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BSPlayer

By AB Team Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of BSPlayer

  • Play all multimedia files and find subtitles automatically
  • Last updated on 12/30/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 20, 2008

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.76

  • Automatic online subtitles search, download and cache to hard drive
  • Save YouTube streaming video to local disk
  • Support for global multimedia keyboard keys

General

Release December 30, 2020
Date Added December 30, 2020
Version 2.76

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,101,173
Downloads Last Week 34
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Developer's Description

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.