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Light Alloy - is a completely free, compact multimedia player. It supports all popular multimedia formats. Player is optimized for quick launch and minimum load of the system resources.

Released:Jan 15, 2017
File size:22.6MB
Portable version
Old versions available
Version history available
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4.9.1 (January 15, 2017)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Light Alloy 4.9.1 (build 2416) 15.01.2017
Preferences->Mouse->Areas: added ability to switch subtitles/sound stream for left-up and right-up areas.
Preferences->Keyboard: added hotkey to rotate video by Z in Video section.
Video rotate setting now remembered per-file, not globally.
Disabled the DPI Awareness flag, to resolve problems with the interface for DPI >100%. Normal support for different DPI will be implemented in future versions.
Preferences->Playlist: preview window now respect font that you have either in Font menu or in current skin when you switch between "always the same" and "Use from skin".
Preferences->OSD/Subtitles->Subtitles: display->Expert Menu mode: texture resolution is now equal to desktop resolution, by default.
Mouse Areas of Video: now they activated by left mouse click, previously an area was activated by double mouse click which wasn't obvious for some users.
Slightly updated About box, added some additional contact info
Some internal code cleaning, removed some options, and made some optimizations.
Function of the Original Size (Home) wasn't respecting minimal width of audio skin.
Sound options: changing normalization method didn't applied immediatelly, it was necessary to close the settings window first.
Media-oriented open dialog: function of the "Add all from current folder" button didn't work correctly.
Media-oriented open dialog: fixed saving of view style & columns width.
Playlist: folder mode - fixed auto-correction of the size of some controls while playing the file.
Playlist: folder mode - font name/size settings were ignored.
Playlist: Jump to File: some fixes to items paint procedure.
Playlist: M3U - fixed issue with character encoding on UTF8 files without BOM.
Skins: fixed a few issues with video panel repaint when switching between audio and video mode or vice-versa.
Skins: fixed subtitle button for Omega.

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The main feature - it is very easy in use but at the same time has lots of configuration settings. Like fast video rewind, load subtitles, make bookmarks in the list or on the timeline, preview window on timeline, select audio tracks and subtitles in multilingual films, minimize to tray, infrared remote control (WinLIRC), make screenshots. The brightness/contrast/saturation of the image van be adjust, it supports multimedia keyboards and has full support for DVD/Blu-ray and MKV/OGM/MP4 features.

* Built-in video/audio codecs (but still can be configured to use system codecs), as well as custom codecs for the selected video formats, has full support for subtitles (with the ability to specify the time shift if the subtitles are behind or ahead); has minimal start time;
* Full support for DVD/Blu-ray and MKV/OGM/MP4 features.
* Support for WinLIRC to control the player remotely..
* Configurable playback speed from 0.1x slow to 32x fast, frame by frame playback, adjustable rewind.
* Volume control, timeline display on the control panel.
* Additional audio features: sound amplification, normalization, audio shift.
* Unrestricted display size with or w/o aspect ratio alignment.
* Audio and video filters configuration.
* Supports playlists with the possibility of placing bookmarks in the playlist or on timeline; can be configured to display or hide the duration, can generate a table from the playlist (for movie collectors), save/load a playlist, get screenshots from the video (including the DVD).
* Drag-n-drop support; saving playing position on player close (to resume later).
* Show detailed info about playing file, copy to clipboard any fields of data or all the info at once.
* Rich reconfigurable mouse keys and keyboard, functional pop-up menu.
* Easy to use media-oriented "add files" dialogue.
* Video settings can be saved per file (brightness, contrast, saturation, sound volume level, the currently loaded subtitle, the currently selected audio track) that are reapplied next time the file is opened.
* Ability to specify a folder to save screenshots, for creating thumbnails and full-size screenshots from the movie.
* Timeline preview function, like on YouTube, with posibility to change preview window size.
* Possibility to show battery charge when AC-mode is off.

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Finally,,a player that gives people who use Daums PotPlayer or any other player an excellent alternative..Im not knocking PotPlayer but LightAlloy plays everything I threw at it including High Definition files and audio files just as smooth as PotPlayer,,but LightAlloy is easier to configure and has no lag when exiting the program like PotPlayer..LightAlloy uses a little more memory then PotPlayer to run but uses the same amount of low cpu power..It is very much like PotPlayer but it feels more lightweight and responsive to me..I have compared so many free video players to PotPlayer over the years to no avail but for now my player of choice is LightAlloy...

Aug 19, 2013 Version: 4.7.2 portable version OS: WinXP Ease: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

My rating means nothing since I can't install it properly. Tried multiple times and rebooted in between tries. I'm on xp sp3 up-to-date. Near the end of the install I get the message = Couldn't install data for 'a'. I tried to run the program anyway and the 1st time it allowed me to select a skin but then it closed and remained in memory but not visible. When I end it using the "end process" in the Task manager" it kills it but not if I run it again it just sits there until I reboot if I run it a second time. I reinstalled but got the same results. After 3 tries there is still no joy. Hopefully that message means something to the developer.

Aug 8, 2012 Version: 4.6.6 OS: WinXP Ease: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value: 5/10 Overall: 5/10

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