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Free | How to Rotate a Video in Windows 10 [2022]

Crystal Chen updated on Mar 09, 2022 to Video Editing Tips

When shooting footage on handheld devices such as mobile phones or cameras, you are likely to wind up with films that are upside down, or at a weird angle. Or sometimes, a video may appear regular on your phone, but when you transfer it to the computer, it seems sideways or even upside down. Don't worry as you can find the solution in this post. 

There are ways to make corrections when it comes to wrong-angled footage. You can rotate the video using the default Windows tool or alternative media player/editor like EaseUS Video Editor. Follow this post to learn how to rotate a video in Windows 10, using the tools mentioned below. 

How to Rotate a Video in Windows 10 with EaseUS Video Editor

If you are unaware of how to rotate a video on Windows, then EaseUS Video Editor can be the best choice. Using it, you can rotate videos quickly. It's easy to adjust the angle of the clip via the video rotating tool to get a suitable degree. Moreover, its reverse function makes it stand above all other software, which allows you to reverse the whole video within a short time.

The tool features superb options for customizing and editing video and audio files, i.e., merge, cut, trim, split, accelerate the speed, apply effects, and much more. After rotating, you can convert the video to a different format. 

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Here is a list of steps on how to rotate a video on Windows 10 via EaseUS Video Editor:

Step 1. Import Video

Launch EaseUS Video Editor. On the main screen, import the media file by clicking "Import" or drag the video into this tool. 

import video into editor

Step 2. Edit the Video

Click the blue "+" button to make the video show in the timeline. Then, right click the video and hit "Edit". 

edit the rotated video

Step 3. Rotate the Video

Now, you see the Rotate function, and you can choose from several options for rotating videos. For example, rotate the video to 90 anticlockwise. Then, click "OK" to ensure the rotating effect. After that, hit "Export" to save the video.

rotate video

Step 4. Export the Video

After clicking "Export", you will see a new window. Then, you can apply functions like choosing the video format, quality, duration, etc. Finally, select "Export". 

output rotated video

How to Rotate a Video in Windows 10 via Default Tool

The quick solution of how to rotate videos in Windows 10 is using a default editor that lets you rotate videos/movies. It is accessible through your PC's Photos. This tool helps you rotate video and is also a full-fledged movie maker with enhanced features. Its various features are rotating, splitting, cutting, adding subtitles, etc. Many video formats, including MP4 and MOV, are supported. It works as smoothly as any other software. Below is a guide for you. 

rotate video in photos

How to rotate a video with Windows Photos App:

Step 1. Click the Windows icon at the bottom of your screen. Find Photos App and open it.

Step 2. In "Video Projects", press "New Video Project" and name the video. Drag the video into this Windows default tool. 

Step 3. Then, click "+Add" in the Project Library section. Locate the file and click "Open".

Step 4. After uploading the video, drag and drop it in Storyboard and press "Rotate" in the toolbar placed under the video.

Step 5. Click "Finish Video". Adjust the video quality in the popup window and click "Export".

How to Rotate a Video in Windows 10 with VLC Media Player

The VLC media player is a cross-platform multimedia player and framework that supports most media formats and a variety of streaming protocols. It has a specific feature that allows rotating videos on Windows. You can either rotate a video just for the sake of watching or rotate it permanently. The video rotation can be 90 degrees, 180 degrees clockwise, and 270 degrees clockwise. Now, the ways to rotate and crop videos have become more accessible with this software.

Here is a step-by-step guide for rotating a video on Windows 10, using VLC media player:

Step 1. Open VLC media player. Click "Media" > "Open File".  Import the chosen video for rotation.

vlc open video in vlc

Step 2. From the top toolbar, hit "Tools" > "Effects and Filters". Then, you will see the "Adjustments and Effects" window. You should hit "Video Effects" > "Geometry". Enable the "Rotate" option. 

vlc choose video effects

Step 3. You can use the mouse to set the suitable degree or open the menu to choose like "Rotate by 90 degrees". Below is an image to show you the effect after rotation of 90 degrees.

vlc effect rotate 90 degree 

Step 4. If you are satisfied with the effect, click "Save". 

Can You Rotate Video in Windows Media Player

You may ask for "How to rotate video in Windows Media Player?". However, you cannot make rotation easily in this Windows tool. While you can try Photos App which is also the built-in software on Windows 10. In this article, you can learn how to use it to rotate a video. Also, try third-party Windows editing software like EaseUS Video Editor. Besides the rotating function, you can also use it to split, crop, and combine videos. Go to Part 1 for more information. 

Conclusion

Having footage that looks fine when recording but turns out to be weirdly angled can be frustrating to handle. You may face this difficulty and want to know how to rotate a video in Windows 10 quickly. For editing videos, you must choose software that can rotate videos without ruining the quality. The Windows default tool, EaseUS Video Editor, and VLC media player are all wise choices. To apply more useful features, try EaseUS Video Editor on Windows 10.

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