File Extension Library

.OGV File Extension

  • Developer by: Xiph.Org
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .OGV files and how to open them?

Can't open .OGV file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .OGV file.

What is a .OGV file extension?

.OGV file extension is created by Xiph.Org. .OGV has been classified as Video Files. The format of .OGV file is Binary.

.OGV is Ogg Video File

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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Ogg Video File
File Viewer Plus
VideoLAN VLC media player
Miro Video Converter
JRiver Media Center
Media Player Classic with K-Lite Codec Pack
VideoLAN VLC media player
Miro Video Converter
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2

How to fix problems with .OGV files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .OGV files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .OGV file format
  2. You need to check the .OGV file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)