Windows Media Player Rotation

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by James Silverton, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in the
    Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken with a
    cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them properly.
    The files have extension .mov.
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    Jim Silverton

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    James Silverton, Jan 9, 2012
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  2. James Silverton

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Sun, 08 Jan 2012 23:14:39 -0500, James Silverton
    <> wrote:

    >I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in the
    >Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken with a
    >cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them properly.
    >The files have extension .mov.


    I don't know if WMP has that capability built in, but most video
    drivers support screen rotation - you essentially rotate the entire
    screen.

    Control-Alt and Up arrow, left arrow, right arrow, down arrow, etc.
    Left rotates left, right right, up back up, etc. :)
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    Evan Platt, Jan 9, 2012
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  3. On 1/08/2012, James Silverton posted:
    > I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in the
    > Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken with a cell
    > phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them properly. The files
    > have extension .mov.


    When I had a similar problem I had to rotate my screen - no, not the
    monitor :)

    In my current case, with an nVidia video card, I bring up the nVidia
    Control Panel, find Rotate Screen, click there, and voilà, I can make
    the video look great.

    My older video card had hot keys, like Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow or some
    such, but not this one.

    Why I had to do it this way: one of my video players lets me rotate the
    picture, but it doesn't rotate the display box, so heads and feet get
    cut off ;-)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 9, 2012
    #3
  4. On 1/08/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    > On 1/08/2012, James Silverton posted:
    >> I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in the
    >> Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken with a cell
    >> phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them properly. The files
    >> have extension .mov.


    > When I had a similar problem I had to rotate my screen - no, not the monitor
    > :)


    > In my current case, with an nVidia video card, I bring up the nVidia Control
    > Panel, find Rotate Screen, click there, and voilà, I can make the video look
    > great.


    > My older video card had hot keys, like Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow or some such, but
    > not this one.


    > Why I had to do it this way: one of my video players lets me rotate the
    > picture, but it doesn't rotate the display box, so heads and feet get cut off
    > ;-)


    BTW, when the screen is rotated, trying to use the mouse will probably
    drive you crazy, unless you're a much calmer person than I am :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 9, 2012
    #4
  5. James Silverton

    charlie Guest

    On 1/8/2012 11:50 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On 1/08/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    >> On 1/08/2012, James Silverton posted:
    >>> I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in
    >>> the Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken
    >>> with a cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them
    >>> properly. The files have extension .mov.

    >
    >> When I had a similar problem I had to rotate my screen - no, not the
    >> monitor :)

    >
    >> In my current case, with an nVidia video card, I bring up the nVidia
    >> Control Panel, find Rotate Screen, click there, and voilà, I can make
    >> the video look great.

    >
    >> My older video card had hot keys, like Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow or some
    >> such, but not this one.

    >
    >> Why I had to do it this way: one of my video players lets me rotate
    >> the picture, but it doesn't rotate the display box, so heads and feet
    >> get cut off ;-)

    >
    > BTW, when the screen is rotated, trying to use the mouse will probably
    > drive you crazy, unless you're a much calmer person than I am :)
    >

    Along the general wth display theme--
    In the win 3.1 days, there was a key sequence on many desktops that
    caused the display to mirror image. It usually occurred when a fast two
    handed typist hit about three keys at the same time. We never figured
    out if it was a result of keyboard circuitry, a driver, or an obscure
    key sequence that was not well documented.
    charlie, Jan 9, 2012
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  6. James Silverton

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Mon, 09 Jan 2012 00:23:00 -0500, charlie <> wrote:

    >Along the general wth display theme--
    >In the win 3.1 days, there was a key sequence on many desktops that
    >caused the display to mirror image. It usually occurred when a fast two
    >handed typist hit about three keys at the same time. We never figured
    >out if it was a result of keyboard circuitry, a driver, or an obscure
    >key sequence that was not well documented.


    Control-Alt - arrow keys :)
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    Evan Platt, Jan 9, 2012
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  7. James Silverton

    VanguardLH Guest

    James Silverton wrote:

    > I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in the
    > Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken with a
    > cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them properly.
    > The files have extension .mov.


    A Google search:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=+rotate +video

    found:

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/rotate-video-files-mac-pc/

    If the video editors mentioned in the above article do not handle .mov
    files, convert them to something they do support. FormatFactory is a
    good audio/video converter.
    VanguardLH, Jan 9, 2012
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  8. James Silverton

    ...winston Guest

    If viewing is all you need..you might try adding the video to Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker..either will allow it to be
    rotated and viewed without having to create a project.

    Optionally, to echo and add to other responses...third party players are available that can perform a rotate task.


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    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "James Silverton" wrote in message news:jedpjd$lah$...

    I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in the
    Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken with a
    cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them properly.
    The files have extension .mov.
    --
    Jim Silverton

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.
    ...winston, Jan 9, 2012
    #8
  9. On 1/8/2012 11:50 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On 1/08/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    >> On 1/08/2012, James Silverton posted:
    >>> I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in
    >>> the Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken
    >>> with a cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them
    >>> properly. The files have extension .mov.

    >
    >> When I had a similar problem I had to rotate my screen - no, not the
    >> monitor :)

    >
    >> In my current case, with an nVidia video card, I bring up the nVidia
    >> Control Panel, find Rotate Screen, click there, and voilà, I can make
    >> the video look great.

    >
    >> My older video card had hot keys, like Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow or some
    >> such, but not this one.

    >
    >> Why I had to do it this way: one of my video players lets me rotate
    >> the picture, but it doesn't rotate the display box, so heads and feet
    >> get cut off ;-)

    >
    > BTW, when the screen is rotated, trying to use the mouse will probably
    > drive you crazy, unless you're a much calmer person than I am :)
    >

    Thank you Gene and everyone. I agree that trying to use the mouse on a
    rotated screen *does* drive me nuts. Perhaps, I may be able to train
    myself or use Mousekeys but I haven't got the hang of that yet. However,
    for these little *short* movies unless I want to save them, turning my
    head sideways seems a solution.

    --
    Jim Silverton

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.
    James Silverton, Jan 9, 2012
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  10. On 1/9/2012 2:58 AM, ...winston wrote:
    > If viewing is all you need..you might try adding the video to Movie
    > Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker..either will allow it to be rotated
    > and viewed without having to create a project.
    >
    > Optionally, to echo and add to other responses...third party players are
    > available that can perform a rotate task.
    >
    >

    Thanks for the suggestion of Movie Maker. It's a bit of a chore to save
    the little file and open Movie Maker but it does work.

    --
    Jim Silverton

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.
    James Silverton, Jan 9, 2012
    #10
  11. James Silverton

    Bob I Guest

    On 1/8/2012 10:50 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On 1/08/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    >> On 1/08/2012, James Silverton posted:
    >>> I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in
    >>> the Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken
    >>> with a cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them
    >>> properly. The files have extension .mov.

    >
    >> When I had a similar problem I had to rotate my screen - no, not the
    >> monitor :)

    >
    >> In my current case, with an nVidia video card, I bring up the nVidia
    >> Control Panel, find Rotate Screen, click there, and voilà, I can make
    >> the video look great.

    >
    >> My older video card had hot keys, like Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow or some
    >> such, but not this one.

    >
    >> Why I had to do it this way: one of my video players lets me rotate
    >> the picture, but it doesn't rotate the display box, so heads and feet
    >> get cut off ;-)

    >
    > BTW, when the screen is rotated, trying to use the mouse will probably
    > drive you crazy, unless you're a much calmer person than I am :)
    >


    Rotate mouse 90°.
    Bob I, Jan 10, 2012
    #11
  12. On 1/09/2012, Bob I posted:

    > On 1/8/2012 10:50 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> On 1/08/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    >>> On 1/08/2012, James Silverton posted:
    >>>> I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in
    >>>> the Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken
    >>>> with a cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them
    >>>> properly. The files have extension .mov.

    >>
    >>> When I had a similar problem I had to rotate my screen - no, not the
    >>> monitor :)

    >>
    >>> In my current case, with an nVidia video card, I bring up the nVidia
    >>> Control Panel, find Rotate Screen, click there, and voilà, I can make
    >>> the video look great.

    >>
    >>> My older video card had hot keys, like Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow or some
    >>> such, but not this one.

    >>
    >>> Why I had to do it this way: one of my video players lets me rotate
    >>> the picture, but it doesn't rotate the display box, so heads and feet
    >>> get cut off ;-)

    >>
    >> BTW, when the screen is rotated, trying to use the mouse will probably
    >> drive you crazy, unless you're a much calmer person than I am :)
    >>


    > Rotate mouse 90°.


    Which way? Around which axis?

    Just kidding, of course. I just tried it; I rotated it the wrong way at
    first, so I rotated it another 180°. It *does* work :)

    If it's not clear what I meant by "which axis", I meant things like
    rotating it sideways off the desk or lifting the front end up...

    It's my idea of humor.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 10, 2012
    #12
  13. James Silverton

    Bob I Guest

    On 1/9/2012 11:14 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On 1/09/2012, Bob I posted:
    >
    >> On 1/8/2012 10:50 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>> On 1/08/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    >>>> On 1/08/2012, James Silverton posted:
    >>>>> I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in
    >>>>> the Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken
    >>>>> with a cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them
    >>>>> properly. The files have extension .mov.
    >>>
    >>>> When I had a similar problem I had to rotate my screen - no, not the
    >>>> monitor :)
    >>>
    >>>> In my current case, with an nVidia video card, I bring up the nVidia
    >>>> Control Panel, find Rotate Screen, click there, and voilà, I can make
    >>>> the video look great.
    >>>
    >>>> My older video card had hot keys, like Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow or some
    >>>> such, but not this one.
    >>>
    >>>> Why I had to do it this way: one of my video players lets me rotate
    >>>> the picture, but it doesn't rotate the display box, so heads and feet
    >>>> get cut off ;-)
    >>>
    >>> BTW, when the screen is rotated, trying to use the mouse will probably
    >>> drive you crazy, unless you're a much calmer person than I am :)
    >>>

    >
    >> Rotate mouse 90°.

    >
    > Which way? Around which axis?
    >
    > Just kidding, of course. I just tried it; I rotated it the wrong way at
    > first, so I rotated it another 180°. It *does* work :)
    >
    > If it's not clear what I meant by "which axis", I meant things like
    > rotating it sideways off the desk or lifting the front end up...
    >
    > It's my idea of humor.
    >


    <grin>

    I figured that the user would experiment if not obvious to them. But
    with three axises to pick from and two directions on each axis we are
    starting to have option paralysis for some folks. ;-)
    Bob I, Jan 11, 2012
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  14. James Silverton

    Ed Cryer Guest

    Bob I wrote:
    >
    >
    > On 1/9/2012 11:14 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> On 1/09/2012, Bob I posted:
    >>
    >>> On 1/8/2012 10:50 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>>> On 1/08/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    >>>>> On 1/08/2012, James Silverton posted:
    >>>>>> I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in
    >>>>>> the Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken
    >>>>>> with a cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them
    >>>>>> properly. The files have extension .mov.
    >>>>
    >>>>> When I had a similar problem I had to rotate my screen - no, not the
    >>>>> monitor :)
    >>>>
    >>>>> In my current case, with an nVidia video card, I bring up the nVidia
    >>>>> Control Panel, find Rotate Screen, click there, and voilà, I can make
    >>>>> the video look great.
    >>>>
    >>>>> My older video card had hot keys, like Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow or some
    >>>>> such, but not this one.
    >>>>
    >>>>> Why I had to do it this way: one of my video players lets me rotate
    >>>>> the picture, but it doesn't rotate the display box, so heads and feet
    >>>>> get cut off ;-)
    >>>>
    >>>> BTW, when the screen is rotated, trying to use the mouse will probably
    >>>> drive you crazy, unless you're a much calmer person than I am :)
    >>>>

    >>
    >>> Rotate mouse 90°.

    >>
    >> Which way? Around which axis?
    >>
    >> Just kidding, of course. I just tried it; I rotated it the wrong way at
    >> first, so I rotated it another 180°. It *does* work :)
    >>
    >> If it's not clear what I meant by "which axis", I meant things like
    >> rotating it sideways off the desk or lifting the front end up...
    >>
    >> It's my idea of humor.
    >>

    >
    > <grin>
    >
    > I figured that the user would experiment if not obvious to them. But
    > with three axises to pick from and two directions on each axis we are
    > starting to have option paralysis for some folks. ;-)
    >


    Or even option paralysises for others.
    ;-) Ed

    Excuse me, please. I tried but couldn't resist it.
    Ed Cryer, Jan 11, 2012
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  15. On 1/10/2012, Bob I posted:
    > option paralysis


    Neat phrase (it's new to me).

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    Gene E. Bloch, Jan 11, 2012
    #15
  16. James Silverton

    Char Jackson Guest

    On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:12:56 -0800, Gene E. Bloch
    <> wrote:

    >On 1/10/2012, Bob I posted:
    >> option paralysis

    >
    >Neat phrase (it's new to me).


    Similar to analysis paralysis. My day job is network architecture
    design, and sometimes there are so many options, each with their own
    set of dependencies, that you can't store it all in your brain.
    Analysis paralysis sets in, and stays, until you just make a decision
    and go with it.

    --

    Char Jackson
    Char Jackson, Jan 11, 2012
    #16
  17. James Silverton

    Bob I Guest

    On 1/11/2012 9:02 AM, Ed Cryer wrote:
    > Bob I wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> On 1/9/2012 11:14 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>> On 1/09/2012, Bob I posted:
    >>>
    >>>> On 1/8/2012 10:50 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >>>>> On 1/08/2012, Gene E. Bloch posted:
    >>>>>> On 1/08/2012, James Silverton posted:
    >>>>>>> I wonder if anyone knows how to rotate the picture by 90 degrees in
    >>>>>>> the Windows Media Player? I have been sent some small movies taken
    >>>>>>> with a cell phone, I think, and I cannot find out how tho view them
    >>>>>>> properly. The files have extension .mov.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> When I had a similar problem I had to rotate my screen - no, not the
    >>>>>> monitor :)
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> In my current case, with an nVidia video card, I bring up the nVidia
    >>>>>> Control Panel, find Rotate Screen, click there, and voilà, I can make
    >>>>>> the video look great.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> My older video card had hot keys, like Ctrl-Alt-Left Arrow or some
    >>>>>> such, but not this one.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Why I had to do it this way: one of my video players lets me rotate
    >>>>>> the picture, but it doesn't rotate the display box, so heads and feet
    >>>>>> get cut off ;-)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> BTW, when the screen is rotated, trying to use the mouse will probably
    >>>>> drive you crazy, unless you're a much calmer person than I am :)
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>>> Rotate mouse 90°.
    >>>
    >>> Which way? Around which axis?
    >>>
    >>> Just kidding, of course. I just tried it; I rotated it the wrong way at
    >>> first, so I rotated it another 180°. It *does* work :)
    >>>
    >>> If it's not clear what I meant by "which axis", I meant things like
    >>> rotating it sideways off the desk or lifting the front end up...
    >>>
    >>> It's my idea of humor.
    >>>

    >>
    >> <grin>
    >>
    >> I figured that the user would experiment if not obvious to them. But
    >> with three axises to pick from and two directions on each axis we are
    >> starting to have option paralysis for some folks. ;-)
    >>

    >
    > Or even option paralysises for others.
    > ;-) Ed
    >
    > Excuse me, please. I tried but couldn't resist it.
    >


    No problem, humor is appreciated. (Spell checker didn't flag it either)
    Bob I, Jan 12, 2012
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