Light Alloy 4.9.3 Build 2538

Light Alloy 4.9.3 Build 2538

Reviewed by Dan Vlasic on - Version tested: 4.7.3 b52

"Fast, powerful and easy multimedia player."

Overview

Light Alloy player is a compact, highly customizable and feature-rich media player. Light Alloy is under Vortex's umbrella, and the bottom line is - the app is free, updated and cool. Clean, good-looking, fast loading, nonintrusive and light on system resources, Light Alloy has its own built-in codecs. It supports DVD/Blu-Ray, MKV and MP4 among other popular file formats. This nifty little app can take a lot of tweaking in terms of user customization. Subtitles feature allows you to adjust the display timing in order to synchronize the video with subtitles.

Installation

The installation process does not take much time. The user is welcome to choose one of the six languages available, folders and shortcuts, as well as file associations. The pack comes clean from bundled toolbars and Adware.

Interface

Once launched for the first time, Light Alloy offers a variety of skins to choose from, and language settings along with other basic settings you can go back to later. Skins are mostly hi-tech. The interface is a delight. GUI is intuitive and easy-to-navigate. When you scroll the mouse over buttons, the description of the button’s functions pops up, so you do not linger guessing how to add files, subtitles, shuffle, repeat, or add volume. At the right bottom corner, there is a Settings icon where you can adjust numerous features according to your likes and habits. Overall, GUI is presented in a very user-friendly intuitive manner.

Features

There are plenty of handy features like drag-and-drop, timeline, infrared remote control, numerous hotkeys you can customize, live preview. Another cool feature is the possibility to watch youtube and Vimeo videos directly from Light Alloy (press "Ctrl+U", enter the URL and hit "OK"). Listen and record Internet radio streaming. Subtitles support: SUB, .SRT, .SSA. Subtitles control allows to adjust subtitle position, font, color, transparency and background.

Pros

Light Alloy offers a highly customizable and attractive graphic user interface. There are a number of skins in the program by default, but advanced users can tweak the looks as they want. The Settings module offers a wide range of customization tools. You can control your media player with mouse, keyboard hotkeys or switch on the infrared remote control. Light Alloy remembers your settings and preferences when the system reboots. The application is very fast in response, indeed. It consumes insignificant amount of system resources. The option to navigate video with a preview window, like in YouTube, is very convenient especially with the help of arrow buttons on the keyboard.

Cons

No DVD or CD ripping feature. Other than that, we could not identify any flaw.

Alternatives

Direct competitors are PotPlayer and PotPlayer Mini, GOM Player, Winamp.

Conclusion

Overall, Light Alloy turned out to be a high class piece of software - intuitive, handsome, light on PC resources, rich in features and fast in response. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a light, simple, functional and good-looking media player. Do not forget the remote control feature. Light Alloy is actively developed, so we expect the number of features will continue growing. This media player is a comprehensive one stop destination for anyone looking for a reliable solution. It loads fast and works like a charm.

Requirements: Windows OS

What's new in this version: DVD playback bugfixes Interface enchancements

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Light Alloy on 19 Feb 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • AVG:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Light Alloy Antivirus Report

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