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  1. I had someone record some video on their phone for me and it plays fine on my laptop and my PC.

    However I tried 3 different brands of TV and on all three the video shows up either sideways or upside down.

    I have looked through all the user manuals and the on screen menus to no avail.

    Any help would be great

    Thanks
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  2. Typically TV's don't pay attention to the rotation flag in the video header. You'll have to rotate and reencode for proper playback on TVs.
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    Sadly so many people don't know the correct orientation of their phones when making videos as opposed to taking a still portrait shot. Often in news coverage where a citizen captures some exciting video with the phone held upright as if they were taking a portrait shot of Aunt Maude etc. Sideways is 16:9 like the TV screen and the Home button should be on the right otherwise you are likely to end up with an upside down image.
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    If you can upload a small sample of the raw video then we can see if it was encoded wrong and be fixed without re-encoding.
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  5. .mp4 files include the rotation flag, but obviously not all players seem to read it. My Samsung TV does fortunately, but when I remux the .mp4 file to .mkv in order to convert VFR to CFR the rotation information is lost. At the end I have to resize and re-enocode, unfortunately.
    Even when one films with mobile phones in landscape mode there is still the chance that the picture is flipped upside down.
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    Only if the phone has the start or home button on the left instead of where it should be on the right. iPhones and Android.
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