Light Alloy

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.

What's new in this version:


  • Added hint with currently playing file when mouseover on player caption.
  • Updated Italian language.
  • Updated OpenSSL Shared Libraries v1.0.1L
  • Removed support for creating screenshots in WebP format.
  • IRSL: optimization of opening if IceCast is already loaded.
  • Fixed crash when loading malformed ASX playlists.
  • Fixed unicode issue with hint on volume slider.
  • Subtitles options: parameter *border width* was ignored.
  • Preferences->Keyboard: fixed possible crash when selecting a command.
  • IRSL: fixed crash when IceCast too big and contains more than ~22000 entries.
  • IRSL: fixed issue when bitrate in IceCast sometimes contains wrong data.
  • IRSL: fixed unicode issue with Genre field.

Video Engine

  • AVI: extended support for Matrox MPEG2 codecs.
  • MKV: enhanced compatibility with some external video decoders.
  • MPEG: optimizations in data parsing.
  • Dirac: optimizations in data parsing.
  • Some optimizations in data parsing.
  • Updated Nvidia and Intel videocards list with hardware 4K-decoding support.
  • Updated codecs.
  • Video Decoder: fixed playback of some files with incorrect FPS.
  • Video Decoder: fixed 4:2:0 8bit -> YV12 video output (colors distortion were seen).
  • Video Decoder: fixed playback of some MPEG2/H.264 in DXVA mode.
  • Video Decoder: some HEVC-videos (mostly studio demos of 4K) skip frames during playback.
  • MP4: some files were unable to play.
  • MPEG: fixed player hang trying to open files which were very small size.
  • MKV: incorrect FPS calculation for H.264 interlaced.
  • MKV: some files were unable to play.
  • FLV: fixed player hang on some corrupted files.
  • Real Media: some fixes in progressive/interlaced video support.
  • Subtitles: some PGS-subtitles were displayed with "incorrect" black border.
  • Fixed player crash due to installed AcerSubtitle filter in user system.
  • And other minor fixes and enhancements

Download page: Light Alloy | ~60.0 MB (Freeware)
View: Light Alloy Website

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