Open OGV file

OGV files: what are they and how do I open them?

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Ogg Vorbis video

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.

Further details:

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 Xiph.org'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.

MIME types:
video/ogg

Open file with:

Media Player icon

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

VLC media player icon

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

Ogg Video Tools

A toolbox for manipulating and creating Ogg video files

Winamp icon

Winamp

One of the first Windows media players used by masses

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

Freemake Video Converter icon

Freemake Video Converter

One of the most popular and succesfful free video conversion sofrware

VLC media player for Mac icon

VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

VLC media player for Linux icon

VLC media player for Linux

Linux version of popular VideoLAN player

Elmedia Player icon

Elmedia Player

A fully-featured multimedia player for Mac

Movavi Video Editor icon

Movavi Video Editor

A video editing tool

What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.ogv" has the file extension "ogv". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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