You can upload videos in your Facebook profile and share that video with your Facebook friends quite easily. But this is not the case when you want to share the same video with people not on Facebook. This is because Facebook does not allows an “Outsider” to view your photo albums or videos.
Consider a scenario, you have some video clips in your computer and you want to share them with your online friends. In that case, it would be better to choose YouTube or other video sharing sites because these sites lets anyone view your uploaded video. The viewers do not necessarily have to create an account with the site to watch the video clipping.
Sharing videos from Facebook is problematic due to the following two reasons:
1. Facebook does not provides any embed code for your uploaded video. You can’t embed a Facebook video in your blog or website (legally).
2. Facebook does not provide a publicly accessible URL of a video.
Share Facebook Videos With people Not on Facebook
Whenever you come across an interesting video on Facebook and want to share it, click the video link to go to the video page.
The URL will be www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=XXX ( XXX is the Video ID).
Now, pastewww.facebook.com/v/XXX in the browser address bar and the SWF video file will load in the browser.
To share the video with anyone who does not have a Facebook account, all you have to do is email him the modified link – www.facebook.com/v/XXX
Embed Facebook Videos in a Webpage
To embed a Facebook video in your website, blog posts or in any webpage simply copy the Video ID and replace with XXX in the following code:
<param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” />
<param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always” />
<param name=”movie” value=”http://www.facebook.com/v/xxx” />
<embed src=”http://www.facebook.com/v/xxx” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash”
allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”400″ height=”224″>
As an illustration, I embedded the following video which was originally uploaded by Kevin Rose on Facebook. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch the following video:
Download Videos From Facebook
If you want to quickly download videos from Facebook, try Facebook video downloader add-on for Firefox. This extension adds a “Download Video” link right next to all videos on Facebook. You can also use the “Convert Video” link to convert the video in preferred formats and then download it in your computer.
Do check out how to share Facebook photo albums with people not on Facebook