Let’s say that there is a clip or a couple of seconds/minutes in a video or audio that needs to be played through continously in a loop in VLC Media Player. The player can easily end a video and start from the very beginning. But what we are trying to achieve is looping through a media file and the clip that is required to be played repeatedly is somewhere in the middle of a lengthy video or audio. What we need to do to achieve this goal is use the A to B loop feature in VLC Media Player.
Mark a starting position A, then define the ending position B which are both somewhere in the middle of VLC’s timeline. Then loop from A to B continuously unless you hit stop or exit the loop. This feature allows us to watch a portion of a video again and again. In terms of audio, it is for listening (and understanding) an isolated part by repeatedly playing it.
The A to B looping feature control button is available in the Advanced Controls. Bring up the advanced controls first and then the starting and ending position within a media file can be defined.
Here are the steps to loop a video/audio’s portion indefinitely in VLC Media Player:
- Click on View > Advanced Controls
- Navigate the timeline to where you want the loop to begin
- Click and set point A
- Move the play head to the loop’s end
- Click the same button to set point B
- The loop will start and play from A to B.
Now, you can watch or play the media from point A to point be indefinitely. To stop the loop, simply press the same Loop button again. The Stop button can also be played to exit the video completely.
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