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How To Loop Youtube Videos

Note: The first method outlined below is not working anymore. Both the autoplay and loop parameters stopped working some time ago and cannot be used anymore. The scripts listed below are also not working anymore. What is still working is the Chrome extension Looper which adds the functionality to the Google browser.

The video portal YouTube does not offer any means to loop or repeat videos automatically. There are however a few possible solutions for users who want to loop a video at YouTube.

The first option requires basic knowledge about YouTube's url structure especially the unique video code that is part of every url. It is possible to change the url of the YouTube video so that it will loop and autoplay automatically. Here is how you can do that manually:

A normal YouTube url looks like the following

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgjMK2sWgsE

You can turn this into a replaying and autoplaying video url by appending the parameters loop=1 and autoplay=1 to the url and changing the url slightly so that it looks like this afterwards

http://www.youtube.com/v/sgjMK2sWgsE&loop=1&autoplay=1

This will open the YouTube video in fullscreen in the web browser, play it automatically and loop it infinitely.

The manual solution to loop YouTube videos is fine if it is only used scarcely. Users who want to loop YouTube videos regularly might want to consider an automated option like the Youtube HD Ultimate userscript which comes with the functionality to automatically loop YouTube videos. Other userscripts are available that offer a similar functionality.

Update: Check out our 4 popular Youtube userscripts review which looks at four of the best scripts that modify the video hosting site to your liking.

At least two of the scripts let you loop the videos on the site. Especially Better Loopy for YouTube is noteworthy in this regard, as it not only lets you replay YouTube videos for as long as you like, but also select a specific part of the video that you can loop instead of the complete video. This in itself is pretty useful and goes beyond what's offered by the manual method and the userscript linked in this article.

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Comments

  1. Nikchr said on October 13, 2009 at 10:31 am
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    1. Andrew Lee said on October 17, 2009 at 6:21 am
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      This is much better than the one listed above, this actually works the one above does not

  2. Brad said on October 22, 2009 at 6:54 pm
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    I created this site to let users loop whatever they want in youtube

    http://playinurtubez.com

    add videos to the looper, add entire playlists.. let er rip :) I have no advertising on this site so i’m not fishing for clicks.. just thought i’d share

  3. gene said on October 25, 2009 at 6:49 pm
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    Thanks for such a simple, straight forward answer on how to loop a you tube video. What a joy to let ’em run full tilt!

  4. Stranger said on January 28, 2010 at 7:29 am
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  5. winston said on February 14, 2010 at 11:37 pm
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    great info, i appreciate this. much.

  6. Akos Szilagyi said on January 22, 2011 at 5:00 am
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    U the MAN..!!!!! Thank U..!!!!!

  7. Anonymous said on April 5, 2011 at 10:10 am
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    Awesome! :D Thanks!!!
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  8. kevin said on April 8, 2011 at 11:03 am
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    thnx for the info
    you made my day ;)

  9. Noel said on April 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm
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    Awesome. Works great. I am glad there was a way to loop it using the url rather than adding or downloading a special player. Thanks for your help.

  10. Evan said on May 8, 2011 at 2:58 am
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    Great article. Works like a charm.

  11. C said on July 11, 2011 at 2:10 am
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    “Thanks, it’s wierd but the other way used to work fine and now it doesn’t so I’m glad to have the ‘repeat’!”

  12. C said on July 11, 2011 at 2:14 am
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    now the original way works too on another video, guess it was the video that wouldn’t do it. nice to have two ways.

  13. youtuber said on July 31, 2011 at 7:13 pm
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    or you can just you repeat youtube

    so a normal youtube url on a video looks like this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L82XaQWSsGI&feature=player_embedded#at=181

    if you want it on youtube repeat then you just cahnge it so http://www.youtuberepeat.com/

    but if you want it on a certain video and you dont want to be pressing refresh a bunch to search for a video just add repeat before .com and after youtube

  14. youtubelooper said on December 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm
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  15. people said on May 19, 2012 at 3:12 am
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    thanks guy

  16. x said on June 16, 2012 at 1:43 am
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    There’s another solution right on YouTube, though it’s just a bug and might be fixed sometime.

    Put a pause annotation of 0.1 seconds at the very end of your video and it’ll loop.

  17. phucvh said on June 27, 2012 at 9:08 am
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    you go to: http://jveo.net
    and Pastle your video link to textbox and click “Repeat Youtube” button

  18. Alex said on June 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm
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    Just as easy to use a site like http://www.tuberepeat.com plus you can choose what part of the video you want to repeat.

  19. Charley Groth said on July 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm
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    Tried it. Does not work.

  20. Amka said on February 6, 2013 at 4:15 am
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    Right click video
    Click pop-out
    right click pop-out
    press loop

  21. KOLOPO said on July 5, 2013 at 8:34 am
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    For Repeat Videos Automatically

    Change Youtube to KOLOPO and press Enter

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X09noo-M7os
    http://www.kolopo.com/watch?v=X09noo-M7os

  22. Anonymous said on August 13, 2014 at 5:08 am
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    does this increase youtube views?

    1. Grabjina said on December 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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      No, It doesn’t.

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