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Add a loop audio button

I think Anki could be used very effectively to practice foreign language pronunciation by chorusing (repeating and imitating a sentence in a foreign language at the same time you listen to it for severeal times) and even shadowing.

In order to do that, a simple way to loop audio files could be implemented, so that when the user presses a button in the card the audio is played in a loop indefinitely until the user stops it (maybe some kind of {audio-loop} tag? Not sure if that’d be hard to implement, but I think users might appreciate it).

That’d be especially useful with the growing number of sentence-mined decks.

Or maybe there’s already a way to do this that I dont know of?

Thanks in any case. You’re doing a great job and making a great tool!

Anki doesn’t have a loop feature, but you can press the r key to replay the audio.

Yep, thanks, but I know. I use Anki on mobile though, so I don’t have R to repeat, and when chorusing, the idea is to focus on repeating and imitating the pronunciation several times (dozens usually), so having to press a button everytime is not very convenient… Having this feature would help.

I’ll keep an eye on demand for this, but in the mean time, I’d recommend you assign the replay audio action to one of the tap zones, then you can just tap on one part of the screen to replay the sound