Light Alloy 4.10

Light Alloy

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. 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.

Light Alloy 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 possibility to change preview window size.

Light Alloy 4.10.0 (build 2945) changelog:


  • 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. [full release notes]

Download: Light Alloy 4.10 | 15.3 MB (Freeware)
Download: Portable Light Alloy 4.10 | 12.0 MB
View: Light Alloy Website

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