Vorbis Software Players

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Here is a list of media players for various OSes that comes with "out-of-the-box" support for Ogg Vorbis.


  • VLC: Open Source player that support virtually every video and audio format.
  • Mplayer: Open Source video player that supports also many audio formats.
  • JOrbisPlayer: Java Player that uses the JOrbis Java decoder
  • jlGui: Winamp clone for Java
  • 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
  • RealPlayer: Commercial player from RealNetworks
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player: Freeware player from Microsoft. Runs on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.



  • XMMS
  • Rhythmbox
  • JuK: Open Source player for KDE with support for Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3.
  • amaroK
  • 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. BMP): 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



The GP32, an arm9tdmi portable console with much hackability (gcc3 toolchain, expandable memory), has several Vorbis players available.
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.
The Xbox Media Center is an open source project that transforms a modded Xbox with Linux into a media center and streaming client.
The Media Digital Media Player is a streaming client solution for the Playstation 2.





For hardware "mp3-players" that support Ogg Vorbis see VorbisHardware