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Version 4.10.1
  • Release Date: May 15, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Now if you trying to delete from playlist currently playing file -- playback will be stopped. Previously, it was impossible to delete playing file until you manually stop it
    • + Preferences->Interface->Appearance: remember panels state group of settings were rewritten, plus new options added. Hope now it makes more clear to use it for user.
    • + Preferences->Interface->Appearance: tags for caption/playlist (actually - for caption, but playlist - as a side-effected) populated with 3 new tags - %R for playback rate, %Z for current zoom and %V for volume
    • + Preferences->Interface->Playlist: added Custom Hint option.
    • + Preferences->Keyboard: added "Add URL to playlist" command under "Playlist" section. (also in Playlist popup, "+"'s button popup menu, and File's sub-menu in general popup menu)
    • + Preferences->Mouse: added option "Zoom point follow mouse cursor, instead of video picture center".
    • + Preferences->Playlist: "When in the same folder multiple files of a series are found..." -- added an "On demand, in any place" and "On demand, in beginning or end of playlist".
    • + Preferences->Playlist: added option "Do not show delete files dialog (F8)".
    • + Preferences->OSD->Info Line: added 3 tags - {ZOOM}, {VOLUME} and {PLAYBACKSPEED}.
    • + Internet Radio Stations List: automatically select in table current playing radio station.
    • + Media Settings: now it remembers & applies speed playback value for current file.
    • + "Audio language by default" and "Subtitle language by default" settings now respect order in which they written, also added arrow buttons to let you easily change audio/language order.
    • + Auto Seek window (Alt+E): now it automatically enters the current playing time into the HH/MM/SS edit boxes. This is useful if you want to jump to an exact location, for example: press Alt+E, change the entered time and click on "Jump to".
    • = Preferences: removed gradient for Languages/Skins sections, some other small UI refinements.
    • = Preferences->Interface: removed "Hidden by default" option for Control Panel.
    • = Preferences->OSD: OSD duration and OSD information line duration now can be configured separatedly.
    • = History's filter category titles now populated from language files.
    • = Reworked Caption Ticker: now ticker appears only when you mouse over on caption.
    • = OSD Info Line now always can be shown manually (i.e. by pressing "I" hotkey).
    • = Internet Radio Stations List window: highlight only that column which is sorted by right now. Seems pretty.
    • = Internal Radio Stations List window: show default sorting in table header.
    • = Make mouse cursor do not appear while in fullscreen and mouse time out is set to 0. Some people find it handy against accidental mouse move and cursor appear as result.
    • = "Video options" (Shift+V) dialog: shaders now works for madVR too.
    • = When you zooming picture in/out, picture position no more dropped back to center, except when you pass 100% zoom (which is handier for picture fixation).
    • = A lot of small refinements to code, clean ups and micro optimizations.
    • - Preferences->Events: fixed that two options in "on playback end" group were not working [4.10.0 regression]
    • - Preferences->OSD->Info line: fixed delayed update of preview window with reflected changes.
    • - Preferences->Keyboard: fixed several issues with hotkeys reassigning, also right click on cell now properly select this cell.
    • - Preferences->Sound->Radio: "minimize player on radio start" option did not worked as expected.
    • - Multiple fixes to Internet Radio Stations List window: 1. Fixed paint of fixed (header) row 2. Adjustments to header font size and sort arrow position. 3. Sorting by "#" wasn't working.
    • - External Playlist: fixed that when file delete - internal playlist content and player caption was not updated, also fixed several other issues (delete file was broken, adding files were not displayed sometimes, and so on...)
    • - Extended open dialog: fixed flickering.
    • - Speed play button: different reaction when you click it via mouse or using hotkey.
    • - File History: fixed bug with "Played" column (sometimes displayed particular time instead of % summary), and now Size column display size in gigabytes too.
    • - Skin System: positioning window by center was performed incorrectly if skin's minimal size was higher than default size.
    • - Fixed crash that happened from time to time when you close player.
    • - Fixed crash when trying to play some radio stations.
    • - Fixes and stabilizations to playlist duration refresher component, sometimes it could crash player due to simultaneous access to MediaInfo component.
    • - Fixed issue with playlist duration refresher when duration was not updated in playlist for some files.
    • - Playback status and player controls on taskbar were not working for some Windows 10 users.
    • - Fixed that some YouTube-links were not working.
    • - When using some options it was impossible to return from fullscreen mode to windowed.
    • - ASX playlists loading was broken.
    • - Fixed crash that can happen on player exit, when in radio mode and playlist was empty.
    • - "Show file location" (Ctrl+F) didn't worked correctly when playlist was closed & no file was playing.
    • - Fixed issues with energy saving mode when monitor was suddenly turned off while playing.
    • - Fixed issues with cover scaling in audio mode.
    • - Disabled Aero detection mechanism for Windows 7 was broken, as result it produced some unexpected visual glitches when you go out from fullscreen. [4.10.0 regression]
    • - Fixed incorrect hint for Scheduler button. [4.10.0 regression]
    • - Some other less noticeable fixes and changes. 

    Video Engine:
    • = Enhancements to file change notification system for subtitles: now it can watch for multiple subtitles, plus a few issues were fixed.
    • = Codecs compiled with newest GCC 7.1.0
    • - Shaders were broken [4.10.0 regression]
    • - Fixed OSD premature disappearing. 

    Install System:
    • = Installer: from now default install path is C:\<User>\AppData\Local\LightAlloy, instead of "Program Files (x86)". But if Light Alloy is already installed, the installer will use the existing path as default install path.
Version 4.10.0
  • Release Date: May 2, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + 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 (https://verona.im). 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 https://verona.im
    • = 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.
Version 4.9.3
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Experimental optimization of fullscreen/windowed modes switching. Should be much faster now.
    • + Omega skin: colorize volume control background when you go over 100%.
    • = Some more settings can now be migrated when preferences are upgraded to newest version.
    • = Updated OpenSSL libraries.
    • - Preferences->Interface: fixed broken windowed mode for two options in "Control Panel" dropdown. [regression]
    • - Fixed skins that located in folder were not shown anymore in "?" button popup.
    • - Fixed some issues with remembering state of panels. 

    Video Engine:
    • No changes
Version 4.9.2
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • Added proper support for restoring modal windows (examples: radio stations list, media-oriented open dialog) from minimized state to visible state and bring them to front, when using player with "only in tray" mode (but I suppose it will be valid even for "in taskbar too" case)
    • Preferences->Mouse: added ability to show / hide control panel for Left Button Double Click action.
    • Some cleanups and optimizations.
    • Rename "Rotate video by Z" to "Rotate video vertically"
    • Set default hotkey for "Rotate video by vertically" to Z.
    • Media-oriented open dialog: Slightly changed behaviour of "Add Selected" button - now it start play a selected file if Close After Add is checked & no any file is playing at the moment, in any other cases - it just add file to playlist without begin playing it.
    • Media-oriented open dialog: 'Add files, but dont replace the ones that are already in playlist' option is removed.
    • Removed check that prohibited to run Light Alloy on XP/Vista. You can use it, but XP/Vista obviously not supported anymore, so any crashes on these OSes are not gonna be fixed.
    • Radio stations list: entirely rewritten approach to decode html entities. Now it shouldn't crash player anymore on some lonely symbols (like "&"), also now it can handle much more symbols that can be seen in some song titles (like a quote symbol, or (c) or (r), and much more).
    • Optimized OSD when in over-video mode.
    • Preferences->Events, Video: simplified monitors listing.
    • Playlist: the ">L" marker (last played file) was ignored for LAP playlists that you try to load into player, if there is already loaded some playlist (default LA.lap, for example).
    • History: fixed few UTF8-related issues.
    • Delete file from playlist: was not working for multiple selected files in playlist.
    • Preferences->Mouse->Wheel: Subtitle delay option was broken.
    • Preferences->Keyboard: next chapter command was hidden in Navigation section.
    • Fixed problem when suddenly video picture has been rotated on 90 degrees on player reload.
    • Fixed issue when player cross monitor workarea dimensions on video file open and on scale change (from 50% to 100%, for example)
    • Audio mode: when entering fullscreen, playlist width wasn't audio-like.
    • Media-oriented open dialog: "Add selected" was broken when multiple files were selected.
    • Media-oriented open dialog: "Play file on doubleclick, otherwise just add to playlist" - latter action was broken.
    • Media-oriented open dialog: "Current folder with subfolders" wasn't working as expected
    • Fixed other less noticeable issues. 

    Video Engine:
    • No changes
Version 4.9.1
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Preferences->Mouse->Areas: added ability to switch subtitles/sound stream for left-up and right-up areas.
    • + Preferences->Keyboard: added hotkey to rotate video by Z in Video section.
    • = Video rotate setting now remembered per-file, not globally.
    • = Disabled the DPI Awareness flag, to resolve problems with the interface for DPI >100%. Normal support for different DPI will be implemented in future versions.
    • = Preferences->Playlist: preview window now respect font that you have either in Font menu or in current skin when you switch between "always the same" and "Use from skin".
    • = Preferences->OSD/Subtitles->Subtitles: display->Expert Menu mode: texture resolution is now equal to desktop resolution, by default.
    • = Mouse Areas of Video: now they activated by left mouse click, previously an area was activated by double mouse click which wasn't obvious for some users.
    • = Slightly updated About box, added some additional contact info
    • = Some internal code cleaning, removed some options, and made some optimizations.
    • - Function of the Original Size (Home) wasn't respecting minimal width of audio skin.
    • - Sound options: changing normalization method didn't applied immediatelly, it was necessary to close the settings window first.
    • - Media-oriented open dialog: function of the "Add all from current folder" button didn't work correctly.
    • - Media-oriented open dialog: fixed saving of view style & columns width.
    • - Playlist: folder mode - fixed auto-correction of the size of some controls while playing the file.
    • - Playlist: folder mode - font name/size settings were ignored.
    • - Playlist: Jump to File: some fixes to items paint procedure.
    • - Playlist: M3U - fixed issue with character encoding on UTF8 files without BOM.
    • - Skins: fixed a few issues with video panel repaint when switching between audio and video mode or vice-versa.
    • - Skins: fixed subtitle button for Omega. 
Version 4.9.0
  • Release Date: Dec 26, 2016
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + New official skin: Omega.
    • + Completely new, fast XML parser. Should fix occasional issues when user settings are lost for no reason.
    • + Completely new YouTube parser.
    • + Video Properties: added ability to rotate picture the way you want by 90 degree, instead of limited "Flip Vertically" option.
    • + Radio stations list: support for decoding html entities in station name / current song.
    • + Open URL window: setting to monitor clipboard for web links.
    • + Automatically load jpg/png/bmp cover for audio files if both names are same.
    • + New language files: Hongkongese, Belarussian, Spanish.
    • = Preferences: removed WinLIRC section. Hope to replace it with ability to control player via smartphone, in some future.
    • = Preferences->Playlist: updated default colors for "always the same" option.
    • = Preferences->Video: added hints for Renderer and Monitor.
    • = Preferences->System: removed "High priority" option due to being rudiment nowadays.
    • = Popup menu->Open Disk: section simplified, should eliminate problems with long popup menu opening while quering removable disc. Now it just shows drive letters from E to Z (if available) with corresponding volume label.
    • = About box: removed donation page, removed captcha, removed subject field.
    • = Some file loading optimizations.
    • = Some player startup optimizations.
    • = Upgrade from Delphi 2007 to Delphi XE 10.1, which leaded to major internal refactoring. Can cause some regressions as result, so report bugs please if any.
    • = Media cache increased from 128 to 256 files.
    • = Removed support for Windows XP and Windows Vista.
    • = Changed OpenSSL dlls to v1.0.2j
    • = Languages updated: Dutch, English, Polish, Russian, Turkish, German, Korean, Czech, Hungarian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Italian, Chinese, French, Slovak.
    • - Fixed some crashes when player is running under guest account.
    • - Fixed issue that player did not switched to last selected external subtitle.
    • - Fixed visual glitch on timeline when using autoseek.
    • - Audio Mode: fixed playlist repaint-over-videopanel glitch when non-standard sized borders are used.
    • - Audio Mode: fixed OSD wasn't respecting playlist when aligning by center.
    • - Fixed screenshot filename were broken, if movie filename contained something like "01. My Movie.avi", and "use title from tags" was enabled for screenshots, as result screenshot file name were incomplete (i.e. "01_[timestamp].jpg") so "My Movie" part was lost.
    • - Fixed thumbnails & full-size screenshots could not be created if filename and/or title tag contains an invalid character, such as a slash.
    • - LA-Renderer registry key was created even if LA was in portable mode.
    • - Playlist Manager: fixed inproper way to stop media when creating new playlist, so fixed video panel glitches.
    • - Playlist: Jump To File menu was broken, also adjusted layout to use playlist colors.
    • - Playlist: fixed that files (with relative path) not added from M3U playlist if they were not available at the moment of adding.
    • - Playlist: fixed playlist repaint issue for unavailable files that happened on player start and opened playlist.
    • - Playlist: fixed Shift+LeftClick selection issue in playlist.
    • - Skins: fixed blue color blinking on time and pos/dur elements
    • - Skins: fixed crash on malformed skins file
    • - Skins: fixed deadlock in font subsystem
    • - Skins: player did not respect skin's minimum width/height when switching to one that has higher minimum dimensions than previous one.
    • - Preferences->Interface: crash on malformed skin archives.
    • - Preferences->Playlist: bookmark colors were not saved when "always the same" option is used.
    • - Preferences->File Association: fixed file association issues under Windows 10.
    • - Preferences->File Association: fixed extensions list drawing issue under Windows 10.
    • - Preferences->File Association: fixed strange player behaviour when no icons in Icons folder 

    Video Engine:
    • - Fixed rare crash with subtitles & external network HDD.
Version 4.8.8.2
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2015
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + While getting buffering progress try to draw this progress on timeline.
    • + Allow seeking during buffering process.
    • = Some optimizations in skin loading and timeline drawing.
    • - Preferences->Interface: choice LADub in skins list lead main player window to popup.
    • - Fixed some memory leaks.
    • - Fixed player crash on malformed skins.
    • - Fixed two player crash on multi-monitor configurations, when one of monitors were unplugged while player was running. 

    Video Engine:
    • - Subtitles: fix regression which crash some mts/m2ts files with PGS-subtitles.
    • - Fixed crash with Elecard MPEG Demultiplexer when trying to open URL.
Version 4.8.8
  • Release Date: Dec 29, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Added popup menu support for Sound Mute/Stream Switch, Subtitles Show/Switch/Switch2 and Video Ratio Switch buttons, with most frequently used commands by default. Can be customized to the way you want in Preferences->Interface->PopupMenu.
    • + Speed change popup menu: added speeds 2.2, 2.4, 2.6 and 2.8
    • = Preferences->Video: if madVR not installed, then now instead of message where you can find it, immediatelly will be opened http://www.madvr.com/download/
    • = Popup menu: if madVR not installed it will be displayed now but will be grayed.
    • - Fixed picture stall on seek.
    • - *Read file signature to show duration* do not always work correctly.
    • - Subtitles coping: а) if some subtitle was disabled it was copied anyway, but should not. б) the symbol \N now correctly converted to new line symbol.
    • - Save media settings: sound boost and sound delay were not remembered correctly.
    • - Fixed playe crash on multiple files add via windows explorer context menu.
    • - Playlist: new bookmark was not highlighted if playback was on pause.  
    Video Engine:
    • + Subtitles: added support for Italic and Bold Italic styles for font. Handy for those who like to watch subtitles with italic style, instead of bold as default. You can set it in "Subtitles preferences" (Shift+S) window.
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.8.7.1
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • 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
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.8.7
  • Release Date: Dec 1, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • 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
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.8.6
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + French translation.
    • + Preferences->Interface: control panel - *hidden by default*.
    • + Preferences->Sound: ability to set soundfonts for MIDI.
    • + Popup menu for *On top* button in Light Alloy caption bar.
    • = Preferences->Sound: settings slightly reorganized.
    • = Preferences->Video: *on top* - *always* renamed to *Manually*, i.e. with a button.
    • = Playlist: trying to display title tags for web-links, even if title format options are disabled for playlist. Useful for IPTV.
    • = Some optimizations.
    • - Preferences->Sound: an option *load audio file with the same name* has no effect.
    • - Playlist: title of some network playlists were not handled properly.
    • - Playlist: some network playlists were unable to be added.
    • - Media-oriented open dialog: did not worked navigation via Enter key.
    • - In some cases playlists splitter were unavailable in fullscreen mode.
    • - Fixed visua lbug with *on top* button in case of *Always* for *On top*.
    • - *Always* mode for *on top* sometimes was working incorrectly.
    • - Fixed issue with flickering video piture if you in/out mouse to control panel in fullscreen mode.
    • - Player could hang in some cases when you load another file if you already have loaded some file.
    • - Fixed delayed frame repaint on preview window moving when original paint method is used.
    • - Fixed other minor issues. 

    Video Engine:
    • + Video decoder: DXVA support for AMD video cards with frame characteristics as - width <= 2048 and height <= 2304
    • + WASAPI: rewritten and enhanced mechanism of packets handling, which is resulted in better A/V sync handling in misc situations (some heavy CPU load, for example)
    • + WASAPI: added support for situation like when you disable sound output device, then sound will be transfered to device default sound device (and back, when original sound device is on again).
    • = Updated list of 4K-supported videocards.
    • = Updated OpenSSL libraries to 1.0.1j
    • = Updated codecs.
    • = BASS: updated WMA and FLAC plugins.
    • = MPEG: enhanced MPEG-PS support, fixed some mis-detection cases.
    • = WASAPI: optimized volume changing.
    • = WASAPI: optimized Bitstream.
    • - AVI, OGG, MP4: some files were unable to open.
    • - MIDI: fixed displaying of current playing position.
    • - WASAPI: fixed crash in case of zero-length data.
    • - Subtitles: fixed issue with font scale on some files.
    • - Some FLV were seek too slow.
    • - Other less important issues.
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.8.5
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Slovak translation (by MaxStrix)
    • - *Repeat file* was not working properly.
    • - *Repeat playlist* was broken.
    • - Extended open dialog: direction arrows were reversed.
    • - Preferences->Interface->Tray: *only in tray* was broken.
    • - Fixed other minor issues. 

    Video Engine:
    • + TrueHD + Dolby Atmos support.
    • + ATRAC3/ATRAC3plus in WAV-files support.
    • + AMR-WB support.
    • + Support for very short WavPack-files.
    • + MPEG: supported for MPEG-TS without PES, also enhancement support for some files encoded not by standard.
    • + MPEG: support for calculating duration/bitrate by using PCR (program clock reference) data.
    • + FLV: support for H.264 in AnnexB-format.
    • - MKV: fixed sound on TrueHD/MLP streams.
    • - MKV: some files were cannot be played due to memory consumption settings.
    • - MPEG: fixed long opening of some files.
    • - WASAPI: sound disappear when you back to normal playback speed.
    • - WASAPI: fixed data handling on playback end.
    • - Subtitles: fixed crash in case of styles errors, if such subtitles built-in to container.
    • - Other minor issues were also fixed.
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.8.4.1
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • Fixed: Preferences->Filetypes: inability to close window due to hidden error.
    Video Engine:
    • Added: OGG: enhanced seek with video streams.
    • Fixes: MP3 playback was broken.
Version 4.8.4
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + New skin: WebForm (author: Pavlik)
    • + File Information: bytes information to file size.
    • + Preferences->Filetypes: support for Windows 8 and above.
    • = Disable DXVA for Windows XP by default.
    • = Updated some internal components to latest versions.
    • = Audio properties: removed gain slider for equalizer.
    • = Removed subtitles explorer.
    • = Removed WinLIRC Agent.
    • - Recent Files List: under some circumstances the list could be empty.
    • - "Change parameters by wheel, if cursor on timeline or volume bar" did not worked correctly.
    • - Seek to last playing position did not worked for some DVDs.
    • - Subtitle were not shown fo some DVDs.
    • - Fixes to preferences upgrade mechanism.
    • - Fixed some minor issues. 

    Video Engine:
    • + Video Decoder: greatly optimized decoding of HEVC-video.
    • = DXVA Decoder: enhancements in handling and displaying of frames at the end of the video.
    • = Updated codecs.
    • - MPEG: fixed audio stream detection in some MPEG-TS/MPEG-PS.
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.8.3
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Czech translation (by Tobiczech)
    • = Playlist->Misc->Skip this file - now works for every selected elements in playlist, not just for one.
    • = Playlist->Show file location: now works for every selected elements in playlist, not just for one.
    • = Preferences->OSD->Subtitles: removed "Round up to a multiple of two" option.
    • - TV-oriented file/subtitles open dialogs: fixed disappear with "on top" enabled.
    • - "Rewind to start" was working incorrectly.
    • - Popup menu of timeline: unable to switch between bookmarks for non-DVD and non-BD files.
    • - Fixed update checker.
    • - Other minor issues were fixed. 

    Video Engine:
    • = EVR CA: enhances to frame update on frame seek.
    • - AVI: fixed frame seek with some files.
    • - MPEG: fixed playback of some badly encoded MPEG-TS + H.264 files.
    • - MP4: fixed playback of some files.
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.8.2
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • = Decreased playlist's splitter width.
    • = Player no more unload file when its done, if there is nothing to do next.
    • - Fixed a few player crashes when working in restricted environment (no administrator rights, for example).
    • - Double click on player's caption to maximize player didn't work.
    • - Fixed slowdowns in audio mode when switching from fullscreen to windowed mode in case of visible OSD. 

    Video Engine:
    • + MPEG: improved seek for MPEG-TS + H.264.
    • + WASAPI: added ability, in case of using "bit-exact output", to query a list of supported formats immediately without querying the device, and to attempt to create output format exact as input format. This is useful for sound devices which support only a restricted range of support output/input formats.
    • = MKV: load embedded fonts even if subtitles were not available.
    • = MPEG: optimized Blu-ray loading.
    • = Screenshot creation routines were optimized.
    • = Updated codecs.
    • - MKV: fixed slow seek on some files.
    • - WASAPI: fixed stuttering and distortion when changing input format.
    • - OGG: fixed Theora header parsing.
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.8.1
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Japanese language for web-site and installer, thanks to Tilt (tiltstr.seesaa.net/)
    • + Update checker, will notify you via balloon tip in system tray if new version available. Enabled by default.
    • = "Reverse playtime" option has been moved from Preferences->Interface to Preferences->Keyboard, so now it is a keyboard command and you can set a hotkey.
    • = Do not write "index.bdmv" in playlist, instead write Blu-ray folder name.
    • = Now Light Alloy is visible in system tray by default.
    • - Fixed "index.bdmv" titel for player caption in case of enabled tags formatting.
    • - LA Dub skin: fixed issues on Windows with Japanese language locale.
    • - Fixed issue with unicode support on "Reverse playtime" button.
    • - Fixed other minor issues. 

    Video Engine:
    • + Subtiles: added support for scaling PGS/DVB subtitles.
    • - Video decoder: fixed playback of some HEVC videos.
    • - Audio decoder: fixed converting routines of Int24 to Float.
    • - MP4: fixed aspect ratio issues with some files.
    • - MP3: fixed sound corruption after seek.
    • - Subtitles: fixed loading/parsing SAMI-subtitles.
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.8.0
  • Release Date: Aug 18, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Added support for network playlists that give data pieces (requires LAV Filters)
    • + New skin: Ei8ht (author: Gilorn)
    • + New skin: WMP R.I.P. (author: Ham)
    • + Updates to skin-system:
      1) added possibility of aligning elements at the center;
      2) parameter <SKIN> should now contain these attributes: minSize = "x,y" and type = "standart|audio|fullscreen";
      3) added support for a bit transparency of sliders for volume and timeline;
      4) removed the width restriction of the volume slider and timeline (be careful with a width of more than 24 pixels);
      5) added a new button with fixation of the "Forward/countdown playback time" (link="Position.Switch");
      6) controls "text string" and "graphic text string" can now have an attribute link="", which allows them to perform the function by pressing the LMB;
      7) forward/countdown playback time needs a left-click instead of right;
      8) to switch the forward/countdown playback time, the font should contain a "-" instead of "<" and attribute link="Position.Switch";
      9) added support for a bit transparency of the notches and bookmark marks on the timeline;
      10) added link-commands: PList.Manager (list manager), Subtitles.Switch2 (second subtitles switching), Subtitles.SizeUp (increase the size of the subtitle), Subtitles.SizeDown (reduce the size of the subtitles);
      11) added ability to change vertical position of digits and ticks on timeline (digits_ypos and ticks_ypos attributes for );
      12) added custom bookmark marks on timeline (attribute chapter), with customizable position (attribute chapter_pos="x,y");
      13) added ability to determine the points to stretch a border (attributes bgsplit_lt="x,y" and bgsplit_rb="x,y").
    • + Popup->Sound: added possibility to select the audio device.
    • + Popup->Playlist->Misc: added option *Skip this file*.
    • + Playlist: added possibility to select all items in the list with a hotkey (default: Ctrl+A)
    • + Thumbnails: added *Don't show thumbnails options dialog* option
    • + Options->Playlist->Misc: added option *Don't play file if you double-click it in Explorer*.
    • = Instead of "index.bdmv" in player caption, folder name will be shown which is more descriptive.
    • = Redrawn main icon of the player and the tray icon, adding more sizes.
    • = Removed support for Vimeo.
    • = iBloko, SlimStripe and AudioAmp skins were removed from default package. You always can download them on Light Alloy forums in Skins section.
    • - Options->File Types: fixed inability to remove Light Alloy items from the Explorer context menu for directories.
    • - Various bug fixes related to Unicode support.
    • - Open URL: fixed Youtube parser.
    • - Playlist: fixed bookmark deselection when you right-click the bookmark.
    • - Playlist: fixed incorrect mass selection with the Shift key.
    • - Fixed minor bugs. 

    Video Engine:
    • + Added support for MIDI playback. (Note: the sound bank in Windows\System32 should be named "28MBGM.SF2"; while the sound bank itself can be anything, it is necessary that it has this name)
    • + Built-in support for WavPack.
    • + Native support for OPUS.
    • + Video decoder: added support for playback of H.264-video with impaired B-Frames sequence.
    • + Video decoder: updated list of supported VP5/VP6 (nVidia) video cards, updated information about the Intel Haswell video adapters.
    • + Video decoder: improved mechanisms for determining the wrong order of B-Frames.
    • + MKV: added support for CueDuration and CueRelativePosition tags when rewinding to read subtitles.
    • + MKV: improved compatibility with Lentoid HEVC Decoder.
    • + MPEG: added support for streaming (downloaded at the moment) files, duration of such files will be updated as download new data, without the need to restart the player.
    • + MPEG: added the ability to switch programs in MPEG-TS.
    • + MPEG: improved support for some AAC-tracks.
    • + AVI: added support for H.264 streams with "AVC1" and "h264" FourCC.
    • + FLAC: added support for ID3 v2 tags (images only).
    • + MP4: added support for fragmented DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) files, distributed on Youtube.
    • + MP4: added support for A/V-delays set inside the container.
    • + MP4: added support for HEVC-videos created by ffmpeg encoder.
    • + MP3: added support for multi-layer .MP3 (in which the data with different parameters are stored, this is important for online broadcasts for example).
    • + MP3: improved header search (allows you to play files containing garbage/incorrect data at the beginning of the file).
    • + Added added support for 12-channel sound with unspecified channel location.
    • + Subtitles: improved subtitle processing, multiple optimization and speed up the loading/rendering of subtitles.
    • + Subtitles: added support for animated VobSub-subtitles.
    • = MP4: file loading optimizations
    • = Audio decoder: Bitstream option is no longer available for Windows XP users.
    • = WASAPI: improved verification of supported formats.
    • = Subtitles: optimizing of read/positioning/handling text files.
    • = Updated codecs.
    • - Video decoder: fixed crash with DXVA 2.0 mode on some files.
    • - Video decoder: fixed crash on WMV3Image/VC1Image
    • - Audio decoder: fixed memory leak when using the option "Encode to AC-3".
    • - Audio decoder: fixes in the handling of situations when the exhibited SPDIF/Bitstream mode is not supported.
    • - Subtitles: fixed crash.
    • - Subtitles: fixed handling of "\fs +" and "\fs-" tags.
    • - WASAPI: fixed crash when outputting multiple audio streams at once.
    • - APE: some files could not be played.
    • - MP4: fixed calculation of FPS.
    • - MP4: fixed rewinding on some files.
    • - MP4: fixed crash on some files because of the division by 0.
    • - MP4: fixed handling VobSub-subtitle.
    • - MP4: fixed playback of some .MOV with PCM-track.
    • - MKV: player dropped on some files.
    • - MKV: fixed playback of some H.264 interlaced-video.
    • - FLV: ignore incorrect ​​FPS values (corrects twitching pictures).
    • - MPEG: fixed processing of AC3-data on TrueHD stream.
    • - MPEG: H.264 MVC/Stereo profile was not processed correctly.
    • - MPEG: fixes in the processing and determination of audio tracks.
    • - MPEG: fixed playback of some MPEG-TS files.
    • - MPEG: name for DVB-subtitles sometimes could not be displayed.
    • - MPEG Audio: fixed work with some Internet radio sources.
    • - MP3: fixed crash when reading ID3v2-tag.
    • - DTS: fixed crash when rewinding at large (greater than 2GB) files.
    • - RAW: fixed playback of some H264-files.
    • - DVD: fixed crash when using BOB-deinterlace.
    • - DVD: fixed crash when using ELA-deinterlace.
    • - DVD: fixed hang on pause (happened rarely, and only on DVD with animated menus).
    • - Fixed player crash and artifacts when using ffdshow raw decoder.
    • - Fixed green screen in conjunction with ffdshow.
    Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.7.8
  • Release Date: Mar 30, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Korean language (by ? ??)
    • + Turkish language (by Yilmaz ER)
    • + Added Sky Audio.
    • + Hint popup where you can see current volume level when you mouse hover on volume slider.
    • + Preferences->Events: added "Pause playback on focus lost, continue playback on focus return" (works only for video mode).
    • + Preferences->Keyboard: search field.
    • - Fixed player crash with activated AviSynth option in case if there is no avisynth-script files.
    • - Preferences menu wont close on Esc key in all cases.
    • - - Preferences->OSD: cosmetics and ergonimics fixes.
    • - External playlist were not working in case if player control panel was visible.
    • - Fixed issue with panels auto-hide.
    • - Fixed issue with external playlist + taskbar at top.
    • - Preferences->Events: *Rewind to start* option was broken.
    • - Fixed other less important issues.
  • Video Engine:
    • + Video Decoder: DXVA support was rewritten and enhanced, fixed issues with video flickering, A/V desync issues, visual artifacts and so on.
    • + Video Decoder: added decoding support for QuickTime 8BPS, rpza, VP7.
    • + Video Decoder: added 4K-video DXVA decoding support for new nVidia video cards with VP5.
    • + Subtitle parser/renderer was significantly rewritten. Performance has been greatly improved both for subtitle parsing and rendering (often 5 times faster or more).
    • + WASAPI Audio Renderer: implemented A/V sync mechanism.
    • + Built-in support for Wave64.
    • + Built-in support for TTA.
    • + MKV: support for Apple ProRes.
    • + MKV: support for MJPEG.
    • + MKV: support for Microsoft MPEG4 v3.
    • + MKV: support for some rare types of uncompressed-video.
    • + MP4: Vorbis support.
    • = Video Decoder: VP9-video now decoded via ffmpeg.
    • = MPEG: improved AC3/AAC parsing mechanism, seek optimizations and fixed some issues related to it.
    • = Updated BASS audio components to latest versions.
    • = Updated codecs, system components to latest versions.
    • - Fixed player crash with some old nVidia video drivers.
    • - Real Media: some files were parsed incorrectly.
    • - MPEG: some HEVC-video were not detected properly.
    • - MPEG: fixed FPS calculcation with some files.
    • - MPEG: some IFO-files were not opened properly.
    • - MKV: fixed v210-video decoding.
    • - Subtitles: fixed DVB-subtitles output if video resolution were lower than subtitles resolution.
    • - Subtitles: fixed some issues with DVD-subtitles rendering.
    • - WASAPI Audio Renderer: fixed dead-locks issues and player hang.
    • - Fixed other less important issues.
  • Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.7.7
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Hungarian translation (by Phoenix, phoenix@hotmail.hu).
    • + Enhanced display quality of external covers.
    • + Context menu->Subtitles: ability to select second subtitles.
    • + Preferences->Filetypes: added *Add Light Alloy items to Windows Explorer context menu*
    • + Picture options: new shader - sharpen flou.
    • = Preferences->Codecs: video decoders were reorganized.
    • - Preferences->Events: not all available monitors were shown.
    • - Fixed issues with multimonitor configurations.
    • - On skin change logotype was not updated
    • - Other minor issues.
  • Video Engine:
    • + Support for SIPR WAVE in WMV.
    • + Audio Decoder: support for VoxWare.
    • + Added support for 5.0 sound system.
    • + Built-in support for APE.
    • + Built-in support for WAV.
    • + Subtitles and video processor: support for NV12.
    • = Video Decoder: optimizations.
    • = MPEG: rewritten seeking procedures, so files should seek more fast now.
    • = Updated codecs, system components.
    • - Video Decoder: fixed image corruption on some H.264
    • - Audio Decoder: fixed AC3 encoding.
    • - MPEG: fixed TrueHD playback.
    • - FLAC: fixed tags handling (produced crashes on Windows with Chinese language)
    • - FLV: fixed player freeze with some files.
    • - Fixed BINK Video/Audio playback.
    • - Subtitles: fixed issue with MPEGSplitter/AVSplitter.
    • - Fixed incompatibility issues with LAV Filters 0.60
    • - Fixed flipped picture in some cases.
  • Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.7.6
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + Right mouse button click on volume slider allows you to turn on/off extended volume control.
    • + Added numeration in popup menu where listed all playlists.
    • - Cosmetics fixes in Preferences menu (tab order, width and others).
    • - Playlist: fixed files loading with relative path (when no \ and ..\ used).
    • - Audio skin: fixed color indication for volume >100%
    • - Audio skin: fixed title bar text.
    • - Fixed player window alignment by center on startup.
    • - Fixed playlist report creation.
    • - Start options: audio skins were displayed
    • - Other less important fixes.
  • Video Engine:
    • + AVI: added support for some YUV files.
    • + MP4: added support for some rare formats (like DVOO, 2Vuy, yuvs, ...)
    • = Updated codecs, media info module, some system components.
    • - Video decoder: fixed situation when output format could be incorrect.
    • - Video decoder: fixed decoding of RAW video with incorrect frame size.
    • - Video decoder: deinterlace was not working when software decoding in use.
    • - AVI: fixed crash on some malformed files.
    • - MPEG: fixed issues with AAC/MPA.
    • - Subtitles: fixed second subtitles alignment.
    • - Subtitles: were not working with 10-bit videos.
    • - Fixed issues with Int24 sound output format.
  • Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.7.5
  • Release Date: Dec 18, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • + New volume control model.
    • + New sound normalization algorithms (compressor and leveler).
    • + Radio: added support for https:// links
    • + Support for multiple playlists (playlists popup menu->playlist manager).
    • + Added new commands to command line: /AudioMode and /VideoMode, if set any of both - player will load in specified visual mode, and last one used will be ignored.
    • + Preferences->Interface->Appearance: added *Title format options*.
    • + Preferences->Sound: now you can open preferences of any external audio renderer.
    • + Preferences->Sound: a few new options.
    • + Preferences->OSD->Information line: support for special tags {IFHASVIDEO} .. {/IFHASVIDEO} and {IFHASAUDIO} .. {/IFHASAUDIO} - allows you to avoid output like "x@ (/)" when, for example, no video stream present.
    • = File information: ability to save cover in source resolution.
    • = Playlist: if files stored below or within same level as playlist file, then they will stored with relative path.
    • - Preferences->Filetypes: fixed player hang with some antiviruses.
    • - PLS-playlist parser was broken.
    • - Some fixes to skin system.
    • - Other less important fixes and changes.
  • Video Engine:
    • + Video Decoder: added support for 10 and 16-bit output (madVR required), misc enhancements and optimizations.
    • + Video Decoder: added decoding support for WMV 9.1, WMP 9.1 Image V2 (WMVP, WVP2), Avid DNxHD, QT v410, FFV1 and HuffYUV.
    • + MP4: support for DNxHD and FFV1.
    • + RAW: support for I420, Y800, 4:1:1 y4m files, Y41B/Y42B, 444P and other enhancements.
    • = OSD module was rewritten to support high-quality transparency and text scaling.
    • = Rewritten audio pitch system in sound module.
    • - Video Decoder: sometimes were problems with DXVA1 decoding in Windows XP.
    • - AVI: incorrect playback with some files.
    • - FLV: fixed playback for some files.
    • - OGG: fixed DIRAC and FLAC playback.
    • - MKV: fixed seeking on some malformed media files.
    • - Subtitles: scale and alignment were broken.
  • Legend:
    • + Added
    • = Changed
    • - Fixed
Version 4.7.4
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • Official skin for audio mode.
    • Autoseek feature now support reverse mode - "view areas" (in addition to "skip areas").
    • Preferences->Mouse: *Sliders* feature.
    • Preferences->Codecs: added HEVC/H.265.
    • Big updates in Russian/Ukrainian/Polish/Dutch help files.
    • Preferences->Video: re-made conditions when available one or another option when selected one or another renderer.
    • Completelly re-written algorithm for searching and load similar files.
    • Updated some built-in skins.
    • Fixed handling of ASX playlists.
    • *Delete broken/missing files from playlist* was not working well.
    • Fixed issue with scheduler when *repeat playlist* function was enabled.
    • Fixed issues: E132, E133, E135, E138, E139, E141, E143, E144, E145, E147, E153.
    • Fixed other small issues that were not reported.
  • Video Engine:
    • Support to play RAW video streams (MPEG-1/2, H.264, VC-1).
    • Video Decoder: added experimental support for HEVC/H.265 (no DXVA decoding support yet, only software for now)
    • Video Decoder: added support for V9.
    • Video Decoder: added support for decoding CRAM (Microsoft Video 1) and AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec).
    • AVI: added support for DV-video with CDVC identifier.
    • FLV: support for HEVC/H.265 (only with Lentoid HEVC decoder).
    • MPEG: support for HEVC/H.265
    • MPEG: support for AC3 in .SFD (MPEG-PS) video files.
    • MPEG: support for Program Stream Map in MPEG-PS files.
    • MKV: support for HEVC/H.265.
    • MKV: support for VP9.
    • MP4: support for HEVC/H.265.
    • MP4: support for AIC.
    • RAW: added support for HEVC-streams.
    • Video Decoder: some changes in options dialog.
    • Updated codecs, mediainfo module, some system components to their latest versions.
    • Video Decoder: fixed H.264 streams playback in DXVA mode without timestamps.
    • Video Decoder: fixed MPEG-2 playback without timestamps.
    • Video Decoder: fixed artifacts on playback/seek with some H.264 videos in DXVA mode.
    • Video Decoder: fixed inverted picture when RGB32 color output in use.
    • Video Decoder: fixed crash on video stream switch in DXVA 1 mode.
    • WASAPI Audio Renderer: DirectSound-mode was removed; fixed some noises glitches and other misc fixes.
    • Fixed freeze issue while parsing AVC-headers (in MPEG-TS, for example).
    • DVD: fixed external audio loading.
    • DVD: fixed chapters information for current title.
    • DVD: fixed video angles.
    • Transparency for battery charger did not work properly.
    • Fixed *VMR-9 mixer mode* option.
    • Fixed sound pitch adjusting on misc playback rates.
    • TAK: some fixes.
Version 4.7.3
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • New skin: Narrow (author - Gilorn).
    • CUE chapters now supported in some additional player functions (navigation menu, next/prev chapter, timeline popup menu).
    • Playlist->Jump to file: support for unicode.
    • Preferences->Interface: Show cover option.
    • Preferences->Sound: ability to open WASAPI Audio Renderer preferences.
    • Skin system: ability to set border size.
    • Updates in help files.
    • Some player modules were optimized.
    • Playlist: fixed issue #120.
    • Playlist: fixed CUE dublicates.
    • Skin system: fixed player crash when you set very tiny border size.
    • Fixed serious issue which produced player crash when you try to open Preferences->Events or Preferences->Video (related to bugs in Intel HD drivers)
    • Fixed issue when seek to last pos was not working.
    • Fixed issue with loading playlists with UTF-8 without BOM.
    • Fixed issue with "repeat folder" function.
    • Fixed issue with global keys.
    • ...and some other small fixes and changes.
  • Video Engine:
    • Added support for TAK playback.
    • UDP Reader was completelly rewritten. Also it support now HTTP-protocol and proxy.
    • DTSAC3: added partial support for .dtshd
    • AVI: enhancements in AVC1/H.264 support.
    • Updated list of VP5 supported videocards for 4K video.
    • MPEG: optimized usage cases like IPTV or without video stream (radio, for example).
    • MPEG: optimized Blu-ray opening.
    • MPEG: enhanced and optimized search for AAC/AAC LATM/MPEG Audio streams.
    • MPEG Audio: do not search for mpegaudio header deeper than 5 Mb.
    • OGG: seek mechanism was fully rewritten, now files should seek a much faster, especially with Theora-video.
    • Enhancements in APE tags parsing.
    • Updated system components (mediainfo module, codecs, ...)
    • Video Decoder: fixed crash with MPEG-2 Software decoding.
    • MPEG: fixed buffer overflow issue.
    • MPEG: fixed issues with seamless Blu-Ray playback.
    • MPEG: fixed high CPU load with some Blu-rays.
    • RealMedia: fixed buffer overflow issue.
    • Subtitles: fixed .sup files parser.
    • Subtitles: charset setting was not working.
    • Subtitles: fixed crash on animation.
    • ...and some other minor fixes.
Version 4.7.2
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • Light Alloy Guide in Dutch (thanks to TheDutchJewel).
    • PK69.icl: added icons in 96px and 256px.
    • Ability to switch second subtitles by hotkey.
    • Preferences->System: access to hidden settings.
    • Preferences->OSD->Subtitles: option *Use XySubFilter for MadVR*.
    • Preferences->OSD->Subtitles: added *MKV: load embedded fonts*.
    • Preferences->Playlist: option *Read file signature to show duration*.
    • Preferences->Playlist: option *When you add files to playlist, sort them by...*
    • Support for overriding language files without need to edit default language file (for example, if you not okay with some language strings). Just create, lets say, english.txt.override in Langs folders, and add to this file changed variant of "Command.050=Open file" language string (add it as, lets say, "Command.050=Open video") and save it. Reload Light Alloy and see the result.
    • Context menu: Playlist->Misc: new option *Show hints for items in playlist*
    • M3U: support for "CUE:" keyword.
    • Increased width of Preferences menu.
    • *Clear playlist* function now works faster.
    • Updates in Russian/Ukrainian/English Guides.
    • Drop the file extension for folder name when you create a screenshot.
    • Some default hotkeys were changed.
    • Minize/maximize player: fixed restoring speed playback state.
    • Fixed some issues with unicode support.
    • Filters tree: sometimes there was false audio decoder, but actually it was different filter.
    • Sound options: now you can change "Volume balance" and "Sound boost" with hotkeys (left/down -- decrease, right/up -- increase), previously this order was reversed.
    • Live Preview: playback was resetted back to beginning, if you call Live Preview via middle mouse button.
    • Context menu: Playlist->Open file location - didn't work if file name contains commas.
    • Fixed player crash in some circumstances.
    • Playlist: in folders mode mouse wheel won't function.
    • ...and some other fixes and changes.
  • Video Engine:
    • XySubFilter support.
    • DmitriRender support (http://www.dmitrirender.ru, after install can be activated in Preferences->Codecs).
    • UDP Reader for IPTV (allows udp multicast).
    • Video Decoder: support for decoding MJ2C-video.
    • Video Decoder: updated support to 4K video for more videocards in GeForce 5xx/6xx/7xx family, and Intel IvyBridge/Haswell family.
    • Audio Decoder, WASAPI Audio Renderer: support for data cache. Fixes stutterings and crackles due to influence produced by 3rd party software to CPU/HDD.
    • MKV: enhanced seeking for files which have keyframes located too rarely.
    • FLV: support for keyframes. Seek responsiveness enhanced a lot.
    • OGG: enhanced support for online streams.
    • WavPack: support for iso.wv.
    • Subtitles: added second subtitles support for DVB/HDMV/Sup/XSub.
    • MPEG-2 Decoder: handle subtitles only for DVD, in all other cases pass them to main subtitle renderer.
    • WASAPI Audio Renderer: enhanced behaviour on seeking.
    • WavPack: removed streaming support.
    • Updated codecs and system components to their latest versions.
    • Some fixes in blu-ray support.
    • Thumbnails creation: fixed freeze.
    • Thumbnails creation: fixed some drawing issues.
    • Video Decoder: fixed some issues with H264 decoding in DXVA mode.
    • Video Decoder: fixed crash with MPEG2 DXVA in some circumstances
    • Video Decoder: fixed issue on seeking with VC-1 + Matroska.
    • Video Decoder: MPEG-1/2 was not working in software-mode.
    • WASAPI Audio Renderer: fixed noise sounds on stream change.
    • WASAPI Audio Renderer: fixed crash when your audio card doesn't support one or another format/mode.
    • WASAPI Audio Renderer: Shared-mode was broken.
    • AVI: fixed issue with H264-streams.
    • MP4: fixed displaying some non-english chapters.
    • MP4: some chapters were handles as subtitles.
    • MPEG: fixed no-sound situation when you switch from HDMV LPCM to HDMV LPCM, but with different parameters.
    • MPEG: fixed inability to open/seek and just play online streams where no any timestamp present. Such streams can be seen on TV/IPTV.
    • WavPack: some files were unable to play.
    • WavPack: fixed issue with pause on play beginning.
    • WavPack: fixed some no-sound situations after play-stop-play.
    • WavPack: fixed data skip on file open.
    • Subtitles: some issues when you open UTF-8 subtitles.
    • Subtitles: HDMV/PGS - fixed reading and storing pallete, so subtitles were displayed incorrectly sometimes.
    • Subtitles: freeze on USF-subtitles opening.
    • Subtitles: built-in VobSub-subtitles were not displayed.
    • Subtitles: when you set ssa/ass subtitles as second subtitles they were losing their style, if were built-in to mkv/mp4.
    • Subtitles: position subtitles relative to videoframe were not working for WL-renderers (VMR-7 WL, VMR-9 WL, EVR)
    • Subtitles: second subtitles were incorrectly mirrored to first subtitles.
    • Subtitles: style changing was broken for WL-renderers.
    • Subtitles: second subtitles were always displayed below on WL-renderers.
    • Subtitles: stream switch wasn't working properly when LAV Splitter was used.
    • ...and some other minor fixes.
Version 4.7.1
  • Release Date: Jun 25, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • Frontend:
    • Support for displaying two subtitles at once.
    • Subtitles switching for internal DirectVobSub just like with custom allocators.
    • Italian translation (by Marco Brocco)
    • Added Ukrainian translation of Light Alloy Guide.
    • Added /onradio command line parameter - allow you to open player and immediately start radio on play.
    • Video options: added processing filters (shaders).
    • Video options: added "flip vertically" checkbox.
    • Subtitles options: added *Allow subtitles overlapping* and *Align font by left border*.
    • File information: show image cover embedded in file (supported images: png, jpg, bmp)
    • Added Ctrl+Shift+U hotkey, allows to activate clipboard monitoring for web-links (useful for YouTube, for example).
    • Ctrl+Shift+L - unchangeable hotkey for quick language file reloading (could be useful for translators).
    • Preferences->Interface: ability to customize some drop down menus.
    • Preferences->Events: play next file in playlist.
    • Preferences->Video->Screenshots: new options - *Use title from tags, instead of filename* and *show subtitles*.
    • Preferences->DVD: option *Start playback automatically when proper disc found*.
    • Enhancements in YouTube parser.
    • On hint show with mouse icons, we take in account current mouse buttons configuration in Windows.
    • Do not load multiple audio streams with same file name.
    • Remember current audio boost.
    • Updates in similar files search algorithm, when requested file already present somewhere in playlist.
    • Battery charge levels for color identification can now be changed in LA.xml (LowLevel and HighLevel specifically). Useful when you, for example, want a battery turning to red color when it's at 15% charge, not 25% as it by default.
    • When file unloaded Light Alloy did not reset window size back to original. (exception - fullscreen mode).
    • Similar files search: "heuristic + first 3 letters" was broken.
    • Sometimes tooltips were overlapped.
    • Fixed a few crashes with radio.
    • Fixed a few memory leaks.
    • Fixed rare player crash when trying to delete playing file.
    • And other fixes...
  • Video Engine:
    • Support for G2M (GoToMeeting) decoding.
    • AVI: added support for MPEG1.
    • AVI: added support for Matrox MPEG-2 (MMES).
    • MKV: added support for Opus.
    • MKV: added support for ALAC.
    • MPEG: support for TrueHD.
    • MPEG: support for Blu-Ray with Seamless Branching (partial blu-rays).
    • OGG: enhancements in playback and seek in Theora video files.
    • MPC: support for audio files with ID3-header in beginning.
    • Audio Decoder: added support for DTS-HD, E-AC3 & TrueHD bitstreaming via HDMI.
    • Wasapi Audio Renderer: fully rewritten:
      1. support for IEEE_FLOAT.
      2. ability to volume control in Shared Mode.
      3. support for Spdif/Bitstream.
      4. rewritten data parsing mechanism.
      5. fixed noises and crackles in Exclusive Mode.
      6. connection input/output info.
      7. added support for bit-exact audio output (only for WASAPI Exclusive mode).
      8. added option *Use system channels mapping*.
    • Video Decoder: support for VC1-I software decoding.
    • Video Decoder: support for MPEG-1/2 software decoding.
    • Video Decoder: support for v210 video codec.
    • Video Decoder: support for VMware Video.
    • Video Decoder: internal video decoder now support video stream switching on-the-fly, including DXVA.
    • Video Decoder: read AR from stream setting - added third state. Also when you change it - it applies immediatelly.
    • Video Decoder: 4K video decoding support for Intel HD Graphics 4000 and some Haswell.
    • Video Decoder: enhancement support for H.264 Interlaced content.
    • Video Decoder: enhancement support for VC-1 - were fixed jitters in DXVA-mode.
    • EVR/VMR Renderers: statistics (Ctrl+Q) was rewritten, now it is scaleable.
    • Shaders support.
    • Enhancements in handling media files with bad/broken PTS-packets.
    • Enhancements in support for WTV files.
    • Enhancements in handling media fiels with bad PTS-packets.
    • Files loading time was a bit decreased.
    • Audio Decoder: enhancements in audio mixer.
    • Audio Decoder: A/V sync (timestamp correction) is disabled when playing audio files and audio-only streams.
    • AVI: reduced memory consumption.
    • AVI: changed indexing strategy if the indexes are absent.
    • AVI: enhancements in DivX-subtitles displaying.
    • FLV: rewritten metadata parser.
    • FLV: rewritten duration detection logic.
    • OGG: enhanced support for Opus.
    • MPEG: enhancement track seeking in MPEG-stream.
    • MPEG: enhanced HDMV LPCM parsing, fixed sound corruption while seek.
    • MPEG: skip broken packets, fixes crash on bad files.
    • MP4/MOV: enhanced support for Apple MPEG2.
    • MP4/MOV: enhancements in seeking on some crappy video files.
    • MKV: enhanced seek and keyframe handling.
    • MKV: better algorithm for calculating FPS, if value is incorrect.
    • MKV: better support for WebM and incomplete/sliced files.
    • OGG: enhanced seek on audio files.
    • DTSAC3: rewritten WAV-files parser.
    • Enhancements in DXVA-2 detection (for AcrSoft/Cyberlink decoders as example).
    • Audio switcher: sound normalization algorithm was rewritten.
    • Some updates to MadVR support.
    • Updated codecs, system components and MediaInfo module to their latest versions.
    • Fixed player crash with ffdshow and enabled raw-video option.
    • FLV: some files were unable to play.
    • MPEG: incorrect playback with some files.
    • MKV: fixed VC-1 + CyberLink Video Decoder support.
    • RealMedia: fixed duration calculations.
    • WavPack: fixed duration calculations in some cases.
    • WavPack: player was unable to open multi-channel files.
    • DTSAC3: fixed ac3/eac3/dts streams search.
    • MP3 Audio: some files were unable to play.
    • MP4: fixed false-positive chapters detection.
    • MP4: fixed playback of some 3GP-files with AMR-sound.
    • Audio Decoder: fixed channel mapping for some HDMV LPCM.
    • Video Decoder: fixed DXVA-1 support.
    • Video Decoder: fixed some issues with H.264 in AVI.
    • Video Decoder: fixed some issues when play video on AMD Radeon videocards.
    • Video Decoder: fixed artifacts in some WMV-files.
    • EVR Renderers: Ignore invalid sample durations. Fixes a case where VSync breaks smooth playback.
    • EVR Renderers: Restart worker threads when resetting the device.
    • EVR Renderers: Fix high CPU and memory usage when switching the user account.
    • EVR/VMR Renderer: fixed application hang when output device was unplugged.
    • Subtitles: fixed player crash on DVB-subtitles when you switch to subtitle with higher resolution.
    • Subtitles: fixed hangs on some VobSub-subtitles.
    • Subtitles: SSA/ASS - fix outline background with \frx or \fry tags
    • Subtitles: fixed UTF-8 files detection without BOM marker.
    • Subtitles: fixed disappering of subtitles when you resize player window while on pause.
    • And other fixes...
Version 4.7.1 RC2
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2013
Version 4.7.0
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2013
  • Frontend:
    • 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.
  • Video Engine:
    • 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.
    • Other fixes.
Version 4.6.7
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2012
  • UI:
    • [ + ] Polish language by Adam Malich.
    • [ + ] Limited, experimental support for ISO (required installed LAV Filters).
    • [ + ] Preferences->Events: *Enable skipping opening/endings*. With it you can mark on timeline opening/endings that player should just skip. To use it, just enable this option, open some media file, hold right mouse button when mouse cursor is over timeline, and move it to desired position so you can highlight a spots on timeline which player will not play. In Preferences->Keyboard, *Seek* section, also added hotkey commands according to this feature.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Keyboard: Seek section: new commands - Subtitle Forward / Backward. Works well only for external subtitles. If built-in within container (mkv, mp4, ...) - works only to forward direction.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Keyboard: Playlist section: new command - *Show / Hide search field". With arrow keys (left/right) you can navigate within search results. With Esc key - you can get rid of focus from search field.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Keyboard: *subtitles* section: new commands - Subtitle font increase / Subtitle font decrease
    • [ + ] Preferences->Sound: added WASAPI Audio Renderer support to output devices list.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Mouse: added new option - *Swap left and right mouse buttons for the video/audio/subtitle options buttons*; plus - ability to seek by mouse for default left button mouse action (Pause + Move Window + Seek) just like on iPad/iPhone - hold left mouse button in fullscreen, and move it to right or left.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Mouse: Added ability to seek for default left button mouse action by dragging mouse cursor from right -> left (seek forward) and left -> right (seek backward). Works in fullscreen mode only.
    • [ + ] Preferences->System: option *Show CPU Usage*.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Global keys:
      • a) Ability to assign media keys to desired command.
      • b) 4 new commands added.
      • c) 'Clear' button.
      • d) Changes applied immediatelly, without Light Alloy restart.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Codecs: option *Disable internal subtitles*.
    • [ + ] Scheduler: 'Switch to sleep mode' option.
    • [ + ] Subtitle options:
      • a) added ability to set more charsets.
      • b) support for ass/ssa
      • c) *Default* button now corrently reset subtitles styles to defaults for loaded movie. Previously, only layout settings in subtitle options window were resetted to defaults, but subtitle styles in current movie still were changed.
    • [ + ] Subtitle explorer enhancements:
      • a) unicode support.
      • b) form resize support.
      • c) support for multiline subtitles to grid.
      • d) support for subtitles timing change.
      • e) some other enhancements.
    • [ + ] Popup menu on timeline: options for seeking by key frame.
    • [ + ] Updates to Filter Tree dialog.
    • [ + ] Updates to external playlist.
    • [ + ] Significant improvements to operations (like moving, scrolling, clicking, and so on) responsibility of internal and external playlists with >= 20.000 files within.
    • [ = ] Next/Prev chapter: automatically switch you to next/prev file when you call this command on first/last chapter.
    • [ = ] Automatically switch to external subtitles, in case of VMR 7/9 WL and EVR renderers, if 'subtitle language by default' option didn't found any matches.
    • [ = ] Video/subtitle option dialogs can now be displayed without loading video.
    • [ = ] Cosmetics in preferences menu.
    • [ = ] Changed some default keyboard keys.
    • [ - ] Fixed a few issues with multimedia keys on keyboard.
    • [ - ] Fixed player hang when trying to load some VC-1 videos with multiple audio streams in M2TS/TS container.
    • [ - ] When some options were used, didn't worked MKV/BD/DVD chapter parser.
    • [ - ] Fixes to unicode support in some parts of Light Alloy.
    • [ - ] Some fixes to *Playlist->Save Report* function.
    • [ - ] Player control from external programs was broken (for ex., IRLink3 or WinLIRC).
    • [ - ] Fixed a few issues with media history, also added unicode support for it.
    • [ - ] *Seek to last playing position* didn't worked for some DVDs.
    • [ - ] When you delete file from playlist end --- Light Alloy did scrolling to playlist beginning.
    • [ - ] Not all subtitles with unicode filename was loaded fine.
    • [ - ] Hints were flicker sometimes.
    • [ - ] Popup menu->Video: 'Seek to last position' hotkey didn't worked for DVD.
    • [ - ] Live Preview: crash with audio files.
    • [ - ] Live Preview: when two monitors connected, preview window always appear on first monitor.
    • [ - ] Crash, if Light Alloy was minimized to tray, and user decided to reload/turnoff the computer.
    • [ - ] LA didn't restored properly maximized when it was minimized to tray, if you press Global Keys Ctrl+Alt+Home (maximize).
  • Video Engine:
    • [ + ] Decoding support for DVCPRO 50, Apple DVCPRO HD 1080i60, RealAudio Lossless, MSS2, WMA Voice, Canopus CLLC.
    • [ + ] Support for RealAudio 14.4.
    • [ + ] DXVA decoder now respect CROP value from splitter.
    • [ + ] Audio Decoder: ability to set speaker configuration.
    • [ + ] Better compatibility with external DirectVobSub filter (eg. xy-vsfilter)
    • [ + ] Handle external filter friendly name better.
    • [ + ] AVI Splitter: properties dialog.
    • [ = ] Do not drop subtitle from parser queue if syntax error has been found, just ignore a bad line.
    • [ = ] Updated: codecs, mediainfo module.
    • [ = ] Ignore subtitle renderer for Live Preview.
    • [ = ] Corrections to DXVA detection mechanism.
    • [ - ] MadVR: OSD didn't disappear when it have to be.
    • [ - ] MadVR: Sometimes subtitles were displayed in wrong position.
    • [ - ] Subtitles charset was ignored.
    • [ - ] Battery indicator didn't disappear when it have to be.
    • [ - ] When you change subtitles in external application, Light Alloy didn't reload them properly.
    • [ - ] Fixed memory leak when displaying OSD.
    • [ - ] Fixed a few issues caused DVD playback hang.
    • [ - ] Live Preview: fixed timestamp being transparent if black font color is selected.
    • [ - ] If you try to save screenshot when movie on pause - movie skipped one frame forward.
    • [ - ] If subtitle file was contain syntax error, Light Alloy was unable to continue video file playback.
    • [ - ] Fixed crash when player was unable to detect that subtitles didn't loaded
Version 4.6.6
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2012
  • UI:
    • [ + ] New skin: LA Dub (author - Ruslan Somov; technical adaptation - Gilorn)
    • [ + ] Dutch language for player UI and installer (author - TheDutchJewel, http://thedutchjewel.defcon5.biz).
    • [ + ] Popup Menu: new item *Play CD*.
    • [ + ] Popup Menu: new items to *File* section.
    • [ + ] Revamped filters tree dialog.
    • [ + ] Subtitles options: new checkboxes *position subtitles relative to the video frame* and *apply for all subtitles automatically*.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Interface->Appearance: new checkbox *For audio use title from playlist bookmarks, if available*. So, if you started playback of CUE-playlist, in player caption you will see title of current playing element from this CUE-playlist.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Interface->Interface window: new sub-option *But display only for current playing file* to option *Add chapters from files on timeline*.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Interface: new tab *Tray*.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Mouse: new tab *Preview*. When mouse over on timeline, allows you to see the preview of things to come, like on YouTube. Also, if you hold right mouse button + roll mouse wheel -- you can change preview window size.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Playlist->Misc: New option "Do not start playback when you drag'n'drop a media-file to Light Alloy's panels".
    • [ + ] Preferences->Keyboard: added commands for Pan'n'Scan
    • [ + ] Preferences->DVD: added ability to specify CD/DVD/Blu-ray devices by default. (this is for PopUp Menu->*Play CD/DVD disc*)
    • [ + ] Preferences->OSD->Subtitles: option *subtitles language by default*.
    • [ + ] Preferences->OSD->Subtitles: option *automatically switch to external subtitle*.
    • [ + ] Preferences->Codecs: option *ignore system codecs*.
    • [ + ] DVD: added support to navigate in dvd menu with keyboard arrow keys / WinLIRC. So, by default - spacebar -> enter menu item, left/right/up/down - navigation, backspace -> out from submenu (last one - works not for all DVD).
    • [ + ] DVD: support for malformed dvd-menu.
    • [ + ] DVD: output current title/chapter to player's caption, instead of "VIDEO_TS.IFO".
    • [ + ] Feature *rewind to last position* now supports DVD.
    • [ + ] Popup Menu->Video: new categories - *VSync*, *GPU*, *Misc*.
    • [ + ] Enhanced support to unicode.
    • [ + ] Autoload of external sound file to next episode of movie, if you manually loaded a same-named external audio file for a previous episode of the movie.
    • [ + ] File information dialog: added new fields - *About album...* (album, performer, genre, recorded date, copyrights, comments); for audio streams added - compression method, software used, software settings.
    • [ + ] Visual enhancements to hints.
    • [ + ] New player control icons to Windows 7 taskbar.
    • [ = ] Preferences->Mouse: changes default actions to 'Left button, one click', 'Left button, double click'.
    • [ = ] Preferences->OSD->Subtitles: default texture resolution for subtitles is now 1280x720. Compromise between quality and speed.
    • [ = ] If LA cannot play file, he will no more try to playback next file.
    • [ = ] DVD: Block attempt to seek in dvd-menu.
    • [ - ] Crash when you trying to open 'About Light Alloy' dialog, if when player is running - you plug-in second monitor.
    • [ - ] Preferences->OSD->Subtitles: *Folders with subtitles* wasn't function properly.
    • [ - ] Feature *save full-screen screenshots from movie* was broken.
    • [ - ] DVD: Autoplay didn't function well.
    • [ - ] DVD: Sometimes LA hangs.
    • [ - ] If video file was contain unicode symbols in its filename, screenshot function didn't worked properly.
    • [ - ] Save full-screen screenshots:
      • a) filename was empty in some cases.
      • b) added timestamps to filename.
      • c) Now it will open folder with results, after work is done.
    • [ - ] Fixed player crash when you use 'save full-screen screenshots' or 'save thumbnails', if video file was playing with active _external_ sound stream.
    • [ - ] Sometimes error occuried when you try to scroll in external playlist window.
    • [ - ] Fixed disappearing of Blu-ray chapters.
    • [ - ] Links in *About Light Alloy* wasn't work.
    • [ - ] A lot of cosmetical and other fixes which were made behind the scenes.
  • Video Engine:
    • [ + ] Added decoding support to internal video/audio decoders of following:
      • Video: Flash Screen Video 1, Fraps, Bink Video, PNG, TechSmith Codec 2, MSS 1/3/4
      • Audio: DVD Audio, DTS Audio CD, MLP, Bink Audio, Indeo Audio
    • [ + ] Added support for AMR.
    • [ + ] Added support for Mixed AudioCD.
    • [ + ] Added support for DVB subtitles in MKV.
    • [ + ] Added support for external SUP subtitles (only for VMR-7/9 RL, EVR CA/Sync)
    • [ + ] Detection of compatible hardware and drivers of ATI-videocards for H.264 playback + DXVA (only for Windows Vista/7 for now)
    • [ + ] FLV Splitter: support for AAC-audio streams without extradata in header.
    • [ + ] Technical OSD: detection of CPU/GPU load (in case of GPU, only nVidia videocard are support at the moment).
    • [ = ] Enhanced detection of MPEG-4 with broken metadata atom.
    • [ = ] When you try to playback MPEG-1/2 or DVD with activated madVR - Light Alloy will automatically and silently fallback to VMR9-WL, because madVR cannot work properly with these media types.
    • [ = ] MPEG-TS/PS - enhanced seeking on H.264/VC-1
    • [ = ] Enhanced H.264 support for DXVA decoder on Interlaced movies - fixed freezes on seeking and when playback start with some movies.
    • [ = ] Updated internal codecs; media info module.
    • [ - ] Fixed appearing of green lines on DXVA-movies which occasionally happens to users with ATI-videocards.
    • [ - ] MPEGSplitter: subtitles were not working with chinese Windows.
    • [ - ] Fixed WMA decoding with internal audio decoder.
    • [ - ] Fixed "VC-1 I" decoding in DXVA-mode, which occasionally freeze picture and solution was a seeking in file. (apply in most cases for ATI-videocards).
    • [ - ] Fixed crash on some OGGs files.
    • [ - ] "OSD with video" didn't worked for madVR.
    • [ - ] Subtitles: HDMV/DVB subtitles were disappear after window bounds change.
    • [ - ] Subtitles: when you switch to HDMV/DVB subtitles from any others(text, like srt/ssa) - subtitles were not displaying, also when you switch to any text subtitles from HDMV/DVB - subtitles were not displayer correctly (wrong position and size)
    • [ - ] Subtitles: wrong position, size and aspect ratio when displaying raster subtitles (VOBSub, PGS, DVB).
    • [ - ] Fixed no sound issue with PCM output in 32-bit.

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