Unlike this question, I would like to view someone else's clip that is already uploaded with wrong orientation (mostly because of holding the phone vertically).

I know this can be done by downloading the clip locally and watch it with VLC using it's rotation feature, but I find this procedure too cumbersome.

Is there an easy way to watch YouTube clips rotated?

  • do you think is this new wording better? Aug 20, 2014 at 21:18

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YouTube doesn't offer this feature currently. However, VLC in the meantime added a feature allowing you to just stream YouTube videos simply by opening a network stream (Ctrl+N) and pasting the YouTube URL there.

  • thanks. I wish google added this feature natively, but given that vlc works on all major os, and on phone/tablet you can simply rotate the phone then zoom in, I marked the answer as accepted. Sep 26, 2018 at 15:14

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