Files with the extension OGG usually contain audio data, which are coded with the compression method Vorbis (also OGG Vorbis). Older files, in particular, can also be audio / video files in OGG container format.
The OGG container format is a free, free-to-use format developed by Xiph.Org. The entire project, which wants to offer a free alternative to licensed formats such as aac, mp3 or h264, includes several compression methods for audio and video data. The container supports various compression methods for audio and video streams, subtitles, chapters and metadata.
Since 2007 Xiph.Org recommends the extension OGG only for OGG Vorbis files.
The lossy compression method Vorbis was wrapped as a free alternative to MP3. Vorbis provides more efficient compression. It supports up to 255 channels in different arrangements. Uninterrupted playback, replay gain, variable bitrates and metadata are also supported.
OGG Vorbis is not as common as MP3, but the support on hardware and software side is steadily increasing. So more and more games use the OGG Vorbis format and many MP3 players can also play OGG Vorbis.
Xiph.Org provides a codec for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OSX and Linux that can be integrated into the operating system, so that almost every player supports this format.
Most often resolving problems with opening OGG files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support OGG files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of OGG files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.
It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate OGG files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Elmedia Player applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Elmedia Player has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening OGG files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: