OGG File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an OGG file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .OGG files.

What is an OGG file?

The .ogg file extension is most commonly associated with the Ogg Vorbis file format. "Ogg" referrs to the container format of these files and "Vorbis" refers to the compression technology designed for the OGG file format.

Ogg is an open container format that is used for the streaming and manipulation of audio and video files over the Internet. The OGG file format is frequently used to create and distribute music and movie files. While the OGG file format is somewhat similar in nature to the MP3, VQF and AAC formats, unlike these formats the OGG file format is free and unpatented.

How to open OGG files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension OGG for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different OGG openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension OGG

While we know of one file format using the .OGG file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .OGG file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of OGG files. Remember, different programs may use OGG files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
GOM AudioGOM AudioUser submitted
WinampWinampUser submitted
OperaOperaUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with OGG-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with OGG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!