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On this page you can find all static players that are known to support Vorbis. This includes Hi-Fi components such as CD/DVD players and car audio equipment. For hardware that is able to run third-party software (such as PDAs and video game consoles), please visit VorbisSoftwarePlayers.

Hi-Fi components

This player is a streaming client for video, audio and images. It supports MP3, AC3, AAC, WAV, WMA, Vorbis and internet radio. Supported picture formats are JPEG, GIF, TIF, BMP and PNG. It can play back MPEG-1/-2/-4, Xvid, RMP4. It has RCA connectors, a digital output, supports HDTV and can surf the internet.
This is a streaming client that uses ethernet and WLAN for connecting. It has a composite, component and s-video out and sterea and S/PDIF out. It supports MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Xvid, MOV, MP3, Vorbis, AC3, WMA, JPG, BMP, GIF. The server software seems to support only windows.
  • ARCAM DV137, DV139, Solo Movie 5.1
These high-end British home cinema products are primarily DVD-Video and DVD-Audio playback devices. All support playback of Vorbis, MP3 and WMA files from CD-R and DVD-R discs. Other media supported includes SACD. Audio performance competes with dedicated high-end CD/DVD-A/SACD players whilst video can be upscaled to HD resolutions over HDMI. The DV137 and DV139 are player components whilst the Solo Movie 5.1 is an all-in-one system that includes a DAB/AM/FM radio (territory dependant), various auxiliary inputs and five channels of amplification (5 x 50W RMS into 8 Ohms).
This product is a DVD player and streaming client with HDTV support. It has wireless and wired networking and a USB port. The media server software only runs on Windows (UPnP AV). It supports many formats: video (SVCD/DVD/DivX HD/Xvid/RealMedia/WMV HD), audio (MP3, Vorbis, WAV, AAC, WMA, AC3) and picture (JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF, PNG). It can be integrated with the NAS solution LinkStation/TeraStation for media storage such that no PC is required.
According to this review(german) on DV-REC, it plays Vorbis and has buggy Ogm Video-support. The sound quality appears to be very good(accordimg the review), but there is no special Vorbis point of view about sound quality in the review. Some users report troubling noises from the build in CD/DVD-device.
These are music servers based on PC technology with a capacity from 80 to 300 GB. They support MP3, Vorbis, FLAC and WAV.
This item is part of the new generation of DVD players like the Kiss DP-600 and the models from I-O Data and Buffalo -- it can play DVDs, but also WMV-HD DVDs and supports all kinds of audio and video codecs: MPEG-1/-2/-4 (incl. DivX), WMV9, AAC, MP3, WMA and Vorbis.
A wired and wireless UPnP streaming media player. Supports decoding Vorbis as of the 1.03 firmware.
The Hifidelio is a music server in hi-fi format and designed to produce high-quality sound. It uses a CD/DVD combo drive and can thus rip Audio-CDs and read from DVD-Rs, and is also able to burn CDs. It has an in-built 4-port ethernet switch, a WLAN interface, can connect to the iPod and other portable players through USB 2.0. It can connect to other Hifidelios through the UPnP/AV standard and to iTunes shares (iTunes shopping is a future feature). The songs are stored on the 80 GB harddisk. Supported formats for decoding are: MP3, Vorbis, AAC, WMA, FLAC, WAV. The Hifidelio Pro has a 160 GB hdd and some other advanced features.
This piece of hardware is a DVD player and a HDTV streaming client. It supports MPEG-2, DivX, XviD and WMV9 (WMV HD), as audio tracks PCM, AC3, MP3, AAC, WMA and Vorbis. It can use ethernet, WLAN and USB 2.0 to connect to media. It is available in Japan from September.
The new line of networked hi-fi components are supposed to decode Vorbis over the Ethernet port: the A/V receiver VRS-N8100 and the DVD player DVF-N7080.
Except for one older model (the DP-330) all DVD/DivX players from Kiss can play Vorbis files from CD-Rs and CD-RWs (but reportedly have trouble with UTF-8 comments that aren’t also ASCII), as well as DivX (but not DivX Vorbis).
There are reportedly problems with some versions of the firmware (2.6.6 ≤ x < 2.7.1), where playback is awful for a bitrates greater than 128Kb/s.
These are media servers with up to 500 GB storage. They can be controlled via PDA and support MP3, WAV, WMA, Vorbis and FLAC. They can also connect to the local network via ethernet.
The Xbox is a gaming console based on PC hardware, including a 733 MHz processor, 8 GB harddisk, a DVD drive and an Ethernet port. The console can be modded to allow the installation of third-party software, such as the Xbox Media Center project. Once installed the Xbox becomes a media center and streaming client. It supports vast amounts of audio, video and picture standards, including Vorbis and FLAC.
The V880N is a disc player and streaming client. It supports DVD, VCD/SVCD, Audio CD, Picture CD, MP3, JPEG, DivX, Xvid on discs and MOV, Vorbis, AAC, WMA, AC3 and internet radio over ethernet. In addition to the usual TV connection it supports digital video (DVI) and audio (coaxial/optical) output in HDTV. It has a LAN interface and a PC card slot for a WLAN card.
The MPST Digital Jukebox is a Linux PC designed for audio playback and sold as a stereo component, which of course can play Vorbis.
The iPlayer is primarily a DVB-T receiver, which includes an in-built modem and can also use a small range of USB ethernet adaptors to connect to a network. Supported media formats include MPEG and MPEG2, MP2 and MP3 and, in the latest release, Vorbis. Technical limitations in the USB controller limit the practical bandwidth of media to around 4 megabits/second. Perhaps the reason for the rather limited range of media formats supported is that the iPlayer is based on low-cost hardware - in the UK Netgem's own branded iPlayer usually retails for around £90. Netgem also host a forum. In addition to the Netgem branded iPlayer in the UK, branded devices are available from other manufacturers such as Teac (the ITV-D500, for the Australian market). With the imminent launch of DTT in France, Netgem is also expected to launch a model there.
This is a standalone DVD player that supports Vorbis.
This device, manufactured by Nokia, Philips and Sagem until 2002 in huge numbers for the German Pay-TV provider Premiere, is a DVB-C or DVB-S receiver. It features a 10Mbit Ethernet interface and a nifty graphics display. The original software on this device was always a bit flakey. The alternate Linux-based Tuxbox project includes an audio player that perfectly plays Vorbis files from a NFS or CIFS share. Streaming is in beta state.
This is obviously a relabeled Hifidelio Pro for the US market. For details see the entry of Hermsted.
According to Packard Bell's website these players should all be able to play Vorbis audio files. The 350 model needs to be firmware-upgraded to v2.19 to play Vorbis. The 450 Pro exists in three different hardware revisions all of which might not be vorbis enabled.
The Home Digital Media Player uses the same cartridges as the PhatBox, and supports Vorbis out of the box.
Pinnacle Audio Athenaeum is a high end music server it plays FLAC and Vorbis. It automatically rips CD's to FLAC, but can also encode to Vorbis. It also supports encoding and playing MP3 but does not support DRM.
  • Philips DVP-5500S/5505 DVD/DIVX/CD/SACD Player
Although it's not written in the manual, this player indeed support Vorbis out of the box (as well as vorbis in an avi container, divx/xvid in an OGM container....) I don't know if there are limitations. I don't understand why it's not advertised.
This is a streaming box for audio and video. It supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 VOB, MPEG-4 AVI, Xvid, WMV9 and even WMV-HD video. Picture formats are JPEG, BMP, PNG and GIF. The box has native support for MP3, WAV, WMA and Vorbis (the latter requires a software and firmware upgrade to version 2.5, freely available from Pinnacle).
The website stupidly doesn't mention Vorbis support, but it is there, along with MP3. The MS300 is a music server that runs Linux and comes with 80 or whopping 300 GB of storage. It has an ethernet port that lets other desktops access the music via Samba, and supports hardware streaming clients that use the Slimserver protocol (Slimdevices, Roku). The USB port and the memory card slot can be used to read in music from portable players and photos from digital cameras. Pictures can be viewed via SCART on the TV. The MS330 is similar to the MS300, but can also burn CDs from the CD drive, has a 6-in-1 memory card slot and supports MP3, Vorbis and FLAC.
ReQuest home theatre music systems play FLAC and Vorbis songs, and can edit FLAC and Ogg comments. They can encode CDs to FLAC, and transcode WAV to FLAC, but currently cannot encode to Vorbis. FLAC support has been there for many years; they were one of the first hardware makers to support it. Vorbis support has been there since their 2.0 software release. (They also support MP3 and WAV. They do not support any DRM formats and do not enforce any DRM rules.)
The rh1 is a Hifidelio which has been modified for audiophile requirements (new DA component etc).
Roku's streaming audio clients support the Slimserver from Slimdevice's products (for details see below).
  • SkipJam's iMedia Audio Player, iMedia Audio Player Pro
The iMedia Audio Player is a streaming client with two Ethernet ports and supports MP3, WAV, PCM, WMA, AAC, AC3 FLAC, and Vorbis directly. Through PC-Server software it also plays M4A and M4P. It has two digital (optical/coaxial) and one analog output. The pro version can stream the same formats through ethernet or through built-in Homeplug power line networking, and has a built-in 30W/Chan digital amp. The pro unit is designed for installation in-wall in a 6-gang junction box.
According to these (German) reviews, these players can play Vorbis stereo files, but not multichannel files. Silvercrest is a brand of the german discounter LIDL.
  • Slim Devices Squeezebox, Squeezebox2, Squeezebox3, Transporter
The Squeezebox is a streaming receiver, that uses LAN or WLAN to stream audio. It supports decoding of MP3 and raw PCM. The server software is open source and available for a number of platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD) and decodes other formats, like Vorbis and FLAC, on the fly to PCM before streaming. The Squeezebox2 uses the same server software, but can decode FLAC natively, which lowers network traffic for other formats than MP3 considerably. The Squeezebox3 has basically the same features as version 2, but the design has been revamped completely and is more luxurious.
  • Sonos' Multi Zone Digital Music System
Sonos is a complete music system for a house that consists of speakers that are connected wirelessly to a media server. The system also supports Vorbis and FLAC.
The Medio Digital Media Player transforms the Playstation2 into a streaming client, supporting various audio and video formats, including Vorbis.
  • Terratec's Noxon iRadio, Noxon2Radio for iPod, Noxon2Audio.
A WiFi radio for streaming music from the computer and the Internet.
The DVX-500E is a DVD player and streaming client. It supports MPEG-1/-2/DivX/Xvid/VOB/DVB and WAV/MP3/WMA/AAC/Vorbis and JPG/BMP/GIF/TIF/PNG. The DVX-700 can do the same, plus has digital video plugs, supports HD video formats and has a change slot for 3,5" HDDs.
A UPNP/AV compliant media server that uses the Vorbis libraries to transcode audio files to the Vorbis format.
  • Umax/Yamada
    • DVX-6600 For the DVD/DivX player DVX-6600 a future firmware is supposed to be able to decode Vorbis, but there is no release date yet.
    • DVX-6700
The Yamakawa DVD-375 supports Vorbis.
The Z500 is a networked multimedia player. It is almost unbelievable how many media types are supported. Video formats: HDTV, DVD, WMV9, DivX, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, HighMAT, Matroska. Audio formats: Audio CD, MP3, FLAC, Vorbis, AAC, WMA, DVD Audio, and internet radios. Pictures: JPEG, PNG, TIF etc. It supports USB mass storage devices and connects through Gigabit Ethernet or WLAN to the network. The server software runs on Windows, Mac and Linux (UPnP Streaming). Among other connectors it supports the new HDMI standard.

Car Audio

  • Acoustic Solutions ICS-160
Plays Vorbis, MP3 and WMA from CD, USB and SD card. Can rip from CD/radio/aux to MP3 or WMA, but cannot rip to Vorbis. Displays metadata for MP3, but seems to ignore metadata for Vorbis. (Metadata display not tested for WMA.) Available in UK in Spring/Summer 2007 Argos catalogue. Appears to be based on the same architecture as the Yakumo Hypersound Car Eazy (see above), as the digital display and software appear to be identical, and the two models appear to have identical specifications. However, the design of the fascia is completely different.
  • Alpine CDE-9846R/RM and CDE-9848RB
Cannot play Vorbis.
Dension develops connected car infotainment systems: Either as a direct stand-alone equipment, or accessory, or complete systems. Either for fitting by the OEM or aftermarket, Dension offers three different (hardware-)gateways to connect either audio players 3.5mm jack), iPods (special connector) or mass storage devices (USB), with the latter having Vorbis files stored on amongst other popular formats. The products are called ice>Link Gateway 300, 400 and 500; and the support knowledge-base lists all supported formats. The gateways are compatible to various OEM systems and aftermarket head units, the system used by Volkswagen (see below) may well be supplied by Dension.
  • H&B CA-7475 / CA-7475BTi
This device seems to be similar to the PLU2 P2-106USB, but also has Bluetooth support. It is mainly sold in France, but it is not on H&B's website, so it may be a phased-out model. (fr)
It is being sold at Best Buy as of April 2006 and will play Vorbis off of a USB drive, SD Card or from Oggs encoded onto data CDs. The Vorbis ability is undocumented. There are similar (or same) complaints as noted about the Yakumo unit below. Long TOC reads and the Random button causes track-change. The system has frozen a couple of times requiring the use of a reset button (it has one). Also problems have been experienced with nested directories, it seems to only read filenames from .ogg files, displays no ID3 info, but it constantly displays stats about the currently-playing file.
Both support Vorbis according to this post, however according to tommyj's review on this page Vorbis support is limited to the USB connector and is also quite flakey. Another source suggests that JVC KD-G720 and KD-G820 both have undocumented, partial Vorbis support. Vorbis files can be played from a USB device attached to the USB port, but not from a CD. They do not support tags. For the vast majority of songs, q6 seems to be the highest they can reliably play. These decks are a good option for anybody looking to play Vorbis in their car because they are available at major retailers (e.g. Best Buy) and are relatively inexpensive.
  • JVC KD-G722 and KD-G721, KD-G821, KD-SH1000
The JVC 2005 generation of car audio can play Vorbis from USB devices. They do not recognize Vorbis tracks on other media (neither CD, nor SD-card on SH1000). Their USB slot is not powerful enough to power a real hard drive, but USB flash is no problem. The 721/722 can play Vorbis until q7 (721 and 722 only differ in color, grey or black). The 821 can play up to q5. The KD-SH1000 also plays Vorbis from USB (unknown which quality it supports).
  • JVC KD-G731/831
These do not play Vorbis. They are the successors to the 72x/82x series, but the (undocumented) Vorbis support was dropped here.
Official reply from JVC regarding support : "The following models from 2006 are the only ones to support Ogg Vorbis, KD-SH1000, KD-G821, KD-G721/722. The 2007 and planned 2008 range will not be compatible with Ogg Vorbis."
The Music Keg KHD-C710 uses the same system as the PhatBox below, which means Vorbis support is available. But it seems, that only the software can encode to the HD, but can't play from the Music Keg. [1]
  • Lynx CRM 2005
Low-Cost Car Radio with support to read Vorbis from CD, USB 1.1, SD and MMC. In Germany it's labeled as "Tevion CRM-2005" and was sold by Aldi-Süd.
It is likely that it uses Roadstar electronics as well, because both brands are owned by Alba Plc.
Head unit with removable 512MB audio player. Supports Vorbis according to this review.
The PhatBox is a audio entertainment system for the car. It uses a cartridge to store the music, and it can be filled with music through a docking station for the PC. As of version 3.1 of the desktop software (Phatnoise Music Manager), Vorbis is supported out of the box.
Plays Vorbis from CD, SD and USB. ebay link on discussion page.
Car CD tuner with MP3 / WMA / Vorbis disc playback and a detachable front panel with internal Flash memory of 512 MB. Upload via USB from your PC your favourite songs to the internal memory inside the detachable panel (MP3, WMA or Vorbis file format). Encode your music in MP3 format from CD / Radio / Aux-In source to the Internal Flash Memory or USB / SD / MMC. Transfer your favourite MP3 / WMA / Vorbis files between CD disc / Internal Flash Memory / USB / SD / MMC.
It displays no ID3 info on Ogg files, but it constantly displays stats and filename about the currently-playing file.
In-dash CD-MP3-Players. It is possible to plug in a USB stick and SD card into them. Vorbis works with the USB stick, SD card and CD. Silvercrest is a brand of the german discounter LIDL.
Although LIDL's advertisement for the KH 2380 in December 2006 made a show of its Vorbis support, this is not mentioned in the manual, or any accompanying documentation. Initial impressions suggest that playback for q3 is good, and correctly plays the entire track, but is not gapless.
  • VDO Dayton CD 2803
Cannot play Vorbis.
are described as being able to play Vorbis from CD, SD/MMC and USB 1.1 devices.
Well, this is a great development for Vorbis hardware support. From January 2006 onwards all Golf, Golf Plus and Touran models will offer an USB port, which support USB sticks with music. Supported formats include MP3, WAV, WMA and Vorbis. Find more information in German at [2]. On a related note, the iPod is supported, too.
Volkswagen offers a USB interface for their Golf V models optionally, where you can attach a USB mass storage device containing music. MP3, WAV, WMA and Vorbis formats will be played through the car's stereo. Source: German PDF price list
This in-dash car CD player supports Vorbis, MP3, and WMA playback from CD, USB stick or MMC/SD card. Vorbis support is not obvious but are clearly specified in the Technical Specifications page of the user manual, but has been verified to work with both UK and German versions. Reservations have been made regarding the product's quality, in particular stability and performance. (There was also a Yakumo Support Forum Discussion, but Yakumo seem to have taken their forums offline as of March 2007. Partial archive here.)It supports Vorbis files on USB, MMC/SD and CD. However, as of early 2006 its firmware is notoriously flaky, no firmware update is available, and it also has poor tuner sensitivity. This is also supplied in unbranded form at various retailers, but it does have a distinctive look. Yakumo Car Entertainment. Online manual. See also Acoustic Solutions ICS-160.

Note: Some of this information was moved from the Mobile Players page, so there may be some duplication.

Media Storage

This is an external harddrive as a video storage to connect to TV sets. It comes in various versions and storage sizes. It comes with USB 2.0 and a remote control. HDTV resolution, 5.1 sound and the following file formats are supported: MPEG-4/DVD/VCD/SVCD/AudioCD/JPEG/MP3. For the 3,5" and deck version Vorbis format is mentioned.
These are DJ media players with a 80GB HD on-board and a CD drive. They support Hard Drive Playback of MP3, WMA, WAV, Vorbis, and FLAC (lossless) formats. See homepage for more.