OGG Player for Mac

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OGG is an open container format, that can handle multiple independent streams for audio, video, metadata and even text. This video format increased in popularity in recent period, leading to an increase in demand for OGG format players.

New set of file extensions and media types was created: OGA extension is for audio only files, OGV - for video without sound, and OGX - for multiplexed OGG.

But since it’s not such a widespread format, finding a OGG vorbis audio player can be quite difficult. So, if you’re on the lookout for a OGG file extension player that will work perfectly on a Mac computer, you’re in the right place. Next you’ll be able to check out an entire list of software that allows you to play OGG format.

Elmedia: free OGG player for macOS

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Requirements: OS X 10.9+. 59.66MB free space. Version 7.17(2353). (6 Dec, 2020). 4.8 Rank based on 131+ users, Reviews(131)
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What makes Elmedia a great OGV player? There are a lot of cool features to thank for it! First of all it can play this type of files without any additional codecs or decoders. Also OGV playback can be even better with the help of such options as easily adjustable playback speed, versatile video tuner, deinterlacing option for better video image quality, continuous loop for any part of a video, hardware accelerated decoding for the top-grade HD experience, built-in independent volume control.


How to play OGV on Mac

1. Installation

1.1. Get and install Elmedia Universal Player from our website and experience high-quality videos on your Mac.

1.2. Install Elmedia Player by downloading it from the Mac App Store.


2. Add the videos you want to watch

You can add OGG and OGV files to OGG file player Mac one of the following ways:

  • Drag the videos to the OGV player Mac window or onto its icon in the dock.
  • Right-click the video file in Finder and select "Open With" option. Then select Elmedia Player as an app which will play the video.
  • Choose "File" from OGV video player Mac Main menu then "Open".

3. Watch your videos

Enjoy watching your OGG/OGV files with Elmedia Player - your essential OGV player Mac! Note that you can watch not only OGG/OGV videos, but a great variety of other video formats as well: FLV, AVI, XAP, MOV, MP4, RM and RV (Real), WMV, etc.

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OGG vs MP3 Comparison

If you’re curious to learn about the difference between OGG and MP3, you’re in the right place once again. When you put it head-to-head against MP3, OGG wins at multiple categories. It comes with an improved bit rate as well as as file size. The main advantage of OGG format vs MP3 is related to file size. Take a silent track of 5 minutes for example. In MP3 it would still have the size of a normal 5-minute track while with OGG it would be very small.

Quality-wise, there’s not much between OGG format for Mac and the MP3 formats since both formats are capable of very high-quality. When speaking about high-quality audio files, size is the only thing that separates the two formats.

To continue the comparison between the two formats, we can take a look at the players available for each. And while the market is filled with physical MP3 players, you will very rarely find a OGG audio player. So, it goes without saying that MP3 is much more popular, however, there’s a dark side to it as well. The fact that piracy and copyright infringement became a lot easier with the MP3 file format throws a shadow over the whole concept.


  1. MP3’s popularity exceeds the one of OGG and it’s the most used audio format.
  2. OGG files will be comparably smaller than a file that uses the MP3 format due to variable bit rate.
  3. OGG is open source. The simple fact that it comes as a free alternative to MP3 is awesome.
Elmedia Player
Requirements: OS X 10.9+ , 59.66MB free space
Version 7.17(2353) (6 Dec, 2020) Release notes
Category: MultimediaApplication