Frequently Asked Questions
What are Ogg Vorbis files?
Ogg Vorbis files are audio files similar to MP3 and other emerging
formats such as MP3pro and WMA. Ogg Vorbis files have better sound
quality than MP3 files of the same bitrate. Ogg Vorbis is an open
source development and is not restricted by an patents. For more
information visit the Vorbis
What does VorbisExt do?
VorbisExt provides two property sheets that integrate into the explorer
shell. A comment editor sheets provides the ability to create and
modify ogg vorbis comments. The information page displays various Ogg
Vorbis information. The property sheets are available by right clicking
on a vorbis file and selecting Properties or by pressing
ALT-ENTER on a vorbis file in explorer.
Does VorbisExt support multiple file tagging?
No. There are plans to implement multiple file tagging in the future.
I installed VorbisExt and have been using it. Now the property sheets
seem to have gone. What has happened?
Another program has associated itself with .ogg files. VorbisExt will
need to be reregistered into the Windows registry. Simply run the
installation file which will reregister VorbisExt. A reboot of the PC
should not be required.
Vorbis files modified by VorbisExt display unusual characters
such as "Â" in the title/artists when using my player.
Is this a bug?
This is not a bug with VorbisExt. VorbisExt fully supports unicode
characters and all text is encoded into UTF-8. Unfortunately, some
vorbis players cannot display the UTF-8 text correctly. If you
are using a player that does display the unusual characters it is most
likely a UTF-8 problem with the player. If you are using the winamp
plugin, upgrade to the latest version from Winamp
VorbisExt installed successfully on my Windows 2000/Me computer but
the property sheets are not displayed. What is the problem?
This is a problem with Windows 2000 and Windows Me. If .ogg files are
registered in a certain way the shell extension is ignored by Windows.
To fix the problem the file class settings must be restored by following
- In explorer, select Tools, Folder Options from the menu.
- Select the File Types tab.
- Select the OGG extension and click on Restore.
The file association must be registered with your preferred software
again. This must not
be done by double clicking on
a vorbis file and selecting Always use this program to open these
. Usually your preferred software provides an automated way
of registering files. The VorbisExt installation executable may have
to be rerun.
How do I add columns to the detailed view in explorer so I can view
information about my vorbis files?
You must be running Windows 2000 or Windows Me. In the detailed view,
right click on column bar and select the More...
A Column Settings
dialog will be displayed. Select the columns
you wish to be displayed.
VorbisExt supports the following columns
- Nominal Bitrate
- Upper Bitrate
- Lower Bitrate
- Sample Rate
- Length (s)
- Serial No.