[Solved] Best Alternative Way to rotate video in Windows Media Player

Take the example of to rotate video in Windows Media Player and still Microsoft doesn’t come out with a direct solution for answering this problem! Substantial amount of coding and energy goes into the development of a GUI OS like Windows, but it still misses some of the basic amenities, an avid computer user requires. You either need to use a third-party video player like VLC media player or some other software from Microsoft like Windows Movie Maker, probably to overcome this hurdle.

Why to you need to rotate video in Windows Media Player?

1.       There are many chances you received your daughter’s video clip from her mobile phone, but later found out, that the video is sideways and you need to rotate the video by 90 degrees or 180 degrees or whatever angle in Windows Media Player, where the option is just not there.

2.       You recorded a video from a digital camera and converted it to mp4 format to play it in iTunes or Windows Media Player, only minutes later to be found that you need to rotate this video by 90 degree.

Using VLC Media Player instead – to rotate video in Windows Media Player

Many video formats like  MPEG-1/2, DIVX (1/2/3),MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4, H.261, H.263 / H.263i, H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, Cinepak, Theora, Dirac / VC-2, MJPEG (A/B), WMV 1/2, WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1,Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime), DV (Digital Video), On2 P3/VP5/VP6, Indeo Video v3 (IV32), Real Video 1/2,Real Video 3/4  can be opened in VLC Media Player. So if you want to rotate any of these video formats to your desired liking or direction, the answer is simple.

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Open any video you want to rotate in VLC Media Player and select Tools > Effects and Filters (Ctrl + E). This will open up the following screen.

vlc media player video effects rotate thumb [Solved] Best Alternative Way  to rotate video in Windows Media Player

You can check the checkbox next to Rotate and select your angle of choice to rotate and the video starts displaying at that angle. You can also convert portrait to landscape etc. with the following option.

vlc media player video aspect ratio thumb [Solved] Best Alternative Way  to rotate video in Windows Media Player

As you can see under Video > Aspect Ratio you can set the aspect ratio from default to whatever you like for eg. 16:9.











Since Windows Media Player doesn’t support these many video formats and also doesn’t have default rotate option in it’s armoire, this looks like the best alternative way to rotate video in windows media player.

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