How to Rotate a Video in Windows Media Player

How to Rotate a Video in Windows Media Player

Quite often you need to rotate a video in windows media player. In this article we will try to help you with this issue. If you record movies on your home video camera, then fill them onto your computer to enjoy in Window Media Player, it can be annoying if they are not orientated appropriately. While Windows Media Player is just a gamer, Windows also offers a movie-editing program so you can rapidly turn your video file before enjoying it again in the Windows Media Player. If you have Vista or an earlier operating system, Windows Movie Maker is already installed. If you have Windows 10, 8 or 7, you will need to download the complimentary movie program from the “Start” menu.

How to Rotate a Video Clip in Windows Media Player

In Windows 7, 8 and 10

  1. Press the circular button in the lower-left corner of the screen. Select “Starting” from the pop-up menu. Choose “Get Windows Live Essentials.”
  2. Pick your language in the new window and press the “Download” button. You will need an Internet connection to finish this.
  3. Place a check mark beside “Movie Maker” and push “Install.” A progress bar will gradually cross your screen. When it is finished, Windows Live Movie Maker will be set up.
  4. Click the circular button in the lower corner once again, and pick “All Programs.” Scroll down till you discover the “Windows Live” folder and click it. Select “Windows Live Movie Maker” from the folder. The program window will open.
  5. Press the “Insert Videos and Pictures” button on the toolbar. Navigate to the folder where your video file is, then drag and drop it onto the right side of the screen. You will see the video in a window on the left side of the screen.
  6. Click the “Rotate Left 90 degrees” or “Rotate Right 90 degrees” until the video file that you see on the left is orientated that way you desire it.
  7. Select the Movie Maker tab, which is just to the left of the Home tab, and choose “Save Movie” from the drop-down menu. Pick your wanted resolution type then press “Save.” The film will now be rotated the next time you play it in Windows Media Player.

How to Rotate a Video in Windows Media Player


In Vista and Earlier

  1. Press the “Start” button on the bottom left corner of your screen and select “All Programs.” You will find the native Windows applications above the folders, so select “Windows Movie Maker.”
  2. Click the “Import Media” button at the top-left of the program window. Navigate to the video file, and press “Import.”
  3. Click on the video file and drag it to the timeline at the bottom of the screen. There will be an area that states “Drag media here.”
  4. Click on the “Tools” menu and pick “Results” form the drop-down menu. You will see a list of possible results appear in the middle of the screen.
  5. Find the rotate result that you want, either “Rotate 90,” “Rotate 180” or “Turn 270.” The turn impacts will turn the video file counterclockwise. Click and drag the rotate result over the video file, then drop it.
  6. Click on the “Submit” menu and pick “Publish Film” or “Save Film File” depending upon your version of the Movie Maker software application. Pick where you want to publish the file, and the quality you wish to publish it at. When the progress bar completed, the movie is now rotated and you can double-click the file to play it in Windows Media Player.

Last updated on September 16th, 2019

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