Subscribe to AfterDawn's weekly newsletter.
- Chapter Support
- Multiple subtitle tracks
- Multiple audio tracks of various formats including MP3, AC3, AAC, Vorbis and LPCM)
- Vorbis audio support as there is no correct way for AVI to support Vorbis
Originally, the OGM format was developed as a hack to the Ogg container and some say will only be a temporary solution to replacing Ogg as more mature and feature rich formats are taking preference amongst downloaders. Formats such as Matroska are getting the nod towards wider range of support. The one major drawback of OGM initially was that it was not a free software, even though it was based on the open-source project for Ogg framework. Later, the creator joined the Ogg development team and donated all his code to the Xiph.org people.
Typically and most often, OGM contained files carry video encoded in the MPEG-4 ASP format and audio in Vorbis or AC-3.
How to play OGM files
- An OGM file is an OGG media file. OGM is a container format that can store video streams, audio streams and subtitles. This article shows how to play OGM files and use some of its advantages over the AVI container.... (Read More)
Related glossary terms
Related software tools
Haali Media Splitter (Freeware)
Haali Media Splitter is a DirectShow splitter for .MKV (matroska) .MP4 and .AVI
Media Player Classic (Open source)
Media Player Classic is an extremely light-weight media player for Windows. It looks just like the good-old Media Player v6.4, but has lots of nice extra features.
Ogg DirectShow Filters (Freeware)
With Ogg DirectShow Filters you can watch and if you want to, create, .ogm wrapped videos.
VLC (Open source)
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...
Windows Media Player (Freeware)
Windows Media Player is the official multimedia player from Microsoft. Player provides all the features of a modern media player.