is it at all possible to rotate a quicktime movie?

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  1. macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2002
    i was just wondering. my girlfriend shot a short movie with my digital camera and she had it turned sideways, so you've got to turn your head to view it right.

    i need to rotate it 90 degrees counterclockwise. i've got quicktime pro 6.whatever (the newest) -- is there anything else i need if this is possible?

    oh yea, it's an mpeg if that matters.

  2. macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Open the file in Quicktime (duh)...then go to Movie/Get Movie Properties (or just hit cmd-J), select MPEG1 Muxed track in the first column and Size in the second. You should then have some buttons on the bottom that allow you to rotate and flip the movie...but as for saving it like that...well....Quicktime has some problems with MPEG-1 files, they tend to lose the audio when you export them to another format so you may have to find some way to extract it before you do the rotating and such...
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2002
    thanks very much!

    it worked, i appreciate it.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2003
    Rotate movie in Quicktime Player

    Is there a way to rotate a Quicktime movie 90 degrees using Quicktime Player, or using free software? I don't really want to have to pay $20 or so just so that I can rotate movies taken by my digital camera to an upright position.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Izmir, Turkey
    Re: Rotate movie in Quicktime Player

    yeah, I have normal Quicktime, (not Pro) and I don't have that option to rotate my mpegs and avi files.. any freeware or software???
  6. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2003
    [mod. edit - Warez/serials discussion is not allowed.]
  7. macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    unacceptable - delete it then pm me and let me know. Else i will report it.

    sorry to be a party pooper but this is inapproriate. You know the rules and this is breaking them.

    and, no - your '*' crud wont work either.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2003
  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2003
    How to Rotate a QuickTime Video 90 Degrees

    >> Is there a way to rotate a Quicktime movie 90 degrees using
    >> Quicktime Player, or using free software?

    I figured out how to do this. It involves using two separate
    programs, one to convert the Quicktime movie file into a .avi
    file, and the other to rotate the .avi file.

    1. Use RAD Video Tools from to convert
    the QuickTime file into a .avi file. (Download is free; they take
    donations. I gave them $5 thru PayPal.) Browse to the Quick-
    Time file, select it, click on "Convert a File", enter the output
    file name, click Convert, choose a compressor (I used Indeo
    video 5.10 with quality set to 100, it worked well), click OK,
    and when it finishes converting, click Done and close the

    2. Use Virtual Dub from to rotate the .avi file. Do File, Open Video File and
    browse to the .avi file and open it. Then, do Video, Filters,
    Add, select Rotate, OK, select Left by 90 or whatever, OK, OK,
    and then File, Save as AVI, enter the file name, OK, and let
    it do the conversion.

    The resulting file in my case was much larger than the input
    file, so I ran the output file back through RAD Video Tools
    and converted it using the Indeo Video 5.10 compressor and
    it became small size again.

    A lot of work just to rotate a video, but it does work.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2004
    How to rotate quicktime movies for free

    Yeah, it's easy and free. Use TransformMovie. just drage the .mov onto the screen and a new file apperars on your desktop. Easy. Hope this helps.
  11. macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2004
    Santa Cruz, orginally from Los Angeles
    I succeded at transforming the file, however, when i attempt to use it in my iWeb page, it reverts to the original format! I have double checked and I am using the correctly rotated file yet iWeb will let me place it on my page but then it's magically in its original form, how can I fix this?

  12. macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    For Quicktime Pro users:
    1. In QuickTime Player, choose Window > Show Movie Properties.
    2. In the Properties window, select a video track and click Visual Settings.
    3. To resize the movie, type new numbers in the Current Size fields.
    4. To keep the same height-to-width proportions, select Preserve Aspect Ratio.
    5. To rotate the movie, click one of the rotate buttons.
  13. macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2003
    Thank you!

    Your tip saved me much frustration this evening. Thanks
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Rotate mov with Quicktime Player V10

    I would like to rotate mov with Quicktime Player v10 and have tried to follow other instructions but the Window menu does not have Show Movie Properties, only Show Movie Inspector and Show Export Progress.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    You need to use QuickTime Player 7. You can install it from the DVD that came with your mac.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2013
    How to rotate a QuickTime video

    In Picassa, rotate it, then save to disk in rotated form.

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