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What is OGG

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:22 PM


OGG (also called OGG Vorbis) was created by Chris Montgomery in 1993 and was maintained by the Xiph.Org foundation. For the most part, OGG is referred to OGG Vorbis audio format files since 2007. Similar to MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG is lossy compression audio format, which means some of the data is eliminated from the original audio files. But what sets OGG apart from other lossy audio formats it that OGG is free and open, embraced by most of the music goers. Nowadays, multiple media players are supportive of OGG audio format. They are VLC media player, Foobar 2000, Windows Media Player with Directshow filter.

If you want your music to be of high quality, lossless compression audio formats like FLAC, APE and OggPCM are also available.

What are other filename extensions for OGG?

OGA is used for audio files.

OGV applies to video files.

OGX relates to multiplex bitrate stream

SPX refers to Speex audio

What's Special about OGG?

1. OGG is patent-free, which means you don't have to pay for the use of it.

2. OGG is able to support multichannel sound.

3. OGG audio file occupies smaller space than MP3 for the same song.

4. For the same bitrate, OGG is better than MP3 in the reproduction of sound quality.

5. OGG is able to handle several data streams simultaneously.

6. OGG is generally used to provide the optimal audio quality for musical playback with the minimum storage space.

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