iPhone troubleshooting: How to rotate videos shot by iPhone using the Movie Rotator App

Choose Finish and Launch Movie Rotator

Step 8:

-  Choose Finish and launch the movie rotator

 

Click File Open to Open your iPhone Movie

Step 9:

- Click Open and browse to your mov movie file. A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE! Make a copy of your original fle first, because this program will overwrite the original, this is very important!! Also, play the file in Windows media player once and make sure which way do you want to rotate for example 90 degrees clockwise as in the program itself, it will show you how it captured the file in iPhone

 

Click File and then choose Rotate Clockwise

Step 10:

- Once the movie is loaded, click on File then Rotate Clockwise

 

Click Save to Save your iPhone movie in Movie Rotator

Step 11:

- On the History tab you can check your backup reports, including start and finish times and the status


There is one important thing that I have come across, sometimes when the final movie is complete and you play it on your PC, its quite possible that it might not have any sound on it. This is not a limitation of the software really, its a matter how Apple encodes video in iPhone using a different Codecs. If you come across the same problem, do not worry. You just need to first convert your movie to another suitable format first before rotating it. For example, you can convert the movie from iPhone's default format of .MOV to a more popular .AVI. We have very very easy step by step instructions for you in our article The best video converter to convert between different video and audio formats. Once you have done the conversion, start at step 1 of this article and follow it through.

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It doesnt work if it is a high quality video

Above solution will not work if your video resolution is too high. In such cases use Quick time 7 you can download it from itunes website http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ when you play the video in quick time you can see an option to rotate video. cheers!

Hi Shri Shailesh, Can't find

Hi Shri Shailesh, Can't find the option to rotate in QuickTime 7. I use a mac and have just updated the software.. but I can't see this option anywhere while I play the video not in the drop down menu for edit either. Where did you spot this option?

just turns it in the view

just turns it in the view box! what a waster of time!

Avoid this ...

page and do not download anything from it. All you get here are ads, pop-ups, etc. The program doesn't give you the end result you are looking for. It's just a page to sell ads.

Thanks, but...

You fail to mention the quality of the resulting video. I have been trying for hours today to rotate a MOV file, Movie Rotator was the first tool I found... it's easy to use and it works, but the file it ended up saving was of SUCH BAD QUALITY - seemed to be very pixelated\low res. This is coming from a 720p source file. So no, it's no good. Dylan.

Thats weird, I don't have an

Thats weird, I don't have an iPhone 4 so I don't have 720P resoultion videos, however I do have iPhone 3GS and it rotates them just fine, never had a problem with quality

interestingly, it rotates my

interestingly, it rotates my video in MovieRotator. But if I play the saved file in WM, it is still 90 dig off.

Exactly the same issue here.

Exactly the same issue here.

Thanks, but...

You fail to mention the quality of the resulting video. I have been trying for hours today to rotate a MOV file, Movie Rotator was the first tool I found... it's easy to use and it works, but the file it ended up saving was of SUCH BAD QUALITY - seemed to be very pixelated\low res. This is coming from a 720p source file. So no, it's no good. Dylan.

Just use the rotate function

Just use the rotate function in Windows Live Movie Maker to rotate an iPhone .MOV file

Yep ! and then you have to

Yep ! and then you have to save it as a wmv file.... which sucks...

Besides converting video or

Besides converting video or audio files, iDealshare VideoGo is also a ideal MOV Rotator which can easily rotate all kinds of MOV files 90 Degrees, Vertical, and Horizontal on Windows or Mac. It also supports rotating other video files like MP4, WMV, AVI, MPG, VOB, MPG, AVCHD, MXF and etc.