What are OPUS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an OPUS 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 OPUS file?

An .OPUS file is an Opus compressed audio file.

The .opus file extension is used for an audio codec format created by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). These OPUS files contain digital audio data that is stored in an OGG container. Some VoIP tools generate these .opus files through its embedded set of telephony features and voice recording functions. These OPUS files are also used by some applications that provide interactive audio-related functions and real-time Web streaming services for audio data. These include Web frameworks, music streaming programs, and instant messaging (IM) tools with voice chat and audio recording features.

How to open OPUS files

We have identified 4 OPUS openers that are compatible with this specific type of OPUS file.

Programs that open Opus compressed audio files

Last updated: November 30, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
MPC-HCMPC-HCUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
GOM AudioGOM AudioUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
BSPlayerBSPlayerUser submitted
JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media CenterUser submitted
BSPlayer ProBSPlayer ProUser submitted
Sigma media playerSigma media playerUser submitted

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