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What is Ogg Vorbis

Posted By : Doonarine of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 8, 2004

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Please, what is Ogg Vorbis and does Microsoft's Windows Media Player have it? If not, can it be ontained and installed? Does ir enhance classical music from digital CDs? Thanks!

This question was answered on May 8, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Ogg Vorbis is a new audio compression format It is roughly comparable to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as MP3, VQF, AAC, and other digital audio formats It is different from these other formats because it is completely free, open, and unpatented.

What do all the names mean?


Ogg is the name of's container format for audio, video, and metadata


Vorbis is the name of a specific audio compression scheme that's designed to be contained in Ogg Note that other formats are capable of being embedded in Ogg such as FLAC and Speex

Microsoft's Windows Media Player does not have it

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Posted by Doonarine of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 8, 2004

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