How To Rotate Video In Windows Media Player

Viewing a movie or other clip with a traditional 16:9 or old-school 4:3 aspect ratio is a breeze on Windows Media Player. But as you see with a smartphone when you capture a video you rotate your phone vertically or horizontally for a better display effect.

However, if you want to watch that video you captured from a smartphone in your laptop on the windows media player you’ve to fix the video by rotating back to normal view or watchable. In this article, we are going to show you how to rotate video on the media player on Windows without having a hassle and even how to save it after fixing the video.

Rotate Video On Windows Media Player On Windows 7/8/10

Technically, there are two methods to flip the video on the windows media player. You can rotate the video using media player software or else you can rotate the video using a third-party video editing software.

Follow the below-given step by step instructions to rotate the video file on windows.

Rotate Video On Media Player Using Windows Video Editor

So basically windows media player do not have the option to rotate videos. So you’ve to rotate the video using Windows Video Editor default software.

Step 1: 

Go to the Start Menu and search “Video Editor” and open it.

Step 2: 

Now in Windows Video Editor app select ” New Video Project “ and click on the “Add” button and wait till full video loaded into the editor. After this drag the video into the video library.

How to rotate a video in Windows 10

Step 3: 

On the right side of the software, you will see the rotating icon as shown in the given screenshot. Click on the icon to rotate the video after rotating the video. Go to the upper corner where you’ll see “Finish Button” click on it to save the video file.

rotate a video on windows

How To Rotate Video In Media Player Using Third-Party Video Player

You can also rotate video files in windows using the third party video player. Such as VLC media player. Because it allows its users to rotate video files. Follow the steps to rotate a video in VLC player in windows.

Step 1: 

Firstly you’ve to Download the VLC video player from the web.

Step 2: 

Open VLC media player from Start Menu or desktop shortcut. After this open the video file that you want to rotate using the VLC player.

Step 3:

Go to the navigation bar on the VLC player and browser to “Tools” > “Effects and Filters” and open it.

rotate video files in vlc

Step 4:

Now navigate to “Video Effects” > “Geometry”. After his click on Transform and start adjusting video display.

how to rotate video in VLC media player

Once’s you made the rotation adjustment into the video file that wanted. It’s time to save the video file using the VLC player. To save the video follow the below-given steps.

Step 5:

Go to the Tools > Preference. Switch on the “All” from “Simple” as shown in the given screenshot. Now go to the left plane and open “Video” and “Filter”. After this, Go to the right side plane and tick on the “Video Transformation Filter” and hit the Save button.

rotate VLC video

Step 6:

To save the video adjustment. Go to the “Media” > “Convert / Save”.

VLC video rotate