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How to download a video hosted on fb?

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Continuing the discussion from The 40th Anniversary of the Combahee River Collective Statement:

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yes, youtube-dl can be used for FB videos.

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wait, how does one actually do this? what’s the process?

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https://youtube-dl.org/

see also the README on the github repo… GitHub - ytdl-org/youtube-dl: Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites

usage:

youtube-dl URLHERE

downloads it to your hard drive!

edited to add: it even supports resuming downloads. example from right now on my computer:

$ youtube-dl https://www.facebook.com/socialismconf/videos/10154425012002924/
[facebook] 10154425012002924: Downloading webpage
WARNING: unable to extract thumbnail URL; please report this issue on https://yt-dl.org/bug . Make sure you are using the latest version; type  youtube-dl -U  to update. Be sure to call youtube-dl with the --verbose flag and include its complete output.
[download] Resuming download at byte 24229975
[download] Destination: The 40th Anniversary of the Combahee River Collective  A panel discussion wit...-10154425012002924.mp4
[download]  15.4% of 157.16MiB at 38.19KiB/s ETA 59:12 

as you can see it tells you the progress in the final line and this updates as it’s downloading

this is awesome

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