Obtaining snapshots from Facebook vidos using Ubuntu 14.04

Wade Smart wadesmart at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 15:10:16 UTC 2015

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On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 8:44 AM, Tommy Trussell
<tommy.trussell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 9:13 AM, Donald F. Parsons <dfp10 at verizon.net>
> wrote:
>> Hello
>> I would like to obtain individual frames from Facebook videos/
>> How do I set this up?
> I believe Facebook videos still require flash, so whatever you download will
> probably be in flash video format. Apparently you can add an extension that
> makes it easier to extract the videos:
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/564405/how-to-download-videos-off-facebook-with-ubuntu-14-10
> You can also install the youtube-dl utility to download some Facebook
> videos.
> After you use some process to extract the video file, you might be able to
> grab the frames you want using a tool such as ffmpeg or melt. (Note if
> you're using Ubuntu older than Wily 15.10, the ffmpeg package is available
> under a different name.)
> You will also find some graphical video tools available, but I don't know
> whether any of them can extract single frames.

With Firefox you can use Ant to download the whole video and then
use whatever else to get just one frame. OpenShot Video Editor might
be overkill for a single image but it would work, or even VLC.

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