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#52760 - 10/27/19 06:21 AM VLC menu
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.12.6

I am trying to rotate a video using VLC. The instructions are simple but the "tools" is missing from the menu. How to get it included?

VLC 3.0.8

jaybass

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#52762 - 10/27/19 08:59 AM Re: VLC menu [Re: jaybass]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Researching your question was like looking for one particular worm in a garbage can full of them, but this may be your answer. (I found it in the responses to How to Rotate and Flip a Video in VLC Media Player.)
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#52763 - 10/27/19 11:36 AM Re: VLC menuI fooled [Re: artie505]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Artie, I googled the problem and it seems that "tools"will not appear on a Mac.

So I have iskysoft ultimate and it is so easy using that app. I rotated 2 doz. video clips which made my day.

Thanks, jaybass

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#52764 - 10/27/19 01:07 PM Re: VLC menu fooled [Re: jaybass]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I'm happy to hear that you've solved your problem. smile

You'd think that the answer would be right up front in their support docs.
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#52765 - 10/27/19 05:20 PM Re: VLC menu fooled [Re: artie505]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Out of curiosity, I kept looking, and I found this (in the same doc to which I linked earlier), but following through with it, it's nowhere near as good as the tool for which you were looking, and I"m not even sure it really is what you're looking for.

As I said, it's curious that the doc doesn't address Macs in any way, shape, or form.
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#52766 - 10/28/19 07:20 AM Re: VLC menu fooled [Re: artie505]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
I have just tried to rotate a video using VLC and following the directions you gave, when setting the angle and then clicking rotate, then save, nothing happens.
The last part says you can choose it from window>video Filters. I don't see any option after clicking rotate. Am I reading it wrong?

jaybass

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#52767 - 10/28/19 06:18 PM Re: VLC menu fooled [Re: jaybass]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
A barrel of worms, I said? More like a 10 yard dumpster full of 'em!

I don't know if it's the case, but it appears as if VLC was developed for Windows and ported to OS X/macOs...except for the documentation, which seems to be totally Windows oriented.

And further, the linked "solution" was posted 4 years ago, so I can't be certain whether VLC has changed in the interim or the post is incorrect.

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The option is present in VLC > Preferences (Click Show All) and you will find it under Video > Filters > Rotate. Then you can choose it from Window > Video Filters.

I arrive at the same dead end as you did with the preference; there's no apparent way to make use of the angle setting, although there may have been a way to use it with Window > Video Filters.

Unfortunately, though, Window > Video Filters either never did or no longer exists.

There is, however, Window > Video Effects > Geometry, which offers only these limited options.

Also unfortunately, while you can make a setting stick for a particular video in Windows, as far as I can tell, there's no way to do it in OS X/macOS.

Your options in OS X/macOS appear to be
  1. reset your selection each time you play the video, or
  2. click the "Apply profile at next launch," box, which will set your selection as a permanent pref for ALL future videos,
neither of which seems particularly useful to me, nor do I think that either is what you're looking for.

Somewhere in the jumble of letters and punctuation that comprises VLC's documentation I found a statement to the effect that while VLC can be used to "manipulate" videos, it's real purpose is to play them, and you may be best off using another app for "manipulation."

I think the suggestion is right on the mark!
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