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.


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.


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
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 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. Commented Jun 4, 2015 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
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 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 StaffMod
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 18:34
  • @AnnaLear AYE! And I guess this was a reply to the second sentence of my previous comment.
    – user295376
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 18:39
  • If you are interested, this is the question. Subtitles are a boon while viewing non-english videos :)
    – user295376
    Commented Jun 4, 2015 at 19:27
  • I'm surprised by this answer since Super User's Help page explicitly forbids questions relating to media players.
    – xjcl
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 12:01
  • They closed my question: superuser.com/q/1675699/397183
    – Alex Ryan
    Commented Sep 14, 2021 at 6:21
  • @xjcl That Help page is referring to media player devices not media player software. The latter are absolutely on topic.
    – laszlok
    Commented Apr 14 at 23:26

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