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OGM File Extension

Ogg Media Format

What is OGM file?

OGM filename suffix is mostly used for Ogg Media Format files. OGM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Android, Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with OGM extension are categorized as Video Files files. The Video Files subset comprises 530 various file formats. Users are advised to use MPlayer software for managing OGM files, although 13 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of The MPlayer Team developer not only will you find detailed information about theMPlayer software, but also about OGM and other supported file formats.

Programs which support OGM file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with OGM files, divided into 4 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with OGM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with OGM extension?

Being unable to open files with OGM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with OGM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install MPlayer

Install software to open OGM file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening OGM files is that no program that can handle OGM files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install MPlayer or one to the listed programs: VLC media player, KMPlayer, Flash Video MX Pro. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit MPlayer website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update MPlayer to the latest version

Update software that support file extension OGMYou still cannot access OGM files although MPlayer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of MPlayer installed, it may not support OGM format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using MPlayer.

Step 3. Associate Ogg Media Format files with MPlayer

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate OGM files with latest version of MPlayer you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with OGM file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the OGM file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where MPlayer is installed, check the Always use this app to open OGM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with OGM file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected OGM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with OGM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the OGM is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the OGM file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check OGM file for viruses
1. The OGM may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the OGM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the OGM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the OGM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the OGM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Ogg Media Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run MPlayer

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with OGM extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Ogg Media Format files. It may be the case that the OGM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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