Bsplayer 2.0 out
A new version of the multimedia player Bsplayer has been released today. I was using previous versions of Bsplayer and was really satisfied with it even though I experienced a couple of issues while using it which eventually made me switch to VLC Media Player and SMPlayer instead.
I did make the promise to myself to check out the player again when the developers would release a new version of it to see if it resolves the issues that I experienced while using it in the past.
The player supports most multimedia formats like avi, mp(e)g, divx, xvid, asf, wmv and many audio formats like mp3 and wav directly and without the need to search for and install codecs or even codec packs. It will automatically detect missing codecs and prompts for installation which is another nice feature.
It supports subtitles, drag and drop, resolution changes, multiple audio streams and can capture frames. If you are still using Windows Media Player you may want to give it a try as it is a better alternative.
Update: The latest version of BS.Player is version 2.61, and the free version can be downloaded from the official website. The free version comes with limitations and the only option to remove those is to buy BS.Player Pro, a commercial version of the media player. This includes DVD playback, the ability to capture videos to files, YouTube HD streaming video support and saving, an integrated subtitle editor and network file buffering support.
The media player can play most video formats right out of the box, and is comparable in this regard to VLC Media Player or SMPlayer. If you need DVD playback, you should give VLC Player a try, as it supports that out of the box.
One interesting feature of BS.Player is the ability to play movies that are still packed in the rar format. All you need to do for that is to drag and drop the rar archive into the player to play the movie right away. You may notice a small delay before the movie starts playing especially on lower-end computer systems.
Â BS.Player Tips
- You can open the preferences of the media player with the shortcut Ctrl-P.
- Here you can modify file type associations in case you want the player to be the default program on your system for a particular audio or video format.
- You can define subtitle fonts, colors and background colors as well as other related features under Subtitles in the options. Here you can also add folders that contain subtitles.
- Another interesting feature is the filter blacklist. If you do not want a particular filter used, add it to the blacklist under filter management to block it in the program.
- Almost all features of the player can be activated with keyboard shortcuts. You can check them out and modify them under Key definitions in the player's options.