Summary: Have you ever shot video and realized it was the wrong orientation? Or received a video from a friend or on YouTube only to find it’s been uploaded upside down or at a 90 degree angle? If so, I have a solution to get your video playing the way it was meant to be played, as long as you have an Android phone.
Why Would You Need Apps to Rotate Videos on Android?
One of the biggest problem many Android uses have when it comes to video is their ability to save the video correctly onto their phones. Most Android phones have very limited capability when it comes to video manipulation. And the ones that do have some sort of app installed “out of the box” often lack any sort of “orientation” capabilities.
In addition, it’s always nice to be able to have the freedom to do what you want with your videos. Maybe you do want to have a video play upside down, or flip the video so the orientation is the opposite.
Luckily, there are some software and app providers who have created excellent programs that can run on your Android phones. In this article I go over the top ??? apps to help you achieve just that. So let’s get started…
FreeMake.com is the first rotator application I want to mention. One thing to note though, is that this particular program only works with Windows. And although this does limit its usability, the reason I wanted to include this one in the list is because although it isn’t an app to work on your phone, it does work with any Android and even iPhone videos. In fact, it works with practically any video you want including Youtube.
The websites states that there are over 500 different file formats that this software works with. This is really helpful for those who have older phones or video equipment that doesn’t support the normal .mp4 file format that is pretty much industry standard today. Here are a few of the many file formats that are listed on the site: “HD, AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, MOV, etc” You can download this app at Blackmart or from the Google Play Store link below.
And one more important point to mention is that this is a completely free software. So why not grab it, I did and it worked with a few different videos I tried out. And if you love the software, why not help out the author with a bit of cash here.
I love when someone creates helpful apps for Android users, especially these sorts of video applications. The second app on my list is meant for your Android phone and will really help you create and edit professional style videos, all from your smart phone.
This is an easy and intuitive app that can easily manipulate any video you make on your phone. And it is more than just a rotator app. This particular app can do most editing features like cropping, resizing, add animated JIFs, and even add music to your videos so you don’t even need to speak!
One other cool feature is its ability to convert your videos into MP3 format. So you can use it to upload your video to YouTube or somewhere, then strip out the video and upload just the MP3 version to something like SoundCloud.
The app also allows you to split up your video into different smaller sized clips if you want. Great feature for cutting out the beginning of a video where you can see yourself turning on or off your phone’s camera. Or just use the organizer that lets you keep all of your videos stored using a tag system to easily find late. No matter what you decide to do with this app, it can probably handle anything you throw at it.
Viva Video App for Android
This is a free app put out by the people at VivaVideo.tv in China. They also have a Facebook group to share your creations or ask questions, and in order to use the app you need to have at least Android 4.1 installed on your phone.
The VivaVideo app has been featured in quite a few tech magazines already and the feedback has all been pretty positive. For example, “Tech Radar” said – “VivaVideo is a fun Movie Maker with a lengthy list of features – Viva Video Maker with Music & Movie Maker allow you to become professional video creator in no time!”
BUT, that doesn’t mean it’s all rainbows. User feedback has not been the greatest stating things like a confusing user interface and not being able to edit longer videos successfully. The app also uses a free for ads business model, which means although the app is free to download and use, it will have those annoying pop up ads on it. If this doesn’t bother you, then check it out here…