How to Rotate a Video


This wikiHow teaches you how to change a video's vertical or horizontal orientation. You can rotate a video by downloading and using Movie Maker on a Windows computer, QuickTime on a Mac, and free apps on iPhone and Android smartphones.

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Rotating on Windows

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Windows Movie Maker was discontinued in 2012, but you can still download and install it on Windows 10 by visiting a third-party site and downloading it from there. While it is possible to use VLC Media Player to rotate a video, doing so will remove the audio from the saved video.

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Its app icon resembles a film strip. This will open the project view section of Movie Maker.

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This option is in the upper-left side of the window in the "Add" section. A new window will open.

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Go to the location of the video that you want to rotate, then click the video.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. Your video will open in Movie Maker.

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Click either Rotate left or Rotate right in the "Editing" section of the toolbar. Your video should rotate accordingly. You may have to perform this step more than once to get your video to the correct orientation. In some cases, clicking Rotate left will result in the video being rotated to the right when it's saved (and vice versa for Rotate right).

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It's in the upper-left corner of the window. A menu will appear.

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This option is near the middle of the menu. Selecting it will prompt a pop-out window.

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It's at the top of the pop-out window.

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Type in the title that you want to use for your movie.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the window. This will save your video under your specified name. When you play it in any media player, it will be rotated to your liking.

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Rotating on a Mac

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Click the magnifying glass-shaped icon in the top-right corner of your Mac's screen. A search bar will appear.

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This will search your computer for the QuickTime app.

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It should be the top result in the Spotlight search. Doing so opens the QuickTime video player.

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You'll find this in the top-left corner of your Mac's screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

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It's near the top of the drop-down menu.

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Click the video that you want to rotate. You may first have to go to the folder in which the video is stored by clicking the appropriate folder on the left side of the window.

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It's in the lower-right side of the window. Doing so will open the video in the QuickTime player.

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This menu item is at the top of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.

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You'll find several Rotate options in the drop-down menu; click the one that you want to apply to your video.

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To do so: Click the File menu item again. Select Export Select a quality (e.g., 1080p). Add a name and select a save location. Click Save

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Rotating on an iPhone

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To do so: Open the App Store Tap Search Tap the search bar. Type in rotate & flip video Tap Search Tap GET to the right of the "Rotate & Flip Video" heading. Enter your Touch ID, or enter your Apple ID email address and tap Install.

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Tap OPEN in the App Store, or tap the Rotate & Flip Video app icon.

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It's in the middle of the screen. Doing so prompts a pop-up menu at the bottom of the screen.

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You'll find this in the pop-up menu.

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This will allow Rotate & Flip Video access to your iPhone's videos.

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Tap the album in which your video is located. If you're unsure of what to select here, tap Camera Roll.

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Tap the video that you want to edit.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Doing so will open your video in the main window.

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Tap the 90 option until your video reaches the orientation that you prefer.

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It's at the bottom of the screen. Doing so will save your rotated video onto your iPhone's Camera Roll. Once you see an advertisement pop up, you can exit the Rotate & Flip Video app.

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Rotating on an Android

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To do so: Open the Google Play Store Tap the search bar. Type in rotate video fx Tap Rotate Video FX in the results. Tap INSTALL Tap ACCEPT

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Tap OPEN in the Google Play Store, or tap the Rotate Video FX app icon.

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It's on the right side of the screen.

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Doing so will open your Android's camera roll.

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Tap the video that you want to rotate.

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After selecting a video, you may have to tap X or CLOSE on an ad before proceeding.

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Tap one of the arrows in the bottom-left or bottom-right corner of the screen to rotate your video 90 degrees left or right. If you want to rotate the video 180 degrees, just tap the arrow twice.

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It's at the bottom of the screen.

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Tap Fast method to flip the video quickly, or tap Normal method to make sure that the video will appear rotated in all supported media players.

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Once you see the video begin to play, your video has been rotated and saved to your Android's camera roll.