How To Download Facebook Videos

Many of your friends might be updating their status with videos or uploading new videos to their profiles everyday. However, there is no easy way to download the videos that your friends upload on Facebook to your PC.

If your friend has uploaded a video, you can easily use some of the tools to download YouTube videos to PC or Mac or tools to Download YouTube videos to Ubuntu, save those YouTube videos as MP3 files or even Download YouTube HD videos. However, what about Facebook Videos?

Well, don’t worry. There is an easy and simple way to download Facebook videos too to your PC or Mac. Just follow the steps below to download a Facebook Video to your PC or Mac.

Copy Facebook Video URL

Step 1: Firstly, you will have to get the link of the Facebook Video. To do that, just right click on the name of the video and copy the link address. The menu items might be different for different browsers, but you have to click on the option which says “Copy Link Address” in all of them as shown above.

Step 2: Once you have copied the link, go to the website http://www.downfacebook.com/ and paste the video URL in the textbox provided and click on the “Download Video” button. Please note that Facebook has updated their URL and it looks something like http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=115607558525777 now and it should work on the Down Facebook website.

Facebook Download Video Warning

Step 3: Once you click on the button you might be prompted with a Java alert box as shown above, just click the “Run” button on the alert and you will see a link to download the video.

download_facebook_video

Step 4: To download the Facebook Video to your PC, Mac or Linux machine, just right click on the “Download Video in MP4″ link and select the “Save Linked Content As” from the options. That’s it, you can now save the downloaded Facebook Video on your PC and watch it whenever you want.

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How To Extract ISO Files or IMG Files

In the past, we had written a guide on How To Open ISO Files, however, we have been receiving a lot of questions of late on how can a user extract or play an ISO or IMG file.

Both ISO files and IMG files are compressed folders like zip or RAR files which can directly be burned to a CD or DVD. However, since they are plain archive files you can also extract them to your local disk or mount ISO files as CD/DVD drives.

Extract ISO Files

If you are looking to extract ISO files, you can either use WinRAR software or choose to use the open source software called 7Zip. Once you have downloaded the 7zip software, just right click on the ISO file and then select the "Extract files" option from the menu to extract the contents of the ISO file to your disk.

How To Activate Office 2010

Recently, we were asked by a user on how to activate on their PC. Office 2010 activation is a simple process and you can get it done automatically when you enter your Office 2010 product key, however, if you missed out on that, you can also activate Office 2010 separately.

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Users can activate their Office 2010 installation using various methods as per their convenience. The most easiest way is to Activate Office 2010 over the Internet. Using the internet method is basically very fast and almost immediate.

Microsoft help states that:

The Activation Wizard automatically contacts the Microsoft licensing servers through your Internet connection. If you are using a valid Product Key that has not already been used for the allowed number of installations, your product is activated immediately

When you activate through the Internet, your product ID (derived from the installation Product Key) is sent to Microsoft. A response (the confirmation ID) is sent back to your computer to activate your product. If you choose to activate your product through the Internet and you are not already connected, the wizard alerts you that there is no connection.

You can also activate Microsoft Office using telephone. In this case you will have to go through a series of steps on the phone and follow them to activate your product.

You can telephone an Activation Center and activate your product with the help of a customer service representative.

However, the numbers you have to call will be given to you by the Activate by telephone wizard on your computer because there are several service centers across the world and you will be shown a local number which can be used to activate your product.

You will find some valuable information on activating your Office 2010 product over the phone at this link.

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How To Remove/Uninstall Apps in Android

is one of the biggest platforms in the world and has tons of useful apps in the Market. However, there are times when you might not want to use an app anymore because it does not fit your expectations or due to some other reasons.

Android

Uninstalling apps on iPhone and iPod Touch is pretty straightforward. However, to uninstall or remove apps on Android, you will have to go through an extra step.

If you are looking to uninstall or remove apps from Android, follow the steps listed below.

Step 1:  Go to Settings -> Applications and then click on the Manage applications option.

Step 2: Click on the application you want to remove and then click on the "Uninstall" button on the next screen.

On the next screen confirm that you want to remove the application and the application will be removed from your Android device. If you want to reinstall the same app again, you can just go to http://market.android.com and then install it remotely on your device from the web interface or browse the market on your device to install the app.

What are .KMP/.KSF Files? How to Open .KMP/.KSF Files?

Quite recently we got a new Help Desk question where someone asked us about a new file type they had downloaded but could not open. The file had a extension of .KMP and it was the first time they had seen it.

Files with KMP extensions are basically audio files which contain 8 or 16 bit format. The KMP file extension does not contain any audio but references another file format called .KSF which contain waveforms.

KMP file formats are primarily used by Trion and Trinity workstations which are similar to keyboards and are used to create digital music. The KMP file contains data recorded using a Kong synthesizer.

You will information information on how KMP files are created by visiting http://www.korg.com/. To open a .KMP file or .KSF file, you can use a software called Awave Studio which can be downloaded from http://www.fmjsoft.com/awavestudio.html

If you have any future Help Desk questions, please feel free to ask us in our Techie Buzz Forums or by using the contact us form on the website and we will try out best to answer it.

Further References: http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/kmp

What Is Giraffic.exe and GirafficWatchdog.exe?

If you have recently been to your task manager and seen some weird tasks like Giraffic.exe or GirafficWatchdog.exe you might have been a little surprised. However, don’t panic those files are not some virus.

Giraffic is a video streaming company which accelerates the distribution of On-demand video to PCs. The company’s website at http://www.giraffic.com has this to say.

The Giraffic Video Accelerator is the Next Generation Fully Distributed Video-on-Demand Streaming Acceleration Technology, enabling online content providers to deliver High Definition VoD and other rich media, regardless of content popularity, or the geographical location of the end user, and at negligible bandwidth costs.

Rest assured the Giraffic.exe and GirafficWatchdog.exe are not viruses and are legitimate executable which are there to help you watch video without buffering.

If you have any other related queries or questions, please feel free to contact us or leave a question for us in the Techie Buzz forums.

How To Open .db Files?

Recently one of my friends downloaded an app and found out that it contained a file with a .db extension. She did not know how to open the file and asked my help. Since I have dealt with .db files previously, I was able to quickly point out to her on how to open a .db file.

The .db file could also be a Windows thumbnail cache file which stores thumbnail images for Windows Explorer’s thumbnail view. The Windows thumbnail cache file will always have a name called thumbs.db.

Additionally, .db files are database files created in popular lightweight database SQLite. The .db files can be created by several applications including , , and other apps to store information. To open files with .db extensions which are not named thumbs.db, you will need to download the SQLite Database Browser.

The SQLite Database Browser can be downloaded from http://sqlitebrowser.sourceforge.net/. Once you download and extract the software, double click on the executable name SQLite Database Browser. After that follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Click on File -> Open and select the .db file you want to open.

SQLite Open .db Files Database

Step 2: If the file is a proper SQLite Database, you will be able to view the database tables and structure in the SQLite Database Browser as shown above.

Sometimes when you open a .db file, you might see an error saying that the file is not a SQLite Database. In those cases, you can try and open the file in a text editor to view it’s contents. If you are running windows, you can also try to open the file with Microsoft Access. Remember that thumbs.db is not a database file and cannot be opened using the above software.

In future, you can use a software called OpenWith to Identify and open unknown file extensions.

In the past we have also covered several ways to open other unknown extensions like how to open RM file, how to open RMVB files, how to open ISO files, how to open Torrent files, how to open VOB files, how to open AMR files,how to open RAR files, how to open NFO files, how to open PLS files, how to open daa files, how to open DAT files, how to open WBMP files and many more how to open file tutorials.

How To Open/View .WBMP Files?

Every once in a while you may download files which may have extensions that you may never have heard of. In such cases, you might be shown a dialog by windows to use a web service to find the appropriate software to open or view the file.

One of our readers downloaded a WBMP file recently and was wondering how to open it. First of all, a file with WBMP extension uses an image format called  Wireless Application Protocol Bitmap Format. It is an optimized image used for mobile devices.

The WBMP file cannot be opened using regular image software or and requires a special viewing tool. In order to open or view the WBMP file, you can download a software called XnView. Once you have downloaded the software, you can easily open and view the WBMP file with it.

Download the XnView software from here to open or view WBMP file. In future, you can use a software called OpenWith to Identify and open unknown file extensions.

In the past we have also covered several ways to open other unknown extensions like how to open RM file, how to open RMVB files, how to open ISO files, how to open Torrent files, how to open VOB files, how to open AMR files, how to open RAR files, how to open NFO files, how to open PLS files, how to open daa files, how to open DAT files and many more how to open file tutorials.

Do take a look at them or bookmark the pages for future reference.

How to Open or Edit PPT, PPTX and PPS Files

ppt-iconRecently, my friend Tiffany wrote me to tell me she was having trouble finding a free and easy way to view PowerPoint files.

I inherited a brand new Windows 7 All-in-One with touch screen   … One of my complaints is that I can’t view a PPS on it, and I’ve tried downloading links (from several places found on Google) to get a PPS viewer, not one of them worked.   Do you know of a place where I can get just the viewer, that will work on 7?

Microsoft PowerPoint is the most used slideshow tool in the world. Even though you’ve probably seen PowerPoint slideshows and know what they are, I’d bet there are still a few of you that don’t know what to do when you get an email with a PPTX attachment in it.

Some of the file extensions associated with Microsoft PowerPoint are .ppt, .pptx, .pptm, .pot, .potx, .potm, .pps, .ppsx and .ppsm.


PowerPoint Viewers

I’ve kept you waiting long enough. Here’s a list of free PowerPoint viewers. In many cases, you can also edit as well as view.

* The apps that can edit PowerPoint files have an asterisk in front.

Windows

PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (Microsoft)

PowerPoint Viewer 2010 (Microsoft)

*Open Office or *LibreOffice

*Lotus Symphony

Mac

PowerPoint 98 Viewer (Microsoft)

*Open Office

Linux

*Open Office

Web

*Google Docs and Google Docs Viewer

*Zoho Office and Zoho Viewer

*Office Live

*ThinkFree

*Slideshare and many others



Conclusion:

As you can see from the list above, there are plenty of alternatives to the full version of PowerPoint. If you only need to view files, the PowerPoint Viewers from Microsoft are the simplest to use. The free office suites, such as Open Office give you lots of options to create and share slideshows. For some, the best alternatives are free web services, such as Google Docs or Slideshare. Users of Mobile devices such as iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or iPad, may not find any free apps for presentations, but they can probably use some of the free web viewers.


How To Open .DAT Files?

There are times when you might receive files with unknown extensions, one of them maybe a file with a .DAT extension. DAT files are basically data files which can be opened with different software, however, it is very tricky to decide what to use.

One of the most common DAT files is Index.dat, which is a Internet Explorer history file which stores your browsing history.

Another common type of file a .DAT file could be CSV or Comma Separated Values. This can be opened with either notepad or any other text editor along with Microsoft excel. Video files found on CDs and DVDs also use the DAT format very often.

You can also try opening DAT files on Windows Media Player or any other video player you use. Other than that you can try to open DAT files using notepad or any other text editor.

Again DAT files contain arbitrary data so it really hard to tell what data is contained within it. As always try using notepad or another text editor to open the file or use Windows Media Player.