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Rotate MOV File 90 Degrees, Vertical, and Horizontal on Windows/Mac

MOV Rotator for Mac or Windows - Rotate MOV to Correct Viewing Position


Recorded MOV files came out upside down and wonder how to rotate MOV file to a normal upright view? Shoot MOV videos sideways and wonder how to rotate MOV 90 degrees, 180 degrees or 270 degrees so that it plays back normally? Have the need to rotate MOV files horizontal or vertical to achieve special effects?

You come to the right place, if you have any of the above needs. The following article will describe a step by step guide on how to rotate MOV file on Windows 8/7/XP/Vista or Mac OS X Mavericks/Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow Leopard/Leopard/Tiger.

The guide helps to:

  • Rotate MOV file by 90 degrees clockwise. Then you can achieve rotating MOV files 180 degrees, 270 degrees and no change.
  • Horizontally rotate MOV video for left to right effects.
  • Vertically rotate MOV movie for upside down effects.
  • Rotate MOV files as well as keep the same output video format.
  • Rotate MOV as well as convert MOV to other video format like MP4, AVI, WMV, MPG, 3GP and etc.
  • Rotate other video files like rotate MP4, MKV, AVCHD, VOB, MOD, TOD, MXF and etc.

Make Preparation: Free download MOV Rotator

Free download the professional MOV rotator app - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

MOV Rotator - iDealshare VideoGo

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.

Step 1 Add MOV files

Click "Add File" button to import MOV files which you want to rotate. Or simply drop your MOV videos into this MOV Rotator.

How to Rotate MOV Files on Windows or Mac?

Step 2 Set the rotation degrees

  • First choose the MOV video file you want to rotate from the main window;
  • Then click "Effect" button to open the 'Video Effect' window;
  • Then click '90 Clockwise button' to rotate MOV file 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 270 degrees; or click 'Flip Horizontal' button to rotate MOV video horizontally; or click 'Flip Vertical' button to rotate MOV upside down.
  • Finally click "OK" to save the settings if you have completed the MOV rotate.

Rotate MOV 90 degrees

Step 3 Define output format for the rotated MOV video

Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select desired video format for the rotated MOV file from the "General Video" category.

You can select MOV as output format or select other video formats for the will be rotated MOV file.

Step 4 Finish rotating MOV videos

Click the "Convert" button to finish the MOV rotation.


It is that easy to rotate MOV file on Windows or Mac with the above detailed guide! And you will never worry about the following MOV rotate situations:

  • I recorded a video (on iPhone) in portrait mode. Now I need to rotate it. Right now I have a MOV file. I'm using Windows. What program can I use to rotate and save this video without losing quality?
  • When I transfer my iPad recorded MOV to Win 7 computer by iTunes, it shows on the computer it is rotated 90 degrees. I would like to rotate it so it can be viewed correctly.
  • Is there some MOV rotator for Windows available so that I could rotate the MOV files 90 degrees to see them in correct orientation?
  • I downloaded .mov videos from my Samsung/Verizon to my PC XP Dell. And all the videos came out sideways. They are turned 90 degrees to the right. How to rotate MOV files to correct viewing position?
  • I have a short .mov format video file that was recorded with the Canon T3i rotated 90 degrees. Is there any way to rotate this video so it appears in a normal orientation, with people standing upright instead of on their sides?
  • My iphone .mov files play sideways in media player. How do I get them to rotate?
  • I have a small .mov video that was recorded by someone else upside down with their Ipad.Is there any way to rotate 180 degrees?