Ogg Media

Ogg Media (OGM), meaning Ogg Media File, is a container format (for video, audio and subtitle streams). It was developed by Tobias Waldvogel and can do a few things the common AVI format cannot. OGM's features include in particular:
* Chapter support
* Multiple subtitle tracks
* Multiple audio tracks of various formats (MP3, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, LPCM)
* Vorbis audio support (there is no standard way for AVI to support Vorbis, making any attempt unreliable and potentially incompatible with players)

OGM support for Windows (including Microsoft's Windows Media Player) is available via Tobias's own [http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Ogg_DirectShow_Filters.htm OggDS] , [http://haali.cs.msu.ru/mkv/ Haali Media Splitter] , VLC, or [http://www.free-codecs.com/download/RadLight_Ogg_Media_DirectShow_filter.htm RadLight's Ogg Media] filters (the last of which can also decode Theora video). On Unix-based systems OGM support is available in MPlayer, xine and VLC.

Fundamentally, the format is a hack of the Ogg container format, which had only been designed to support encoders endorsed by Xiph.org ( [http://www.xiph.org/ website] ), the creators of Ogg. It is most likely going to be viewed as a temporary solution, to be phased out when other media container formats (for example, Matroska) mature and come to support the same services. [http://www.xiph.org/container/ogm.html]

Originally, a major drawback of OGM was that it was not free or open-source software, even though it was based on the free and open-source Ogg framework. The reason was that Tobias was embarrassed about the quick-dirty-hack quality of his code, wanting to improve it before releasing it to the keen eyes of the Xiph.org people Fact|date=February 2007. Tobias has officially joined the Xiph.org team since, and has donated all the code of his DirectShow filters — including format manipulation and playback — to their BSD-style free software licensed repository. It is available, though without documentation, in the " [http://svn.xiph.org/trunk/oggds/ oggds] " module of the repository. Another implementation is available in Moritz Bunkus' [http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/ogmtools/ ogmtools] package.

OGM files most often carry video encoded in the MPEG-4 ASP format and audio in Vorbis or AC-3 (Dolby Digital).Fact|date=March 2007

oftware encoding in OGM

Linux / BSD

* Avidemux
* HandBrake
* [http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/ dvd::rip]

Mac OS X

* HandBrake

Windows

* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdtoogm/ DVDtoOGM]
* [http://oggmux.sourceforge.net/ OGGMux]
* VirtualDubMod
* HandBrake

See also

*Container format (digital) definition and article
*Comparison of (audio/video) container formats
*List of multimedia (audio/video) codecs
**Open source codecs and containers
**Comparison of video codecs
**Comparison of audio codecs

Competing technologies

*VOB the container format used in DVD-Video (uses .VOB .IFO and .BUP combined as extensions)
*ratDVD proprietary and closed-source format based on VOB (the DVD-Video container format)
*DivX Media Format (DMF) from DivX, Inc. (uses .divx as extension), includes support for DVD-Video like menus
*Matroska (MKV) free and open source (uses .mkv as extension) includes support for DVD-Video like menus
*MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) container format standard specified as a part of MPEG-4, currently support everything NUT does
*NUT patent-free free and open source, extensible multimedia container

External links

* [http://ld-anime.subforge.net/guide/ogm-en Lazy Man's Guide to Ogg Media]
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ogmtoavi/ OGM to AVI]
* [http://www.jakeludington.com/dv_hacks/20060226_how_do_i_play_ogm_video_files.html How to play OGM Files]


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