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:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=123456789012&set=vb.809459235&type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=123456789012
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=123456789012&set=vb.809459235&type=3&permPage=1

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 https://m.facebook.com/ or a good example is

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?v=123456789012&set=vb.809459235&type=3&theater

(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.

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

OR

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

Contact:

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

Telephone: 051 294680
Email: frankmcquillan@wwetb.ie
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
Email: waterfordceb@cablesurf.com
Website: www.enterpriseboard.ie

 


 

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

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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.
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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)

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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)

 

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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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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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.

 

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.

Irish Blog Awards 2010 – Shortlisted Badges

Irish Blog Awards 2010 - Shortlisted BadgesFollowing a request from http://twitter.com/irishblogawards 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

Mick Flannery – Goodbye – Live at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

Recently I had the pleasure of filming Mick Flannery live at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal, Co. Cork. This was part of the www.sacred-root.com youth project. I adjusted the levels from the original footage and also tweaked the colour using Adobe Premiere Pro’s 3 way colour corrector. I was pleased with the final result and look forward to filming the rest of the upcoming gigs. Here is the final output on YouTube.

[youtube width=”600″ height=”320″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvkAsjMr75U[/youtube]

Mick Flannery – Goodbye
Lyrics

I lay in your arms
In the room where you had borne the scars.
It was late at night,
And the city lay asleep outside.
And the moon was in your hair,
And it all was so unfair, or was it, dear?
I said I’m leaving soon.
I must go and do what I must do.
You said you’d understand.
But I really don’t see how you can.
When I said Id make the time
And tomorrow Id call by, that was a lie.

I’m no ladies man,
And I never will be one of them.
I didn’t steal from you.
And what happened here was nothing new.
Not to make it all sound vain,
You lay the man, you lay his name, but lay no claim.

I cant explain no more.
Ah girl, come on, you knew before,
Before you took me home.
I can only work if I’m alone.
And when I said goodnight tonight,
When I said goodnight tonight, that meant goodbye.

Faster Grooveshark Search Add-on for Firefox (auto-suggest feature)

Grooveshark Audio I coded this firefox add-on to query the Grooveshark search site much quicker than their standard search tool add-on.

Grooveshark currently provide a useful search add-on, it installs Grooveshark search to your current list of search engines within Firefox. By searching for an artist or song you are directed to the Grooveshark website and results are displayed.

I re-coded their XML install file to include a live suggest feature pulling related words as you type from Yahoo to speed up your search query.

Examples:

1. The below image shows the default Grooveshark add-on, you have to type in the artist and song title and then click on the magnify button to complete a search:

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2. And here is my improved version in action, as you type you will be prompted with relevant words speeding up your search, no need to click on magnify button. Just type, select, go.

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Try It Out:

If you haven’t installed the Grooveshark search add-on for Firefox please try my version:
Firefox SkreemR Search Add-on Auto Suggest“Click here to install Firefox Grooveshark auto suggest search add-on”

Note* I would prefer you install it via my Firefox Official Plugin page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14319 this allow me to track downloads, installs and reviews etc.

How to uninstall:

To uninstall the add-on just select “Manage Search Engines” from your drop down list then select and remove it.

Hope it improves your search speed on Grooveshark

Note: This add-on will install to “Microsoft Internet Explorer” browser but the auto suggest feature is disabled.

What is Grooveshark ?

Grooveshark is a Rich Internet Application, (RIA) written in ActionScript using the Adobe Flex framework which runs in Adobe Flash. Its design implements various sliding panels to categorize and display lists of information, similar in style to that of the Apple iPhone. A right-aligned black modal window also slides in to display more information for songs, playlists, and users.

Grooveshark also lets users upload music to their online music library through a Java Web Start application. The upload program scans folders specified for mp3’s, uploading and adding them to the user’s online library on the service. The ID3 information of the uploaded song is linked to the user and the file is uploaded to Grooveshark which allows on-demand music playback. Collectively, each user’s uploaded library is available to any user of Grooveshark. All content on the service is user-sourced.

The website also allows users to upload music files on their hard drive to the search database, resulting in constant growth of its library.

“Installation Failed” Fix for WordPress 2.8 Upgrade

Great news today that WordPress 2.8 “Baker” is available to upgrade for my blog. I am running a few WordPress blogs that were currently at version 2.7 so took the plunge to upgrade and noticed a few problems along the way. The following is summary of the problems I faced and the work around I used to fix it.

Please note this fix worked for me on 2 upgrades but does not promise a fix for your own problem, these tips may help you but do so at your own risk! Before proceeding with any of the following please back up your site and database!

The Problem

On previous occasions I used the easy”upgrade automatically” button option with no problem but this time around I kept getting this error in the below image:
Installation-Failed-Wordpress2.8

I then de-activated all plugins and re-tried the auto upgrade but still got the same error as the above image, this was not making any sense to me so I searched through the WordPress Forum querying terms such as: Installation Failed, Could not copy file, upgrade failed etc. There was one interesting reply on this thread http://wordpress.org/support/topic/277858?replies=10 that suggested accessing your database using phpMyAdmin and repair your tables.

The Fix

Here’s what that user suggested :

use phpmyadmin,

Check:

1. Login to phpMyAdmin.
2. Select the database and click on ‘Structure‘ tab.
3. Right under the list of table there is a “Check All” link. Click on it to select all tables.
4. From a “With selected:” drop-down menu right next to it, choose “Check table“.

Repair:

1. Login to phpMyAdmin
2. Choose the affected database. If you only have one database, it should choose it by default so you don’t need to do anything.
3. In the main panel, you should see a list of your database tables. Check the boxes by the tables that need repair.
4. At the bottom of the window just below the list of tables, there is a drop down menu. Choose “Repair Table”

The Result

I did follow the above instructions and with all of my plugins still disabled proceeded to use the “upgrade automatically” button again and the result was successful!  The resulting image of the fix is below:

wordpress2.8-successfully-installed

I then re-activated my plugins and all seems to be fine for now.

Summary

For me it seemed that my database table or tables needed to be repaired for some reason beyond my skill set but however on other wordpress upgrades I do remember being asked to upgrade the database after the upgrade finished but this time around with 2.8 that did not happen. Is this a glitch or other? time will tell…

Comments or suggestions appreciated…


WordPress 2.8 Video

Having had a few problems with my upgrade was only a few fixes away but I want to take the opportunity to thank all of the WordPress team for bringing us new tools and releases. The following video is from WordPress and shows you some of those great features with this release.

Backup, Backup, Backup!

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My Dell Inspiron 1720 Laptop recently was me giving trouble where by it started to hang for no apparent reason. One minute I’d be working away contently with very few applications running, next “Bang!” it would freeze with a constant (Vista) spinning icon and a screen that turned opaque white. Nothing I could do to rectify it only to wait… and wait… and wait… by running Windows Task Manager I noticed the CPU Usage was running at a near constant 90% all the time which was pretty high. I tried all sorts of tips from registry defrag to killing unnecessary startup processes even being suspect of Firefox sucking up resources but no luck to be had.

It finally ground to a halt and would not boot up so with the laptop still in warranty I called Dell to arrange a repair, strangely enough they sent out a repair tech a few days later who discovered the problem was a screwed up motherboard which was replaced. It was also recommended that I format my hard drive and re-install Windows (Bloody) Vista. At this point I decided to back up my laptop data to an external hard drive via USB. I left it transferring all files overnight and presumed all was ok with no error messages that anything went wrong with the transfer, having backed up I was happy to prepare for formatting the drive and re-installing.

Dell arranged a phone call and a talk through of the reinstall. All went well and at last the laptop is back to peak performance so tonight it was time to hook up my external drive and transfer my stuff back . BUMP! nothing there! yes there was a c: drive backed up with full windows directory etc. but no “My Music” – “My Videos” and worst of all no “My Pictures” aaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

No pictures!!!  over a years worth of photos… nowhere to be found. Family snaps, birthdays, events, creative pics… all gone… thank f**k I had uploaded a few of those pics to my flickr account…. and all for the sake of a couple of backup DVD’s!

Lesson learned? shit happens… (note to self)  from now on always check an test your Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!

YoughalOnline.com Live Webcast – A Big Success

I am really pleased with the result of the second YoughalOnline.com Live Gig Broadcast which was streamed using Ustream.tv on Thursday 29th January 2009. The band “Little Big Man” performed a live set at Claycastle Recording Studio, Youghal and also an interview with front man Brian O Glanby.

1,570 viewers accessed the webcast over the hour with traffic coming mainly from Ireland, UK, USA, Netherlands, & Australia. We had a chat box enabled on the site and at one stage there was 144 active users chatting . Below is a screen shot of the Ustream Metrics for the broadcast.

Ustream Metrics YoughalOnline.com Little Big Man Webcast

Getting the Traffic

Part of the success of this webcast lay in pre-planning. A  group of the people involved in this project posted the gig details on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace & Bebo also SMS Text, Forums, Email and traditional word of mouth. I also created a YoughalOnline.com Facebook group and also a Facebook App for people to install so they could watch the webcast from within Facebook.

Why not check out these links:
YoughalOnline.com Facebook Group

YoughalOnline.com – Live Web Cast – Facebook App

The Facebook traffic was very good with a lot of app installs and a good community to inform of the upcoming broadcast. It’s become a lot clearer  that you have got to use the social networks  in order to reach wider audience.

Watch The Playback

Un-edited playback as it was broadcast on the night. Time 57 min 32 secs watch it all or scrub through.

Pre-recorded playback of “Little Big Man” webcast

Originally recorded 29th January 2009

Conclusion

*Note to self: Aim for better results next time, always try harder and always learn from the past 🙂