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How to Make A Video Loop

Nov 18, 2020• Proven solutions

Video loops are short clips that repeat for a certain amount of times or an unlimited amount of times. These kinds of videos are becoming very popular among teenagers on social media. They are usually found on a social media platform like Instagram. They are designed for users to keep watching the video repeatedly without having to keep clicking the play button. Actually, there are many tools that can help you create these kinds of videos. In this article, we will discuss how to make a video loop and some tools that are used to make the loop.

How to Make A Loop Video?

Now we need tools to make videos loop on your computer, so in this part, we will discuss two tools and how to make looping videos using these 2 tools.

Wondershare Filmora

The first tool that we are going to talk about is Wondershare Filmora, which is no doubt one of the best beginner-level video editing tools. Its timeline feature makes it very easy to make a loop video. Here is a quick guide.

  • Launch Wondershare Filmora and then import the desired video into the editor by simply using the drag and drop option.
  • Then after importing, copy the video by pressing “Ctrl + C” and then paste the video by pressing “Ctrl + V” on the timeline.
  • Repeat the above process as many times as you want, and then after processing the file, export it locally on your computer.

 

Wondershare Online Uniconverter

The second tool that we use to make a video loop is Wondershare Online Uniconverter. This is an online tool that means that we do not have to download software on your computer. It is very easy to use the tool. You just have to import the video file on the website from local storage or any cloud storage service. Then select the number of times you need to make the file loop and then export it to the local storage. This has many advantages like it supports multiple formats, allows you to trim the video, and many more.

How to play YouTube video in the loop?

Another common question is how to make a video loop on YouTube? Now we often like a video on YouTube that we want to loop, but we don’t have a dedicated feature to make the video loop. So here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a YouTube video on both desktop and mobile.

Looping YouTube videos on Desktop

It is a very simple process on a desktop to make YouTube video loop. Here is a 2 step guide.

  • Search for the desired video and start the video.
  • Right-click on the video and select "Loop."

Looping YouTube videos on Mobile

Here is a quick guide on how to make YouTube videos loop on mobile.

  • Open the YouTube app on your iPhone and log in if you already have an account or sign-up if you do not.
  • Click on the search button on the top right corner of the main screen and search for the preferred video.
  • Now you have to add that video to a playlist. You can do that by clicking on the three-dot button located on the right corner of the video and clicking on the “Add to Playlist” button from the slide up window that appears.
  • Then open your library by going to the main menu and clicking on the “Library” button in the bottom right corner. Once it’s open, search for the new playlist that you made for the looping video.
  • Then click on the desired playlist to start. It will not loop as it is, you’ll have to click on the drop down button under the video and after that click on the “Loop” option to make the video loop until it’s stopped manually.

How to Play Video In The Loop On Windows?

Now when it comes to looping videos on Windows, we can use the built-in player to play the video in a loop. When Windows Media Player reaches the end of a video, it provides an option to replay the video manually, but it does not do so automatically. However, we can enable the looping feature in the settings. You can make the video loop by moving the cursor in the media player Window to expose the playback controls. Then click on the "Turn Repeat On" button to play the videos in the loop. This button may not appear in small playback windows, so if you don't see this button, click the square "Maximize" icon or drag the video corners to make the window larger.

Cons:

  • Supports only a few formats.
  • Doesn’t work with common subtitle files.
  • It has less compatibility than competitors.

Alternate to The Built-In Windows Player

But there are some disadvantages in the built-in player of windows like it doesn't support many formats, so in these cases, you might need an alternative player. VLC is the top best video player available in the market that is used by millions of people. Here is a step by step guide on how to loop the video on VLC.

  • Click on "View" and then click on "Advanced Controls."
  • Navigate the timeline to where you want the loop to begin.
  • Select a beginning point and the ending point.
  • Then the loop will start to play from Point A to Point B.

How to Play Video In The Loop On Mac?

Now coming to the Mac OS, It also has a built-in media player that we allow us to loop the videos that we are playing. It’s just a matter of clicking some options. So here is a guide on how to make a video loop on Mac.

  • Open the video you want to play in a loop repeatedly within QuickTime Player on the Mac.
  • Pull down the "View" menu and choose "Loop."
  • Start playing the video as usual; when the movie ends, it will automatically start from, playing endlessly and repeatedly until stopped, closed, or paused.

Cons:

  • Is not compatible with windows.
  • Doesn't support subtitle files.
  • Has less compatibility as compared to alternate players.

Alternative to The Built-In Mac OS Player

VLC media player for Mac OS is the best alternate media player that is available for Mac. Here is a complete step by step guide on how to loop videos using VLC on Mac OS.

  • Click on "View" and then click on "Advanced Controls."
  • Navigate the timeline to where you want the loop to begin.
  • Select a beginning point and the ending point.
  • Then the loop will start to play from Point A to Point B.

Conclusion

So in this article, we discussed how to make a video loop on multiple platforms and some tools that's we can use to make the loop. These loop videos are a very interesting and fun way to make a video, and hopefully, this article removed some of your questions.

Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.