Saudi Tech Tips: How to Rotate a Video in VLC: A Step-by-Step Guide

Rotate a Video in

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Have you seen those videos with a caption that calls upon the viewer to turn their phone upside down to view the video? Annoying right? If the video is long, you might want to set it up to the correct orientation of your preference. Beyond VLC’s reputation for supporting numerous file formats and codecs, VLC also offers handy tools for basic video editing. One such feature is the ability to rotate a video, a task that might seem daunting at first but is effortlessly achieved with VLC. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of rotating a video using VLC, ensuring that your multimedia experience is seamless and enjoyable.

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Rotate a Video in VLC

Before you can start rotating your videos, make sure you have VLC Media Player installed on your computer. If you don’t have it already, visit the official VLC website ( and download the latest version compatible with your operating system. Follow the installation instructions, and once installed, launch the application.

1. Open the VLC Media app on your device.

2. After launching VLC, click on the “Media” tab in the top-left corner of the screen. Select “Open File” from the drop-down menu and browse your computer to locate the video file you want to rotate. Once you’ve found the file, click “Open.”

3. Now that the video is set in VLC, navigate to the “Tools” tab in the menu bar and select “Effects and Filters” from the drop-down menu. A new window will appear, where you must click on the “Video Effects” tab.

4. In the “Video Effects” tab, go to the “Geometry” tab. Here, you’ll find an option labeled “Transform.” Check the box next to “Transform” to enable the transformation options. From the drop-down menu, select the degree of rotation you desire (horizontally, vertically, 90 degrees, 180 degrees, or 270 degrees).

5. Once you’ve selected the desired rotation, click “Save” to save the changes made to your video. After that go to the “Media” tab, click “Convert/Save,” and choose a destination folder for your rotated video. Finally, click “Save” to complete the process.

Wrap-up: Following the above step-by-step guide, you can effortlessly rotate your videos to the desired orientation and enjoy seamless playback.

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