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"Some of my iPhone 6 videos play sideways on my computer (Yosemite). 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.

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Best Desktop Software to Rotate iPhone Videos

To rotate iPhone captured videos, i strongly recommend you try Filmora Video Editor. It's fully compatible with iPhone videos. There is no incompatibility issues. And it not only allows you to rotate videos to the right orientation you need them to be, but also enable you to crop the unwanted part, merge and split videos. After rotating the videos, you can apply all kinds of effects this video editing software contains:

  • Rotate the videos to the right orientation with simple clicks;
  • Drag the frame on the video to crop the unwanted part of the video;
  • Contains all basic editing features: trimming, cropping, splitting, merging and so on;
  • More than 300 types of effects available: filters, overlays, motion graphics, titles, etc.

Both versions of the programs work great with the latest iOS 9, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s.

Step-by-Step Guide to Rotate iPhone Videos

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Step1. Launch the Filmora Video Editor

Download and install the free trial version of Filmora Video Editor on your computer. After then launch it. Drag and drop media files to the main window of this software or click "Import Media Files Here" to import the videos you want to rotate.

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Step 2. Drag the video to timeline

Drag the video file to the timeline where the rotating will happen. When putting it to timeline, double-click it to enable the rotatation setting up.

Note:please note that you're suppoded to rotate the video one-by-one in the timeline. If you drag all the videos to the timeline, then all videos will be joined into a big video.

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Step 3. Rotate videos

Click the rotate video icon according to your needs until you put it to the right orientation. After then, save the change. After rotating a video,if there is a part in the video is not what you want people to see, click the "Crop" icon to crop it.

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Step 4: Export the Videos

Once you have created the funny video, Click on the Export button to export your video. You can either select the appropriate format, a device or online service to directly upload your videos on the Facebook, YouTube or Vimeo. You can also burn the videos on the DVD.

Yes, the phone should be held horizontally. It doesn''t matter which direction you hold. Both will work fine. but it is better if the earphone side is on top.
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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