How to Rotate YouTube (FLV) Videos

It’s really very annoying to watch a YouTube video in an incorrect orientation. I come across lots of people in various forums who badly want to know how to rotate YouTube videos. Their problems are mainly divided into two categories. One is to rotate downloaded YouTube videos; the other is to rotate the videos that have been already uploaded to YouTube. Now, for these two different situations, I will share the solutions.

Part 1: How to Rotate Downloaded YouTube Videos

wondershare video editor

If you want to rotate a downloaded YouTube video, there is a good desktop video editor for you- Wondershare Video Editor. With it, you can fix your YouTube video’s orientation in less than 5 minutes. On top of that, you can apply various video effects to fine tune your videos and directly upload it again onto YouTube.

Sounds good? Download it now and use this YouTube rotator to rotate your YouTube videos.

Step 1.Import the YouTube video to the program

Click the "Import" button or directly drag the downloaded YouTube video to the User’s album of this YouTube video rotator. Then drag and drop it from the album to the Timeline.

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Step 2. Rotate the YouTube video

Double click the video on the Timeline to pop up the video editing window, where you’re provided with the “Rotate” tool. Then just click the “Rotate” button to rotate video to the right play view. At the same time, you can preview the effect in the right view window. If you're satisfied with the result, click the "Return" button to confirm your settings and go back to the main interface.

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Step 3. Save or upload your video to YouTube

Make sure you are satisfied with everything. Then click the "Create" button to save the rotated video. You can go to the "YouTube" tab to directly upload your video to YouTube. If you want to play the rotated YouTube video on mobile devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, go to "Device" and select a device from the list. You can also go to the "Format" tab to save your video in different formats or burn to DVD for playing on TV.

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Video Tutorial: How to Rotate YouTube Videos

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Part 2: How to Rotate YouTube Videos Online

youtube video editor

It’s most likely for mobile phone users to rotate a video on YouTube because the videos uploaded a YouTube via their phones always seem to be the wrong way round. If you upload a YouTube video but it shows up upside down or sideways, you can use the YouTube Video Editor. It's a simple browser-based video editor provided by YouTube itself. It enables users to make minor edits to videos they've uploaded onto YouTube, such as rotate, crop, merge, split and add effects. Follow the simple guide to turn YouTube video the right way online.



Get access to the editor

Go to YouTube site and log in to your account. Click "Upload">> "Edit" to the Video Editor tab.


Rotate YouTube video

Drag the video onto the timeline. Then double click it. In the pop up window, find the "Rotation" option and click it to rotate your video to the right orientation.

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Save the settings

Review the result. If satisfied, hit the "Publish" button to save the settings.

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