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Veranderingen voor v4.10.1 - v4.10.2

  • Frontend:
  • Support for changing window size by Win key + directional keys.
  • If you need to play a file with unknown extension, but you don't want to change a setting that allows it globally for all files, now you can easily drag'n'drop such file (but only one!) and player will try to play it.
  • Playlist's the "+" button popup menu: added "Add files with only known extensions" option to be quickly accessed without need to go into Preferences->Playlist.
  • Display in player caption current scheduler power off time, if any.
  • Added hidden setting: Core.HighPriority (allows you to set High Priority for Light Alloy process)
  • Added hidden setting: OnDone.UnLoadLastFile (allows you to always unload last, or just alone, played file in playlist instead of default action - displaying last frame)
  • Do not try to play anything if add/dragndrop to playlist/videopanel is failed (for example, in case of broken CUE playlist is given)
  • Extended Open Dialog:
  • + ability to open favorites by hotkey Ctrl+F.
  • + favorites: highlight item in list if you already in this folder.
  • + favorites: enumerate list.
  • + favorites: ability to quickly open item in favorites list by 1-9 keys on keyboard.
  • = optimized Add Folder
  • - favorites: fixed issue with Enter hotkey on selected item (produced file playback instead of just Go to Favorite folder)
  • - fixed some issues with navigation (for example, the "<" button wasn't working if navigation history was empty, now it just keep going backward through path)
  • - fixed crash
  • Preferences->View->Appearance: corrected title/description for "Add chapters from files on timeline and to playlist as bookmarks" option, and option below it also got corrected title.
  • Preferences->View->Appearance: "Add chapters from files on timeline and to playlist as bookmarks" didn't worked correctly - it suppose to hide marks on timeline if disabled, but it didn't.
  • Preferences->Events: an option "on playback end - switch to windowed mode" worked incorrectly.
  • Preferences->File Types: fixed issues in association process under Windows 10.
  • Player appeared on taskbar in some cases, even if "only in tray" is set.
  • Next OSD after Info Line OSD wasn't erased correctly for MadVR
  • Player windowed size/position wasn't remembered in all cases, especially in cases like when "On Start - Switch to Fullscreen" was set.
  • Fixed crash with malformed CUE playlist.
  • Fixed a few issues with remembering panels state modes.
  • Fixed a few issues with On Top and child forms.
  • Fixed a few issues with maximized window state.
  • Fixed issues with window position when it became behind taskbar (if it was at top or at left) when hotkeys Alt+3/4 (Scale Change) were used
  • A few cosmetic fixes.



Veranderingen voor v4.10.0 - v4.10.1

  • 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:AppDataLocalLightAlloy, instead of "Program Files (x86)". But if Light Alloy is already installed, the installer will use the existing path as default install path.



Veranderingen voor v4.9.3 - v4.10.0

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.9.2 - v4.9.3

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.9.1 - v4.9.2

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.9.0 (build 2318) - v4.9.1

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.9.0 (build 2318) - v4.9.1 Beta 2

  • [ + ] Playlist: Folder Mode - added high quality folder pictures.
  • [ = ] Preferences->OSD->Subtitles advanced: texture resolution is now equal to desktop resolution, by default.
  • [ = ] Slightly updated About box, added some additional contact info
  • [ = ] Some internal code cleaning, removed some options, and made some optimizations.
  • [ - ] Jump to File: some fixes to items paint procedure.
  • [ - ] Playlist: Folder mode - font name/size settings were ignored.
  • [ - ] Skins: fixed subtitle button for Omega.
  • [ - ] Media-oriented open dialog: function of the "Add all from current folder" button didn't work correctly.
  • [ - ] Other small bug fixes and adjustments.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.8.2 - v4.9.0 (build 2318)

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.8.1 - v4.8.8.2

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.8 - v4.8.8.1

  • Frontend:
  • Added hint with currently playing file when mouseover on player caption.
  • Updated Italian language.
  • Updated OpenSSL Shared Libraries v1.0.1L
  • Removed support for creating screenshots in WebP format.
  • IRSL: optimization of opening if IceCast is already loaded.
  • Fixed crash when loading malformed ASX playlists.
  • Fixed unicode issue with hint on volume slider.
  • Subtitles options: parameter *border width* was ignored.
  • Preferences->Keyboard: fixed possible crash when selecting a command.
  • IRSL: fixed crash when IceCast too big and contains more than ~22000 entries.
  • IRSL: fixed issue when bitrate in IceCast sometimes contains wrong data.
  • IRSL: fixed unicode issue with Genre field.
  • Video Engine:
  • AVI: extended support for Matrox MPEG2 codecs.
  • MKV: enhanced compatibility with some external video decoders.
  • MPEG: optimizations in data parsing.
  • Dirac: optimizations in data parsing.
  • Субтитры: some optimizations in data parsing.
  • Updated Nvidia and Intel videocards list with hardware 4K-decoding support.
  • Updated codecs.
  • Video Decoder: fixed playback of some files with incorrect FPS.
  • Video Decoder: fixed 4:2:0 8bit -> YV12 video output (colors distortion were seen).
  • Video Decoder: fixed playback of some MPEG2/H.264 in DXVA mode.
  • Video Decoder: some HEVC-videos (mostly studio demos of 4K) skip frames during playback.
  • MP4: some files were unable to play.
  • MPEG: fixed player hang trying to open files which were very small size.
  • MKV: incorrect FPS calculation for H.264 interlaced.
  • MKV: some files were unable to play.
  • FLV: fixed player hang on some corrupted files.
  • Real Media: some fixes in progressive/interlaced video support.
  • Subtitles: some PGS-subtitles were displayed with "incorrect" black border.
  • Fixed player crash due to installed AcerSubtitle filter in user system.
  • And other minor fixes and enhancements.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.7.1 - v4.8.8

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.7 - v4.8.7.1

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.8.6 - v4.8.7

  • 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



Veranderingen voor v4.8.5 - v4.8.6

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.4 - v4.8.5

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.3 (build 1640) - v4.8.4

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.2 (build 1593) - v4.8.3 (build 1640)

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.1 (build 1552) - v4.8.2 (build 1593)

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.8.0 (build 1493) - v4.8.1 (build 1552)

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.7.7 - v4.8.0 (build 1493)

  • 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 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.7.3 - v4.7.6

  • 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.



Veranderingen voor v4.7.2 - v4.7.3

  • 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.



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