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Open Codecs


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This package was approved by moderator purity on 1/5/2015. Directshow Filters for Ogg Vorbis, Speex, Theora, FLAC, and WebM as well as Annodex

If you are a Windows user who wants to be able to listen to .ogg files in Windows Media Player, Winamp, foobar2000 or other DirectShow-based media players, then this is what you want. The DirectShow filters support playing of files encoded with Vorbis, Speex, Theora, and/or FLAC.

The latest development version is always available through SVN at

WebM support is based on versioned snapshots from WebM Project. See

Note: changed the install filename after version 0.83.17220. The installer filename was previously "oggcodecs". Oggcodecs did not include WebM or Annodex codecs.

To install Open Codecs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install opencodecs

To upgrade Open Codecs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade opencodecs


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'opencodecs'
    $installerType = 'exe'	
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $url = ''
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    try {
    	$packageName = 'opencodecs'
    	$fileType = 'exe'
    	$silentArgs = '/S'
    	$validExitCodes = @(0)
    	$osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
    	if ($osBitness -eq 64) {
    		$unPath = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'
    	} else {
    		$unPath = 'HKLM:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'
    	$unString = (Get-ItemProperty $unPath\open* UninstallString).UninstallString
    	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$fileType" "$silentArgs" "$unString" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
      Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
    } catch {
    	Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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  • Xiph Open Source Community


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