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How to Flip or Rotate Video in VLC

Author by Annie

Nov 29, 2018

Many people love to use VLC player to play videos, for it has strong capability, which supports lots of video formats. But not merely a video player, VLC has some basic editing features, which is convenient for us to edit our videos. And in this guide, I will share with you how to flip and rotate video in VLC. Also, I would like to introduce to you a wonderful VLC alternative to let you rotate videos with no effort.

I believe most people have VLC media player on computers. There is no doubt that VLC is one of the most famous media players around the world, for it supports most video formats and can do more to videos. For example, it can convert videos, stream videos from online source, and can do some simple edit to videos, like cropping videos, looping videos, etc. Now, I would like to share with you a new editing feature about VLC: VLC rotate video. I often encounter the situation where I shoot a video with my mobile phone and when I transfer it to computer and play it with VLC or other media players, the video is totally reversed. How frustrated it is! Fortunately, I can rotate video in VLC to easily fix this problem. If you have the same problem, just follow the steps of VLC flip video as well as rotate video as I do.

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How to Rotate a Video in VLC or Let VLC Flip Video

In the following part, I will give you the clear and detailed steps to solve how to rotate video in VLC or how to flip video in VLC.

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Step 1. To rotate video in VLC, first, launch VLC and click Media > Open File to open your wanted video. Then, in the playback interface, click Tools on the menu bar and choose Effects and Filters, or you can just click the three arrows icon to go to the Adjustments and Effects window.

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Step 2. In the Adjustments and Effects window, click Video Effects tab and choose Geometry tab. Then, check Transform checkbox and you will see lots of options. You can rotate videos by 90, 180 or 270 degree or flip video. Or if you want to rotate your video by a certain angle, just check Rotate checkbox, and rotate the dial.

How to Save a Rotated Video in VLC

The above steps to rotate video in VLC is only for playing current video, and if you want to rotate a video permanently, please follow the instruction below.

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Step 1. Click Tools > Preferences, then click All in the bottom left corner to show all the options. Scroll down and find Video option, and click the Filters option to show all the sub-options. Then choose Video transformation filter and click Save.

Step 2. Click Media > Convert/Save. Then click +Add to add the original video you want to rotate. Next, click Convert/Save to continue.

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Step 3. Then in the Profile edition window, click Video codec and check Video checkbox. Then, click Filters and check Video transformation filter checkbox. Next, click Save.

Step 4. Now, it’s time to save the rotated video. Just click Browser to choose the output path and click Start to save the rotated video to your computer.

In order not to affect the normal use of VLC, don’t forget to reset the VLC. Just click Tools > Preferences and click Reset Preference in the bottom to reset VLC.

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Step 1. Import the Video to the Software

First, click Add Files button to import the video, or you can just drag and drop the video to the main interface. Then click the Crop icon to continue. As you can see, from the beginning, it is much easier than rotate video in VLC.

Step 2. Begin to Rotate the Video

In the Crop window, you can choose to rotate the video clockwise or anticlockwise, or to flip the video vertically or horizontally. After all the operations, click OK to go back to the main interface and click “RUN” button to start the conversion. How easy it is to rotate or flip a video with HD Video Converter Factory Pro than VLC rotate video. Besides rotating videos, you can use HD Video Converter Factory Pro to crop videos, merge videos, split videos, and so forth.

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