If you have seen a movie called “The Social Network”, then you will know that Facebook started out as a website for Harvard University students around 2004. Back then, the social media struggle was real, Facebook started small but with time it evolved and is now bigger than ever before. In the present day, Facebook is one of the biggest services where people consume media, particularly photos, music and videos. If we look at video sharing, some credible sources like SocialBakers say more people are sharing videos on Facebook than on YouTube such that even popular brands are using it as a marketing channel. You may have seen a lot of videos you like on Facebook, but one thing that you may have discovered is that you cannot download them. This is because of Facebook’s copyright protection policies which can be a bummer especially if you really want to download videos. The good news is we have solutions that can make it very easy and possible for you to download and convert Facebook videos to HD MP4 or other formats of your choice.
Part 1: Download Facebook video with Leawo Video Downloader
With Leawo Video Downloader, it has never been so easy to download videos from the most popular internet websites, including Facebook. In fact, you can download videos from over 1000+ websites by using this software tool. If you are concerned about video quality, you don't have to worry about that either because this software can download HD videos at high speed, because of the advanced video loading technology. Batch downloads are supported as well. Leawo Video Downloader is integrated into Leawo Prof. Media which is available for both Windows and Mac OS. To start, follow the steps below.
Step 1: After installing Leawo Prof. Media, launch the program and from the main interface, click the “Video Downloader” module.
Step 2: Visit Facebook. The video downloader will look like a web browser, and by default it will direct you to YouTube. Visit Facebook by entering its address in the search bar, and login with your credentials. Search for the video you wish to download from Facebook. If you have a link to the video saved somewhere, you can paste the link in the search bar.
Step 3: Download the video. As soon as you enter or open the video, a sidebar will pop up which shows you the linked videos. Click the download icon, and it will immediately start downloading. You can see the progress on the “Downloading” tab.
Step 4: Locate your downloaded videos. After the video finishes downloading, click the “Downloaded” tab. Here you can play the video, or you can locate it in the download location by right clicking and selecting “File Location”.
Part 2: Convert Facebook video with Leawo Video Converter
Leawo Video Converter is a professional video and audio converter program that works with most kind of files, more than 180 formats! Quality is very important when converting your audios and videos, and you can retain 100% of your downloaded Facebook videos with this software program. Other bonus features of this software are a user-friendly interface, multi-language support, and 2D to 3D conversion for video files. Just like Leawo Video Downloader, this software is also integrated into Leawo Prof. Media. The steps below apply for both Windows and Mac OS.
Step 1: Import your video(s). In this case, import the videos you downloaded from Facebook by right clicking on the video, and selecting “Add to Convert” from the Leawo Video Converter module. Alternatively you can manually add your videos by dragging them into the window or clicking the “Add Video” button to browse for them.
Step 2: Setting the language, audio track and subtitle options. Click “Audio” to select an audio track of your choice if applicable. Click “Subtitles” to select or add subtitles for the Facebook video file(s).
Step 3: Setting the output profile. Facebook video(s) can download in different formats from the ones you want, and you can easily convert to a format of your choice with this software program. Click “MP4 Video” then click “Change” from the pop-up menu. It will show you pre-made profile settings for the most popular video formats or different device types. In this case, click “Format” followed by “HD Video” and then select HD MP4 Video. If you click “Edit” from the pop-up menu, you can manually change your video options, like setting the audio bitrate, etc.
Step 4: Video editing. This software program comes equipped with an advanced video editor. The video editor includes video cropping, trimming, watermarking, noise removal, converting from 2D to 3D videos and more.
Step 5: Convert your Facebook video(s). When you have finished with your settings, click the green “Convert” button to start converting your video. Once clicked, a small sidebar will pop up. You can set a directory under “Save to” box for the output files. Click the “Convert” button at the bottom of the sidebar.
Part 3: Convert Facebook video with Handbrake
HandBrake is a video transcoder or converter program intended to convert video files to work on a number of supported devices. Just like the Leawo Video Converter, it is multi platform with Windows, Mac OS and Linux versions available for you to pick. The downside of HandBrake is it does not decrypt encrypted files since it is open source. After you install HandBrake, start the program to begin converting your Facebook video(s).
Step 1: Import your video file(s). After opening Handbrake, click on the “Source” button at the top left. Then browse for the location where your video(s) are located, select it and click “OK”.
Step 2: Set your destination settings. Once you have chosen the source, the software will automatically ask you to select the destination. Click “Browse” to choose and select your file destination, as well as naming the file. Proceed to click “Save” if you have finished.
Step 3: Set your output settings. Go to the output settings, and click the drop down menu to set your preferred video format, in this case HD MP4.
Step 4: Start the conversion. Once you have finalized your settings, you are good to go. Click “Start” to begin the encoding process.
Part 4: Convert Facebook video with Convertio
Convertio is an online file converter. It supports many audio and video types for conversion including ASF, but free use is heavily limited in terns if file size and conversion minutes. For starters, you only have a maximum of 100MB file size for videos, and you will have to pay a monthly subscription if you wish to convert larger files. It comes with limitations of online conversion which are, it may not be as secure as offline conversion, it can take a considerable amount of time, and it needs a strong, fast and steady internet connection. You should also note that Convertio will not convert to HD MP4. Visit the Convertio website to begin.
Step 1: When you have opened the Convertio website, the first thing you can do is to log in to your account, or create one in case you want to save some settings or even purchase the service subscription. If you wish to convert a few videos which are less than 100MB each, you can skip this step. Also keep in mind that you have daily limits and limited minutes for free conversion.
Step 2: Uploading your files. Once you have finished or skipped the first step, upload your video by clicking “From Computer” which will open a window from where you can browse and locate your Facebook downloaded video file(s). Alternatively, you can paste the Facebook video website link on the Convertio website.
Step 3: Select the output file type. When you have selected your video file(s), click the drop down menu and select the video output type of your choice. When you finish, click the settings icon to choose your codecs, frame rates, CRF and many more options. Click “OK” when you finish.
Step 4: The next step is to convert the video. Click “Convert” to begin converting, and when it finishes, the website will automatically refresh the page and provide you with the download link.
Part 5: Convert Facebook video with Online-Convert
Online-Convert is also an online converter website for converting most file types including documents, audio and video. The website is easy and straightforward to use, however it limits to a maximum of 100MB for the file size. Conversion is allowed between 22 audio and video formats, and you have no options to choose the output quality either. To start, heard over to this service’s website.
Step 1: When you have opened the Convert.Files website, the first thing is uploading your Facebook video files. Do this by clicking “Video converter” on the main homepage. From the next page, click “Convert video to MP4”. When the page opens, click “Choose Files” or “Enter URL” to input the website link.
Step 2: Set the output format. Before you click convert, set the output format under “Optional settings” by choosing your presets etc. When you finish, click “Start conversion” and the video will start uploading and converting which should take several minutes.
Step 3: When the video has successfully converted, the website will provide a download link for you. Click it and download your converted video.
In conclusion, Leawo Prof. Media is is your best bet for this task, as it combines the Video Downloader and Video Converter modules. In terms of editing your Facebook videos, you will get more editing options like cropping, watermarking and more before you convert your videos. The conversion speed is great. Quality is very important when you convert your videos, and this software guarantees lossless quality whenever you do the task.