Vorbis Software Players

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Here is a list of media players for various operating systems that comes with “out-of-the-box” support for Ogg Vorbis.

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windows

free software

  • wxmusik: player with support for Ogg Vorbis, as well as MP3, WAV, AIFF and WMA. makes use of an sql based media libary for quick searching
  • coolplayer: very small player
  • mediaportal: home theater software
  • mpeg audio collection: organizer for music collection
  • mediamonkey: easy-to-use player/tagger/media library with built-in ripper & burner which can even encode & transcode to Ogg Vorbis

proprietary software

Multi-platform

free software

  • VLC Media Player: Open Source media player and streaming server that support virtually every video and audio format
  • Mplayer: Open Source video player that supports also many audio formats
  • Zinf: Open Source player with support for Ogg Vorbis, as well as MP3, WAV and Audio CDs
  • SnackAmp: Tcl/Tk player
  • HelixPlayer: Open source player from RealNetworks

proprietary software

  • JOrbisPlayer: Java Player that uses the JOrbis Java decoder
  • jlGui: Winamp clone for Java
  • RealPlayer: proprietary player from RealNetworks (version 10 does not play Ogg)
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player: Freeware player from Microsoft (version 10 needs DirectShow filter; see Windows players, above). Runs on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.

MS DOS

free software

GNU/Linux & *BSD

free software

  • XMMS
  • Rhythmbox
  • JuK: Open Source player for KDE with support for Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3.
  • amaroK: Open Source player for KDE with support for Ogg Vorbis among other formats, streaming, Last.FM, lyrics and covert art download and many many more.
  • Muine: Open Source player for GNOME with support for Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3.
  • wxMusik: Open Source player with support for Ogg Vorbis, as well as MP3, WAV and AIFF. Makes use of an SQL based media libary for quick searching.
  • MPD: Music Player Daemon is a sound server that supports different clients. Supports many formats, among them Ogg Vorbis and FLAC
  • AlsaPlayer: ALSA audio player ─ “First player worldwide that did perfect reverse Ogg playback!”
  • Sonic-Rainbow
  • cplay: curses frontend for Ogg123, mpg123 etc
  • Xine: video player with long list of supported formats
  • Noatun: KDE audio player
  • CAJUN: Car audio system
  • GiantDisc: Jukebox system that can be controlled by a Palm
  • s.q.u.e.l.c.h.: Vorbis only player
  • MythTV: PVR project
  • Beep Media Player (a.k.a. BMPx): XMMS fork that uses GTK+ 2.x and is compatible with both XMMS and Winamp skins
  • GQmpeg: GTK frontend for mpg123/Ogg123 etc
  • BossOgg: Jukebox system
  • Gmerlin
  • PyTone: Python-based jukebox player
  • LAMIP: Modular audio player
  • Quodlibet: Based on GStreamer 0.10 and PyGTK. Keep your music organised.

Mac OS X

free software

  • Cog – requires Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and greater

proprietary software

  • Quicktime components for Quicktime 6 and Quicktime 7 – enables rudimentary support for iTunes 4.7 and greater
  • Whamb – supports Ogg Vorbis and Ogg Vorbis streams, requires Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) and greater
  • kJams – Karaoke program which supports encoding (or re-encoding) of any audio type to Ogg Vorbis, enables editing of comments with the VCEdit Framework, requires 10.3 and the XiphQT package. More Info.

Other

free software

  • Xbox: the Xbox Media Center is an open source project that transforms a modded Xbox with Linux into a media center and streaming client.

proprietary software

  • GamePark32: the GP32, an arm9tdmi portable console with much hackability (gcc3 toolchain, expandable memory), has several Vorbis players available.
  • Sharp’s Zaurus: the Zaurus, a very flexible PDA which runs Linux, can play Vorbis files with a variety of software, including a plugin for the default media player, xmms, Ogg123, mplayer, or theKompany.com’s tkcPlayer.
  • Sony Playstation
    • the Media Digital Media Player is a streaming client solution for the Playstation 2.
    • the PSPlayerMT is an “unsupported” Korean media player for the PSP. The specs claim it will play Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis.
  • Nintendo DS: Moonshell is a homebrew media player for the Nintendo DS. It can play Ogg Vorbis. It has two Vorbis decoders (both using Tremor), a “high accuracy” one limited to 128kbps average, and a “normal accuracy” one that can use higher bitrates, the default being the normal one.

PalmOS

free software

proprietary software

PocketPC

free software

proprietary software

Symbian

free software

proprietary software

  • Ogg Vorbis Controller: plugin for Symbian's Multimedia Framework that allows decoding and playing back of Ogg Vorbis compressed audio files

For hardware “MP3-players” that support Ogg Vorbis see VorbisHardware

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