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Light Alloy v4.10.0 build 2945 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 36MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Light Alloy is a lightweight, feature-rich, customizable media player. The program can play a long list of audio, video, and playlist formats, DVD/Blue-Ray, internet radio stations, and online videos including YouTube. The program supports keyboard shortcuts, global keys and tray control.

Includes available Internet radio recording capability.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch LA.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, MPlayer WW, PotPlayer, SMPlayer
What's new? See:
http://light-alloy.verona.im/download/
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-12-26 06:49

@hamasaki
Use Mirror 1 - http://light-alloy.ru/LA_Portable_v4.9.0.rar

ozziguy on 2016-12-26 09:01

The Fosshub link does work but not with any download manager

Note that XP and Vista support has been removed from the 4.9 series, so grab 4.8.8.2 while you still can

billon on 2017-04-23 18:25

From changelog:
"This is the latest major version of Light Alloy with new features, as it goes to support-mode only, since it's been superseded by Verona Player (https://verona.im).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."

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SMPlayer v17.4.2 Updated

billon on 23 Apr 2017
  • 72MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Jainendra

SMPlayer is a feature-rich, skinnable player that views most media without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media, Youtube, and DVD video. Audio, video, and subtitle settings for individual files are all remembered between sessions so you can start again exactly where and how you left off. Supports subtitle downloading, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, playlist support, and much more.

The program is a frontend for MPlayer, mpv and mplayer2 that also works on Linux. Alternatively, X-SMPlayer and SMPlayer Portable stealth and adjusts paths) are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes. Under Options, Preferences, select Advanced, Advanced, and make sure Pass short filenames (8+3) to MPlayer is selected.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" 7z package (32- or 64-bit) and extract using a 7-Zip-compatible program to a folder of your choice. Launch smplayer.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: MPC-HC, VLC, PotPlayer
What's new?
  • New option (menu View -> OSD) to display the times with milliseconds.
  • New fix for the thumbnail generator that works also with older versions of mpv.
  • Bugfix: the position of the video is remembered when it's opened by drag & drop.
  • mpv is not longer compatible with Windows XP.
  • Avoid some crashes from mpv.
Latest comments
fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:35

Anyone know how to change skins? Cannot seem to figure that out.....

fullbug on 2016-08-03 21:40

Never mind, figured it out, thank you, great player.....

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PotPlayer v1.7.1916 Updated

billon on 18 Apr 2017
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations, etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video, and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:

    [Settings]

  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new? See:
https://www.videohelp.com/software/PotPlayer
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-22 19:48

x32 version- 1.7.461
x64 version- 1.7.456
fire version for both- 1.7.456.0

stisev on 2017-03-19 08:02

Not stealth? Can anyone confirm?

I am seeing following key created repeatedly:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
ServiceCount
0x00000000(0)

gbrao on 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64

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Media Player Classic - Home Cinema v1.7.11 Updated

__philippe on 5 Apr 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by Rick

Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is a lightweight player with broad format support. It includes keyboard shortcuts, audio/video controls, a web interface for remote control, and more. The program is derived from Media Player Classic (MPC), a media player that mimics the interface of Windows Media Player 6.4, and adds support for EVR rendering, H.264 and VC-1 video hardware acceleration, bugfixes, additional languages and decoders, and more.

Alternatively, versions from WinPenPack and PortableApps are also available: X-MediaPlayerClassic_HomeCinema and Media Player Classic - Home Cinema Portable.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP or 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary language files
  3. Create an empty text file and name it mpc-hc.ini or mpc-hc64.ini
  4. Launch mpc-hc.exe or mpc-hc64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
https://mpc-hc.org/changelog/
Latest comments
starshakur on 2016-08-16 15:53

It doesn't matter whether your system is 32 or 64 bit, it's the version of MPC-HC you download that matters about the .ini.

I'm using Windows 10 64-bit but the 32-bit version of MPC-HC, the application didn't change the mpc-hc64.ini at all but the mpc-hc.ini.

starshakur on 2017-04-05 14:27

Typo @ How to extract 3.

.ini, not .exe

__philippe on 2017-04-05 15:45

@starshakur

.ini fixed, innit ? ...;-)

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HamMultiPlayer v0.116.37905.792 Updated

billon on 17 Feb 2017
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by webfork

HamMultiPlayer displays one or more media files for analysis in real time. It can be used to find, move, delete or preview any video/audio file. The program can scan drives and directories, and then sort a generated list. Intended primarily to help videographers look through lots of footage, the program can also make it easy to find and eliminate duplicated or similar files.

The program uses Mplayer and MediaInfo Library to decode and display files, playing everything Mplayer can play.

Functional in 64-bit and supports multiple monitors.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. Saves HMP.ini and HMP_Version.ini to the \AppData\Local\Temp\HAM folder and config file is saved to \AppData\Local\Temp\HAM\mplayer folder.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download HamMultiPlayer.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: SMPlayer
What's new? See:
http://hammultiplayer.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6
Latest comments
barnuble on 2016-12-01 17:06

Hi Kanu,

You wrote : "The author says the program doesn't write in other places that in his own folder."

Sorry, but I never said that : HamMultiPlayer needs to decompress files to be able to work and it does that inside "%temp%\HAM\". This directory is used to store HMP_mplayer.exe + MediaInffo.dll and 4 ini files. If you use HamCpu, HamMultiPlayerCPU.exe will be decompressed too. If you use thumbnails display, thumbnails will be created inside the same path and deleted when you stop using it...
The only exception is when you select "SaveBeside" in prefs. In this case, prefs file is saved beside HamMultiPlayer (in same directory for reasons of portability).
Portable means "no installation", not "without file writing".

If nevertheless you see others files spread everywhere, please let me know and check that your version is the one coming from my web site.

Barnuble.

kanu on 2016-12-08 07:22

Sorry if I sounded hostile but the web says 'This is a "portable" software, this means that everything is already included inside the ".exe" (no installation, no registry keys, ...)'.
Those three dots means etc.; so, portable + etc means no writing beyond its own folder because that's what portable means: I can move the folder to other drive and keep the settings.

But the problem, as you pointed, was that at first I didn't tick the "Save beside" checkbox. So, my suggestion after this would be to rename that box to a more common wording. But anyway, the blame is all mine. Sorry again.

The program is very useful, by the way.

webfork on 2016-12-10 04:46

@Kanu: Different sites have different definitions for portable but here "Stealth" is the term used when a program doesn't modify files outside of it's application folder (including the registry). HamMultiPlayer is not stealth but is portable. Please post in forums if you'd like to discuss further.

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