November 1st, 2016 by Smile Harney
As per Windows Media Player official website, OGG is not one of the supported audio formats, and so Windows Media Player can not play OGG audio natively. The following article will introduce two methods to successfully play OGG in Windows Media Player 12/11/10/9 and any older version of Windows Media Player.
Method 1: Install the right OGG codec
The reason why Windows Media Player can not play OGG audio is that Mircrosoft or Windows Media Player lacks the right OGG codec. So if we can find and install the right OGG codec on your computer Windows Media Player can finally play the OGG audio file.
You can visit Vorbis' site or WMPlugins to find and install the right OGG codec.
Note: we suggest you should not install some OGG codec from some unreliable websites, since it could download and install some virus, or plug-ins to your computer which may threat the safety of your computer.
Method 1 is a workable method if you can find and install the right OGG codec, but this method is time-consumed and if you want to play other unsupported audio or video file you need to install other different codecs.
Method 2: Convert OGG to Windows Media Player supported format
Another easier solution is to convert the unsupported OGG to Windows Media Player supported WMA, MP3, etc. This method needs you to install a workable OGG to Windows Media Player converter, like iDealshare VideoGo.
Brief Introduction of iDealshare VideoGo
iDealshare VideoGo can easily batch convert the unsupported OGG to Windows Media Player supported WMA, MP3, etc.
Besides convert OGG, iDealshare VideoGo can also convert other unsupported audio formats, like FLAC, AAC, AC3, etc to Windows Media Player supported audio format.
Furthermore, iDealshare VideoGo can also convert the unsupported video formats, like MP4, MOV, VOB, FLV, etc to Windows Media Player supported WMV, ASF, etc.
In addition, iDealshare VideoGo enables to convert between almost all audio formats and video formats.
You can follow the step by step below to convert OGG to Windows Media supported audio format. This guide also applies to convert the unsupported FLAC, AAC, AC3, MP4, MOV, VOB, FLV, etc to Windows Media Player supported formats.
Click "Add file" button to add OGG file(s) to Avdshare Audio Converter. Dragging and dropping OGG to Avdshare Audio Converter is allowed.
Click "Profile" button to select MP3 from the "General Audio" category or select WAV from "Lossless General Audio" category as your output format.
Click "Setting..." button to open the "Advanced Settings" Window, then go to the "Advanced" tab where you can change OGG audio codec, increase or decrease OGG audio bitrate and sample rate, change OGG audio channel, adjust OGG audio volume to desired level.
Click "Convert" button to complete converting OGG to Windows Media Player Supported MP3, WAV or WMA.