Files with ogv  extension are video files compressed with Ogg Vorbis video codec. This format can be played with some media players with proper codec installed, such as VLC player.

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OGV file extension - Ogg Vorbis video

What is ogv file? How to open ogv files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

ogv file icon: ogv filetype icon

File extension ogv is associated with video compression format Ogg Vorbis. It is roughly comparable to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as mp3, vqf, aac, and other digital audio formats. It is different from these other formats because it is completely free, open, and unpatented.

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.

Illuminable 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.

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The default software associated to open ogv 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.

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Help how to open:

The .ogv files can usually be opened with most popular media players. However, they sometimes require a proper plugin to enable the support of this format.

How to convert:

Freemake Video Converter or similar multimedia converter can be used to convert .ogv files to another format.

Find conversions from ogv file:

ogv to 3gp

ogv to avi

ogv to bik

ogv to m4v

ogv to mp3

ogv to vob

ogv to wmv

Find converter to ogv file type:

3gp to ogv

avi to ogv

bik to ogv

m4v to ogv

mkv to ogv

mov to ogv

mp4 to ogv

File identification strings:

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

Related links:

Ogg full overview

Vorbis web site

Theora web site

List of software applications associated to the .ogv file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ogv file, edit ogv file, convert ogv file, view ogv file, play ogv 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 ogv files.

Software that open ogv file - Ogg Vorbis video

Programs supporting the exension ogv on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Ogg Video Tools for open ogv file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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