It is very easy in use but at the same time has lots of configuration settings. Player is optimized for quick launch and minimum load of the system resources.

Timeline

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

WinLIRC

Allows you to remotely control Light Alloy, for example if you are laying on the sofa

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/vimeo

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

Multilingual

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

Built-in codecs

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

Blu-Ray & DVD

You also can watch Blu-Ray and DVD with Light Alloy

Features:

  • Supports built-in video/audio codecs (but still can be configured to use system codecs)
  • Full support for DVD 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, play time and timeline display on the control panel.
  • Additional audio features: sound amplification, normalization, shift
  • Supports playlists with the possibility of placing labels/bookmarks in the playlist or on timeline
  • Drag-n-drop support; saving playing position on player close (to resume later).
  • Richly reconfigurable mouse keys and keyboard, functional pop-up menu.
  • Video settings saving 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.

What's New:

Frontend

  • Preferences->Keyboard: added Copy current subtitle to clipboard command.
  • Preferences->GlobalKeys: ability to customize multimedia keys.
  • Preferences->System: option to check for updates. (enabled by default)
  • About Light Alloy window (a button with questionmark): check for updates button (for those who wont to check for updates on player start)
  • Playlist Report: added %VideoDuration% tag.
  • Minor optimizations.
  • Playlist now saves its width by default in fullscreen (earlier you have to check an option for this feature).
  • Preferences auto-upgrade now requires >= 4.8.7 instead of >= 4.7.8 (so if you upgrade from, lets say, v4.8.5 your settings will be dropped to default ones)
  • Preferences->Playlist->Misc: removed option remember state (opened/closed), now its remembered by default.
  • Preferences->Video->Screenshots: Overlay info OSD and Display subtitles now can be used independenly.
  • Reverse playtime was broken.
  • Window border was disappear on window maximization.
  • Fixed issue with second mode for remember panels state.
  • Live Preview on timeline was broken if you use middle mouse button.
  • Fixed player crash with search field in playlist.
  • Fixed player hang after you delete playing file.
  • Fixed adding similar files to playlist.
  • Fixed other minor issues.
  • Fixed playlist report feature.
  • On DVD option switch to fullscreen sometimes did not worked as intended, when specified option was set.
  • On DVD the play/pause button did not worked as intended.

Video Engine

  • Support for two subtitles on screenshots (previosly only one subtitle was displayed).
  • HEVC: support for crop/fps.
  • MPEG: support for HEVC in MPEG-PS.
  • MP4: enhanced seek by keyframe.
  • Codecs updated.
  • Enhanced seek forward by subtitles (it works only for text subtitles, more or less; limited support for other types of subtitles).
  • AVI: on some H264/HEVC/MPEG2-streams fps were not set properly.
  • FLV: corrected fps calculations; for HEVC-videos fps were not set properly.
  • MP4: fixes to A/V sync on some files.
  • DVD: transition between menu scenes were not working for some DVDs.
  • Fixed player crash on interlaced and high-fps (50/60) videos with disabled DXVA color control which was seen on Radeon videocards.
  • Subtitles: fixed output of text subtitles on VMR-7 RL.
  • Fixed wrong subtitle line on screenshots.
  • Wrong time codes were generated for Screenshot Packs