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How to Rotate a Video on Windows/Mac/iPhone/Android

Brithny updated on Feb 18, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

"My video is totally orientation vertical. It feels so terrible and I must tilt my head sideways to watch the video. How can I rotate this video easily on my Windows 10 desktop?" 

This post teaches you how to change a video's orientation on Windows/Mac/iPhone/Android. You can rotate a video by downloading and using EaseUS Video Editor in Windows 10/8/7, QuickTime on a Mac, and free apps on iPhone and Android phones. Read on to rotate your videos on different devices.

Rotate a Video in Windows 10/8/7

If you are using a Windows computer, the easiest way to rotate your video is using EaseUS Video Editor. It is the best free video editing tool that can create incredible video effects like never before. With it, you can do the following things:

  • Convert MP4 to MP3
  • Extract audio from video
  • Edit any offline videos from GoPro, Sony, Canon, etc.
  • Directly upload your video to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Easily trim, cut, split, merge, rotate, mix video clips

Follow the steps below to rotate videos in Windows 10/8/7.

Step 1. Import wanted video

Launch EaseUS Video Editor. On the home screen, you can import the source file by either clicking the "Import" option or simply dragging the video to the appropriate area.

rotate video - import video

Step 2. Add to project

You need to add the imported file to the track by choosing the "Add to Project" option, or you can drag and place the video to the track as you want.

rotate video - add to project

Step 3. Rotate the video

Right-click the video and select "Edit". Then, you can rotate the video by clicking the wanted effects. And according to your needs, you can rotate 90 degrees anticlockwise/clockwise, flip horizontal or vertical. Then, click "OK".

rotate video - edit and select rotate

Step 4. Export the video

Click "Export" in the Toolbar to export the video to the wanted format. 

rotate video -export the video

Rotate a Video on Mac

What if you are using a Mac device? What can you do to rotate a video easily and quickly? My advice is using QuickTime. It is easy and does not require additional software or extensive knowledge with QuickTime. This works to rotate or flip any video or movie file on a Mac device. Follow the steps below to rotate a Mac video.

Step 1. Open the video file that you want to rotate into QuickTime Player.

Step 2. Then click "Edit" on the top where you can choose "Rotate Left", "Rotate Right", "Flip Horizontal" and "Flip Vertical". Just select one that you like.

Step 3. Save the newly edited rotated video as usual by hitting Command + S or by going to File and "Save".

rotate a video on mac using quicktime

The newly rotated video will be saved as a new video file and will not override the existing movie unless you give it the same name.

Rotate or Flip a Video on iPhone

Here I'd like to show you a useful tool - iMovie. It is a professional video editing maker software developed by Appl Inc. With this software, you can easily rotate your iPhone videos. Download the latest version and rotate your iPhone movies:

Step 1. Open iMovie. Tap "Create Project", then select "Movie".

Step 2. On the Camera Roll, tap the video you want to edit to add a blue checkmark.

Step 3. Tap "Create Movie" > "Edit".

Place two fingers on the clip and make a rotating motion. An icon appears, and the clip moves when you lift your fingers. Rotate 90 degrees at a time, either clockwise or counterclockwise.

Step 4. Tap "Done" to save the changes.

rotate a video on iPhone

The video will process and move to your Library (in your Photos app).

Rotate a Video on Android

The easiest way to rotate Android video is to open and rotate it with system default player. Here are the details:

Step 1. Find the video you’d like to rotate. Tap to open it.

Step 2. The video will likely autoplay when you open it, so feel free to pause it. Tap the screen and tap the little pencil icon at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3. This will open the Photos’ edit menu. At the bottom of the screen, there’s a button that reads "Rotate". Tap it. Once it looks good, tap the “Save” button in the top right corner.

rotate a video on andriod

To Sum Up

You have learned four effective ways to rotate a video on a Windows PC, a Mac, an iPhone, and Android. If you are using a Windows PC and have a high demand for quality, try EaseUS Video Editor.  If you are using other devices, refer to the solution accordingly.

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