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How to Play Ogg Music Files in iTunes for Windows

If you’re a music enthusiast who prefers Ogg file formats, you’ll find that common players like WMP and iTunes don’t play them without some work. Here is an easy way to get Ogg files to play in iTunes.

Some music enthusiasts might have some Ogg music files in their collection and want to play them in iTunes. Unfortunately, by default you won’t be able to play them, but with a simple download we can make iTunes play Ogg Vorbis files.

By default iTunes is not capable of playing Ogg files. If you try to add an Ogg file to iTunes it can’t even be added to the Library.

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Download and Install XiphQT

Note: Here we are showing the process for iTunes for Windows, but XiphQT is also available for OS X.

To play .ogg files the first thing to do is download and install the XiphQT QuickTime Component for Windows or OS X (link below). Make sure your closed out of iTunes and in Windows go through the wizard and accept the defaults.

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Now startup iTunes and you’ll be able to add your .ogg files and play them in iTunes. Very easy!

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If you are a fan of the Ogg file format or have some in your music collection, and want to play the files in iTunes, this method is quick and easy.

Download XiphQT for Windows or OS X

Learn More About Ogg Vorbis

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/11/10

Comments (6)

  1. asdf-chan

    Oh, I didn’t know that … Thanks for the Info ;)

  2. Avery

    That worked perfect.

  3. Mitchell Allen

    Thank you!

    Cheers,

    Mitch

  4. tal

    thank you! the info was very helpfull!

  5. audiophiler

    Nice!

  6. Sarah

    Thanks, but the latest version of XiphQT is for Windows 7 or later only. Is there a version for XP?

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