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"What is the best Facebook video downloader?" "There are many online tools telling that they can download Facebook videos online for free, but how can I choose the best?" If you are in the need as these users, you will be lucky that this article will help you to choose the best Facebook downloader and make comparision to assit you to pick up the one fit you. Read on and learn how to download Facebook videos to your iPhone, Android, Mac or PC.

Part 1. Top Software for Download Facebook Videos on Mac (EL Capitan included)

Part 2. How to Choose the Best Facebook Downloaders for Mac


iTube Studio for Mac

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Free Mac Video Downloader


Free; One-time purchase of $29.00 available Free; One-time purchase of $29.00 available Free; Pro version available for $29.90 per year Free Free

Supported Sites

Facebbok, YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo and other 1000+ sites Facebook, Google, BBC, Dailymotion, etc. Facebook, YouTube, Youku YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Veoh, Dailymotion, etc. Facebook, YouTube, Dailymotion, TedTV, etc.

Avaliable Resolutions

4K UHD, 1080p HD, 720p HD and HQ resolution 1080p HD, 720p HD 1080p HD HD 1080P, HD 720P, 480P and lower 1080p HD

Compatible Mac OS

Mac OS X 10.11, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mac OS X 10.7 or later Mac OS X

Main Features

  • Supports batch download video from 1000+ sites;
  • One click to download YouTube to MP3 or save the entire YouTube playlist;
  • Convert video to any video and audio format;
  • Offers presets for various mobile devices;
  • Built-in media player and task scheduler;
  • Free lifetime upgrade and tech support.
  • MP4, FLV, and WebM conversion;
  • Multiple language support.
  • MP3, MP4, 3GP, MPEG, AVI, etc.;
  • Multiple download batch processing in Pro version.
  • 2D to 3D conversion;
  • AVI, MP4, and 3GP conversion.
  • MP3,MP4, MKV, MOV, MPEG, etc. conversion.
  • Integrated with search engine.


iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac provides versatile payment options for users who wish to advance past the free trial. The one-time payment of $29.00 matches that of the yearly subscription payment of its competition. No matter which way you look at it, iTube Studio is a bargain!

Part 3. How to Download Facebook Videos on Mac (EL Capitan included)

iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (or iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows) can help you to grab online videos on Mac (OS X 10.10 Yosemite) in many popular formats, so that you are able to enjoy the downloaded video on your Mac or Windows platform, even on various portable devices.

Download video from facebook
  • This program provides video download access to 1000+ video sites.
  • Download All Button allows for the capturing of an entire YouTube channel, category, or playlist.
  • With nine video formats, thirteen audio formats, and conversion compatibility with Apple, Android, and Game Console devices, iTube Studio's conversion versatility far outmatches that of its competition.
  • Multi-threading technology allows for faster video downloading. It also preserves downloads that may have been interrupted by Internet connection issues.
  • Built-in HD video player with multiple playback options.

Easy Steps for Downloading Videos from Facebook to Mac

First, download and install the Mac video downloader for Facebook. After you install it, it could be automatically launched.

Step 1 Download Facebook video

Launch Safari, then go to and find the music you want to download. When you play the video, a "Download" icon could appear on the top left corner of the video (takes YouTube for example). Now click the "Download" button which has already appeared on the top left corner of the video to download Facebook videos.

launch iskysoft facebook video downloader

Another 2 methods to download videos from Facebook are:

  • Copy the Facebook video URL from browser's address bar, and go to the Downloading menu to choose Paste URL.
  • Directly drag and drop the URL to the dock icon of this Facebook Video Downloader.

Tips: you can search for more interesting videos on by leaving the Facebook video Downloader running at background. When you find another wonderful Facebook video, you can save Facebook videos to your Mac it in the same way.

Step 2 Play and manage the downloaded Facebook video

If you want to have a look at the downloaded videos, you can go to the Downloaded tab, and double click the video to play it. If you have previously downloaded FLV or MP4 videos to your Mac, you can easily manage these videos by going to the File menu and choosing Import to select files in the pop-up dialog.

Since you have already downloaded a batch of Facebook videos, you might like to watch them on some portable devices, like iPod, PSP and so on. In that case, you can to convert the downloaded videos into other formats, like MP4, AVI, MP3 etc. If so, you just need to go to the Downloaded tab, and then click the Convert button to do the conversion.

play facebook video

All done. iSkysoft Facebook video download is that easy. Everyone now knows how to save Facebook videos to watch online and offline.

Part 4. Top 3 Online Facebook Downloader

You can find many online Facebook video downloader from the internet. However, only the videos from your friends or your circle can be downloaded online.

1. is an online free Facebook downloader, which allows you to download Facebook videos by copying and pasting the video URL to the site. There are different video resolution options from 480P to 1080P. While there are so many video source checking steps before you can download the video. That means if the video is not from your friends, you are not able to download it.

2. is only support downloading Facebook videos online. You can copy the Facebook video URL of your friends, and then paste the URl to the site for checking. If it is from your friends, you can process the video download.

3. is a popular online video download tool that allows you to download videos from Facebook and other sites. Only 3 steps is needed to download videos. First copy the Facebook video URL, and nevigate to to paste the video URL to the black search box, and then click Download to process the video download.

Part 5. Tips for Copying a Facebook Video

If you are a Facebook addict, then you might have the impulse to save Facebook videos shared by your friends and family for storage purposes or future entertainment. With the booming popularity of Facebook, internet is teeming with interesting videos shared extensively. You will find many of your friends updating their statutes with videos that lure you to an extent that you want these videos to grace your PC or Mac. Today, I will share two ways to save any of your chosen videos from Facebook directly with much ease.

Way No. 1: Some of the programs such as iTube Studio for Mac are designed for the said purpose. Not only is it a powerful Facebook downloader making it easier to save any of the videos from Facebook to Mac but can also convert any of the saved Facebook videos to numerous other popular devices or formats.

Way No. 2: Another way is to use any of the websites offering online video saving option, but it might fail at times owing to slow speed of the network. Simply enter the URL of Facebook video that you want to save and tab on 'Save'. So, here you are with your favored Facebook video onto Mac in just no time.

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Brian Fisher
Hi Johnnie Lim, If you want to make video easily, you can try this iMovie alternative - iSkysoft Video Editor for Mac/Windows. See the below detailed guide:
Johnnie Lim
Thanks for sharing this. I have been trying to find ways to do this. will give it a try. Now I have another unsettle problem on my head. How to make video using imovie, in simple steps. None of the video I found are easy.
Facebook video downloader for Mac makes it easy for me to download any of my friends Facebook videos. Not talking about the ones they share from Youtube, but the ones uploaded directly to the Facebook site. Those videos are so hard to download ordinarily but the Facebook video downloader for Mac, makes it very easy. Very glad to have found.
iSkysoft Facebook video downloader for Mac lets me download despite the fact that my internet speed is very slow and often lagging. I don't have to worry about not being able to download videos anymore. It's a breeze with the iSkysoft Facebook video downloader for Mac. Just so easy to do. I can't say how much I appreciate this great software.
In the Extensions window, every extension will have the Enable option and an Uninstall button. Click the Uninstall button to remove the extension you don't want.
@ Malthe Go to preferences in Safari and go to extensions, its still over there and you can uninstall it! I had the same problem, it did'nt work for me either.
Sorry for the inconvenience. iTube Studio doesn't support Facebook currently. This will be fixed in the coming up version. To remove the download button, go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions and disable iTube Studio extension. Update: Now Facebook is fully supported. June 6, 2013
I got a few adds. I have a Mac, and use the standard Safari browser.
I really got a problem. I downloaded this, but it didn't work, so i uninstalled the software. But i still got the download tap. Its annoying me, and i wont to get rid of it. Please help me!
The good news about this software/app is that you can download to a specified file type; meaning you can then transfer that file directly to a mobile device without having to convert it again. And, for files you already have, you can simply convert them to the file type you want.

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