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.OPUS File Extension

File TypeOpus Audio File

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What is an OPUS file?

An OPUS file is an audio file created in the Opus format (also called "Ogg Opus"), a lossy audio format developed for Internet streaming. It 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.

More Information

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.

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

How do I open an OPUS file?

You can open an OPUS file and play the audio it contains in the following media players:

Open and view .OPUS files with File Viewer Plus.

Programs that open OPUS files

Updated 2/24/2021

About OPUS Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.opus suffix is and how to open it.

The Opus Audio file type, file format description, and Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and only publish information about file formats that we have tested and validated.

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