When you’re looking for a reverse video player or an app to invert and export video, you’re spoilt for choice. All of the apps and sites we’ve covered here can play video backwards, but there are differences between them: some can reverse YouTube video or GIF animations, others are very simple video reversers, and yet others are fully-featured video editing apps that do so much their ability to play video in reverse isn’t even mentioned in the feature list.
If you’re considering an app to reverse video, whether it’s to quickly play a video backward or reverse MP4 clips as part of a bigger project, it’s worth thinking about two things: what you want to do right now and what you might want to do in the future. For example, the simplest online video reverser can play video backwards, but it can’t trim the clip, add effects, or export in a format optimized for Android or Apple devices. Then again, you don’t need a pro-level video editing suite if all you want to do is play video in reverse.
For most people, the best online video reverser is Movavi Online Reverser, and the best desktop video reverser is Movavi Video Editor. The former is super-fast, very simple, and all you need when you want to play a video backward without any other editing. At the same time, the latter is packed with all the tools you need to trim, edit, recolor, and add effects to your clips – whether those clips are playing forwards or playing backward. And because it’s a free download to PC or Mac, you can put it through its paces before deciding if it’s the right video reverser and video editor for you.