YouTube has recently tweaked its design and added the much-awaited Playlist tab, where one can find relevant videos alongside the changes made in the Comments section.
Did You Know?According to YouTube, 100 hours of videos are uploaded to the website every minute.
However, the popular demand of the 'repeat' option was not considered even this time around. Here are a few tools that will help you to repeat your videos in a loop.
Google Developers have provided the most reliable method to loop YouTube videos. All you need to do, is to make changes to the original URL and your videos will play repeatedly. The 'loop' and the 'playlist' parameters should be added to the URL for this purpose. Here are the steps that you need to follow:
▶ Search and open the desired video on YouTube.
▶ Now, in its URL you need to delete the watch? parameter and replace v= by v/.
▶ Next, append &loop=1&playlist=video_id after the version parameter.
▶ After these changes, the video URL will change to www.youtube.com/v/VIDEO_ID?version=3&loop=1&playlist=VIDEO_ID.
▶ Now, hit enter to watch the video in repeat mode.
If you are making these changes for playing videos from custom playlist, the player will first play the entire videos listed in the playlist and then restart from the first video. However, you need to note that this option only works in the AS3 player.
However, if you are not well-versed in computers, there are third-party tools available for the said purpose, to simplify things. In all the tools mentioned below, you can search the relevant video in the service provider's search boxes, and click on the play option to continuously watch the video.
You can download this free app from iTunes. This app has a search box, where you can search YouTube videos. In case you want to repeat a single video, then tap the Heart button. You can also add videos to a playlist, and play them in a loop.
Thus, even though YouTube has overlooked the repeat option in its latest design tweak, you can still enjoy the service by using external tools. However, let's hope the video database giant does incorporate this option in future. Till then, you will need to take the extra efforts of switching to another website to enjoy the service.