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iTunes OGG - Two Ways to Play OGG Files in iTunes for Windows

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Updated on May 22, 2024

iTunes doesn’t offer native support for OGG audio format. That’s why people encounter problems when importing or playing OGG files in iTunes. In this article, we will show you two ways to fix the iTunes OGG playback issue. You can install a related plug-in or use a good audio converter to make iTunes play OGG files. Here is the best OGG to iTunes converter for you:

Can iTunes Play OGG Files?

Q: I've got a batch of OGG (Vorbis) files and want to add them to my iTunes library. But it seems iTunes won't recognize them. Is there any way for iTunes to play these .ogg files? I'm on Windows and just recently switched to iTunes to organize my music collection. One big drawback is that it can't play those files. Any help would be appreciated!

A: iTunes officially supports only a few audio formats including MP3, AIFF, WAV, AAC, and Apple Lossless. If you try to import or play audio files in other formats like OGG, you will surely experience incompatibility issues. Fortunately, there are some workarounds for this iTunes OGG Vorbis compatibility issue and the following parts have selected two effective ways for you to play iTunes in iTunes for Windows PC.

Method 1: iTunes OGG Playback by Installing an OGG QuickTime Plugin – XiphQT

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The most straightforward method is to install the Xiph QuickTime Components to make iTunes support OGG files. Please make sure you have installed QuickTime for Windows version 7 or later. Download the QuickTime Components here:

Then, follow its wizard to install the plug-in on your computer. Meanwhile, you need to close iTunes and QuickTime. After that, run iTunes and import and play OGG files. 
You can directly play OGG files in iTunes with XiphQT, but the pity is that the QuickTime Components only supports the 32-bit version of Windows. And even if your version meets the requirements, you may still encounter issues as many people reflect this method doesn't always work.

Method 2: Convert OGG to iTunes Compatible Audio Format

To help you fix the iTunes OGG files importing and playing issues for good, we recommend that you convert OGG to MP3, AAC (M4A), or other iTunes friendly formats. In this way, you can play the files without worrying about the incompatible file format. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is capable of converting any video and audio file to 500+ digital formats and presets for devices. It will help you convert OGG to MP3 and other formats for iTunes easily and also offers other useful features. For example, it can merge/cut audio, normalize audio, change MP3 bit rate, and download music from websites. Follow the tutorial below to learn how to convert OGG files to iTunes. Install the software on your PC for preparation.

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Three Steps for OGG iTunes Conversion  

Select Converter and Import OGG Files

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install the software on PC.

Step 1. Add OGG Files into the iTunes OGG Converter

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro, navigate to the Converter section, and click on Add Files to select OGG files from your computer. The software also supports drag-and-drop mode for importing files and can convert multiple files simultaneously.

Choose MP3 or AAC as the Output Format

Step 2. Choose a Format for iTunes

Hit the output format icon on the right side of the window and go to the Audio tab. Since OGG is a lossy audio format, it makes no sense to convert OGG to AIFF, WAV, or Apple Lossless, which are lossless audio formats. The best output format options for OGG files to iTunes conversion are MP3 and AAC.

Set the Output Path and Start the Conversion

Step 3. Start the OGG iTunes Conversion  

Click on the inverted triangle icon on the bottom portion of the window to choose where to save the converted audio files. Then select Run and start the conversion process.

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Besides OGG, many other common audio formats like FLAC and WMA are also not supported by iTunes by default. Instead of finding the corresponding fixes to each type of file one by one, you might as well use an audio converter to convert FLAC, WMA and many other audio files for iTunes, which can save you much more time and energy, and also work more effectively.

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The software enables to copy movie files from DVDs and convert them to be supported by your iTunes. Then you can play movies anytime anywhere without the requirement of a specific DVD player. It also supports converting DVD to other applications and devices, creates ISO image from DVD as well as edits converted video files. Over 500 digital formats and popular devices are available.

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