How to Rotate iPhone Video for Playback on Windows

“Some of my iPhone 4 videos play sideways on my computer (Window 7). Is there any easy way to rotate the videos so it plays correctly?”

The reason your iPhone videos  playback sideways on computer is that you held the iPhone vertically when you recorded the video. If you hold your iPhone vertically, the way you talk on the phone, the recorded video will  in 9×16 aspect ratio and plays sideways on the computer or HDTV screens, which expect your video to be 16×9 aspect ratio. Videos recorded in landscape mode could be upside down if the home button is on the left hand side. There is an easy way to fix this problem, with the help of some third-party software to make it work. The steps that follow will help you rotate iPhone video to make it  play correctly on your computer or big screen TV.

The first thing you need is the correct software to fix your iPhone video. Although Windows Movie Maker supports video rotation, but bad news is that iPhone video are in a format that Windows Movie Maker can’t recognize. So, you will need some additional software to do the task. For this tutorial, I show you how to use Video Converter to rotate and edit your iPhone video.

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For Mac users, you also can rotate your videos from iPhone by using the Mac Video Converter. Once you have the program installed, the steps to rotate your iPhone video are plain and simple.


Import iPhone video to the application

Click the Add Files button on the top left corner of the program, and you will get a pop-up window for selecting files. Choose the video file you want and import it to the converter.

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Start rotating the video

On the right of the video thumbnail, you will see an Edit button. You can directly click on the button to open the editing interface. Now you can navigate to the Rotation tab and select the rotation angle to start rotating the video.

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Tips: If you accidentally lose your videos from iPhone, you can go to recover iPhone data.

Thanks, Upset User, for alerting me to that, or I might have missed it. NOT COOL.
Upset User
I don\'t appreciate the fact that they wait until you install the FREE version to tell you that a watermark will be installed throughout the video unless you buy it. Just because of this - I will uninstall it and I don\'t care if it is free. I won\'t be using this.
I really appreciate this information regarding why it is that I CONTINUALLY get sideways videos from two people who send me iphone videos all the time. So, please let me know if I am correct . . . .the i-phone should be held horizontally, NOT vertically. YES? If so, I still have one more question . . . should the top of the phone (where your ear is placed when speaking on the phone) should the top be facing RIGHT or LEFT???? Thanks so much for your answer.
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