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5 Ways to Rotate a Video on Windows 10/8/7 and Mac

When you record a video with your Smartphone, you will find the video sideways or upside down. It would be hard to preview such video, so you may need to rotate your video on your Windows or Mac. Read the following methods to learn how to rotate a video easily on your computer.

How to Rotate a Video

How to Rotate a Video

Part 1: How to rotate a video on Windows 10/8/7 in an easiest way

Here you can use a free video editor on Windows or Mac to help you rotate videos in a snap. Just download the freeware and follow the guide to do that.

1Download the free video editor and install in on your Windows or Mac. And then launch the program and click the Rotate button on the main interface.

Click Rotate Button

2Then you can click the Add File button to add the video file you try to rotate and choose to rotate the video from 90 clockwise, 90 counterclockwise, and flip video by horizontal flip or vertical flip according to your need.

Rotate Video

3After rotating, you can directly click Save button to save the rotated video or you can choose different output video format from the original one from the left bottom dropdown list. Of course, you can click Reset to do the rotation again.

Save Rotated Video

Part 2: How to rotate a video in Windows Media Player

In fact, many people ask such kind of question on the Internet to try to find the way to rotate a video with Windows Media Player. According to some answer, you can use the keyboard Ctrl + Alt + down arrow to do the rotation. It is said to work for all Intel Mortherboard Display Driver installed on PC or laptop. However, most of the people find it does not work.

So when you want to rotate videos with Windows Media Player, you may probably try to find the way to rotate videos with Windows Movie Maker. So just check the following ways to rotate a video in Movie Maker.

Windows Media Player

Part 3: How to rotate a video in Windows Movie Maker

You can use Windows Movie Maker (also called Windows Live Movie Maker in some version) to rotate a video on PC. If you are using Windows 10, you may need to download it as Windows Movie Maker is not installed by default.

1Click "Add Videos and Photo" on the top toolbar and add the video you want to rotate in Windows Movie Maker. Your video will be displayed on the main interface.

Windows Movie Maker

2You can find rotate video button in the Editing section from the Home tab. Then click "Rotate left" or "Rotate right" button to rotate your video in 90 degree.

Rotate Video with Windows Movie Maker

3Click "Save movie" button to save your rotated video. You can also choose your decided video format and location to save the rotated video.

Save Rotated Video with Windows Movie Maker

Part 4: How to rotate a video in VLC

VLC player is an open-source video player which can not only help you to play different video format files but also can help you to do some simple edit to your video. Just check the following steps to see how to use VLC to rotate a video.

1Click "Open File" from the "Media" dropdown list on the top toolbar and choose the video you try to rotate on your computer.

VLC Player

2Click "Effects and Filters" on the Tools dropdown list on the top menu and open the "Adjustments and Effects" window. Choose "Geometry" on the "Video Effect" tab.

Rotate Video with VLC

3Check the "Transform" box to enable the rotation. You can rotate your video for 90, 180 or 270 degree. After selecting, just close the Window and the video has been rotated successfully.

Use VLC to Rotate Video

Note: Rotating your video in VLC can only keep it rotated when it is opened by VLC, but there is no rotation effect when you play the video with other players.

Part 5: How to rotate a video in iMovie

If you are a Mac user, you can use iMovie to rotate the video as it is a native video editing software on Mac OX S. Using iMovie will let you rotate video clips without installing any third-party program.

1Open iMovie and click the "File" menu to select Import > Movies to add your video file to iMovie. After importing, you video will appear on the preview Window.

iMovie File Menu

2Select your video and clip the "Crop" button in the middle toolbar to open the crop menu. Here you can find the rotate buttons on the top of the Viewer. You can rotate the video in 90 degree increments by click the left or right rotation buttons. Click "Done" to finish the rotation.

Rotate Video in iMovie

3Then click "File" and select "Export" to save your video. You can choose the video format and location you want to save the rotated video.

Save Rotated Video in iMovie

With the above 5 methods, you can easily rotate video on Windows 10/8/7 and Mac. Sometimes, you may wonder to rotate videos online without using the desktop program, in that situation, you can find the websites like,, etc. to help you rotate your video online in seconds. If you want to know how to rotate a video on iPhone, just check the details in this article: How to rotate video on iPhone.

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