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My Idea - Steal videos from Facebook

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by florflor, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    I just saw a cool video uploaded by a friend from their cellphone and it hit me, why not steal videos uploaded to Facebook?

    Any idea how to search for videos on Facebook? I can see the ones my friends upload and that they share but how can you find many en masse?
     
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    Giga_L BANNED BANNED

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    Hit you? Pretty hard I think :D
    Why u need this?
     
  3. Rua999

    Rua999 Power Member

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    Wouldn't be a bad idea.. ya could mass upload them to youtube with mass video blaster and if any went viral lots of views = lots of $ and not having to worried about "copyrighted" content in your vids :) Any idea's anyone how to scrape the videos?!
     
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    Just steal from your friends, they won't mind. ;)

    I just looked for scrapers but could only find text scrapers.
     
  5. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    Yeah but I wanna mass upload. Not just a handful of videos but thousands! I want that Adsense income!
     
  6. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    I found a Google hack. Just stick this in google:

    Code:
    site:https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php
    Then use a Firefox add-on called DownloadHelper.

    Thousands of videos!
     
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    turtlelove Newbie

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    It's a Firefox addon that does that. Flash and Video Download. Rip em all
     
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    you can also use internet download manager for doin the download thing..
     
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    You could expand upon that idea and use the following which works:

    Code:
    site:https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php "keyword"
    Of course use your chosen niche as the keyword.
     
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    Almost all of the videos on my Facebook are pretty shitty, so this wouldn't work for me :p
     
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    Dude. That. Is. Genius!

    Seriously. Great idea, man!

    My only concern would be catching trouble for uploading someone's personal videos. But, hell...cross that bridge when you come to it! lol!

     
  12. florflor

    florflor Senior Member

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    This is what I'm thinking bro.

    Chances of them finding it and actually filing a complaint are low. Even if they do, your account won't be banned instantly. Plus all your other vids look amateur too so there's no way they'll ban your entire account as long as you stay away from corporate sponsor videos.
     
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    Yep. Especially if you can automate this (I'm thinking have one machine that just does nothing but this all day), sooner or later you'll strike gold with something going viral. I've found that even videos with small video counts can generate trickles of Adsense money - have enough of them and it can amount to a nice residual income per month.

    The only issue might be cross referencing the videos to see if they're already on YT. For example (and I'm not planning to implement this personally, so I only did a curiosity search) - one of the first videos I found with the keyword "party" was a video by a Turkish hip hop artist. It had been uploaded to both FB and YT. But, again...if you run into these and get a complaint...just take it down and move on.

    What would also be awesome (now my wheels are turning), is if you could also somehow automate posting the YT converted vids to sites like Reddit (r/videos) and get them upvoted enough to get organic views. Who cares if they make the front page of Reddit? It's just more views/more adsense money.

    You're on to something here!
     
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    skittles BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    I been doing this since last year when Occupy Wall Street started I joined a bunch of Facebook groups where they uploaded their own videos and I would post them on my YouTube channel and earn revenue. Been doing it since then and never had a problem.
     
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    Cool idea! Really worth to try! :D


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
     
  16. padlock

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    This is a very smart idea. This would be a perfect concept with election season in full swing here in the States. Not only with the glut of FB videos for the presidential election but think local. Everything from Senatorial and Congressional elections to local mayors. There should be plenty to go around for everyone to monetize!

    I hadn't planned on doing this but now I'm thinking...maybe. ;) Ugggh. Damn you, BHW. I've got enough on my plate!!