ETA: screenshots and instructions for Firefox browser.
Facebook is celebrating its 10th birthday and, as a thank you, is giving its members a way to Look Back or relieve some of their special moments shared on the said social networking site. Facebook is offering each member a personalized video or a thank you card, depending on how much you’ve shared on the their site.
Now, since Pixel-Dust is also about memory keeping, I’m sharing here a way to download your own Look Back video on for you to keep or share on your Facebook wall, YouTube channel, or blog. Thanks to Kimworld for sharing the Chrome browser instructions. Click on the screenshots to view full size.
Instructions for Chrome browser:
1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/lookback in a Chrome Browser.
2. Click the menu bars in upper right hand corner and select Tools > Developer Tools. A window will pop on top of the browser window.
3. Click on “Network” tab of the window that popped up.
4. Click on the video so that it plays. You may have to play it a few times but eventually you will see a name roll through that has a type that is “video/mp4.”
5. Right click your mouse on the name/path of that video/mp4.
6. Select “Open in New Window.”
7. On the new tab, right click again. Select “Save Video As”
8. Name it and save it on your computer. Now it’s yours.
Instructions for FireFox browser:
1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/lookback on a Firefox Browser.
2. Right click on your window and select Inspect Element.
3. A window will appear at the bottom of your screen. Click on the Network tab.
4. Reload the page and make sure that you play the video on HD. Look at the network tab again and look for the domain lookbackvideo4-a.akamaihd.net.
5. Right click on the domain and choose “Open in new tab.”
6. On the new tab, right clock again and choose “Save Video As.”
7. Type the filename for your video and save.
I’d like to remind you again, when saving using FireFox browser, don’t forget to play the video on HD before saving. Else, you’ll be saving the low quality version of the video.
I made the instructions for the Firefox browser, please credit as you repost and please no hotlinking. Thanks!
Hope this helps, happy downloading!