.OGG file

I just downloaded a batch of my favourite albums. I went to listen to them and they are .ogg files. What is .ogg? Can I convert them to mp3 and or import into iTunes? I don’t want to mess anything up with something I am not familiar with.

thanks.:confused:

Tried to listen to them with what?
Read about .ogg here:
http://www.vorbis.com/

whappo,

Thanks. I did some reading there and I am still confused. I tried using Windows media player to preview my download. It wouldn’t recognize it.

Can I import .ogg into my itunes for my iPod? I am hesitant to try somrthing I’m not familiar with.

No, the iPod won’t play ogg without some modification, which I’m sure you don’t want to do. You can convert them to mp3 with some free software like VLC or Audacity, Format Factory is another. There are probably several other free conversion programs around, just google a bit.

To play Ogg Vorbis files in WMP you need the right codec.
http://www.vorbis.com/setup_windows/

You can play and easily convert them to mp3 with foobar2k…

on a side note… i think .OGG files are better than .MP3 , especially at low (i.e. under 128kbps) bit rates.

Yes, but I have an ipod as my primary player. Given i have both Audacity and VLC on my computer, Which do you thik would give a better conversion to prepare for iTunes and my iPod? I was thinking Audacity…

I use both Audacity and VLC, but not for any conversions…AFAIK, neither one converts from .OGG>MP3…
Audacity needs a wav or mp3, And VLC …well I’ve never used it to convert anything…

Having said that try foobar2k or dBpoweramp…
It’s best to convert from original source to mp3, and normally not advised to convert from lossy to lossy…
If I was doing it I’d decode .OGG to wav>and then convert to mp3…