There are some sorts of videos that are cool to leave on in the background indefinitely. Most desktop video players will allow you to do this, but we video giant YouTube does not currently offer this function.
Enter EndlessYouTube. This site allows you to not only loop YouTube video continually but also to loop any particular part of a video again and again. This means the site is useful not only for the obvious kinds of videos to play on loop, such as fireplaces or fish tanks, but for other purposes as well. For example, if you’re trying to learn to play guitar you could repeatedly watch a tricky segment of a song until you pick up on how it’s played–very useful for those hard-to-nail licks.
But this site isn’t only cool for what it does, but for how it does it. You can select any video to play from YouTube in one of two ways. The first way is to copy the “watch” code in the URL of the video; that is, the series of characters you find after “watch?v=”. This code can be entered at the site in order to loop the video. The other, easier way, is to simply insert the word “endless” into the URL of a video you are watching on YouTube. For example, if you’re watching the footage of a fire found at “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIx3aMRDUL4” you can watch it endlessly at “http://www.endlessyoutube.com/watch?v=DIx3aMRDUL4“. Neat, huh? You can also alter the URL to playback a certain segment of the video; find syntax for this on the site.
- Loop any YouTube video
- Loop any segment of any YouTube video
- Simply add the word “endless” to any YouTube URL to use the service
- Similar tools: YouRepeat, TubeReplay and YouTubeRepeater.
Check out EndlessYouTube @ www.endlessyoutube.com