How can I play a video backwards in Windows 7?

Mango the Fruitarian August 7, 2010
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Are there any free video playing programs for Windows 7 that let me play a video backwards?

  1. Zneakyspy
    January 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I have win 7 to and any free software i downloaded so far got facked up or freezes my system. Im going back on vista cause win 7 is total crap!!!

  2. Noponobail
    August 20, 2011 at 5:30 am

    The wii can play videos backwards on the fly off an SD card.
    I'm sure that doesn't help you with your situation, but it's obviously not too tricky of a technological feat.

  3. limekyln piper
    May 1, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Reverse videos in one step with a freeware tool called K-5 Video Reversal Tool. Just input your video and click "start"

    Make backwards videos / reverse videos with the K-5 Video Reversal Tool. It is free. Just input your video and click "start".

    http://oakdome.com/k5/video-reversal-tool/K-5-video-reversal-tool.php

  4. Jessica Cam W.
    August 15, 2010 at 3:42 am

    If you don't mind an audio-less reversed video clip (because the reversed audio wouldn't sound right anyway), here's a video I made about reverting the video using VirtualDubMod. It's actually pretty easy. It just involves saving the video clip as a series of pictures, renaming the pictures and saving them as a video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swTISlBYMoAThe video will be clearest in fullscreen and the highest resolution.

  5. ALIBARBA
    August 11, 2010 at 6:03 am

    thanks @Smokey99 ...MUCH APPRECIATED

  6. Mango Wodzak
    August 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    thanks guys,
    much appreciate your explanations..

  7. Mango Wodzak
    August 8, 2010 at 6:18 am

    So there's no simpler way to do this, in something like VLC media player.. let's say i only want to reverse a portion of the video.. there's no easy way to do this on the fly?

    the method you've posted (thanks, i really appreciate it!) i will try if there is really nothing simpler, but it seems a little long winded and time consuming..

    • Oron Joffe
      August 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      This can't be done in real time since video compression is time based (a key frame is taken, and following frames are compared to it) so it's the kind of thing that lends itself to a batch job. There may be programs that allow you to choose the option from a menu (I don't know any), but it will still take some time and the result will need to be saved to disk.

  8. Anonymous
    August 8, 2010 at 4:52 am

    First, download and install AviSynth and VirtualDub, both of which are free softwares easily available on the web. Now, you have two categories of video reversal procedures depending on whether the video is an AVI file or a non-AVI file.

    1. Video reversing for an AVI file 1. First, you have to make a ‘script’ – which is a simple text file that tells VirtualDub which video is to be reversed. For this, open a blank notepad file, and enter the following text: Reverse(AVISource(“C:yourfile.avi”)) [Here, you have to give the exact file location in place of C:yourfile.avi.] 2. Now, save the text file with a .avs file extension. 3. Open VirtualDub. 4. Drag the .avs file you saved in Step 1b into the VirtualDub window. 5. The reversed video is generated. Save it by going to File -> Save As.

    2. Video reversing for a non-AVI file 1. In this case, the method is exactly the same as the above – only you have to mention the frame rate of the video you want to reverse. 2. Generate the ‘script’ by opening a blank text file and entering: Reverse(DirectShowSource(“C:yourfile.wmv”, 29.97)) [Here, 29.97 is an example of frame rate specification. This is the most common frame rate for an NTSC video.] 3. Save the file with the .avs extension. 4. Open VirtualDub, drag the .as file onto its window, and save the reversed video using File -> Save As.

    • Aibek
      August 13, 2010 at 12:10 pm

      thanks for the thorough reply. appreciated!

    • Jessica Cam W.
      September 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      Here's a video tutorial from JimmyR that follow the mentioned steps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uNMSQRNK0Y

    • Harshil
      January 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

      thanks for help

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