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.
From AB Team:
BS.Player is a Windows based multimedia player that plays all types of media files (AVI/MPG/ASF/WMV/WAV/AVCHD/FLV YouTube videos/MP3) and specializes in video and DivX playback. Main features: display subtitles; support custom subtitles position, color, font, transparency, supported formats: MicroDVD, subviewer, and SubRip. fully skinnable - any shape, transparent skins, resizable movie window, multilingual, drag and drop support, command line support, pan-scan and custom pan-scan option, custom aspect ratios, playlist support, resolution changing, frame capture, AVI files with more than 2 audio streams supported (multi-language), support for OGM files, including more then 2 audio/video tracks, supports embedded subtitles/chapters, external audio file supported, S/PDIF output supported for AC3 files.
"This is a nearly-perfect video and audio player!"
"This is a nearly-perfect video and audio player!"
May 09, 2014
Version: BSPlayer 2.67.1076
With a little tweaking you can get it to repeat if you like. You can get it to show time remaining out of total time, by clicking on the time displayed several times. It uses very little in the way of resources.
If I had to find one thing, it's that BS doesn't play several songs in a row as other music players do.
Great free software, highly reliable and light weight.
When I first found BS Player I couldn't believe its simplicity. No frills...just play anything you throw at it. I love the quality of the full-screen setting, and also the resizing ability of its standard screen. The EQ for music really tweaks my playback. BS Player is set to handle all of my media files by default...I wouldn't have another media player.
It was a great video player in the past and still run all kind of formats or codecs.
Have spam. I'm not a computer expert but a simple user. However I've noticed that the new version (Free) have many adds, and my computer is running slower. Also is not working properly on Windows 7.
I believe that, having added all those unwanted advertising banners Etc. surely in order to make money, they forgot to take care of the service for the user. In a few words, a good player ruined by spam, crashes and crap. I'm guessing... for the advertising and stuff
July 12, 2013
Version: BSPlayer 2.64.1073
Wanted to like the product, but quicly changed my mind after the malware associated.
There was 0 viruses on my computer before installing BSPlayer. After installing this program, there is no way to get rid of it. When you scan for viruses the trojan quicly creates multiple duplicates. If you read up on how to delete the malware, you will find things like this type of trojan is running in virtual mode. After few days of virus scans and deletion, it is still unsuccsessful. I have never encountered a difficult trojan worm like this beofore.
If you consider downloading this program, make sure you read up on the trojan history of BSPlayer all versions