I just stumbled upon the and was wondering what for we have this:

  • the excerpt as well as the text only describe what VLC is
  • VLC is a specific software. So using that tag to me signalizes someone asks for exactly this software – which somehow doesn't fit the scope of our site

So either I missed something (and we should update excerpt as well as wiki of the tag), or the tag should be removed (and possibly retag affected questions).

Can you please enlighten me? 😇

  • It's a surprisingly popular tag, with 16 questions (1 closed). If they were all for VLC plugins, that would be useful, but I only see 1 of those. Commented Jul 29, 2018 at 3:45
  • That's exactly why I brought it up here: as it's currently used, I'd suggest to delete the tag as it makes no sense.
    – Izzy Mod
    Commented Jul 29, 2018 at 11:39

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The tag should work like any other software-specific tag (, , etc.):

For software that has to interact with VLC somehow. These would primarily (but not exclusively) be VLC add-ons.

Of the questions currently tagged with it, only these should keep the tag:

For the tag description, I like the short style that we use for e.g. , so something like:

For software (add-ons etc.) that needs to work with the media player VLC.

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