With the rise of video editing applications, it’s easy to rotate video with a desktop app, or on mobile phones, and even online. How to rotate a video quickly and easily? This post will introduce several tools to rotate video including MiniTool MovieMaker and give you clear instructions on how to rotate a video in Windows and on phones. 


Part 1. How to Rotate a Video on Windows?

How to rotate a video on Windows? There are 3 simple ways for you.

Method 1 – Rotate Video with MiniTool MovieMaker

MiniTool Solution Ltd. has been developing professional disk partition management, data recovery solutions, data backup and restore tools for millions of users and businesses from 180+ countries for over 10 years. Trusted by many industry experts all over the world, MiniTool software products have been featured on tech sites such as WindowsReport, PCMag, TechRadar, PCWorld, LifeWire, LifeHacker, CNET, etc. 

Their MiniTool MovieMaker is one of the best free video editors for Windows, allowing you to create videos from pictures, video clips, and music and offering wonderful features to enable you to customize videos. More importantly, it will not add watermarks to your videos. Except for rotating videos, it also lets you trim and split videos, flip videos, merge MP4 files, combine several clips into one video, speed up or slow down videos, apply video transitions and effects, adjust the color of the video, etc.

Besides, MiniTool MovieMaker offers you 5 title templates, 10 credit styles, and 25 caption choices. Therefore, you can easily find the text style you love and add your text to a video. And you’re allowed to change the font, size, color, alignment, and opacity of the text and adjust the position of the text box by dragging it.

Here’s how to rotate a video with MiniTool MovieMaker.

Step 1. Upload the video you want to rotate.

  • Download and install MiniTool MovieMaker on your PC.
  • Launch it and close the pop-up window.
  • Click the Import Media Files to browse through your computer.
  • Locate the target folder, choose your videos, and then tap the Open to add it to the media library.

Step 2. Rotate the video.

  • Drag and drop all clips to the timeline or put the cursor over a clip and then click the + button.
  • Tap on the Zoom to Fit Timeline to adjust all clips to fit the timeline.
  • Right-click the clip in the timeline, and select the Edit to display a new pop-up window.
  • Choose Rotate 90° Clockwise or Rotate 90° Anticlockwise, and then click the OK to apply your settings. 


Step 3. Continue to edit the video.

  • Add music: Select the Import Media Files to upload your music, and then drag and drop the audio track to the timeline.
  • Apply video effect: Tap on the Effect, choose one effect, and click the + button.
  • Change video speed: Click the clip on the timeline, then hit the Speed icon. To speed up video, select the Fast, and choose one speed from Normal2X4X8X20X50X.  To slow down the video, choose the Slow and select a speed from Normal5X0.25X0.1X0.05X0.01X.

Step 4. Export and save the video.

  • When the editing is finished, click the Export button at the upper right of the screen.
  • Give the video a name, choose the output destination, and then tap the Export.

Method 2 – Rotate Video with VLC

VLC is a free and open-source media player and streaming media server that can play almost all video content including some incomplete or damaged files. What’s more, it enables you to rotate videos, split videos, mirror videos, and add a logo overlay to a video, and more. How to rotate a video with VLC? The following is the step-by-step guide.

Step 1. Launch VLC on your PC, select the Media > Open File, then choose the target video, and click the Open.

Step 2. Select the Tools > Effects and Filters to open the Adjustments and Effects dialog.

Step 3. Go to Video Effects, and choose the Geometry > Transform.

Step 4. Click the dropdown menu, choose from Rotate by 90 degrees, Rotate by 180 degrees, Rotate by 270 degrees, etc. Or you can select the Rotate box, and then move the mouse to rotate the video to any degree. 

Step 5. When you’re happy with your rotation, tap the Save > Close to shut down the Adjustments and Effects window.

Step 6. Select Tools > Preferences to open the Simple Preferences window. At the bottom left of this window, click the All.

Step 7. Scroll to the Steam output, select the Sout stream > Transcode. 

Step 8. On the right, click the Rotate video filter > Save.

Step 9. Select the Media > Convert/Save > Add, select the file you rotate, click the Convert/Save.

Step 10. In the Convert dialog, click the Browse under the Destination, then choose a folder to save it, and tap the Start to save this rotated video.

Method 3 – Rotate Video Online

If you don’t want to install any apps, you can rotate video online. There’re many online video rotators, such as Clideo, Ezgif, Kapwing, RotateMyVideo, Aconvert, and more. This post takes Kapwing for example. Kapwing is an online tool to edit videos, images, and GIFs. For video editing, it can resize, trim, cut, crop, watermark, rotate videos, and more. Here’s how to rotate video online with Kapwing.

Step 1. Go to the Ezgif website. 

Step 2. On the menu bar, select the Video to GIF > Rotate Video

Step 3. Choose the Choose File to import a video from the local storage, or you can paste a video URL in the below box, and click the Upload.

Step 4. Select the rotate 90 degrees, rotate 180 degrees, or rotate 270 degrees, then click the Rotate video.

Step 5. In the rotated video window, tap the Save to directly download this video.

Part 2. How to Rotate a Video on the Phone?

iPhone solution – iMovie 

How to rotate a video on iPhone? iMovie comes as the first choice. iMovie is taken as the best video editor for iPhone to create, edit, and share videos. With it, you can make movie trailers with clips, images, and music, and you can record a video. To make your videos more attractive, you can apply titles, transitions, filters, background, such as picture-in-picture, green screen effects. 

How to rotate a video on iPhone with iMovie? Here’s the answer.

Step 1. Open the iMovie application on your iPhone.

Step 2. Click the Projects > Create Project > Movie > Create Movie.

Step 3. Hit the click + button to upload the video you want to rotate.

Step 4. Tap the Video > All, and then double-click the target video.

Step 5. To rotate the video, place two fingers on the video, then twist and swipe them.

Step 6. When you’re happy with the result, hot the Done. Lastly, click the Share to save or share this video.

Android Solution – Google Photos

Google Photos is a part of the Google suite of apps. If you don’t want to download another app on your phone, you can use Google Photos to rotate the video. Here’s how to rotate a video on Android with Google Photos.

Step 1. Launch the Gallery on your Android.

Step 2. Click the video you want to rotate then tap the Share button.

Step 3. Select the Upload to Photos, and log in with your Google account.

Step 4. Open the Google Photos app.

Step 5. Hit the Search bar, then select the Videos, and lick the target video.

Step 6. Click the slider icon, then hit the rotate icon to rotate the video.

Step 7. When you’re satisfied with the rotation, click the Save button.


This post provides 5 methods on how to rotate a video in Windows and on the phone. With the above-mentioned ways, you’ll find it easy to rotate videos. Choose one method and try to rotate the video in the wrong orientation!

Also Read: Video Editing Software- Top Programs To Use In 2020 & Beyond!!