Download Facebook Videos – Free Browser Trick – Chrome Firefox Safari

Download Facebook Videos - How To - Free - Step 1

Here is a simple trick to download Facebook videos. I have tested this browser trick using Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer and it works on all. There is no need for software downloads, browser plugins or any complicated tutorials explaining how to download Facebook videos, this browser trick is done in 3 simple steps. Lets gets started…

Download Facebook Videos

Step 1 – Click on and start watching the video link you want to download from Facebook.

You will have to login to your Facebook account first, even if the video you want to download is public.

Typically Facebook video links look similar to these:

Download Facebook Videos - How To - Free - Step 1

It doesn’t matter which type of link (long or short) you see in your browsers address bar because we are going to make a very simple change to the start of the URL  What I want you to do is change or replace the letters www to m so that any of the Facebook video links start with or a good example is

(notice the m at the start instead of www).

Download Facebook Videos - How To - Free -  URL Change

Now with the new video URL changed simply hit return on your keyboard or click go. This will take us to Step 2

Step 2 – Right-click and choose your “Save As” method on the Facebook mobile video page.

With the video now loaded in your browser you should be seeing a mobile version of Facebook. I want you to right-click in the area around the video and choose “Save As” or “Save link as” etc. Do not right-click on the video picture thumbnail as this will only allow you to save the video still image. I have found the easiest way is to right click on the video title and choose “Save As” etc. Refer to the image below – Green area is good, Red area is not good.

Download Facebook Videos - How To - Free - Right Click Method

Download Facebook videos - saving to computer

Step 3 – Save the Facebook video .mp4 to your computer

Your computer should now prompt you to save the file, it will have a file name similar to this 123456789012.mp4

You can rename it or save it as is. Your Facebook video is now saved to your computer.

Watch The 3 Steps In This Short Video Clip

Hope this helps you to download Facebook videos.

Nicole Maguire Run With Me – Official Video

Nicole Maguire Run With Me - Official Video

Nicole Maguire Run With Me

Nicole Maguire Run With Me - Official VideoOfficial video by Nicole Maguire Run With Me, first track release from her new album “What You Really Mean” released October 29th 2012 in Ireland.

The Video Shoot & Process…

I shot this video for Nicole Maguire back in March 2012 using a Canon 7D DSLR camera and a guide demo track of Run With Me. The lighting was a simple setup of two continuous softbox lights. We took about a dozen different takes till enough was captured.

The Canon 7D shot at a frame size of 1920 x 1080 which was way to large for my laptop to handle, a 1.8 Ghz machine with 4Gb RAM running Windows 7, when in Adobe Premiere Pro the screen would just freeze. I needed a way to edit the HD footage so having scoured the web for a solution I learned a technique known as proxy editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Proxy editing follows the process of converting all of your HD footage to a lower resolution while still maintaining the exact same file names, in my case I choose 640 x 480 pixels. I then store the lower resolution files in a new folder and import that folder into Premiere Pro. You begin to edit the video with the lower resolution file and my laptop could handle the workflow very easily. When your video edit is ready and that includes all your cuts, transition etc. you save and exit Premiere Pro.

The next stage is to move or change the name of the lower resolution files folder. Now start up your Premiere Pro project once again and the program will prompt you for the location of the moved or renamed folder files, at this stage select at least one of your original HD videos (assuming you had them already imported) and Premiere Pro will start to rebuild the project with the HD files this only takes seconds. In essence you have tricked Premiere Pro and now on your timeline is your edited video in high resolution. The final stage is to render it out to a format of your choosing.

Enough of my technical ranting and on with some info about Nicole Maguire.

About Nicole Maguire…

Nicole Maguire has been writing music since she was 12 years old. Having her first original gig at 14, is wasn’t long before Nicole know that her lifelong journey would be in music.

Having  finished school, Nicole went on to study Music Management and Sound engineering at Cork’s Colaiste Stiofain Naofa.  All aspects of the industry were covered here and the course created a deep foundation for Nicole’s career.

By the time Nicole was 21, she had released  independently her debut single ‘Lipstick Girl’. This song received rave reviews within Ireland as well as ‘best single’ in independent magazine ‘Backstage Traffic’. The Star newspaper stated that “Maguire will make the rest of the country sit up and take notice”.

In August 2008, Nicole released her next single ‘I’m Gonna Be’ and the following March her debut album ‘Fight The Score’ hit the shelves. Nicole also toured with Nanci Griffith in Febuary and this led her across the water to Nashville for the first time.

To date, Nicole has toured in Europe and America, worked with renowned producers Karl Odlum (The Frames, Gemma Hayes), Ciaran O Shea (Cyclefly) and more recently Nicole has begun working on her new album with Thomm Jutz, Nanci Griffith’s producer and guitarist. She has also written with award winning songwriters from Ireland, the UK and The USA.

Preview or buy What You Really Mean – Nicole Maguire


Nicole Maguire Run With Me – Official Video.

Start Your Own Business In Waterford

Start Your Own Business In Waterford

Start Your Own Business In Waterford

Business Training Centre, Kilmacthomas

If you would like to start your own business in Waterford finding help and resources can sometimes be difficult. The following state agencies provide business support for people starting out in small business and provide the education, learning and training necessary to reach your full potential.

Start Your Own Business In Waterford
Start Your Own Business In Waterford

Business Training Centre, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford run a course titled Start Your Own Business, this course runs for 2 years and requires an attendance of 2 days per week. Your social welfare entitlements are unaffected while attending this course. Courses commence in September. Applications for first round interviews are accepted up to the middle of June.

This course in made possible under the V.T.O.S. – Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme.

To be eligible for this course you must satisfy VTOS criteria but generally the following applies:

  • You are 21 years of age or older
  • You’ve been unemployed for at least 6 months (in receipt of Social Welfare or signing for credits)
  • The 6 month on social welfare period does not apply to those who have received statutory redundancy


  • On D.P.M.A. (Disabled Persons Maintenance Allowance) OR
    The spouse of a person unemployed for six months OR
    A lone parent


Frank McQuillan (VTOS Co-ordinator)
Business Training Centre
Union Road
Co. Waterford

Telephone: 051 294680
More info: Start Your Own Business


Start Your Own Business In Waterford

Waterford County Enterprise Board

Waterford County Enterprise Board was established in 1993 to fill a need for economic development in the County Waterford area. It’s main objective is to provide supports to facilitate the establishment, development and growth of micro-enterprises in the County. The Board provides financial support in the form of capital and employment assistance. It also provides customised training to improve the entrepreneurial and management development ability of owner-managers of small businesses.

Waterford County Enterprise Board
Dungarvan Enterprise Centre,
Main Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Telephone:+353 (0)58 44811



Looking for some inspiration to start your own business in Waterford?

Here’s are some quotes from some famous entrepreneurs:

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
– Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Enterprises

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”
– Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”
– Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

“We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm.”
– Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corporation

“Believe in yourself!  Have faith in your abilities!  Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
-Norman Vincent Peale

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”
– John Maxwell

This article is a guide on how to start your own business in Waterford.

How To Create A Facebook Page For Your Business


This tutorial will show you how to create a Facebook page for your business. This is a new account from scratch and not attached to a Facebook personal page. In my example I will be creating a business page for a local bar.

The same steps will apply to any type of business you wish to create.

How To Create A Facebook Page For Your Business – Step 1

How To Create A Facebook Page For Your Business


Choose Which Type Of Page You Will Create ?

  • Local business or place
  • Company, organisation or institution
  • Brand or product
  • Artist, band or public figure
  • Entertainment
  • Cause or community


Fill in your business details (all fields must be completed before your can create a page) and “Agree” to Facebook Pages terms. With all details filled in click on the “Get Started” button.

The next window below (pop-up) will ask you to fill in the anti-spam text box.
(copy the text letters in the image to the text box provided)


How To Create A Facebook Page For Your Business – Step 2

Creating a Facebook Account

  • I am using the I do not have a Facebook account option.
  • Enter your email address (you will be sent an email to this address to verify your account)


Create a Strong Password
As you create your password, remember the following:

  • It should not contain your name.
  • It should not contain a common dictionary word.
  • It should contain one or more numbers.
  • It should have both upper and lower case characters.
  • It should be over 8 characters long.
  • It must be different from your old passwords.

Please enter your own date of birth

Why is this required?
We require your date of birth because we need to ensure that you are old enough to legally maintain this account. This is for security reasons only. Your date of birth will not be displayed anywhere on this account.

  • Check the box for the “I have read and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.”
  • Click on the “Sign up now!” button.


How To Create A Facebook Page For Your Business – Step 3

  • The following info is displayed. Please login to your email account to access the confirmation link to verify your account




  • Sample confirmation email you will receive. Click on the link to confirm your registration.



How To Create A Facebook Page For Your Business – Step 4

The Final Result – How To Create A Facebook Page For Your Business



Things To Do:

  • Upload an image such as a logo or any image that represents your business
  • Post a Status Update (message) this will inform your visitors of your latest news etc. it will appear on your Wall (default page for visitors)
  • Add a “Like” box to your website (optional)
  • Set up your mobile phone (optional)

Here’s a quick video no How To Create A Facebook Page For Your Business:

This is just a simple example of how to create a Facebook page for your business.


Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Today Google pay tribute to Les Paul the inventor of the solid body electric guitar. Below is a screen-shot of the Google homepage where you can actually strum the guitar strings and make a sound. It would have been a nice touch if the picture was of a Gibson Les Paul with strings. Up until his passing aged 94 Les Paul performed two shows every Monday night at NYC’s Iridium Jazz Club on Broadway and 51st St. Today would have marked his 96th birthday.

Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul
Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul

Les Paul was also known as the inventor of multitrack recording. His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day. He recorded with his wife Mary Ford in the 1950s, and they sold millions of records. Slash from Guns N’ Roses would be a good example of the sound of the Gibson Les Paul guitar.

Apparently if you use the Google Doodle in the U.S.A you can record and play-back your efforts. Google has used the power of HTML5 to create the guitar so you can play with your keyboard (using the letter keys) or just use your mouse. I have tried using it on my iPad but cannot get sound from it.

Twitter Mentions Of Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul:

@dannybloomfield‎  wow that is so cool RT Whoa, this Les Paul tribute is one of the coolest Google Doodle things ever. Very interactive!

@adamhand‎ playable google logo with recorder in memory of les paul. awesome… a great honour the way Google Pay Tribute To Les Paul.

Test 16:9 converted to 2:35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen – Fuji Finepix AV 120

Another video test recorded with budget camera the Fuji Finepix AV 120 – edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 – Filters: Mojo Looks, Magic Bullets Lens Blur.

Camera specs:

Live @ The Marine Bar – Youghal

Filmed Saturday 12th February  2011 at The Marine Bar – Youghal. Playing live are The Steve Whelan Band & The Red House Blues Band featuring Bobby Lee. Experimenting with some camera settings on the Canon HV30.

O Emperor Live Taloned Air @ Debarras Clonakilty

O Emperor - Taloned Air - Hither Thither - Live @ Debarras Clonakilty - 2010

This is my latest video project O Emperor Taloned Air filmed live at Debarras, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland – Friday 8th October 2010.

“So few young Irish bands arrive with such an authoritative voice.” (Evening Herald) O Emperor’s “Hither Thither” is big, bold and ambitious, spanning musical territory from 70ies soft-rock, across Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd to contemporary folk pop in its journey.

Vodafone Prepay Free Calls & Texts – It pays to ask questions heres why?

vodafone logo

vodafone logoVodafone is my current mobile phone provider and I have been using their “Prepay Free Calls & Texts” option by topping up by €20 per month. So this option allows me to call another 087 number for free and send free text as long as I top up by €20 per month or so I thought? What didn’t occur to me was if one one of my contacts had changed their network but kept their 087 number prefix I would be charged for the call or to put it better how can I know if my 087 contact was on another network?

I called customer support and explained the problem and was informed that if I call a contact that appears as a Vodafone 087 user but on another network eg. O2, Meteor, 3network etc. I would here a short “Beep” just before the connection was made, basically to let me know I will be charged for the call. Interesting that this little trick is not publicly known nor is it available on their website. Make’s me wonder how many other people on this pay plan are getting screwed for perceived free 087 to 087 network calls…

The support guy did actually list 6 of my contacts who were on different networks but still holding their 087 numbers but if I hadn’t asked I would never have known. To finish up with I asked support if I could access this information on the Vodafone website and was told “NO”

Irish Blog Awards 2010 – Shortlisted Badges

Irish Blog Awards 2010 - Shortlisted BadgesFollowing a request from asking “Anyone want to make Shortlisted badges?” I have re-edited the original “Nominated Badges” from I Am Steph to “Shortlisted Badges”

Feel free to download the ZIP here – black, blue and red versions in JPEG and PNG formats.

Best of luck to all at the Irish Blog Awards 2010