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How to Open an Opus File on PC or Mac. This article teaches you how to listen to a WhatsApp OPUS file on your Windows or macOS computer. The simplest way to do this is to install VLC Player, which supports OPUS and many other audio formats.
#1. Open an Opus File on Windows
- Install VLC Player for Windows. VLC is a popular free app that supports a wide variety of audio and video formats.
- Go to https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html in a web browser.
- Click Download VLC and wait for the download to begin.
- If prompted, click Save File or Download to save the installer.
- Double-click the file you just downloaded to run the installer. You may have to click Yes or Allow to start the process.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to install VLC Player.
- Press ⊞ Win+E to open the File Explorer. A list of files and drives on your computer will appear.
- Open the folder that contains the OPUS file. It’s the file that ends with .opus.
- Right-click the file. A context menu will expand.
- Click Play with VLC media player. It’s should be close to the top of the menu. This opens the file in VLC. You can now listen to the file.
- If you don’t see this option, click Open With, then select VLC Media Player.
#2. Open an Opus File on macOS
- Install VLC Player for macOS. VLC is a popular free app that supports a wide variety of audio and video formats.
- Go to https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html in a web browser.
- Click the orange Download VLC button. The download should begin automatically.
- If prompted, save the file to a folder on your computer.
- Double-click the file you just downloaded (the name begins with “vlc” and ends with “.dmg.”). A window with icons inside will appear.
- Drag the VLC icon (an orange cone) to the Applications folder icon. This installs the application.
- Open the folder that contains the OPUS file. You can do this by clicking the Finder icon in the Dock and then browsing to the folder.
- Open VLC Player on your Mac. It’s in the Applications folder.
- Drag the OPUS file to VLC Player. This automatically imports the file into VLC, where it should begin playing automatically.
- If the file does not begin playing, click the play button (a triangle) beneath the preview.