Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

There is a repeat button on the player but there is no repeat current song only button.

I want to repeat a specific song in a list but I cannot do it with Windows Media Player

share|improve this question
Well, if you want to only repeat 1 song, why do you need other songs in the list? Remove all songs other than the one to be repeated? Or, create a few playlists if you need to move around different collections of songs (each playlist may have 1 or more songs) – Dave Mar 13 '13 at 13:05
I don't use WMP, so see if the last post on this page helps. – Karan Mar 14 '13 at 0:49
@DaveRook I have a playlist with favorite songs. Up to my mood, sometimes I just like to listen to one specific song only. It's just the normal need don't you think. Lots of player out there implement this feature. – Nam G VU Mar 14 '13 at 1:52
I was also going to try out creating a playlist with the same song repeated but my library is borked and WMP keeps crashing my system. @NamG.VU are you looking for an answer or just want to rant about a feature WMP does not have. – Brad Patton Mar 14 '13 at 2:30
Further to @BradPatton point, is there a reason you're trying to achieve this in WMP? I mean, if "Lots of player out there implement this feature", then why not use one? -1 – Dave Mar 15 '13 at 8:50

Create a playlist with a single song and repeat that.


Repeatedly drag the same song from the library to the playlist.


Use another media player.

share|improve this answer

On: Windows Media Player - Sun Jun 14 2015 - 1507 edt

You want to repeat one song, continuously.

  1. Get yourself to: View / Library

    There are 3 panes:

  2. In the Left-pane: double-left-click on your CD.

    Its track list will appear in both other panes, and the first track will begin to play. Ignore that.

  3. Above the center-pane (top-right) is the "search" box. In there, begin typing the title of the track you want -- just until it singles-out in the center pane.

    No. Case doesn't matter -- but spaces do.

  4. Then: left-click the little down-arrow to the right.

  5. Hover over "library" -- and left-click on "Songs (1)" If it says more than (1) -- that's fine.

  6. Now you can drag your preferred one-song from the center-pane to the right pane, and drop it (no matter what may be there now).

    Your song will immediately begin to play -- and ditto forever -- if you have the repeat icon (circle-arrow) highlighted in the player controls (bottom-center).

    Enjoy :)

share|improve this answer

Turn on repeat mode, right-click the song that you want to repeat in WMP's library, and select Play (instead of Play all).

share|improve this answer
This does not work for me – Nam G VU Mar 19 '13 at 5:43
How exactly doesn't it work? Play will create a playlist with that single song. Repeating the playlist will repeat just the single song. – Tim De Baets Mar 19 '13 at 20:31
I miss the part you said that you want to repeat in WMP's library. I do it from the playlist – Nam G VU Mar 20 '13 at 1:01

Also if you have a search result of multiple songs you need to type the match in exactly until all the others disappear and it’ll then loop the greatest match too as well as other choices above.

share|improve this answer

I've had this happen. To repeat one song only, you have to have the repeat button on, and then you have to double-click the song you want to repeat from the actual folder the song is in, NOT in WMP.

share|improve this answer
This is more suitable for a comment than a true answer. Please refrain from this until your reputation allows you to post comments, thank you. – MariusMatutiae Jun 27 '15 at 16:06

Create a playlist from your library with the song you wanna repeat. To do that, clear the playlist then drag the desired song to the empty playlist. Activate repeat.

share|improve this answer

ctrl + t or in play menu check [repeat]

share|improve this answer

When playing a song, click "Switch to Library" at the upper right corner. then click "Turn repeat on" at the lower part. You can then click "Switch to now playing" at the lower right corner.

share|improve this answer
I tried this. It didn't work for me. – G-Man Oct 17 '14 at 16:47

You must log in to answer this question.

protected by Community Oct 18 '15 at 3:34

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .