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What is Ogg Vorbis?

Ogg (or more precisely, Ogg Vorbis) is an audio codec much like mp3. You can use it to compress music to a fraction of its original size.

Ogg Vorbis is being developed by the foundation ( The project homepage is at

(Btw, just "Ogg" without the vorbis denotes a more general codec container format. The Xiph folks a developing a speech and video codec as well, and you might have heard about "Ogg Speex" and "Ogg Theora", two other codecs sharing the same wrapper with Vorbis.)

How does Ogg Vorbis compare with mp3?

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