Saving your #FacebookIs10 video

In celebrations of Facebook’s 10th birthday they unveiled “Lookback”; a site that generates a short video compilation of your life as seen through facebook. Unfortunately they do not allow you to download or save the video. As a friend of a friend pointed out “since they [are your] photos and statuses that [you] should at least have the option to share and download the video.” Fortunately our mutual friend solved this problem. To any of you who know hack/code for fun and/or profit I’m sure you’ve already figured this out, but for those like me who are stumped if “right click > save as” isn’t available, her are the steps my friend outlined for saving your #FacebookIs10 video as he presented them in a facebook post

Edit (6-Feb-2014): My friend has released updated code to support all OS and browser options. If you use Windows OS and Chrome as your browser the instructions below will still work.

NOTE: To do this, you must use Google Chrome browser. If you’re not already using it, you should be anyway. Get it here: http://www.google.com/chrome

1. Open your personalized “A Look Back” video here:https://www.facebook.com/lookback

2. Press Ctrl+Shift+J to open the developer’s console

3. Copy all of the code from the text box here:http://textuploader.com/14zt

4. Paste the code in the console and press <Enter>

5. You should be presented with a link. You can use this to link to your video outside of Facebook. If you want to save your video, right click on the link and select “Save link as…”

To show that it works, and is not difficult, here is my video.

Thanks again to Jordan Lutz for showing me how to do this.

Edit: I’ve heard from a couple people that it does not work on macs. As I didn’t write the snippet of code perhaps I can get my friend to do one for macs, or if you’re reading this and have a solution, feel free to post it in the comments.

Advertisements

Free (legal) music | My favorite Mashups

So last week Max Tannone released a new set of tracks called “Mic Check 1234!”  Max is the artist that released Jaydiohead (possibly my favorite all time Black album remix). I got a lot of response from people about how much they like the album, Jaydiohead, and the rest of his stuff, which I enjoy but thought was sort of “old hat”. I mean Jaydiohead is 3 years old. So I thought I’d take a second to share some of my favorite mashups, all of which are legally provided for free download by the artists who created them.

I love The Grey Album, and most everything by The Legion of Doom, but that is a little more questionable when it comes to legality.

DJ Dangermouse: The Grey Album.  A mashup of Jay-Z's Black Album with The Beatles White Album

DJ Dangermouse: The Grey Album. A mashup of Jay-Z’s Black Album with The Beatles White Album

E-603: 

E-603: Live in NYC. His newest album

E-603: Live in NYC. His newest album

E-603: Smoke Show

E-603: Smoke Show

E-603:Torn Up

E-603:Torn Up

He also has an album “Something For Everyone” that I really like, but I can’t find a direct download for it.

There are days where E-603 is all I want to listen to. He is less vulgar than GirlTalk, just as creative, but not quite as intricate.

Girl Talk: 

Girltalk: All Day

Girltalk: All Day

Girltalk: Feed The Animals

Girltalk: Feed The Animals

Girltalk: Night Ripper. This album was my first real introduction into the world of mashups

Girltalk: Night Ripper. This album was my first real introduction into the world of mashups

Girltalk: Believe in Magic Instrumental

Girltalk: Believe in Magic Instrumental

A couple of things I should probably mention about GirlTalk:

1) The first two are free albums, the others are “pay what you want” which means you can download them for free or pay for them. I recommend downloading either Feed the Animals or Night Ripper for free first, wrap your head around the complexity and awesomeness of what is going on and then consider paying for the other albums.

2) The content of these albums can be vulgar, but I guess what do you expect when 80+% are mixed samples from popular rap music.

3) I saw GirlTalk live at Bonaroo a few years ago. It was EPIC!

Max Tannone: 

Max Tannone: Jaydiohead. A mashup of Jay-Z's Black album with Radiohead

Max Tannone: Jaydiohead. A mashup of Jay-Z’s Black album with Radiohead

Max Tannone: Double Check Your Head. The beastie boys mashed up with... the beastie boys!

Max Tannone: Double Check Your Head. The beastie boys mashed up with… the beastie boys!

Max Tannone: Mic Check, a rap punk mashup

Max Tannone: Mic Check, a rap punk mashup

Max Tannone: Ghostfunk, pairs hip-hop artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music.

Max Tannone: Ghostfunk, pairs hip-hop artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music.

Max Tannone: Mos Dub

Max Tannone: Mos Dub

Max Tannone: Dub Kweli

Max Tannone: Dub Kweli

Enjoy, and please share any other mashup artists you like. Or any other artists that offer up their music for free download.