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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. Built-in codecs, Live Preview, IPTV support, Internet Radio, Streams switch, Multilingual, Blu-ray and DVD.

Released:Apr 23,2017
File size:15.3MB
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4.10.0 (April 23, 2017)


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Light Alloy 4.10.0 (build 2945)addedchangedfixed 23.04.2017

This is the latest major version of Light Alloy with new features, as it goes to support-mode only, since it's been superseded by Verona Player ( Only hotfix-releases will follow.
Completely new YouTube parser.
Internet radio: support for HLS-streams.
Encoding support has been completelly rewritten, now player supports fine whole range of encondings i.e. ANSI/UTF-8 w/o BOM/UTF-16 BE/LE w/o BOM. Playlist module and Internet Radio Stations list catalog is getting most benefits from this enhancement.
Ability to query file's duration in background. Need to "Read file hash on add" enabled in Preferences->Playlist->Misc, because operation can be time consuming if your HDD is slow.
Added ability to customize playlist's hint. It's a hidden setting, so you have to enable it manually in LA.xml - see CustomHint tag, set Enabled to 1. "Template" property supports LA tags (like {TITLE}) that you can see in Information Line (Preferences->OSD), and html tags (b, u, s, i, hr, br)
Playlist popup menu: sort item is now an sort sub-menu with few actions (like sorting by title/filename/filepath...).
Large Address Awareness for filters (like SVP) that require more than 2GB memory to use in 32-bit application
Delete Files dialog: "do not show" option.
Added Portuguese Brazilian translation by Ricardo Vaidergorn.
Revamped Spanish translation by David Vaquer
Updated official web-site URL and official support email to
Major code refactoring, optimizations. Some preparations for release Light Alloy as open source.
BASS libraries updated to v2.4.12 and plugins to actual versions.
Removed VMR-7/9/EVR-Sync renderers and relevant options.
About box: sending feedback process has been rewritten (now it supports SSL)
Audio mode: player window now is maximized, instead of going to fullscreen.
LAP format: cache the size of file if we already got it somewhere (allows to optimize work of some operations).
Playlist, Update Checker: added support for SSL.
Playlist: enhanced behaviour of "Auto search and add files of a series to playlist" -> "If necessary" mode.
Preferences: some sections and categories were updated to make access to their settings cleaner and more obvious.
Preferences: icons were updated, some clean up and optimizations
Preferences->Events: "on player start" group of options has been remade technically, now they function more optimally and less buggy when multimonitor configuration in use.
Preferences->Events: "use monitor energy saving" is now hidden, enabled by default.
Preferences->Video->Misc: available qualities in youtube dropdown reduced to only 4 officially supported.
Skin system: rewritten Caption module, now it automatically makes text fit into player's width and considering buttons, if text not fit it will tickered automatically.
Scheduler: internal overhaul, drop some unneeded power off modes, misc fixes to existing ones.
Fixed file info bug with {TITLE} tag when file title tag contains dotten text (like "123. qwe.mkv")
Playlist: Folders Mode - fixed colors / font size reloading when switching between video / audio modes.
Playlist: fixed paint issues.
Playlist: after playlist clear, the hint was not erased properly.
Playlist: fixed selection issue when Shift+Up/Down keys used.
Scheduler state wasn't respected when autoseek or "playlist repeat" was in use.
Video properties: fixed issue with picture box drawing on second monitor.
Preferences->Interface->Popup Menus: fixed several issues in popup menu customization functionality.
Preferences->System: fixed option "on taskbar; minimize to tray"
Preferences->Mouse: "show cursor if panels are visible" was not working correctly.
Fixed bug with Preferences Upgrade feature that caused inability to start the player if LA.xml was initially broken.
"About Light Alloy" popup window - fixed that some skins cannot be selected.
Fixed crash with media settings/cache clear.
Radio stations dialog cannot be shown when external playlist enabled
Skin System: fixed preview window border.
Skin System: fixed incorrect "align" attribute handling for Caption.
Fixed memory leaks in sections: Preferences->File types, player second copy detection system, and some others.
Fixed issues with monitor power save mode.
Shutdown dialog: the "cancel" button was broken.
Fixed visual artifacts after exit from fullscreen mode, when "Classic Windows style" is used.
Fixed player hang when you watch video on additional monitor and you decided to unplug this monitor.
Fixed some issues with "apply media settings" option to subtitles.
Misc fixes and some enhancements to Internet Radio Stations List window.

Video Engine:
New file change notification system for subtitles, now player reload changed loaded external subtitle file immediatelly.
Renderers (EVR CA): support for Rotation tag that used in some media files which signals about video file that has been recorded upside down.
Screenshots: support for Rotation.
Updated projects and some source files to be compatible with GCC 6.3.0 (previous version were compiled with pretty old 4.9.1)
Significant OSD paint optimizations to reduce video picture micro-stutterings on high-fps video.
Optimized saving screenshots when PNG format in use.
Do not display File Name in Debug OSD (Q) when watching media URL (youtube, for example).
Removed VMR-7/9/EVR-Sync renderers and relevant options.
Renderers (EVR-CA): no more depending on DirectX Redist June 2010 installed until you trying to use Shaders in video options (Shift+V) or display Frame statistic (Ctrl+Q).
VSFilter: fixed crash.
MKV: fixed calculation of TimeStamp for subtitles.
Fixed crash on some DVDs.
Currently active button in DVD menu was not repaint correctly on some DVDs.
Fixed some memory leaks.
Fixed possible crash wih subtitles when you move player window to second monitor while playback is active.
Normal playback speed (x1.0) was not restore on change by keyboard or mouse.
Low Merit internal filters were broken.
Videos with rotated picture were not scaled properly.

Install System:
Installer/Deinstaller now remember where Light Alloy was installed (useful when upgrade)
Installer/Deinstaller now shows correct version of install system.
ZIP compression algoritm replaced with 7-Zip, it makes installer size smaller on about 30%, but increases installation time.
Installer: Improved perfomance. Now extract files directly from itself, without previously unpacking the archive to disk.
Deinstaller: Fixed showing icon in "Add or Remove programs" window tool.
Installer: Now Light Alloy will be automatically closed before install.
Installer: Fixed actions that processes even if cancel action was perfomed.

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So you can see graphically how much is played and how much is still to play

Built-in codecs
You don't have to install a codec pack anymore: you can use the player immediately after installation

Live Preview
Just like on YouTube you can navigate with a preview window while searching on the timeline

IPTV support
Allows you to watch tv over the internet and online videos like youtube

Internet Radio
Contains an expandable list of online radio stations which you can play and record, and a list to store your favorites

Streams switch
In case of multiple audio/subtitles streams you can easily switch from stream

Contains Dutch, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and others

Blu-Ray and DVD
You also can watch Blu-Rays and DVDs with Light Alloy, but only if they are not encrypted

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3 reviews, Showing 1 to 3 reviews

Light alloy is my new top fav video player, runs nice and light, this is and (MPC-BE) are the only video players that play my higher HD video playlists without videos stuttering and freezing as with all other over-rated players tried like Potplayer,mplayer,Virtual DJ, 5k player,Cross DJ, Zoom players etc.

To me Light alloy player plays better than MPC-BE player, light alloy also has more video audio features , options, than MPC-BE player, plus it's developer (unlike most other video programs) actually responds to user inquiries, most of these other players , have poor documentation, and mostly non-existence support etc.
I am using LIGHT ALLOY player along with my (WINTEL W8) WINDOWS MINI PC (WIN 10 HOME- 2GB RAM)- 1.33GHZ)-

Light alloy, could easily be the top best video player over all the rest, if can possibly add these couple of missing super hot features:
1. (Top Feature request it needs) A (Video and audio crossfade effect), or video fade out video options, that many many people are turning to, to mix and transitions to video clips,and play music videos playlists smoothly.
This feature needed mainly at end of video downloads and MP4 clips playlist, so do not have to use an addtl editor program,to edit and re-encode just to fade out videos at end, instead of all cut or trimmed videos ending abrubtly, which looks terrible.
**Light alloy Developer says these hot features may be possibly added to this or another similair player of is in the very near future. This player would really be outstanding, Even had to use of some internal or external effects or plugins to crossfade video and audio.
Light alloy is better than most of these other over-rated video players that want you to pay, but they still cannot even do very basic video and audio crossfading, or even video downloading. I would never pay for these other over rated players out there.

2. Light alloy Downloader with video trimmer option,

3. Lastly, of course and addtl video and audio enhancements, video and video karaoke and playlist features, are always best.

Please keep up all the great video audio improvements Light alloy developers, easily one of the best video players out there currently!

Apr 22, 2017 Version: 4.9.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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 of use: 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 of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value: 5/10 Overall: 5/10

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