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.


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free software

  • wxmusik: open source 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 open source player
  • mediaportal: open source home theater software
  • mpeg audio collection: organizer for music collection
  • mediamonkey: free easy-to-use player/tagger/media library with built-in ripper & burner. can even encode & transcode to ogg vorbis

proprietary 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
  • 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 (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.



  • 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. 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
  • LAMIP: Modular audio player
  • Quodlibet: Based on GStreamer 0.10 and PyGTK. Keep your music organised.

Mac OS X

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


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.
The PSPlayerMT is an "unsupported" Korean media player for the PSP. The specs claim it will play Ogg Theora and ogg audio.
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.




  • OggPlay
  • 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