Is there a way to change the rotation angle of a video file?
I have a couple of videos in the wrong direction so all I wanted is to correct it.
If you are asking for rotate a video 90º or 180º, you should use avidemux.
Then open the video, select a new video format and don't choose copy. Click on Filters, scroll down until you see rotate. Add it, select the right angle and finally select preview, and then ok.
Go to file, save, save video, and your are done.
You can also use ffmpeg and the commandline (taken from Rotating videos with FFmpeg):
And to rotate it horizontally (ffmpeg documentation):
Maybe your distro uses
Do you mean rotation on playback or converting it to a rotated version?
As a commandline-user I normally use mplayer:
Convert (requires transcoding):
And here is a graphical tool to do the latter: kdenlive (a kde application from the universe)
The best option (in my opinion!) is OpenShot, you simply follow these easy steps:
If you just want to view a movie in a different orientation, as of Totem 3.1.4 (in Raring 13.04 and beyond), there is a "rotation plugin" which you can turn on (edit/plugins), and then rotate e.g. via ctrl-r.
I think proper rotation should be automatic when there is rotation metadata, and I commented on a relevant Totem bug here: Bug 701950 – Iphone Movies
There are also ways to do this in mplayer (and to convert to a rotated movie with mencoder), e.g.
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