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How to Rotate MP4 (MPEG, MPG) Videos in Mac/Windows

Have you ever recorded videos with your mobile phone in MP4 (MPEG, MPG) format? Many people do and some of them end up recording video sideways. When these MP4 videos are played your computer, they're rotated 90 degrees. The good news is that most media players support rotating MP4 video upright, but you'll need to do so every time to play the video. Is there an easy way to rotate MP4 video permanently so that you can play it without hassles?

You can rely on a video editing software like Wondershare Video Editor. Since rotating video is the basic feature of a video editor, it's not the reason why you should choose Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor). What makes it outstanding is its easiness and efficiency, yet with affordable price. Read on to get more information.

Easy-to-use MP4 Video Rotator:

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  • Rotate your MP4 (MPEG, MPG) videos with a click.
  • Include all common editing tools like Trim, Split, Crop, Merge, etc.
  • Provides more advanced editing features like Face Off, Tilt-shift, Jump Cut and more.
  • Enhance your video with hundreds of built-in effects.
  • Make a Picture-in-Picture video quickly and easily.
  • Share your video on TV, YouTube, Facebook, iPhone, PSP, etc.

1.Import MP4 files to rotate

Click “Import” to browse your file folder or simply drag and drop your files to the primary window. This program has a User’s Album to manage your imported MP4 files. When you import all MP4 files, they’ll show as thumbnails in the Album. Besides MP4 format, Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) supports all regular formats, including MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, VOB, TOD, MOD, TS, TP, MTS, M2TS, etc.

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2.Rotate MP4 video files

To rotate MP4 video files, you need to drag it from the User's Album to the video track on the Timeline. Then double click the MP4 video thumbnail on Timeline to show up the Rotate options by which you can rotate MP4 video with one click. Below is the description for the 4 rotation related options. Just click each to rotate or flip your MP4 video. The operation will immediately take effect.

  1. Rotate MP4 video 90 degrees clockwise and continuously. Therefore, you can rotate video 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 270 degrees and no change.
  2. Rotate MP4 video 90 degrees anticlockwise and continuously, similar to the first one, but in anti-direction.
  3. Flip MP4 video horizontally, upside down.
  4. Flip MP4 video vertical, left to right.
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3.Export permanently rotated MP4 video files

When your MP4 file has been rotated upright, and maybe also enhanced with another tool, now it's the time to save the change permanently so that you can play it perfectly either on PC, TV, device or YouTube. Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) almost supports all sharing possibilities. To do so, click "Create" button and you get 4 tabs: Device, Format, YouTube and DVD. They are self-evident. In each tab, choose the right format/device, or type in the necessary information before finally clicking "Create" button to output rotated MP4 videos.

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Video tutorial: how to rotate MP4 video files

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Yes, Video Editor will save the video as "My Video" by default, which prevents your original file from being overwritten. You may change it to the original file name on your own.
Havng rotated and exported the same format with the same bit rate, How can I also retain the orginal filename? The software defaults to 'My Video' I have a lot of video to edit and will register the software to do it, but need to be sure this function is available.
Hi, littlebytes, this may be the problem of your original video files. Can you send your file in zip file to our support team? They'll analyze it and fix your problem asap.
I was able to rotate it, but couldn't replay in any other video player??
This software allows you to rotate any movie.
James Martin
Thank you!!!!
It is amazing how often we may have to rotate our objects so often, so knowing this ability on this program helps a lot.
I really like this program because features like this are so simple compared to other programs that have limited features. Thanks for the input.
Christine Campbell
Whoa, I didn't even know you could do this! Thanks for the tutorial!