1. gale's Avatar
    When I put video on the computer it's sideways. I guess I need to remember to hold my phone sideways when I record? At any rate, is there any way to fix what I've got and make it the right orientation? thanks
    03-11-2012 01:02 PM
  2. anthonycr's Avatar
    When I put video on the computer it's sideways. I guess I need to remember to hold my phone sideways when I record? At any rate, is there any way to fix what I've got and make it the right orientation? thanks
    Yeah holding it correctly would help
    There's probably some simple video edit ting software like windows movie maker that is capable of changing the orientation.
    03-11-2012 01:54 PM
  3. dwappo's Avatar
    Yea, just the general Movie Maker for Windows should be able to do that.
    03-11-2012 03:31 PM
  4. watskyhotsky's Avatar
    windows movie maker can correct it.

    in the future, hold the phone correctly. :P
    03-11-2012 06:16 PM
  5. gale's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. I think I'll remember eventually. It might take a few sideways videos though.
    03-11-2012 06:31 PM
  6. Kathleen Wolverton's Avatar
    I was looking for an answer to this as well. If the camera is being held incorrectly, then why do all the videos upload onto social media sites correctly, but flip sideways on the computer? I'm sorry, but this answer is illogical. Does anyone have a better answer?
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    12-29-2012 04:53 PM
  7. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    It's the way there developed and set up. To automatically correct some of the most common mistakes people make.
    This allows for a better experience on these site.
    Microsoft is developed to make money thru your mistakes, and lack of knowledge in how to make things work properly (got to buy more software to get individual things to work as they should).
    Thankfully there are those who develop software that's free to counter act Microsofts money making scheem.

    I only use Windows for those programs that are specifically developed for Windows. I don't use the security swiss cheese Windows for Internet, instead I use a Linux Distro (no antivirus or malware programs needed)

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    01-03-2013 09:16 AM
  8. mdproducer's Avatar
    TO ANTHONYCR: Lol ... That was funny ... I had the same question and i didn't expect that. Great response!
    03-12-2013 08:59 AM
  9. countys32's Avatar
    What? how was that a good answer? I want to hold may camera length ways its the most natural way of holding it and all my previous phones had no problem with video playback when i recored it this way, does anyone know how to fix thats without having to upload it to a video editor?
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    07-03-2013 05:46 PM
  10. Brian Quero's Avatar
    When u record, make sure the landscape mode is off in your Android smartphone..! That will help big time!
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    11-08-2013 07:46 PM
  11. Karen Cook's Avatar
    Gale this may be old, but I did not find the answer so I researched and found that if you upload to your you tube cannel it has a rotators fix .
    11-27-2013 04:28 PM
  12. salwc2k's Avatar
    Thanks Brian, that helped me solve why my photos are always sideways when I download them but there is no portrait/landscape setting for videos so
    guess i'll to download roxio or some other video editing software to do video conversions. Thanks again.
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    12-13-2013 05:53 PM
  13. Ken Young's Avatar
    I just experienced this problem with my new android RAZR. And I accidentally discovered the fix for it. If you're holding the phone sideways to get a "widescreen" film, then flip the phone 180 degrees. In my case that meant rotating it so the volume buttons on on the bottom edge, and not the top. So far every video has filmed correctly doing this.
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    01-24-2014 01:35 AM
  14. gimeil gimeil's Avatar
    use freemake video converter, it`s free
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    04-01-2014 02:07 PM
  15. Natasha Gibson's Avatar
    Thanks, Karen. It may be an old post. But your answer is really helpful!
    12-18-2014 06:42 PM
  16. S Maduras's Avatar
    When u record, make sure the landscape mode is off in your Android smartphone..! That will help big time!
    Thank you Brian, but I cannot find the landscape mode in my Galaxy S5. Do you know of any S5 settings that would allow me to take videos in the Portrait direction?
    08-29-2015 12:44 PM
  17. ricgal's Avatar
    On my LG G3 there is a button for "rotation". When the button is on, the phone automatically rotates. When it is off, it stays in portrait mode.
    10-02-2015 03:51 PM
  18. Sherrance's Avatar
    The easiest solution is to turn off Auto Rotate in your phone settings. Try it! Sure you can convert the videos in many programs but it is time consuming.
    08-15-2016 01:56 PM
  19. fletcher969's Avatar
    I just experienced this problem with my new android RAZR. And I accidentally discovered the fix for it. If you're holding the phone sideways to get a "widescreen" film, then flip the phone 180 degrees. In my case that meant rotating it so the volume buttons on on the bottom edge, and not the top. So far every video has filmed correctly doing this.
    I realize I'm bumping an old thread, and quoting a nearly-4 year old comment, but nobody acknowledged the solution Ken offered above which was for me the most elegant of those offered in this thread. Works on my Droid Turbo with Lollipop and the stock camera app. It's much easier than sorting through Android settings to toggle landscape/auto-rotate off before and back on after recording a video, and it's far better a solution than uploading to a computer to edit the video's orientation (which is what I was doing at one point). I did what Ken suggested, turned the camera to an "upside down landscape" orientation, and like magic the replay orientation was a perfect right-side up landscape on both my camera and my computer. No video editing, and no toggling of settings.

    Thanks!
    10-05-2017 02:29 AM
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