BS.Player

BS.Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 130 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.57.1051
  • Total Downloads:
    1,979,216
  • Date Added:
    December 08, 2010
  • File Size:
    222.62KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,073
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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BS.Player is a free video and media player that's been around in several versions for some time. It's a capable tool with lots of options and some useful specializations, such as automatically scanning your system for missing codecs and downloading and installing them. It's got some clunkiness, though, and it displays a nag message overlay when you play videos. It's only on the screen for a few seconds (though it seems longer) but all it does is tell you that BS.Player is free for noncommercial use.

BS.Player's installer has several options, including associating supported media files, which we declined. But it also scanned our system and identified a number of necessary and recommended codecs and offered to install them, which we accepted. These are familiar freeware media codecs like Haali Media Splitter. BS.Player splits its interface into two parts: a control panel and a video window. The compact console has the usual controls and displays (title, timer, etc.) plus a right-side menu with expandable controls for configuring and playing Video, DVD, Audio, Radio, and TV. A Menu next to the Minimize button opened an extensive file of commands, options, and features, including FAQs, a wiki, a forum, and updates, but no manual or Help file. You can reskin the console, too. We previewed the available skins but found them like the main theme, a bit garish and with styling cues taken from game controllers.

BS.Player can play just about anything, though that's also true of its principle competitors, which also rival it in options (and beat it soundly in looks). But BS.Player isn't particularly intuitive, either; for instance, when our first video finished playing, we looked around for a way to close the video screen before finally resorting to the menu. An autohiding Exit button on the window or a Close File button on the console would be welcome additions. But, bottom line: a free video player that plasters its so-called freeness over your video in an onscreen message you can't defeat isn't free in our book, or worth our time -- not with so many excellent free media players a click away.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 130 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 28
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 32
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2 stars

"Cannot play .mov videos"

August 20, 2011  |  By Holybride

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

Has good interface.

Cons

Cannot play .mov videos

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4 stars

"All you need for video playback!"

August 13, 2011  |  By ZRMaster

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

Detects and offers to install missing codecs.
Stable.
No bugs and problems.
Low on resources.
Plays well even if u have slow PC.
Downloads subtitles and uploads subtitles so other bs player users can download it.

Cons

Installs toolbar if unchecked.
Audio playback can be better.
Conflict with Winamp for extensions.

Summary

I have it for 2 years now as default video playback.. I admit that it has some minor problems but i still highly recommend it..

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3 stars

"Decent product"

July 26, 2011  |  By findail

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

Good quality play back and easy to use.

Cons

limited functionality. don't like the way the player operates with two seperate screens. The size of the initial play back on my system is random.. not the last size used and not the original either... I've tried adjusting everything to no avail.

Summary

I'd recommend it if needed.

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4 stars

"Good Player"

July 14, 2011  |  By vertigo35

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

Good player for music and every kind of video

Cons

It's perfect. I have no problems using it

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5 stars

"Great media player"

June 11, 2011  |  By khaleddahab

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

It opens almost all video formats, including my YoutTube video files that I downloaded before and it can check available subtitles of the movie that it is playing. Easy to use and simple.

Cons

It offers to install its toolbar into your web browser (but you can choice not to install it at the installation screen of the BS media player)

Summary

Great and free media player to play most of the popular video formats.

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5 stars

"One of the Top 5 Players in my experience."

May 27, 2011

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

It's free plus BS.Player has an Excellent Reputation for this "MUST HAVE" Player.

Cons

I really don't have any issues with this player unless I have corrupted & missing codecs which makes it my mistake not BS.Player. Oh, BSPlayer will let you know what Codecs and Drivers are needed then, will download and install them for you.

Summary

Hey, it's your loss if you don't try this Player.

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5 stars

"Just works."

May 03, 2011  |  By beermattuk

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

Best thing about this is it's lightweight. I find Winamp, WMplayer and others are so bloated these days, they try to do too much and end up slow and complicated. BSPlayer just sticks to the basics, it's fast, and does all the stuff you need it to.

Cons

Not the most elaborate player, but still packs a lot of features in despite it's simplicity.

Summary

If you want a simple lightweight player, just to play your music/films without any fancy complicated stuff, this is the one you want.

Not unnecessarily convolouted like so many others out there, but still does the important stuff.

(Lots of handy keyboard shortcuts too!)

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1 stars

"still the same .... as before"

February 21, 2011  |  By martinyk

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

well, works as described

Cons

it installed without warning "community toolbar" that hijacked my firefox and messed up my registry. hard to get a rid of the system. how come that download.com editors do not know about that. developers just found a new way how to screw up your pc.

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5 stars

"Great free download for watching HD movies"

February 17, 2011  |  By stryder_18

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

Great user interface
Not buggly like most players
The Automatic Caption Finder works great

Cons

Not a huge fan of having the seperated player controls and the in player controls... Just one would have been fine

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2 stars

"BS.PLAYER Maybe good for others but not for me."

February 07, 2011  |  By leonidasorf

 |  Version: BS.Player 2.57.1051

Pros

BS player.Generaly it's o.k.
Some thinks are good'RADIO/SUBSFINDER/SKINS/GOOD PLAYER''

Cons

I dont like,the flash report on the screen ''its not for commer.bla
''Every time you open the BsPlayer.
This player goes in your system and change your mainplayer options every time and so on.
THe skins are not working because must do this, do that.

Summary

If you like a player for movies and subs
Gom player.
Without Trouble.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher AB Team
Publisher web site http://www.bsplayer.org
Release Date December 08, 2010
Date Added December 08, 2010
Version 2.57.1051
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 222.62KB
File Name bsplayer267.1076.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,979,216
Downloads Last Week 3,073
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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