VLC is a robust media player with support for various media formats and a library of rich features. The app offers a host of media controls that give you more control over the media you play. One of the functionalities that VLC offers is looping a video.

If you want to know how to loop a video with the VLC Media Player, you’ve come to the right place. This article will walk you through everything you need to know about looping videos on the VLC Media Player. Keep reading to learn more.

Loop a video using VLC on a PC

VLC has a built-in looping feature that allows you to loop videos. However, it is disabled by default. You have to enable the feature manually if you want your video to play in a loop. This is relatively easy. Here’s how to go about it.

  1. Open the VLC media player.
  2. Navigate to “Media”, then “Open File” and select the video you want to loop.
  3. Click the “Open” button.
  4. Wait for the video to start playing and click the loop icon (two icons facing each other) with the controls at the bottom left of the window.

With the loop icon selected, your video should now play continuously without stopping. To exit loop mode, click the loop icon again.

Note: If you are using a Mac, the steps are similar to those for looping a video with VLC for Android.

Repeat part of a video using the VLC Media Player on a PC

The VLC Media Player allows you to repeat the portion of a video with the “AB Repeat” function. Here’s how to go about it.

  1. On your computer, go to VLC Media Player.
  2. Go to ‘Media’ and then to ‘Open file’.
  3. Select the video you want to loop and click the “Open” button.
  4. Once the file is open, navigate to “View” and then “Advanced Controls.” This should open an additional menu on top of the standard media control button.
  5. Pause the video.
  6. Select a starting point on your video and click the “AB” loop icon in the new menu.
  7. Select the ending point of the video, then click the “AB” loop icon again. All letters on the loop icon should now be orange in color.
  8. The selected part of the video should now play in a loop.

Loop multiple videos using VLC on a PC

Follow these steps to loop multiple videos at once with VLC.

  1. Launch the VLC Media Player.
  2. Navigate to ‘View’ and then to ‘Playlist’.
  3. Right click on any video in the playlist and select “Play” from the options. The video should now be open in a new VLC window.
  4. Click the loop icon to loop the current video.
  5. Click the loop icon again to loop all the videos in the playlist.
  6. To exit the loop you just created, click the “AB Loop” icon again.

Loop a video using VLC on an Android device

VLC for Android lets you play videos in a loop. Follow these steps to loop a video using the app.

  1. Open the VLC for Android app.
  2. On the home screen, select the video you want to loop.
  3. Tap the three dots in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Repeat Mode” from the options.
  5. With “Repeat Mode” enabled, your video should now play in a loop.

To exit repeat mode, tap repeat mode again. Look at the color to determine if the mode function is enabled. The option should be highlighted in orange if the feature is enabled. Otherwise, it will be the same color as other options in the menu.

Loop a section of a video on VLC for Android

Follow these steps to loop a portion of a video on VLC for Android.

  1. Open VLC for Android.
  2. Select the video you want to loop on the home screen.
  3. Tap the three dots in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. Select from the options “Repeat AB”.
  5. In the video, tap the starting point where you want the loop to begin and tap “SET START POINT”.
  6. Tap the point where you want the loop to end and tap “SET END POINT”.
  7. Tap the “AB” icon to stop the loop.

Loop multiple videos with VLC for Android

Follow these steps to loop multiple videos on Android.

  1. Open VLC for Android.
  2. Create a playlist of the videos you want to loop.
  3. Navigate to “Playlists” and tap the three dots for the playlist you want to repeat.
  4. Select ‘Play’ from the options.
  5. Once the video starts playing, tap the three dots at the bottom right of the screen.
  6. Select “Repeat Mode” from the options to repeat the current video. Tap “Repeat Mode” again to repeat the entire playlist.

The videos in your playlist should now play in a loop. Tap the “Repeat Mode” again to exit the loop.

Loop a video using VLC on an iPhone

Follow these steps to loop a video using the VLC app on an iPhone.

  1. Open the VLC for iOS app.
  2. Choose the video you want to loop.
  3. Tap the three dots in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. Select ‘Repeat one’ from the options.

Looping a video with VLC on an iPad

VLC for iOS lets you loop videos. Here’s how to go about it.

  1. Open VLC for iOS on your iPad.
  2. Start playing the video you want to loop.
  3. Tap the three dots in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Repeat one” from the menu.

FAQ

Can I loop music files on my VLC media player?

Yes, all media formats that VLC supports can be played back with the app.

Why won’t my video run in the VLC app after pressing the two arrow icons at the bottom of the screen?

It’s tempting to think that the two arrows at the bottom of the VLC window are for looping videos, but that’s far from the truth. The arrows are for changing the landscape mode of your video. That way your video uses the horizontal landscape when you rotate your screen, and vice versa.

Why can’t I see the loop icon on my VLC?

If you don’t see the loop icon on your VLC media player, you are probably using an outdated version. To fix the problem, try updating the app to the latest version and see if that fixes the problem.

If that doesn’t fix the glitch, uninstall the app completely and reinstall it.

Enjoy the satisfaction of a Looping video

Looping videos with the VLC Media Player doesn’t have to be a hassle. The app offers a built-in looping feature that makes it easy to play videos repeatedly. Moreover, you can loop multiple videos at once, which is quite useful when watching tutorials or a series. Now you can loop videos on VLC regardless of your device.

Have you tried looping your videos on VLC? Let us know in the comments below.

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