File Extension OGV

.OGV File

File extension: OGV
File type: Video Profile
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Notes about the OGV file extension:



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The OGV file type is primarily associated with 'Ogg Vorbis' by Xiph.Org Foundation. Ogg is an open and standardized bitstream container format designed for streaming and manipulation. It was developed by the Xiph.Org Foundation. Ogg video bitstream container format. The file format can multiplex a number of separate independent open source CODECs for audio, video and text (e.g., subtitles). It usually contains the Theora CODEC for video and the Vorbis CODEC for audio. Ogg's various CODECs have been incorporated into a number of different free and commercial media players as well as portable media players from different manufacturers. Applications supporting .OGA, .OGV should support decoding from muxed Ogg streams. Macintosh File Type Code(s): OggV

Detailed information for file extension OGV:


Primary association: Ogg Vorbis
Company: Xiph.Org Foundation
File classification: Video
Mime type: video/ogg
Identifying characters Hex: 4F 67 67 53 , ASCII: OggS
Related links: Theora Video Compression, Ogg Media Types, The Ogg Encapsulation Format Version 0, FILExt CODEC and Video Player FAQ

Other applications associated with file type OGV:

  • Theora (Ogg Transport Stream Video File) by Xiph.Org FoundationTheora is a free and open video compression format from the Xiph.org Foundation. It can be used to distribute film and video online and on disc without the licensing and royalty fees or vendor lock-in associated with other formats. Theora scales from postage stamp to HD resolution, and is considered particularly competitive at low bitrates. Ogg is a stream oriented wrapper for coded, linear time-based data. It provides synchronization, multiplexing, framing, error detection and seeking landmarks for the decoder and complements the raw packet format used by the Theora CODEC. The specific MIME type for the Ogg Theora profile is video/ogg. Outside of an encapsulation, the mime type video/theora may be used. This association is classified as Video. The Mime types used with this association are: video/ogg, video/theora. Related links: FSF Getting Started with Ogg Site
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




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Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .OGV

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: WMP.OgvFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open

ProgramID: GomPlayer.ogv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GRETECH\GomPlayer\GOM.exe /open

ProgramID: KLCP.WMP.ogv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: mplayerc.ogv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe


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