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I am unable to download Facebook video using youtube-dl. The following error occurs during downloading:

$ youtube-dl https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152588878600983&set=vb.107925785982&type=2&theater
[1] 5101
[2] 5102
[3] 5103
theater: command not found
[2]-  Done                    set=vb.107925785982
[3]+  Done                    type=2
[2]-  Done                    set=vb.107925785982
[3]+  Done                    type=2
$ [generic] video: Requesting header

$ WARNING: Falling back on generic information extractor.
[generic] video: Downloading webpage
ERROR: Unable to download webpage: <urlopen error [Errno 8] _ssl.c:510: EOF occurred in violation of protocol>

[1]+  Exit 1                  youtube-dl
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152588878600983
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When using youtube-dl try to clean up the URL you use. For example, the following URL will work. Thanks for the video ^_~.

How did you install youtube-dl? If you installed it through apt, I would recommend the following:

sudo apt-get remove youtube-dl
sudo apt-get install $(apt-cache depends youtube-dl | grep Depends | sed "s/.*ends:\ //" | tr '\n' ' ')
sudo pip install youtube-dl

pip seems to have a more up-to-date version.

Some characters need to be escaped to prevent issues. You can single-quote your URL to help prevent these issues:

  • youtube-dl 'https://domain.tld/path/file.ext'
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  • mrn@madhavnikam-Aspire-E5-511:~$ youtube-dl facebook.com/video.php?v=10152588878600983 [generic] video: Requesting header WARNING: Falling back on generic information extractor. [generic] video: Downloading webpage ERROR: Unable to download webpage: <urlopen error [Errno 8] _ssl.c:510: EOF occurred in violation of protocol> mrn@madhavnikam-Aspire-E5-511:~$ – Madhav Nikam May 22 '15 at 20:33
  • this is also not work. – Madhav Nikam May 22 '15 at 20:33
  • You're not using the URL I gave you. Put that HTTPS in there! – earthmeLon May 22 '15 at 20:37
  • mrn@madhavnikam-Aspire-E5-511:~$ youtube-dl facebook.com/video.php?v=10152588878600983 [generic] video: Requesting header WARNING: Falling back on generic information extractor. [generic] video: Downloading webpage ERROR: Unable to download webpage: <urlopen error [Errno 8] _ssl.c:510: EOF occurred in violation of protocol> mrn@madhavnikam-Aspire-E5-511:~$ – Madhav Nikam May 22 '15 at 20:41
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    @AjayKumarBasuthkar yes! problem was solved and youtube-dl latest updates are very good... and now single quotes are not also require. – Madhav Nikam Dec 26 '18 at 4:06
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You have to escape ampersands (&) or put the whole URL in quotes since ampersand is one of the special characters that's interpreted by your shell and prevents you from passing the whole URL to youtube-dl. More on this. So just putting it in single quotes will suffice:

youtube-dl 'https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152588878600983&set=vb.107925785982&type=2&theater'
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  • $ youtube-dl "facebook.com/…" [generic] video.php?v=10152588878600983&set=vb: Requesting header WARNING: Falling back on generic information extractor. [generic] video.php?v=10152588878600983&set=vb: Downloading webpage ERROR: Unable to download webpage: <urlopen error [Errno 8] _ssl.c:510: EOF occurred in violation of protocol> $ – Madhav Nikam May 23 '15 at 17:26
  • @MadhavNikam: Please edit your question, if you want to add information. Especially file or program output listings (with the help of the {} button in the editor toolbar) are much more readable there and overall it's best to have everything relevant in one place. Also, comments may be deleted for various reasons. – David Foerster May 24 '15 at 10:00
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  1. right click on the video > click on "show the video URL" > copy the URL there come (NOT the URL of the facebook page).

  2. Then, paste the URL copied on the terminal next to 'youtube-dl'

    Ex.: youtube-dl https://www.facebook.com/Amhara-Mass-Media-Agency-118697174971952/

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This worked in my Linux Mint 18.3-cinammon maybe it could work in yours.You can download video in facebook using youtube-dl by appending Facebook username and password as shown below:

youtube-dl <url> --username <YOUR_USERNAME> --password <YOUR_PASSWORD>

I hope this help. Thank you.

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  • I tried, if you have 2FA enable it doesn't work. I also tried with a new account and I get Cannot Parse Data. – Natim Jul 20 '18 at 12:59
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I try download these video through wine+Youtube-dl and its working. I my case I was install YouTube-dl by Ubuntu software center. Now my software center is not work. Therefore I am unable to Update YouTube-dl through Terminal. Updated version of YouTube-dl may solve that issue. wine+youtube-dl Step1:- first install and configure wine.
Step2:- download youtube-dl.exe 2016.01.15
step3:- copy youtube-dl.exe in to /home/youru_username/.wine/drive_c/folder_for_youtube-dl
enter image description here step4:- open cmd.exe from /home/madhavnikam/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32
enter image description here
Note:- youtube-dl is a folder in which youtube-dl.exe file is copied.
step5:- type cd\ in cmd and set path like c:\youtube-dl\
enter image description here More Info 1)How to install Wine in Ubuntu.
2)youtube-dl exe version download and copy to C_drive folder of .wine folder.

  • Above solution is not proper solution but that solution solve my problem. Update your Youtube-dl through Terminal or Ubuntu software center it is better solution if your software center is working – Madhav Nikam Jun 1 '15 at 4:32
  • @DavidFoerster thanks. I remember your suggestions for future. – Madhav Nikam Jan 3 '16 at 13:40
  • For everybody else: youtube-dl can be run natively in Ubuntu/Linux at least just as easily. No need to involve Wine. – David Foerster Jan 3 '16 at 17:07
  • @DavidFoerster this answer just give for another way if Ubuntu software center is no working or sudo privilege is not available. I agree youtube-dl is natively run in Linux. – Madhav Nikam Jan 4 '16 at 13:14
  • There is a native version of youtube-dl available, that doesn't require super-user privileges or package management. – David Foerster Jan 4 '16 at 19:32
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youtube-dl --username xxxxx --password xxxxx -t -f mp4 'https://www.facebook.com/xxxxx/videos/123456789'
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