Looping a Video or a Series of Videos on VLC media player


VLC media player

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. One of the features that VLC can provide is the option to 'loop' or replay videos once they have finished playing so that they continue without any extra input from the user.

Looping a video

To loop a video first we need to open VLC media Player:

  • Click the Start menu on the desktop, then begin typing the word “VLC” and open the VLC program (The icon looks like a traffic cone): Illustrative image
  • Once VLC is open, open the playlist menu by clicking the playlist button:  Illustrative image
  • Once the playlist window is open, find your videos in file explorer and drag and drop them into the playlist, then click the play button to start it playing:  Illustrative image
  • Set VLC to loop whichever video/s it is playing by clicking the Loop button: Illustrative image

(The 'loop' button has three settings which rotate:  – 1st click: Loop all videos, 2nd click: loop each video once, 3rd click: turn off any 'looping').

This will then loop the selected videos until it’s closed or stopped depending on your selection.


For more advice or help troubleshooting issues with VLC please contact the skills team on ITSkills@chi.ac.uk

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