Vine, an outfit owned by Twitter, runs an online service for sharing 6.5-second videos that play in a loop. And Snap to Beat provides a way of adding music to these videos so that, when they loop, the music seems as if it’s never-ending—so that you can’t tell where it starts and where it finishes. Vine calls these “perfect loops” or “seamless loops.” Particularly skilled Viners have done this for a while, in an ad hoc way, but the company wanted to give everyone a set of tools that could pull the same trick.
The best part about this article? Trying to watch one of the examples to hear a ‘perfect loop’ and instead hearing a half-second gap each time because the Vine player doesn’t work right. Beautiful.