OGV (Ogg Video File)

The OGV Video file format

OGV is a free lossy video compression format which is developed by Xiph.org. It is principally linked with OGG Vorbis. OGG is a standardized and open bitstream container format which is designed specifically for manipulation and streaming.

Technical details of OGV files

OGV is related to OGG which is a video bitstream container format. This OGV file format can multiplex numerous separate independent open source CODECs for text, video and audio, like Theora. Its various CODECs have been incorporated into several different commercial and free media players as well as several portable media players too by different manufacturers. On Webpages, OGV files are often used to play videos using the HTML5 < video > tag. Generally, these videos are referenced as being OGG files in the HTML source even though the underlying file format is OGV.

More information about the OGV file format

File extension .ogv
File category Video
Associated programs VLC
Miro media Player
Helix Player
Useful links Obtain detailed information on OGV file formats here
File conversion Convert a file to OGV
Developer Xiph.org