How to Rotate and Flip a Video in VLC Media Player 2020

Last Updated on May 21, 2020

Sometimes there comes a time when you need to rotate a video for some reason, even if you are not a video editor. It may be a WhatsApp video or a youtube video that you may want to rotate to your liking for creative purposes. Many people don’t know that VLC has many tricks up its sleeve. One of the many features of VLC is it has Video Editing options like rotating videos, cut, or trim Videos.

By following this tutorial, you can use your VLC player instead of downloading a whole new video editing program just to rotate a video. Let’s see how we can flip or rotate a video file using VLC media player in-built options.

How to Rotate a Video by using VLC Media Player

Step 1: Open VLC media player on your computer and Go to Tools > Effects and Filters option or you can use the shortcut CTRL + E button to open these options easily.

Step 2: Inside the Adjustments and Effects option go to the Video effects tab at the top.

Step 3: Now you will see many options like Crop, colors, Geometry tab, etc. You have to choose the Geometry tab option for rotating the video like in the screenshot below.

Step 4: After you Tick the checkbox before the Transform option, then you will find the rotating options like Rotate by 90 degrees, Rotate by 180 degrees, Rotate by 270 degrees, Flip horizontally, Flip vertically, Transpose, Anti-transpose like in the image below.

Step 5:

Rotating options: If you want to rotate your video by any degrees like 90 degrees, 180, or 270 degrees you can choose it in the Transform options.

Flipping video options: But If you want to flip a video instead, you can choose the Flip horizontally or the Flip vertically option.

Video Transposing options: If you choose the Transpose or Anti-Transpose option your video will be rotated and also be flipped.

So choosing the Transpose option will rotate the video by 279 degrees in the clockwise direction and will also flip the video horizontally.

Choosing Anti-Transpose will rotate the video by 90 degrees clockwise and the video will be flipped horizontally as well.

There is also rotate angle option you can use to rotate a video with a specific angle of your licking. You can adjust the angle with the knob interface very easily.

These are the different ways you can rotate a video in VLC player. And you can save the video as well after rotating the video using the save option.


We hope you were able to rotate your video using VLC player as per your liking. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments section below.

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