File Extension OGG

  • Full name
    Ogg Vorbis Audio Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a OGG file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a OGG file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your OGG file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Files with the extension OGG usually contain audio data, which are coded with the compression method Vorbis (also OGG Vorbis). Older files, in particular, can also be audio / video files in OGG container format.

The OGG container format is a free, free-to-use format developed by Xiph.Org. The entire project, which wants to offer a free alternative to licensed formats such as aac, mp3 or h264, includes several compression methods for audio and video data. The container supports various compression methods for audio and video streams, subtitles, chapters and metadata.

Since 2007 Xiph.Org recommends the extension OGG only for OGG Vorbis files.

The lossy compression method Vorbis was wrapped as a free alternative to MP3. Vorbis provides more efficient compression. It supports up to 255 channels in different arrangements. Uninterrupted playback, replay gain, variable bitrates and metadata are also supported.

OGG Vorbis is not as common as MP3, but the support on hardware and software side is steadily increasing. So more and more games use the OGG Vorbis format and many MP3 players can also play OGG Vorbis.

Xiph.Org provides a codec for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX and Linux that can be integrated into the operating system, so that almost every player supports this format.

Programs which can open a OGG file

How to open a OGG file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the OGG file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a OGG file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support OGG files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a OGG file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all OGG files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with OGG there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the OGG file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the OGG file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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