A very useful and wanted option for all media players is to repeat playback. This option is somehow hidden in VLC and many users may fail to find it and are not willing to dig in to find it. Here is how to make VLC repeat all Videos:
- From the menu, click “Tools”, then click “Preferences”
- In the “Preferences” dialog, look to the bottom left where you will see “Show Settings” label, hit the “All” radio button
- On the left panel, select “Playlist”
- check the “Repeat All” checkbox
- click the “Save” button
The above setting will make VLC repeat all items in the playlist. If you want to repeat the same video no matter how many items you have in the playlist, access again the Playlist options and check the “Repeat current item” checkbox, then Save. This way no matter how many items you have in the playlist, the running video will repeat. However, you can still run any other video in the playlist by accessing it using the “Show Playlist” button in the player interface (or “View”, “Playlist” from the menu). Then double click the item you want to play.
Note: Make sure to restart VLC for the settings to take effect
It is worth noting also that in the “Playlist” view, a button exists for toggling between “loop one” or “loop all”, but I find it more specific and clearer to set the option in the Preferences pane. Besides, you will still need to save your changes in there using the Preferences dialog.