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Three Easy Ways to Rotate MP4 Videos in the Wrong Orientation Back

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Updated on Mar 22, 2024

On our phones, it's easy to record videos in the wrong orientation. If you have an MP4 video that is upside down or sideways, you can follow this article to turn the video right side up. All you need is a handy free MP4 rotator. Download it here and read on:

Today, smartphones are no longer just a tool for making calls or texting. It can also be used to take photos, surf the web, download music, read news and pay bills. But the most important feature for me is uploading recorded videos to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media so I can share my daily life with others. What annoys me is that the recorded videos are often sideways, which gives me a pain in the neck when viewing and editing them on my computer. Luckily though, I found some quick and easy solutions to this problem. If you have the same problem, please continue reading to see how to rotate MP4 videos.

Solution 1: Rotate MP4 Videos with WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory (The Best Way)

WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is the most recommended solution to rotate videos in Windows 10/11. Its built-in video editor enables you to do MP4 rotation (rotate an mp4 video 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise), flip, cut, and merge videos, and do other basic editing tasks. The interface is concise and the operation is very easy. Just download this free MP4 rotator and see how to rotate an MP4 video in Windows with it.

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How to Rotate MP4 Video with WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory

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Before start, please free downloadfree download the software and install it on PC.

Step 1. Import MP4 Videos into the MP4 Rotator

Launch WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory and open Converter. Click on “Add Files” to add the MP4 files from your PC, or you can directly drag and drop the needed files into the software.

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Step 2. Rotate MP4 Videos in the Right Orientation

Press the Rotate icon and the Rotate window will pop up, where you can rotate an MP4 video 90 degrees clockwise and counter-clockwise with ease. In other words, you are able to rotate video 90 degrees, 180 degrees and 270 degrees. You can also preview the rotated video synchronously. After you rotate the video in the right orientation, click on “OK” to save the setting.

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Step 3. Start the MP4 Rotation Process  

Specify the output path via the small inverted triangle icon at the bottom. Next click on “Run” to start the conversion. Soon it will finish rotating MP4 video and you can play it on your PC as you wish.

Tips. You can convert the MP4 to other formats, such as MP4 to M4V, MP4 to AVI, MP4 to MKV, MP4 to MPEG for making VCD/ DVD, etc. Or you can choose an audio format under the "Audio" tab to extract audio from video.

Solution 2: How to Rotate an MP4 Video with VLC Media Player

If you have installed VLC Media Player on PC, you can also use VLC for rotating MP4. Let’s see how to rotate MP4 video file in VLC in detail.

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Step 1. Open VLC media player, and then go to Media > Open File to import the MP4 video you want to rotate.

Step 2. Select Tools > Effects and Filters. Or you can press shortcut CTRL + E.

Step 3. On the Adjustment and Effects window, select Video Effect > Geometry.

Step 4. Check the box next Transform, and choose the option you need. You can rotate MP4 videos by 90, 180 and 270 degrees, flip videos horizontally and vertically, and transpose/ Anti-transpose MP4 videos.

Step 5. Click on “Save” to save the alteration.

Tips. Transpose refers to that the MP4 video is rotated 270 degrees clockwise and flipped horizontally. Anti-transpose means that you rotate an MP4 90 degrees clockwise and flipped horizontally.

However, the steps above are only useful for displaying video with VLC media player. If you want to make the rotation permanent to play it properly on other devices or players, you need to continue to convert the rotated MP4 video as follows.

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Step 1. Select Media > Convert / Save.

Step 2. Click on “Add” and add the current MP4 video. Next press “Convert/Save”.

Step 3. Choose Video – H.264+ MP3 (MP4) in the drop-down list next to Profile, and click the Settings icon.

Step 4. Go to Video Codec, check the box next to Video and select Filters tab. Scroll and select Video transformation filter, and then hit “Save”.

Step 5. Click on Browse to specify the output folder and finally click on “Start” to finish the conversion.

Solution 3: Rotate MP4 with Online MP4 Rotator

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Since some of you don’t want to install plug-ins on PC, here we have also selected some good online MP4 rotators for you.

Just upload your MP4 file, rotate the video according to the corresponding instructions, which all are easy and straightforward. But as it needs more time to upload and rotate MP4 video online in large size, you have to be patient.

Now Try the Best Solution to Rotate an MP4 Video

That’s all about the three methods of how to rotate MP4 videos. In summary, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory works the best. It’s easier than VLC and makes the MP4 rotation process handsomely quicker than online tools. Moreover, besides the functions mentioned above, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory has many other useful features. You can use it to download videos from websites, change video resolution, bit rate, aspect ratio and other related parameters. Free download it here to have a try!

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The powerful software supports batch mode to rotate many MP4 files at the same time without losing quality. With the fully support for hardware acceleration, it enables to convert your videos at rapid speed. Of course, you can use it to convert video/audio files to the common and advanced digital formats.

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