How to Play .OGG Files on Windows 10

How to Open an OGG File. Lots of music players and audio software can play OGG files, such as VLC, Miro, Windows Media Player (with Directshow filter), MPlayer, Xion Audio Player, Audials One, and Adobe Audition . You can also play OGG files online through Google Drive.

If you’ve been struggling to play .OGG files on your Windows 10 machine, you’re not alone. The default media players like Groove Music and Windows Media Player may show errors like “Can’t play” or “This file format is not supported”. Even Windows Explorer may start struggling with .OGG files during file selection, leading to slow performance and lag.

Thankfully, there is a simple solution. Here’s how to play .OGG files on Windows 10:

1. Click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and go to “Apps and Features”.

2. Scroll down to the bottom and look for “Web Media Extensions”. Click on it and select “Uninstall”.

3. Now, go to the Microsoft Store and search for “Web Media Extensions”. Select the app and click on “Install”. Wait for the installation to complete.

4. Open your .OGG file folder and select any file to play in Groove Music player. You should be able to play the music without any issues.

However, if you still face lag or performance issues while exploring .OGG files in Windows Explorer, you may want to switch to a different file format like .mp3.

By following these simple steps, you can easily play .OGG files on your Windows 10 machine. Say goodbye to error messages and enjoy your music seamlessly!


How do I convert OGG to MP3?
Select a file format. Click on the first box and select OGG as the file format then click on the box next to it and select MP3.Upload and convert. Click on 'Choose File' and select your OGG file from your folders. ... Download file.
Why can't i play OGG files?
When Ogg not playing issue happens owing to the improper settings, for example, VLC opened the OGG file while after significant delay, you can try to change settings to see whether it works. If you have no idea on how to change media player settings, it's a wise choice to switch to another media player.
What app opens OGG files?
OGG files are compressed music files similar to MP3s but with better quality at a smaller file size. There are a few ways to open OGG files, like Google Play Music, as well as free third-party apps like VLC Media Player and foobar2000.
Can Windows Media Player play OGG files?
OGG is a free and open source encapsulation format for Vorbis, Speex, Opus and other audio coding, with . ogg file extension. Unfortunately, OGG files are NOT natively supported by Windows Media Player.