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Version 4.7.0 (build 1367)19.02.2013 View full changelog
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Light Alloy Guide in Russian by Gilorn (can be seen in About Light Alloy window, F1 hotkey).
Polish translation of Light Alloy Guide by Adam Malich.
Japanese translation by Tilt.
German translation by Axel05.
Chinese translation by lizw9382.
Romanian translation by marcelush.
Ability to watch online videos from Youtube directly in Light Alloy (Ctrl+U to show Open URL dialog).
Ability to watch online videos from Vimeo directly in Light Alloy. Preferred quality can be set in Preferences->Video->Misc.
Alternate mode for playlist has been added - its called Playlist Folders Mode, and can be activated with F11 hotkey, or press right mouse click on "Playlist" button on control panel.
Internet Radio Browser. Can be seen in Context Menu->Open->.., or via hotkey Ctrl+H.
Recent list manager. Available via right mouse click on "Play / Pause" button or Shift+H hotkey.
Support for tracker music (XM, IT, S3M, MOD, ...)
Popup menu: Open URL
Popup menu: Open DVD folder without DVD menu
Ability to make screenshots in WebP/WebP-LL formats.
Preferences->Mouse->Areas of Video: added new features for angular regions (left top/right top) - subtitles, sound on/off, next/prev in playlist.
Preferences->Playlist: *Check for broken/missing files* group box.
Preferences->Sound: ability to set output speakers configuration.
Preferences->Sound: "Radio" tab.
Preferences->Video: "Screenshots" tab.
Preferences->Keyboard: new commands has been added (like: Playlist size, Playlist's folders panel size, Rename file or bookmark)
Preferences->Keyboard->Alternative: ability to use alternative hotkeys mode on laptops without numeric keypad.
New options to autoseek/skipping feature.
"Speed change" button: added 16x option
To Playlist's *remove from playlist* button popup menu have been added *Clear playlist from broken/missing files*
Sound options: ability to save/load equalizer settings into files specified by user.
Ability to rename title/bookmarks in playlist.
When you open network/internet stream, bufferization progress will be shown.
Preferences->Mouse->Areas of Video: in *bottom* section, if you use normal seeking scheme, by holding "Shift" you can temporary activate by-frame seeking and vice-versa.
Preferences->Mouse->Areas of Video: in *bottom* section, if *By Frame* seeking scheme is used, double mouse clicks in left side of Area - will do frame seek backward, in right side - frame seek forward.
Support for networked M3U/PLS-playlists (shoutcast internet radio, for example).
Enhancements in M3U playlist support.
Pixel-to-Pixel aspect ratio (useful for lowres video, for example).
LA.xml (hidden options): a) Ability to set pair skin in "SkinDouble" variable and switch between them by right mouse clicking on Light Alloy's caption. b) Scheduler.Alarma.EveryHour="1" - *Big Ben* mode (every hour alarma) c) Nastr.LA_DoubleCopy - ability to run second copy of Light Alloy from another folder (in one instance LA_DoubleCopy should ="0", in second - ="1"). This could be useful for second instance of Light Alloy which will be used, for example, only for audio, thus can have some unique interface settings.
Playlist: function *remove file(s) from disk* have been fully revamped, and now support multiple files removing.
Preferences->Playlist: enhancements to *the accuracy of files search* function when used in *3 first symbols* mode.
Files extensions that used for autoseek/skipping feature have been changed from *.oe to *skip
Context menu: *Playlist* section was fully revamped.
Context menu: optimizations in *Play Disc* feature.
Optimizations to drag-n-drop on Light Alloy window when a lot of files(~1000 and up) is selected.
A few fixes to unicode support (hints module, file info window, popup menu, ...)
Playlist: Sometimes bookmarks icon wasn't drawn.
Autosearch-and-loading of multiple subtitles wasn't working correctly on VMR 7/9 WL and EVR renderers.
Seeking by bookmarks wasn't working well.
*Add files to playlist* button wasn't working after playlist clean.
Fixed loading issue with online links that contains .m3u extension.
Fixed issues with .m3u8 extension.
Fixed OSD shift on skins with wide captions.
Scheduler: alarma have been worked incorrectly with external files.
Display wasn't able to go sleep mode on playlist end.
Preferences->Keyboard->Alternative: changes in modes wasn't saved.
Other fixes and changes.
Added decoding support for: Opus, Jpeg 2000, Speex
Added support for 4K-video in DXVA mode for VP5-supported videocards (GeForce >= 6xx, some 4xx/5xx, newest Quadro/Tesla series)
Added support for internet radio (MP3/AAC/OGG/OGG-FLAC/OGG-OPUS/WMA is supported, with ability to record)
Experimental support for IPTV.
Added support for AVC Level 5.1 on Intel HD Graphics 2500
Added support for subtitles in VOB files.
Added partial H.264 Interlaced support with two fields in one frame.
Added support for VC-1 field interlaced decoding in DXVA mode.
Added support for XSub subtitles (DivX Subtitles) (works only with internal codecs at the moment)
MPEG2 DXVA decoder: support for videos with 2:3 Pulldown frames.
AVI: improved support for MP4-style H.264 in AVI
MP4/MOV: support for AMR Wide-band audio streams.
MP4/MOV: detection of Rotate meta-tag with following picture rotate.
MP4/MOV: added support for chapters that was made in HandBrake application.
MP4/MOV: support for Speex audio.
MP4/MOV: support for "3IVD" mediatype.
MP4/MOV: enhanced support for stream video.
MP4/MOV: support for Apple's MPEG2 specific videos (HDV 1-8 & XDV 1-9).
MKV: Enhancements in broken files support, some speed increases on bad files (with low key frames count, for example)
OGG: support for Speex audio.
OGG: support chained streams.
MPEG: added "fast seek" option. This option can be in use in 99% cases, but its disabled by default because with this option enabled a seek can be wrong for some files.
FLV: streaming video (youtube or any other http source) - opening speed-up, determining file duration during playback.
MPA/OGG: support for stream audio.
Subtitles: support DVB subtitles for Windows-TV (WTV/DVR-MS)
Subtitles: enhancements in PGS/HDMV/DVB-subtitles support. Also, fixed issue when multiple subtitles wasn't able to be displayed.
Subtitles: added support for float values in fscx and fscy tags
Optimisations in audio decoder.
OGG: allow connection to files with "OggS" header only (header check).
WavPack: made a few checks to ensure that its a proper wavpack stream, so we won't try to decode all stream kinds that we got.
MPEG: enhancements to seeking feature with improper PTS table.
DTSAC3: enhancements in detection of AC3-streams.
MKV: increased packets count in queue - it necessary for, at least, proper display some HDMV/PGS subtitles.
More strict checks to videocard decoding capabilities for play H-264 in DXVA mode.
Subtitles: enhancements in subtitles queue.
Subtitles: enhancements in parsing/rendering mechanism of PGS/DVB subtitles.
Minor optimisations to LivePreview feature.
Updates in stereo-to-4.0/5.1/7.1 upmix coefficients.
Codecs were updated (ffmpeg git-c0a4871c, libopus 1.0.1 git-90bac9d1), MediaInfo module has been updated (MediaInfo svn-5351), and some other system components.
Some MPEG-TS files were cannot be opened.
OGG: unable to play files encoded by Sam Encoder (mostly internet radio sources).
Fixed a few hangs with online-sources (mostly internet radio).
Wasapi Audio Renderer: WASAPI Shared mode is not used now if sampling rates of the input and output streams differ
Fixed issues with WavPack 24/96 and 32/96 playback.
Fixed issues with data parsing about chapters from IFO-file when more than one Program Chains is available.
Fixes in DVD-subtitles parser/renderer (picture was black some times).
Audio switcher: fixed buffer overflow which produces stuttering and crackling on some audio files.
Subtitles: fixed some scaling and rotating issues.
Subtitles: subtitles wasn't displayed correctly if output was in YUY2 colorspace.
Subtitles: fix high RAM usage with some complex subtitles.
Subtitles: some times subtitles were displayed with doodle symbols, now it correctly handle ANSI vs UTF8 subtitles (without BOM).
Subtitles: player crash when PGS/DVB subtitles resolution was higher than video-stream resolution.
Subtitles: no subtitles were on anamorphic videos (like 1440x1080 with 16:9 ratio).
Subtitles: fixed player crash with improper RLE-data in HDMV/PGS subtitles.
DVD working incorrectly with VMR 7/9 WL or EVR.
Fixed freeze with madVR when switching to fullscreen with exclusive mode enabled.
FLAC: player crash on broken files, also some files was not played well.
RealVideo: fixed a/v out-of-sync with enabled multithreading.
AVI: player crash on files with broken data.
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.