Open OGV file

The most common choise: Ogg Vorbis video

How to open Ogg Vorbis video .ogv files

ogv file icon Have you had trouble opening the ogv file on your computer? What are ogv files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is ogv file?

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.

Ogg Vorbis video description

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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Suggested software to open ogv file

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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