How to Rotate a Video on Windows Media Player

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Windows Media Player is a free software application for Windows computers that allows you to play CD's and DVD's, listen to Internet radio stations, rip and burn your own CD's, manage your audio and video and so much more. If you have uploaded a video that you shot on your digital camera and it displays sideways or upside down, you can use Windows Media Player to rotate it to the proper position.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Windows XP or Vista
  • Windows Media Player 10

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  1. 1

    Import the video into Windows Media Player.

  2. 2

    Drag the video to the "Movie Maker Timeline" at the bottom of the window and drop it there. This will allow you to edit the video.

  3. 3

    Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Video Effects." The "Video Effects" window will open.

  4. 4

    Click on "Rotate 90" and drag it onto the video in the timeline to rotate it 90 degrees to the right. Click on "Rotate 270" and drag it onto the video to rotate it 270 degrees, to the left.

  5. 5

    Go to the "File" menu and select "Save Movie File." Follow the steps in the "Save Movie Wizard" to save the video.

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