How to Rotate YouTube Videos by Any Angle

Have you ever seen or uploaded YouTube videos with the wrong angles? We will introduce 5 ways to rotate YouTube Videos. Whether you are YouTube or YouTube viewer, you can find the answer to solve the problem in this post!

Wednesday August 24, 2022 9:54 AM PDT by Karen Greene

The videos on YouTube are watched on all devices. TVs, smartphones, tablets, and even smartwatches amongst other smart devices. Some videos feel cramped up on the screen and people need to rotate videos 90 degrees or 180 degrees to enhance the viewing experience.

On the other hand, you can always rotate the video before uploading so that the users don’t have to. Earlier rotating a video even after uploading was a piece of cake. You head to the editor and use the rotate buttons to flip a YouTube video.

This is not the case anymore. In the fall of 2017, YouTube removed the option to rotate YouTube videos after uploading them. An HTML trick was found that worked by bringing back the old buttons. Unfortunately, that has been patched since YouTube changed the code.

But no worries! Here in this post, some recommended tools were introduced to help rotate the YouTube video.

How to Rotate Videos Using Windows Movie Maker

Window Movie Maker can easily rotate a YouTube video on Windows PC. Sure, Windows 10 won’t support using Movie Maker to edit the video. Using Windows Movie Maker to rotate the YouTube video is quite easy and can be done in 3 steps.

Step 1. Add Videos to Windows Movie Maker

Open Windows Movie Maker and import the YouTube video.

Add Videos to Windows Movie Maker

Add Videos to Windows Movie Maker

Step 2. Choose Rotate Left or Rotate Right

Now you will see Rotate left and Rotate right on the top of the toolbar. Simply move to where you want to rotate in the video and tap on the button to flip the video.

Rotate YouTube Videos via Windows Movie Maker

Rotate YouTube Videos via Windows Movie Maker

Step 3. Save the Video

Now tap on Ctrl and S buttons at the same time to save the changes. Then shut the Movie Maker. You will find the video is already rotated to the angle you want.

How to Rotate YouTube Video via Windows Movie Maker Alternative

For most Windows users, there is no more a Windows Movie Maker on Windows PC. But there are lots of video editors around who can rotate the video in just 2 clicks. FilmForth is one of the best movie makers that supports edit YouTube videos in very easy steps.

No matter you want to add transitions to the video or make the video look cooler with special effects. FilmForth would be the best choice of all. It’s totally free to use and no watermark at all.

Also, it can easily rotate the YouTube video to the angle you need. Let’s check how to rotate YouTube videos with this Windows Movie Maker alternative.

Step 1. Run FilmForth on the Computer

Go get FilmForth and install it on your computer. Once you completed the installation, click on the New Project to start the editing.

How to Rotate YouTube Video

How to Rotate YouTube Video

Fill in the name, set the location, and click on Create.

How to Rotate YouTube Video via FilmForth

How to Rotate YouTube Video via FilmForth

Then, add the video by clicking on Add Video/Photo clips button. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the video into the editor.

Step 2. Rotate the Video

Once the video has been loaded, click on the Rotate button, given at the bottom, in the features dashboard.

Rotate YouTube Video on FilmForth

Rotate YouTube Video on FilmForth

Every time you click on it, it will rotate the video by 90 degrees rightwards.
Flip YouTube Video with FilmForth

Flip YouTube Video with FilmForth

In addition to the rotation feature, you can also use FilmForth to split, trim, add effects for your video.

Step 3. Export the Video

Once you are done with rotation and other editings, it’s time to save and export the video. Click on the Save Video button, which is situated on the bottom right corner of the editor. Besides, You can select the video resolution, video quality, and frame-rate among other things. The Export with Watermark option is ticked by default. You can untick it if the watermark may hinder the viewer’s experience of your views.

Export YouTube Video

Export YouTube Video

On the other hand, if you wish you support a free editing app and its developer, you can always leave it ticked.

The above two methods are applicable to windows. If you are a Mac user, don’t worry. We also provide you with a method to rotate YouTube Videos on Mac.

How to Rotate YouTube Videos with iMovie on Mac

iMovie is an easy-to-use and free video editing software provided by Apple. It has a simple layout with a sense of design and allows mac users to edit videos with all basic editing functions.

Follow the tutorials below, and you can rotate your YouTube videos within 3 steps.

Step 1. Create a New Project

Start iMovie and hit the Plus icon and create a new Movie project.

Create a New Project

Create a New Project

Upload your YouTube video to iMovie, and drag and drop it into the timeline to start the editing process.

Upload YouTube Video to iMovie

Upload YouTube Video to iMovie

Step 2. Rotate Now

Click on the Crop icon here first to find the Rotate button. There are 2 buttons here to rotate videos at any angle. You can just hit a button in one direction to rotate your YouTube video.

Rotate Now

Rotate Now

Step 3. Save Your New Video

After you rotate the YouTube video, you need to hit the share button at the top right to save it to your device. At the same time, iMovie also provides a special channel that allows you to directly upload the processed video to YouTube.

Save Your New Video

Save Your New Video

After reading the above three methods, if you still don’t want to download any additional software or just want to rotate your YouTube video in the simplest and most convenient way, please don’t miss the following content.

How to Rotate YouTube Videos Online

No download, editing videos online is the most convenient way to rotate a YouTube video with great ease. Let’s meet Clideo, a free but holistic online video editor which can rotate your YouTube video by clicking only one button.

Here are the simple steps you need to follow.

Step 1. Open the Rotating Page

Navigate to the rotating page of Clideo, and hit the Choose File button to import your YouTube video.

Open the Clideo Rotating Page

Open the Clideo Rotating Page

Step 2. Rotate Now

After a few seconds, the video will be uploaded successfully. Now you will enter the new page with the 2 buttons. Now you can click any of the rotation buttons to rotate your video to any angle.

Rotate YouTube Video

Rotate YouTube Video

Step 3. Export New YouTube Video

Select an output format for the video, hit the Export button, and save the new YouTube video now.

Export New YouTube Video

Export New YouTube Video

How to Rotate YouTube Videos as a Viewer

As a YouTuber, you can rotate the video angle before uploading the video, so that users can achieve a better viewing experience. But as a viewer, if the current angle of the video is not good, how should we adjust it?

Here are 2 methods introduced below to rotate YouTube videos on Phones and PC.

Rotate YouTube Videos on Phones

Both iOS and Android systems provide users with the function of automatically rotating the screen. When you turn your mobile phone or tablet sideways or upside down, your video screen will automatically follow the angle of view.

Automatically Rotating Function of Phones

Automatically Rotating Function

You can find the corresponding automatic rotation button in the control panel, click it to turn off the automatic rotation function, and your YouTube video screen will be locked accordingly.

Rotate YouTube Videos on PC

For users who like to watch YouTube videos on their computers, you can download a Chrome extension to rotate the angle of youtube videos during viewing.

Chrome Rotating Extension

Chrome Rotating Extension

After installing this extension, you can open any YouTube video and click the “R” icon in the upper right corner of the chrome toolbar to open the rotation tool window and easily rotate the YouTube video now.

The Bottom Line

YouTube does not want videos to be rotated after being published, and they are patching any trick that does it. It would be wise to rotate it before uploading it to YouTube.

Use easy video editors such as FilmForth to do it quickly, in a matter of a few seconds. Of course, this post also provides other useful ways to complete the task of rotating YouTube Videos. Please select the most suitable method according to your specific situation and start your moves!

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Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.

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