your computer; you could easily end up with computer viruses, a hijacked Facebook account, stolen private information, SMS banners on your desktop, and other unwanted "extras".
Instead of taking a risk, try Movavi Screen Capture – a simple yet powerful tool for downloading online movies and video clips of any length. The program will help you easily copy a video from Facebook and save it in any popular audio or video format suitable for mobile phones, tablets and media players. Just download the appropriate program version and follow the simple steps below to learn how to rip a video from Facebook. The guide works for both PC and Mac versions.
1. Install the Facebook Video Ripper
Download the installation file, open it and follow the instructions on the screen. When it’s done, the program will run automatically.
2. Adjust the Capturing Frame
Go to Facebook, open the video you want to keep, and choose Start Recording in the program’s launcher window. Drag the cursor over the video to define the capture area with the help of the magnifying glass preview and guidelines by the cursor. If you want to record a Facebook video in full-screen mode (in HD), select the name of your monitor in the Full Screen section of the Capture Area preset list in the program interface after drawing the initial frame.
3. Record the Webcast
It’s time to record! Click REC to start the capturing process, wait five seconds, and start playing the video. You can control the recording process with the buttons on the program panel or manage the grabber using hotkeys – in Windows, press F9 to pause/resume, F10 to stop and on a Mac press ⌥ ⌘ 1 and ⌥ ⌘ 2 respectively. Press Stop to finish the recording process – you’ll see a window where you can play the video you’ve just captured. That’s all you need to do – the screen recording has automatically been saved to your computer in MKV format!
4. Trim the Footage and Export It in a Different Format (Optional)
If there is unwanted material anywhere in your video, you can easily remove it. Place the marker at the beginning of the unwanted segment and press the scissors icon, then mark the end point of that segment in the same way. Select that segment and hit the trash can icon. Repeat this process for each segment you want to cut out. Click the Save As button to save the changes; you can also choose a different format for the exported file in the dialog window.
You can save your video in MP4, AVI, MOV, or any other video format that meets your needs. Want to save only the music or other audio from the video? Use Screen Capture as a video-to-audio converter – just choose any of the audio formats: MP3, WAV, FLAC, and more. If you don't see your desired format on the quick access panel, hit More presets and switch to the Video and audio tab. Pick the format you need and hit Save. If you want to watch the clip right after export, click Show in folder in the export dialog: the program will take you to the destination folder in which your Facebook video has been saved.
Congratulations! You’ve just learned how to download Facebook videos and even convert them to audio with the help of the Screen Capture app!
Movavi Screen Capture
The perfect way to record from your screen
- Capture video from your computer screen
- Grab sound from multiple sources
- Save recordings without quality loss
- Export videos in any popular format
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture does not allow capture of copy-protected
video and audio streams.