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.OGV File Extension

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File TypeOgg Video File

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This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


Video file that uses the Xiph.Org's open source Ogg container format; may contain video streams that use one or more different codecs, such as Theora; can be played using a variety of media players.

More Information

OGV files are often used for playing webpage video content using the HTML5 <video> tag. However, they are generally referenced in the HTML source code using the ".ogg" extension, even though the files contain video content.

Xiph.Org, the developers of the OGV format, provide a DirectShow codec pack that enables software developers to include support for OGV files in both open-source and commercial applications.

NOTE: Audio files that use the Ogg container are called Ogg Vorbis files, where "Vorbis" refers to the specific compression algorithm used for the audio data. The term "Vorbis" does not apply to Ogg video content.

Programs that open OGV files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
VideoLAN VLC media player
Miro Video Converter
JRiver Media Center
Media Player Classic with K-Lite Codec Pack
Mac OS X LogoMac
VideoLAN VLC media player
Miro Video Converter
Linux LogoLinux
VideoLAN VLC media player
iOS LogoiOS
VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2
Updated 8/24/2015