Adding ogg support to iTunes on Mac OS X

Coming from a Linux Environment, one of the first things I tried to do on my new macbook pro is playing my ogg files, I googled for it and find this codec that gives support to quicktime: http://www.xiph.org/quicktime

As iTunes makes use of quicktime plugins/codecs it was perfect, only problem is that I have not installed quicktime and I’m really not interested on installing it, the readme file of the codecs suggested to install it on ~/Library/Components as I didn’t have it, I just created the folder and copy the file called XiphQT (decoders).component while iTunes was not running and that was all I needed to be playing my ogg files.

This is the output of an ogg file that was added to iTunes with the Xiph codec in place

file Radio Unidad.ogg Radio Unidad.ogg: Ogg data, Vorbis audio, stereo, 44100 Hz, ~160000 bps, created by: Xiph.Org libVorbis I

This is the info that iTunes provides fro the ogg file: