How to Open Ogg Files


The OGG file format is used to store compressed music files, much like the better-known MP3 format. The primary benefit of OGG is the fact that the file compression standards used to create these files are open source, while the MP3 compression standards are proprietary. Open-source software can be freely improved by a community of hobbyist programmers. Often, this means that the software is updated more frequently. Open OGG files using VLC, a free media player application that works in Windows, Mac OS, and Linux—or Winamp, a media player for Windows.

Things You'll Need

  • OGG file
  • Computer

Playing OGG Files with VLC

  • Download VLC from its website, and install and launch the program.

  • Click the "Show Playlist" button, or click "View", then click "Playlist" to open the playlist window.

  • Drag the OGG file you want to play into the playlist, then close the window.

  • Press the "Play" button to play the file and hear what it contains.

Playing OGG Files with Winamp

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