How To Use RealPlayer For Viewing Facebook Videos

RealPlayer Plus recently released an update that includes many great features you just have to check out and explore! One of those features is the Facebook Videos Library which allows you to connect your Facebook account to your RealPlayer to view the latest videos from your Facebook feed.

The video display includes videos posted by your friends and from pages you have “Liked” without having to scroll through anything else. You can watch a friend’s video and comment or post a message directly to their wall with one click directly form the Facebook Videos Library. The collection changes as new videos are posted so it’s always fresh new content. You have the option to download a video to your computer if you desire, but it’s not done by default. The videos are viewed within the RealPlayer library so there’s no space taken up on your computer.

Set Up Facebook Videos

You first need to run the update for RealPlayer if you haven’t already done so. When the Library opens, click the “Facebook Videos Library” in the sidebar. Login with Facebook and allow access to your account. Note that if you have security features enabled on your Facebook account, you’ll need to disable them to allow RealPlayer to search you and your friend’s Facebook feeds to collect the videos.

Build Your Video Collection

You’ll now see a “Fetching Latest Videos” message appear as RealPlayer gathers up to 40 videos for your collection. You’ll be surprised at what you might have missed in the Facebook feed when you see how many videos are populated. I know I was!


Video Options

To play a video, just hover your mouse over the image and click the Play button. It will play right inside the RealPlayer Facebook Videos Library in a new window. You have the option to watch the video in a medium screen (as is) or click the full screen toggle button to expand. When that window opens, you’ll also have the option in the top right corner to share the video in other social media channels or embed the video.


If you find a video collection from someone that has videos of particular interest to you, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel by clicking the “More” button in the top right corner then click “Subscribe”. You’ll need to be logged into your YouTube account to subscribe but it can be done right from that window as shown below.


To download and save a video, click the “Download This Video” button that appears in the top right corner once the video is playing.


Interact With Your Friend’s Videos

You can do more than just view videos in the RealPlayer Facebook Videos Library. You can post comments to a friend’s wall by clicking their name below the video they submitted. Their Facebook page will open in the RealPlayer next to the video where you can post your message and close out the window when you’re finished. The window can also be moved around by dragging it.


The Facebook Video collection refreshes each time you open it. If you want to refresh the collection while still in RealPlayer, just visit another area within the RealPlayer dashboard, then return to the Facebook Video Library.

This is a great way to keep up with videos from your news feed all in one place and a great addition to RealPlayer. I have it installed on my desktop, how about you? Will you try this out?

Jessica Prouty

Jessica is a Support Technician for Cytanium Hosting who loves to teach people how to use modern technology to be more productive and organized. Simple tips, tricks and tools can make anyone computer savvy! You can follow her on Twitter @learningrl or visit her blog at

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