Files with ogg extension can be typically found as sounds or music in Ogg Vorbis compressed audio format.

There are 2 other file types using
the OGG file extension!

empty icon.ogg - Salt Lake Winter Olympics 2002 game data

empty icon.ogg - Origin graphic file

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Software that open ogg file

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OGG file extension - Ogg Vorbis audio

What is ogg file? How to open ogg files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

ogg file icon: ogg filetype icon

File extension ogg is used for Ogg Vorbis compressed audio format. Ogg is fairly new audio compression format. It is roughly comparable to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as mp3 and other digital audio formats. OGG is different from these other formats because it is completely free, open audio file format.

Ogg is the name of's container format for audio, video, and metadata.

Vorbis is the name of a specific audio compression scheme that's designed to be contained in Ogg. Note that other formats are capable of being embedded in Ogg such as FLAC and Speex.

Illiminable's ogg directshow filters will let you play your Ogg Vorbis files in Windows Media Player, and other DirectShow based players. Players not based on DirectShow do not need these filters.

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open ogg file:

Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMedia Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows 11 default media player is called Media Player. Microsoft developed it for the latest Windows 11 operating system (OS). Media Player replaces the old Windows Media Player, Windows 10 Groove Music, and Microsoft Movies & TV. It was released to all Win11 users on February 15, 2022.

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

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Help how to open:

Use any media files player (Winamp, VLC, Windows Media Player with ogg codec) to play *.ogg files.

How to convert:

Most audio converters today have support for conversion from or to OGG format.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 4F 67 67 53 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
ASCII code: OggS

List of software applications associated to the .ogg file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ogg file, edit ogg file, convert ogg file, view ogg file, play ogg file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ogg files.

Software that open ogg file - Ogg Vorbis audio

Programs supporting the exension ogg on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ogg file action.

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