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.

Desktop Software

Work in progress!

Name Description Operating System Formats Type Notes
CoolPlayer Very small and fast player Microsoft Windows Possibly unmaintained
jOggPlayer Open Source Java GUI Vorbis Player. It features the usual basics needed to enjoy your files and internet streams Windows, OS X, Linux OSS
MPEG Audio Collection Organizer for audio file collections Microsoft Windows
mpxplay.sf.net Mpxplay: supports many formats and can also play sound from video files Windows, MS-DOS OSS
musikCube A clean, lightweight music library for Windows Windows
SnackAmp Tcl/Tk player Windows OSS
wxMusic Player based on wxWidgets, makes use of SQL based library for quick searching Windows
AlsaPlayer ALSA audio player ─ “First player worldwide that did perfect reverse Ogg playback!” Linux OSS
CorePlayer By the makers of TCPMP. Costs $19.95US. Windows Proprietary
dBpoweramp Audio conversion tool with support for CD ripping Windows Proprietary
foobar2000 Freeware player with complex options Windows
Huelix Audio Converter A powerful yet easy-to-use Windows application to convert your audio between various formats Windows Proprietary
Huelix Audio Recorder Full-featured audio recording software Windows
Jajuk Advanced Jukebox Java music organizer for all platforms, targeting advanced users with large music collections Windows, OS X, Linux
jlGui Winamp clone for Java Windows, OS X, Linux Proprietary
JOrbisPlayer A pure Java player using the JOrbis Java decoder Windows, OS X, Linux OSS
JetAudio Basic Freeware player with Ogg Vorbis and FLAC support Windows
JRiver A cross-platform media center software Windows, OS X, Linux
MediaMonkey easy-to-use player/tagger/media library with built-in ripper, burner which can even encode and transcode to Ogg Vorbis Microsoft Windows
Mplayer Open Source video player that supports also many audio formats Windows, OS X, Linux OSS
Quintessential Highly skinnable, feature rich freeware media player supporting all popular audio formats Windows
MediaPortal Home theater software Microsoft Windows
XMPlay Audio player with support for a lot of formats, even uncommon ones Windows
VLC Media Player Open Source media player and streaming server that support virtually every video and audio format Windows, OS X, Linux OSS
vuplayer Multi-format freeware audio player with very easy interface Windows Proprietary
Winamp Very popular player supporting many formats Windows, OS X
Directshow Filters Adds support for various Xiph-Formats to any Directshow-compliant player such as Windows Media Player and bsplayer Windows OSS
Zinf Simple, but powerful audio player, with support for SHOUTcast/Icecast HTTP streaming, RTP streaming, music browser, theme support and a download manager Windows, OS X, Linux OSS

Other stuff

  • c6 messenger: italian instant messenger with audio/video call based on speex/theora (http://www.icona.net)
  • Firefox: Open Source web browser versions (HTML5 audio OGG Vorbis support since version 3.5, WebM with Vorbis sound since 4.0, OGG Opus since 15)
  • FFMp3: Open Source web (flash) streaming player

GNU/Linux & *BSD

free software

  • 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.
  • Beep Media Player (a.k.a. BMPx): XMMS fork that uses GTK+ 2.x and is compatible with both XMMS and Winamp skins
  • BossOgg: Jukebox system
  • CAJUN: Car audio system
  • cplay: curses frontend for Ogg123, mpg123 etc
  • GiantDisc: Jukebox system that can be controlled by a Palm
  • Gmerlin
  • GQmpeg: GTK frontend for mpg123/Ogg123 etc
  • Herrie
  • JuK: Open Source player for KDE with support for Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3.
  • LAMIP: Modular audio player
  • MPD: Music Player Daemon is a sound server that supports different clients. Supports many formats, among them Ogg Vorbis and FLAC
  • Muine: Open Source player for GNOME with support for Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3.
  • Noatun: KDE audio player
  • Mesk
  • MythTV: PVR project
  • PyTone: Python-based jukebox player
  • Quodlibet: Based on GStreamer 0.10 and PyGTK. Keep your music organised.
  • Rhythmbox
  • Sonic-Rainbow
  • s.q.u.e.l.c.h.: Vorbis only player
  • 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.
  • Xine: video player with long list of supported formats
  • XMMS
  • Jajuk: Jajuk is software that organizes and plays music. It is a full-featured application geared towards advanced users with large or scattered music collections. Using multiple perspectives, the software is designed to be intuitive and provide different ways to perform the same task.

Mac OS X

free software

  • Cog – requires Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and greater
  • Jajuk: Jajuk is software that organizes and plays music. It is a full-featured application geared towards advanced users with large or scattered music collections. Using multiple perspectives, the software is designed to be intuitive and provide different ways to perform the same task.

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.
  • CorePlayer Pro: By the makers of TCPMP. Costs $19.95US.

Other

free software

  • Nintendo DS: **MoonShell 1.71 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.
    • DSOrganize transforms the Nintendo DS into a PDA capable of playing Ogg Vorbis audio.
  • Xbox: the Xbox Media Center is an open source project that transforms a modded Xbox with Linux into a media center and streaming client.
  • Rockbox: A replacement firmware developed for various digital audio players such as the Ipod, various Archos players, and more. It uses the Tremor library to implement Ogg Vorbis playback.
  • Sony Playstation Portable
    • lightmp3 is a GNU GPLv2 licensed player which supports Ogg Vorbis and FLAC playback on the PSP.

proprietary software

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
  • CorePlayer Mobile: By the makers of TCPMP. Costs $29.95US.

iPhone

free software

  • See work in progress on iOS page

proprietary software

  • FStream: A no-cost webradio listener/recorder software, which supports Icecast directory browsing and decodes Vorbis streams. No "jailbreak" required.
  • yxplayer: for-pay video player, which can play Vorbis audio and Theora video. In app store, no jailbreak required.

Android

proprietary software

  • RockPlayer: A NoCost FFMPEG based player that handles most of the formats including OGV/Theora stored on disk. Needs Android 1.6-2.2 with ARM processor.

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