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OGG Vorbis VS MP3: Which Audio Format Should You Choose

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Updated on Sep 1, 2023

Both OGG Vorbis and MP3 are common lossy audio formats, and they are often compared with each other. OGG Vorbis VS MP3, which one is better? This article will give you the answer. Moreover, the good OGG Vorbis converter can help you to convert OGG Vorbis audio files to MP3, vice versa. You can install it here:

What is OGG Vorbis  

OGG Vorbis is a lossy audio format that’s totally free, open-source and has no patent limitation. As Vorbis is most commonly encapsulated in the OGG container format, it’s always collectively known as OGG Vorbis. MP3 refers to MPEG Audio Layer-3. It’s also a lossy audio format that takes less storage space. So which one is better, MP3 or OGG? What’s the difference between the two formats? And how to convert OGG Vorbis to MP3 or vice versa? Answers are ready in the next part. Just keep reading.

OGG Vorbis VS MP3 – What's the Differences between OGG and MP3

Although both OGG Vorbis and MP3 are lossy audio formats, there are some obvious differences between them, which can be summed up as follows:

1. Licensing:

OGG Vorbis is fully open, non-proprietary and royalty-free to all with no strings attached, while MP3 is originally patented. However, MP3's patent has expired and thus is as free as OGG Vorbis.

2. Quality and File Size

With the same bitrate, OGG Vorbis will perform a better quality with smaller size than MP3.

3. Bitrate

MP3 compresses digital data at a constant bit rate, while OGG Vorbis is inherently variable-bitrate (VBR).

4. Popularity and Compatibility

There is no doubt that MP3 is very widely supported in general use and familiar with everyone. Although OGG Vorbis owns outstanding performances, it does not be widely accepted as a standard, and some applications don’t support files with the .ogg extension. Therefore, in many cases we need to convert OGG to MP3.

The Easy and Powerful Free OGG Vorbis Converter

Since it will take some time before OGG Vorbis is widely available, if you meet OGG Vorbis files not playing problem, you might as well convert OGG Vorbis to MP3. WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is a good free audio converter for the conversion. The software supports almost any video and audio file to 500+ digital formats, and devices conversion. Its interface is user-friendly and the operation is simple. Free download the free converter and see how to perform the conversion with it.

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Three Steps to Convert OGG Vorbis to MP3 Audio Format

Add OGG Vorbis Audio Files

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Step 1. Add OGG Vorbis Files into the Converter

Launch WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory and open Converter, click on the Add Files button, browse and select OGG Vorbis audio files from your computer. Besides, you can drag OGG files and drop them into the software.

Choose MP3 under Audio tab

Step 2. Choose MP3 as Output Format

Press the Output Format button on the right side of the main interface. Go to Audio tab and choose the MP3 profile. Of courses, if you think OGG Vorbis is the better option after reading the OGG Vorbis VS MP3 above, you can convert MP3 to OGG Vorbis with the same steps. Moreover, you can use the software to convert other audio files, such as converting APE to MP3, converting MP3 to AAC and so forth. 

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Step 3. Start the Conversion Process

Click on the inverted triangle icon at the bottom and choose an output folder. Finally click on Run to start converting OGG Vorbis Files to MP3.

Tips. You can also change the bit rate and codec, normalize audio and boost volume. Just click on the Parameter Settings button below profile icon to open the Settings dialog and change the settings.

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In Summary

That’s all the information I want to share about OGG Vorbis VS MP3. You can convert OGG Vorbis audio files to MP3 or change MP3 to OGG based on your needs using WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. It’s quite an efficient audio converter that helps you do kinds of file conversion easily and fast. Try it now!

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