How to Make a Youtube Playlist to Repeat on a Continuous Loop

If you are a regular user of YouTube as many of us are, you probably stumbled upon many videos, (mostly music videos in my case) that you like and would like to play them over and over again. But it’s so frustrating when you have to click on that ‘Play’ button whenever the video finishes playing. And if you even made a big playlist of videos, it would be very nice to somehow make that playlist repeat when the last video on playlist ends so the first one starts all over again right?

I’ve often wanted to figure out how to make it repeat in an endless loop. Last night I discovered how to do this quite by accident. And as always, I would be happy to share that trick with you.

Please note that in order to be able to do this, you first must be a registered user on YouTube. (it’s free!)

So here’s how to:

Make a Youtube Video Playlist to Repeat Over and Over Again

1. Open the playlist in YouTube that you wish to make repeat.

2. Click the first video to make it play.

3. While it’s playing click Playlist.

4. A drop down menu should appear that says “Select Playlist”.

5. Select the playlist that the playing video is in.

6. Click ‘ok’. This will make a duplicate of the first video in the playlist you’re working with.

7. Return to the playlist you are trying to make repeat.

8. To do number 7 follow steps 9-13. If you already know how to do number 7, skip steps 9-13.

9. Hover the cursor over “Account” at the top of the screen.

10.A drop down menu will appear saying “My Videos, Favorites, Subscriptions Contacts, More…”.

11.Select “Favorites”.

12.The next screen will be all of your favorites with a playlist beside it.

13.Select the playlist you have been working with.

14.Find the duplicate of the first video in the playlist. It should be last or near last.

15.If the duplicate is not last or the original is not first then rearrange your play list so that the original is first, and the duplicate is last. This will trick the playlist into repeating indefinitely.*

16.Start the playlist by clicking “Play All Videos”.

*Notes:
The key here on any playlist you want to repeat is to make the first and last video the same.

Sometimes lists will glitch and stop after so many plays (approximately 24 video plays by my experience so far), whether it is set to repeat or not. You simply have to click “Stop Auto playing” and re-click “Play All Again” to get the list going again. YouTube.com has this in its help section. They say they are working on it and I really hope they do.

But don’t worry, it’s not hard as it seems. Actually, once you do it first time, it’s very simple! Especially if you already know how to make a play list and navigate (know your way around) YouTube. I think explaining is the hardest part of the whole process.

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15 Responses
  • Raju Reply

    great trick!! gonna be useful!

    • craig Reply

      It still begs the question…Why the hell won’t youtube let us repeat playlists in the first place? But cheers for your solution anyway.

  • GenniCe Reply

    Yes, it seems simple, but it’s very useful for YouTube regular users. (like me :)

    Enjoy!

  • jorel314 Reply

    Thanks for the tip GenniCe.

    Also, here’s a tool to easily loop a YouTube playlist…

    http://ia331413.us.archive.org/3/items/YoutubePlaylistLooper/youtube_playlist_looper.html

  • GenniCe Reply

    Thanks for sharing that site with us Jorel! I will try it out…

  • Mikel Reply

    Just wanted to say great job with the blog, today is my first visit here and I’ve enjoyed reading your posts so far :)

  • Uttam G Reply

    Please visit http://djutube.com to create youtube playlist with quick search and play functionality along with repeat and shuffle functionality.

  • Janet Reply

    Rather than doing all this, install Loopy for YouTube which automatically adds a button to YouTube player itself, to loop a video or a playlist. The old version died with new YouTube layout, I am using Better Loopy For YouTube

  • Mike Reply

    I use http://www.infiniteyoutube.com to loop videos, it’s very easy to do.

    In the address bar, add the word “infinite” before the word “youtube”. This is the easiest way to put Youtube videos on loop. When you are finished your address bar should be changed from:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg

    To

    http://www.infiniteyoutube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg

    You can also go to http://www.infiniteyoutube.com and just paste in a link to the video or even search for videos.

    • Dennis Reply

      Thanks for sharing with us Mike.

  • jamie Reply

    great tip. thanks

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