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Is there a site where one can ask questions about settings and usage of a specific media player?

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For VLC, Super User seems like your best bet.

https://superuser.com/tags/vlc-media-player/info

VLC Media Player is media player/streaming media server by the VideoLAN project. It is a portable, free and open-source, and supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats. It is able to stream media and to transcode multimedia files between formats.

This tag should be used when using VLC command-line options, errors/crashes, enabling/disabling features, updating or issues with any of it's features, including but not limited to:

  • Playing Audio/Video
  • Streaming media
  • Transcoding media
  • UPnP Media Server hosting

and more...

Questions should also consider tagging with the appropriate platform or OS tag. VLC is cross-platform, and issues may be specific to a particular platform.

History

VLC was originally the client portion of the the VideoLAN project. The project, started in 1996, was intended to stream multimedia over a university network and consisted of a server and client.

In 1998 the application was completely re-written, the functionality of the server was rolled into the client and the project was renamed VLC.

VLC's development is coordinated by the non-profit organisation, VideoLAN.

  • And I guess asking about some other not so popular software on their meta would be the best idea. – user295376 Jun 4 '15 at 18:22
  • Why? If it's computer software it's more than likely on-topic there. Worst case you might need to create a tag. – Fish Below the Ice Jun 4 '15 at 18:28
  • Yes, but whats the harm in asking on their meta before creating a new tag? I am sure that they dont want a new tag for every not-so-popular software. – user295376 Jun 4 '15 at 18:32
  • @user295376 I wouldn't worry about it. Questions about less popular software that might not be answered elsewhere on the internet are good for us to have. – Adam Lear Jun 4 '15 at 18:34
  • @AnnaLear AYE! And I guess this was a reply to the second sentence of my previous comment. – user295376 Jun 4 '15 at 18:39
  • If you are interested, this is the question. Subtitles are a boon while viewing non-english videos :) – user295376 Jun 4 '15 at 19:27
  • I'm surprised by this answer since Super User's Help page explicitly forbids questions relating to media players. – xjcl Jul 7 '17 at 12:01

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