How To Convert Portrait Video To Landscape Using VLC Player

Do you know you can convert the video you record on your phone from portrait to landscape using a VLC player?

There are some simple tasks that don’t need an extra app to achieve… Like the VLC player can do practically any simple video editing tasks you throw at it. You can easily do the following; converting video to audio, trimming clips, converting videos to all formats, changing a video from horizontal to vertical, etc.

Must Read: How To Use VLC Player As Audio And Video Converter

If you’d like to know how to convert a portrait video you took with your mobile phone to a Landscape video (vice versa), this post is for you.

How To Convert Portrait Video To Landscape Using VLC Player

If you are trying to convert your video and don’t have a video editing software on your computer but have the VLC player installed, follow the simple steps below.

Steps To Convert Video To Landscape From Portrait (Vice Versa)

First of all, transfer the video you recorded with your camera/phone to your system

Open the video using the VLC player >>> Click “Tools” >>> Click “Effects and Filters

In the “Adjustments and Effects” area, click “Video Effects” >>> Click “Geometry

In this area, tick the “Transform” box >>> on the drop-down menu that follows, choose “Flip vertical

You can also tick the “Rotate” box and rotate the video to give you the perfect angle >>> Click the “OK” button when you are done.

That’s how to rotate a video from portrait to landscape without any stress…


If you want to make the change permanent, you can convert the video you just edited using the below steps.

On your VLC player, click “Media” >>> Click “Convert/Save” >>> Click “Add” button to choose the video you’d like to convert. And click the “Convert/Save” once you’ve successfully added your video.

On this next page, click the tool icon beside profile (see image below)

On the “Profile Edition” page, click “Video Codec” >>> Click “Filters” >>> Scroll down and tick “Rotate Video Filter” >>> Click “Save”.

Now click the “Browse” button and choose the destination you want to save the video you’re converting.

After that, click the “Start” button and wait till it converts.

When the conversion is done, you can play the video on any platform and it will play on Landscape or portrait (depend on what you converted it to)


Converting or adding colors to your video is not that hard to do even without that expensive software.

I hope with this tutorial you can finally achieve your aim by turning your videos horizontally or vertically without stress.

If you are still finding it hard to follow the steps above, please do leave us a comment using the comment section below.

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It looks like I have said so much about so much on how to convert videos from portrait to landscape, now it’s time to pass the keyboard to you guys.

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What other FREE ways do you know aside VLC one can use to convert video from portrait to landscape? Please, do let us know using the comment box below.

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18 thoughts on “How To Convert Portrait Video To Landscape Using VLC Player”

  1. Hello Babanature,

    VLC media player is one of the most vast players out there. It has functions that many haven’t even explored yet.

    Thanks for bringing this to our eyes. Have a good weekend sir.

    • Hello Bello,

      Indeed, VLC is one of the media players that have functions unimaginable.

      The developers are doing a pretty good job, if I may say 😉

      Thanks for the stopping by bro… do have a wonderful week

  2. thanks for this post,this post is very help full for me .i face this convert problem but you did a good job for me .thanks a lot for this article.

  3. This is also a very good post which I really enjoyed reading. It is not every day that I have the possibility to see something like this .


    Great post with effective tips to convert portrait video to landscape using VLC player. I truly like your post and especially the steps that you have suggested.

    Your each of the suggested steps are so clear, easy to understand and follow, whereas following the steps will be helpful. Also thanks for including helpful images on your post as it will provide better understanding.

    Truly helpful post and thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for this informative post, This blog is very helpful for me to convert portrait video to landscape using VLC player.
    Thank you so much One Naija Blog…

  6. Thank you for sharing this problem with me, the content is very good, the image truly brings out the tutorial. I will definitely try converting my video taken on my cam using this method.



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