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):
- Once VLC is open, open the playlist menu by clicking the playlist button:
- 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:
- Set VLC to loop whichever video/s it is playing by clicking the Loop button:
(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