Bsplayer 2.0 out

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 2, 2006
Updated • May 9, 2013
Music and Video

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.

Attention: The BS.Player installer includes Adware offers. Make sure you uncheck those before you proceed with the installation unless you want to install the third party offers on your system as well. They are needed for the player's core functionality.

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.

 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.

Tutorials & Tips

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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Buidling font Cache pop-up


    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:


    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”


    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source –

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…


  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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