Loop Video

Easily loop videos with Descript’s free video loop maker capabilities. Descript’s video editing software allows you to create looping GIFs or MP4s that playback as many times as you want.

Repeat videos with Descript

Sometimes online videos are just on because they’re on, which is exactly their appeal. Say you want to make a GIF for social media or a visualizer before your music video drops. Descript is the app that lets you create a video loop and upload it as a YouTube video in just a few clicks.

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How to loop a video for infinite creative possibilities

Step 1

Import your video and project files

Open a new project in Descript, and drag and drop the videos you want to loop to upload them. You can also head over to Media to find your uploaded files or browse our large library of stock videos, photos, video backgrounds, and GIFs to edit into your loop. Descript generates a transcript you can use to make edits to your video by editing the text.

Step 2

Select a media layer to loop

Click on the media layer you want to loop, then in the properties panel under Duration and change Once to Loop. You can also increase or decrease the speed of your loop and choose the duration of the video. By default, looped layers will continue for the full duration of the video. However, you can create Scenes by adding a '/' to your script—to restrict your loop to a specific Scene.

Step 3

Edit or export your looped video

You can drag the edges of the original clip to trim your video and create clean start and end points for your loop. You can continue editing your video using your looped video layer, or export your looped video or GIF by clicking Publish.

Repeat videos with Descript

Sometimes online videos are just on because they’re on, which is exactly their appeal. Say you want to make a GIF for social media or a visualizer before your music video drops. Descript is the app that lets you create a video loop and upload it as a YouTube video in just a few clicks.

Download the app →

Create videos & add special effects using Descript

Easy-to-use

Looping a video isn’t the only thing that’s easy in Descript. With an auto-generated transcript, you can edit your videos just like a doc. Find the clip to loop in your longer video by searching the text, and just copy-paste to create a new clip.

Transitions

Watching something repeatedly can accentuate the message — and the flaws. A hard cut can ruin an otherwise perfect loop. If it looks janky when your video clip repeats, Descript lets you quickly add a crossfade transition to smooth it out.

Multitrack

Anyone can loop a video. So let people know it’s your looped video. Overlay elements like titles, your watermark, or even another video to create something distinctively you.


Frequently Asked Questions

What’s good to loop?

It’s typically a good idea to loop a short video clip (think about a TikTok’s length) so the viewer can quickly glom on to the message. More conceptually, to make it seem like an infinite loop rather than a repeating video, you want things to end where they began. That can be strictly visual, like cycling through the rainbow, or narrative, like going back in time to order the salmon instead of the steak.

How can I put a looped video on YouTube?

You can upload directly to your YouTube channel when you hit the share button. Descript’s YouTube integration lets you publish in just a few clicks.

Can I use Descript as a video loop app for free?

You can use Descript's video editor and upload all the video loops you want, free. You get three hours of transcription on us. And with the $12/month Creator package or $24/month Pro package, you get watermark-free uploads and 10 or 30 hours of transcription a month, respectively. Reach out — we'll negotiate pricing with you for the Enterprise package, including free onboarding, training, and a dedicated account representative.

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Loop Video

Easily loop videos with Descript’s free video loop maker capabilities. Descript’s video editing software allows you to create looping GIFs or MP4s that playback as many times as you want.

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How to loop a video for infinite creative possibilities
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Step 1
Import your video and project files

Open a new project in Descript, and drag and drop the videos you want to loop to upload them. You can also head over to Media to find your uploaded files or browse our large library of stock videos, photos, video backgrounds, and GIFs to edit into your loop. Descript generates a transcript you can use to make edits to your video by editing the text.

Step 2
Select a media layer to loop

Click on the media layer you want to loop, then in the properties panel under Duration and change Once to Loop. You can also increase or decrease the speed of your loop and choose the duration of the video. By default, looped layers will continue for the full duration of the video. However, you can create Scenes by adding a '/' to your script—to restrict your loop to a specific Scene.

Step 3
Edit or export your looped video

You can drag the edges of the original clip to trim your video and create clean start and end points for your loop. You can continue editing your video using your looped video layer, or export your looped video or GIF by clicking Publish.

Create and edit video loops that go on and on
Loop video, audio, and GIFs
Ride a bike through a rainbow, travel back in time, hear your voice echo in the mountains, or create custom memes. The possibilities are endless when you can loop video, audio, or GIFs.
Beginner-friendly video editor and loop maker
Apply professional audio and video edits, as well as AI effects in one click. Like Green Screen to remove the background on a looping video.
Set the speed and duration
Speed up, slow down, and control the duration of your loops to create unique effects and unlock a variety of use cases for your video loops.
Questions? We have answers
How do I make a YouTube video loop?

You can make a YouTube video loop as a viewer by right-clicking the video and selecting "Loop" to continuously replay the video. There's currently no way to publish videos that loop by default. But you can use a video editor with looping functionality like Descript to create repeating videos and publish directly to YouTube.

What file types can I upload to Descript?

Descript supports MP4, M4V, MOV, MPEG, GIFs,

BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, WEBP, and other popular media formats for creating audio and video content. 

How long can I loop my video for in Descript?

You can easily loop videos with Descript’s free video loop maker capabilities. Descript’s video editing software allows you to create infinite loop GIFs, and MP4s that loop for the entire duration of your video or just a single scene.

Can I loop GIFs too?

Yes, you can create looping GIFs with Descript. Just create it as a video and select GIF when you export.

What can I use a video looper for?

It’s often a good idea to loop short video clips where missing even a second means rewatching it anyway. That way the viewer can quickly glom on to the message on the next replay. More conceptually, to make it seem like an infinite loop rather than a repeating video, you want things to end where they began.

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Descript is an AI-powered audio and video editing tool that lets you edit podcasts and videos like a doc.
  • Video editing
    Looping is just one of many features in Descript's all-in-one video editor.
  • Screen recording
    Record your camera, mic, or screen directly into your video project.
  • Green Screen
    Remove the background from videos and GIFs for more creative video loop options.
  • Multi-track editor
    Combine and edit multiple media files in one project to bring your vision to life.