OGV File - opening and understanding

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

What is an OGV file?

Files that contain the .ogv file extension are most commonly associated with the Ogg Vorbis video encoding technology. Ogg Vorbis is an audio compression format that is free and unpatented. Ogg is the name of the container format for the audio, video and metadata files. Vorbis is the name of the audio compression technology.

The OGV file format is a video container format. OGV files can contain video streams that are associated with one or more video codecs, such as Theora and DivX. These files allow the recorded content within the contain file to be played on a variety of different media players.

How to open OGV 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 OGV for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension OGV

While we know of one file format using the .OGV 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 .OGV file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
OperaOperaUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
VAFPlayerVAFPlayerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with OGV-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 OGV-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!