What are OGV files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an OGV file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is an OGV file?
An .OGV file is an Ogg Video file.
Files that contain the .ogv file extension are most commonly associated with videos using the Ogg container format. This format can contain audio tracks, video sequences, subtitles, and other data in a single file.
Often you will hear Ogg in relation to Vorbis and Theora, which are encoding formats:
- Ogg is the name of the container format for the audio, video, and metadata files.
- Vorbis is the name of a free audio compression technology.
- Theora is the name of a free lossy video 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 container file to be played on a variety of different media players.
How to open OGV files
We have identified seven OGV openers that are compatible with this specific type of OGV file.
Programs that open Ogg Video files
Last updated: December 21, 2022
Various apps that use files with this extension
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.
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