File Extension Library

.OPUS File Extension

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

What is an .OPUS file?

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

.OPUS is Opus Audio 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.

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.

List of all softwares that can open the Opus Audio File
File Viewer Plus
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to Open .OPUS file on different platforms

Open .OPUS File on Windows

  • Right-click a .OPUS
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .OPUS file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .OPUS files" Press "Ok"

Open .OPUS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .OPUS file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .OPUS File on Linux

Right click on the .OPUS file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .OPUS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .OPUS file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .OPUS File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .OPUS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .OPUS files

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