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.OPUS File Extension

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File TypeOpus Audio File

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CategoryAudio Files


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


Audio file created in the Opus format (also called "Ogg Opus"), a lossy audio format developed for Internet streaming; uses both SILK (used by Skype) and CELT (from Xiph.Org) codecs and supports variable bit rates from 6 kb/s to 510 kb/s.

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Since the Opus codec is primarily used for streaming, files with the ".opus" extension that are encoded with the Opus codec are not common.

NOTE: The Opus codec is used for Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing, in-game chat. The Opus format was standardized by the IETF and is maintained by Xiph.Org.

Program(s) that open .OPUS files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
VideoLAN VLC media player
Mac OS X LogoMac
VideoLAN VLC media player
Linux LogoLinux
VideoLAN VLC media player
Updated 1/2/2013