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How to Loop Videos Using VLC on Windows & Mac

by Christine Smith • Sep 16,2019 • Proven solutions

VLC is a rich media player with extensive media playing features and allow you to create fun experiences with it. If you like some video or want to view certain thing in detail you always use the feature, loop. You can loop whole video or section of video on the loop. Here we will see a step-by-step guide about how to loop videos on VLC player.

Part 1. Looping Video on VLC on Windows

Step 1: Open the video you want to loop using VLC player. If you want to loop multiple video files add them to the playlist.

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Step 2: In order to loop the video Just go to the loop button and click on it. If you want to loop the multiple files, just toggle the button to either loop one or all and toggle till you reach your desired result.

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These two-steps will make sure that your videos are in loop until you stop them. You must know that button has few different options toggle between no loop, loop one, and loop all. You can always add more file in the playlist.

Part 2. Looping Video on VLC Using Mac

Much like Windows, it is same for Mac to loop video or videos from your playlist. To guide you, here are the steps that you can follow:

Step 1: Open the VLC media player and open the file or files you want to loop. Go to media menu and go to open file.

Step 2: In order to loop the file in the playlist, from the bottom just toggle the loop button. Click on it once to loop one and loop again to loop all. You can click again to turn off the toggle. It all depends on how you want to play the videos.

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These are simple steps that you can follow to loop videos or various video files. You can always add more files in playlist.

Part 3. Repeating Specific Section of Video

While creating or editing videos you may want to see the specific section for the video. With VLC, specific section can be easily looped with simple button. Here are the steps you can follow to loop specific section.

Step 1: Launch video using VLC on your system. Go to view tab first and under tools click on Advanced Controls.

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Step 2: You will see few new buttons appear at the bottom. Now in order to loop the specific section. First, more the video to the starting point of the loop section and the click on the specific loop button.

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Step 3: Now to finish the loop, take the video to the end point and click on the same button again. You will see the two points of the button are red. Now play the video and the section will be looped.

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The method is same for both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Part 4. Best Alternative to VLC to Play and Convert Videos on Windows/Mac

Sometimes, you may have trouble playing videos with VLC, or bored with the simple functions of it. Then a good alternative to VLC like Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is needed, which can not only play videos but also convert, edit, download, burn videos easily and quickly. This multi-functional converter works on both Windows and Mac system, and supports an array of video/audio formats including MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, etc.

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Steps to Play and Convert Videos on Windows/Mac with VLC Alternative

Step 1 Add Videos You Need to Loop

Launch Wondershare UniConverter after download and installation, then click on the Add Files button under the default Convert interface to add the video you need to loop. Multiple videos can be added here.

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Step 2 Play Videos with VLC Alternative

The added videos will be displayed as thumbnail on the interface, move your mouse to the video and you'll see a Play icon. Click it to play videos smoothly. You can choose Full Screen Mode here or make a screenshot easily. Also, click the edit icons under the video thumbnail image, you can trim, crop, add subtitle, and make more changes.

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Step 3 Convert Videos to Any Other Format

If you want to convert videos to other formats so that you can play on specific devices, just choose an output format from the Convert all files to: option and then click on the Convert All button to finish the process. You can find the converted files from the Converted tab.

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