Have you ever needed to loop a YouTube video? Maybe you’re playing a music video on your laptop, connected to several speakers, and you need the same song to repeat it over and over? Or perhaps you just want to see the same clip about something ridiculous happening over and over again !?
Either way, there are several ways you can loop videos on YouTube. Thankfully, YouTube has upgraded their video player to HTML 5, so on most web browsers, all you have to do is right-click on the video to repeat!
In this article, I will mention all the different ways to loop a YouTube video in your browser. If you are trying to do this on your phone, it already works from the YouTube app. I tried it and the only way is to click the repeat button when the video is over. If you need to play back the video on your phone, use a web browser and then use one of the web methods mentioned below (InfiniteLooper).
Method 1 – Right-click
If you use a modern browser and the video you are watching is one of the few people who do not play games using HTML5, then just right-click on the video and click on Ring.
As you can see, this is a menu exclusively for YouTube. If this is not right for you, it could be due to your video, web browser or operating system you’re running. If you are using Chrome, you can try another right click trick.
Go ahead and press and hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard and then right-click the video. While holding the Shift key, right click again. This time you will get another menu that looks a little different, but also has a loop option.
As you can tell, this menu is specific to Chrome. Unfortunately, this tip only works on Google Chrome, probably because Google owns YouTube.
Method 2 – Edit the URL
Another simple way to put videos into loops is to use a specific URL. For example, let’s say the video you are watching is as follows:
The important part is the last part highlighted. Now copy that last part right after v = and paste it into the following URL in both locations:
This basically creates a playlist for you with just one video and allows you to repeat it.
Method 3 – Create a manual playlist
In addition to using the URL method above, you can create a playlist yourself with a video and let it repeat. To do this, you need to be logged into YouTube. Method 2 works without having to sign in to YouTube.
When you are watching the video you want to loop, click Add link right below the video.
Click on Create new lists and then name your playlist. Once you’ve created the playlist, you’ll need to click on the small hamburger icon on the top left and click on the new playlist you’ve just created below. Library. In my case, I called it Watch.
There should only be one video listed in the playlist. Now click Play it all and it will continuously play that video.
Method 4 – Website
Four methods involve using websites that exist only to loop YouTube videos. It’s pretty ridiculous, but I guess there is some need for it! You have to use a method like this if you are trying to loop videos on your smartphone or tablet. For some reason, apps on those devices don’t have the option of repeating.
Infinite is one of the loop sites. Just copy and paste the URL from YouTube and then click Search. This will download YouTube videos and allow you to loop it indefinitely or even to loop a specific part of the video if you want.
Method 5 – Renew
The final way to loop a YouTube video if you want a simple solution and the first one doesn’t work for you is to install the extension. For Chrome, yes Looper for YouTube.
When you install the extension, you will see the new Loop option below the video. Click that and you can choose the number of video iterations and if you just want to loop part of the video. For Firefox, you can use Playback of YouTube videos.
Hopefully, these methods will allow you to loop your video (probably music) as many times as you like! If you have any questions, feel free to comment. Enjoy!