Some videos require rotation before viewing accurately. It may occurs when you capture a video from your phone and convert it into your PC, the orientation of your video altered. So you need to rotate a video before viewing it with ease and comfort.

People usually thinks of Windows Media Player when choosing a video editor because it is a build-in software for Windows, it is convenient to use and do not require external software download. In this article, you will find out how to use Windows Media Player to rotate a video as well as 4 alternative ways.

Part 1. How to Rotate a Video in Windows Media Player

To rotate a video using Windows Media Player, you just need to go through some very simple steps. By following these steps, you can change the position of your video within seconds. So let us get into the steps.

  1. Download and install Windows Media Player. Once downloaded, launch the software.

  2. Click “Add videos and photos” to import a video.

  3. Select  “Rotate” to rotate your video to your desired degree.

  4. Click “Save”.

Majority of the videos are successfully rotated by using Windows Movie Maker. The video you import into this program will expand in the timeline view. Here you can see each segment of your video thoroughly. You can also turn your video upside-down along with this program.

Part 2. Alternative Methods to Rotate Videos

As it is a very common issue to face problems while viewing your video on your PC that you download from your phone. If you ever go through the situation in which you recorded a video in your smartphone and play it on your laptop or PC screen and find the altered orientation of your video? If yes, then to fix this issue it may require third-party software. To solve to this problem, you don’t need to be an expert on video editing. Several tools help you in resolving this issue.

Method 1: Filme

iMyFone Filme is a user-friendly software that is perfect for beginners. Filme will get your editing done in merely seconds! This video editor contains all the editing tool it may require to edit a video. Apart from solving your video rotation issues, it also provides you with innovative templates, titles, free music and much more. Filme put your creation to another level simply beyond your imaginations.

How to Rotate a Video with Filme:

  1. Download and install iMyFone Filme on your computer. Launch the software after installation.

  2. Click “Import” and select the media.

  3. Once imported, find the video and double click to open it. You should see a “+” icon above the video when you put your mouse on it, click on it to enable editing.

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  5. The “Rotate” option is on the right hand side. Enter your desired rotation value and press”OK”.

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  7. Export the video by clicking on “Export” .

Method 2: Photos App

If you are a Windows 10 user, then it is easy for you to rotate a video in windows media player. All you  need is to follow these steps stated below for your convenience.

  1. Open Photos app on your computer.

  2. Click “New Video” and then click “  New Video Project”.

  3. Import the video you want to rotate in the project library.

  4. Drag the imported file into the Storyboard to enable editing.

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  6. Click the “Rotate” icon to rotate the video to your desired rotation value.

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  8. Export the video by clicking “Finish your video”.

Method 3: VLC Media Player

A frequently upgraded program by an active open-source developer community, VLC video editing software is fantastic third-party software known. The process of using VLC player in editing and rotating videos is quite simple and easily understandable. So let’s get into a guideline about how it works for you to rotate a video.

  1. Download and install VLC player.

  2. Launch and select “Media” from the top left corner of the application.

  3. Click “Open Files” and choose the video that you want to rotate.

  4. Click “Tools”, then select “Effects and Filters”.

  5. Click “Video Effects” and rotate the video as per your requirement i.e you can rotate your videos by 90, 180 degrees.

  6. Finally, click “Finish” in the “Save” menu.

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  8. Go to menu and click “Add”  in the “Converts/Save” drop down and convert the video.

Method 4: Clideo

If you don’t want to go through any trouble to download external software to your computer, then online video editing tools is a good choice. Clideo is a free online video editor that is easy to use,  and will get your video rotated within seconds. Besides the rotation feature, Clideo also allows you to perform basic editing tasks such as merging, compressing, re-sizing, meming, cutting, cropping, slideshow making etc. Many people choose to use an online video editor for this reason. Here is the simplest guideline of this online video editor.

  1. Open your browser and go to Clideo.

  2. Click “Rotate” and get into the rotation page.

  3. Click “Choose a File” to upload the video to the website. If your file is located in Google drive or Dropbox, you can also add Google drive or Dropbox links into the editor. You can also insert links from other sources like YouTube. All you just have to put your link to the Dropdown menu.

  4. After finish uploading, click on the button on the right hand side to rotate your video by 80, 180 or 270 degrees respectively. After achieving your desired position, click “Rotate”.

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  6. You can also change the format of your video by clicking “Rotate”.

  7. Download your video by clicking “Download”, you can choose to download the file to Google Drive or Dropbox.


This was all about how to rotate a video using Windows Media Player and the alternatives tools you can use to rotate a video. There are plenty of tools to help you in rotating an incorrectly oriented video. Filme is a recommended video editor because it is capable to perform both basic and high-level editing tasks. The software also provides stunning templates to help you creating a video with ease and make your video even more interesting and worthy.