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Version 2.73 Version 2.72
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2017
  • Download(s):
  • - when Always on top was activated main window was frozen, fixed
    - when display was changed or connected/disconnected, it would automatically start playback, fixed
    - some other bug fixes
    - decoding improvements.

Version 2.71 Version 2.70
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2015
    • some small bug fixes and improvements, support for more formats
Version 2.69
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2015
    • bug and security fixes
Version 2.68
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2014
  • - fixed problem with 'jumpy' frames in full screen mode on some hardware
    - fixed playback of some broken mp3 files
    - fixed playback of 24 bit FLAC files
    - fixed problem with madVR renderer
    - some other small fixes
Version 2.67
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2014
    • added option to blank all screens except playback 
    • added menu item for online subtitles rating 
    • some other bug fixes
Version 2.66
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2013
  • fixed memory leak
  • fixed error message when adding filters in preferences
  • some other bug fixes
Version 2.65
  • Release Date: May 17, 2013
  • fixed problem with YouTube links in playlist
  • better support for LAV filters
  • some other bug fixes and improvements
Version 2.64
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2013
Version 2.63
  • Release Date: Oct 5, 2012
  • total time in playlist wasn't updated, fixed
  • subtitles were 'cut' in some cases, fixed
  • YouTube playback fixed
  • other bug fixes
Version 2.62
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2012
Version 2.61
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2011
Version 2.60
  • Release Date: Dec 22, 2011
  • Added:
    • SDK: added BSP_OpenFileW, BSP_GetFileNameW for unicode filenames
    • in full screen mode mouse pointer is now less sensitive to mouse movement, it won't be displayed on very small moves
    • also added option in Preferences to never show mouse pointer while in full screen mode
  • Fixed:
    • subtitles wasn't cleared in some cases, fixed
    • some other subtitles fixes, also you should use new subtitle parser/renderer
    • OSD info was broken with new OSD renderer, fixed
    • when adding files to playlist short name was used instead unicode, fixed
    • some other bug fixes
Version 2.58
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2011
  • FIXES:
    • dvd playback with some DVDs
    • file association bug
    • display problem with some Unicode file names
    • problem with online subtitles, sometimes even if existed it wasn't displayed
    • YouTube video playback stream
    • when opening some media files there were a lot of 1 byte reads
    • some languages didn't get properly set at installation
    • new subtitle renderer should now handle RTL languages properly
  • ADDITIONS:
    • alternate AC3/DTS audio decoder
    • frame step now also works with EVR video renderer
    • some plugin events for playlist handling
    • support for madVR - Video renderer
    • Taskbar Progress Bar is now 'normal' for streams
    • edit bookmark window is now non-modal
    • online subtitle result window also non-modal
    • some other bug fixes and security enhancements
Version 2.57
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2010
  • ADDED
    • new osd mode
    • option to set subtitles off by default, subtitles are still loaded but not shown
    • option to ignore SSA styles
    • option to set background color for full screen mode
    • support for some Windows 7 features
  • FIXED
    • unicode file names were in some cases displayed with short name
    • fixed wrong language checking with online subtitles
    • with online subtitles only default language will now be requested
    • fixed always on top bug when returning from full screen mode when sepearate taskbar buttons were enabled
    • text inside {} in SSA subtitles will now be ignored
    • changed/fixed mkv default audio stream handling
    • all online subtitle providers will now be checked at the same time in separate threads
Version 2.56
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2010
  • FIXES:
    • with some files there was no audio
    • rared subtitles will now be loaded only if subtitle file name is the same as movie name
    • problem with playlist and moving items
    • if mouse button was set for some actions it didn't work
    • problem with 'Always add all files in current directory to playlist' option when 'Sort files' was enabled
    • sometimes DXVA was not used with EVR renderer
    • some other bug fixes
    ADDED:
    • added subtitle upload support for opensubtitles.org and getsubtitle.com
    • subtitles background color alpha can now be set
Version 2.55
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2010
  • FIXES:
    • with some files there was no audio
    • rared subtitles will now be loaded only if subtitle file name is the same as movie name
    • problem with playlist and moving items
    • if mouse button was set for some actions it didn't work
    • problem with 'Always add all files in current directory to playlist' option when 'Sort files' was enabled
    • sometimes DXVA was not used with EVR renderer
    • some other bug fixes
  • ADDED:
    • added subtitle upload support for opensubtitles.org and getsubtitles.com
    • subtitles background color alpha can now be set BS.Player
Version 2.53
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2010
  • - fixed YouTube playback
  • + added option to sort files after they are added (for 'Always add all files in current directory to playlist' option)
  • * changed VobSub loading rules, only files with same name as movie file will now be loaded
  • - subtitle editor fixes
Version 2.52
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2010
  • FIXES:
    • sometimes rared vobsub subtitles were not loaded
    • fixed subtitle editor bugs with new subtitle parser/renderer
    • problem with frame capture with EVR and JPG file format
    • bug with adding external audio files with MKV files
    • text display in full screen skin with UTF8 language files
    • proxy configuration in codec manager
    • 'stealing focus' bug if 'Auto hide main window' option was set
    • problem with local codec system, dll was loaded from system installed folder, instead local (ffdsow, libavcodec)
    • when 'Always add all files in current directory to playlist' was checked and file with unregistered extension was dragged to player, it was ignored, fixed
    • crash in subtitle editor
    • some other bug fixes
  • ADDITIONS:
    • option to save downloaded subtitles
    • option to define subtitle font sizes for different resolutions
    • shortcut for 16:10 aspect ratio
    • some improvements to local codec system
Version 2.51
  • Release Date: Dec 25, 2009
  • FIXES:
    • fixed problem with subtitles embedded in mkv files with new parser/renderer
    • EVR aspect ratio fixes
    • fixed problem with EVR in full screen mode, some areas was not completely black
    • under Vista and Windows 7 some decoders couldn't be added in 'Filter management', fixed
    • local codec system fixes (codec reinstall required)
    • fixed problem with power savings options (monitor powering down) on laptop computers
    • some other minor bug fixes
  • ADDITIONS:
    • added option to disable embedded subtitles
    • custom extension can now be added in Vista and Windows 7 (UAC prompt will be displayed)
    • added second online subtitle provider getsubtitle.com
Version 2.50
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2009
  • IMPROVEMENTS:
    • EVR aspect ratio fixes
    • fixed subtitle positioning with new subtitle parser/renderer
    • fixed playback of YouTube videos
    • some Media Library (ML) fixes
    • fixed output audio device setting which was not saved in some circumstances
    • subtitles can be now placed under the video using EVR renderer in Vista. Check option 'Enable drawing subtitles under image with EVR renderer' in Subtitles preferences.
  • ADDITIONS:
    • option to display playback time in milliseconds. Check option 'Show media time in milliseconds' in General preferences.
    • option to select mutiple languages for online subtitles, if subtitle for the first language is not found, second language is used and then third etc...
    • additional actions when playback is finished: shutdown, hibernate, reboot, close BS.Player
    • added support for UTF-8 language files, also BS.Player User Interface (UI) is now more Unicode compatible, meaning it can display cyrillic, chinese, japanese, hebrew and other non-latin characters
    • 'Remember movie settings' option will now also remember full screen/windowed mode, also if 'Remember last movie position' in not selected, 'Remember movie settings' will not remember position of videos.
    • Display of total time and time of selected media files in PlayList (PL)
Version 2.43
  • Release Date: Jul 22, 2009
  • FIXES:
    • incorrect playback of some media files on some system configurations
    • advanced filter properties crash
    • some other bug fixes in changes
  • ADDITIONS:
    • skinning: new actions to open ML in specified section
Version 2.42
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2009
  • Added:
    • option for load of external audio file
    • option to choose playback seek behavior
    • full support for local install of codecs on Windows 7 OS
  • Improved:
    • mouse cursor was hidden when subtitle download dialog was shown in full screen mode
    • right clicking on video window on secondary display would show menu on primary display
    • if action is assigned to right mouse button, menu would not be displayed anymore
Version 2.41
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2009
  • Added:
    • new subtitle parser/renderer, with improved support for more features of SSA/ASS (Advanced Sub Station Alpha) subtitles, most HTML tags are now supported (still under development, to enable it go to Preferences>Subtitles>Use new subtitle renderer)
    • added shortcut (Q) for 'Enqueue selection' in ML
  • Improved:
    • playback of YouTube streams, fixed
    • changed playback seek behaviour for all multimedia files and streams (playback will continue only after the mouse button is released)
    • problems with some Vorbis radio streams, fixed
    • ML > 'Remove non-existant entries' would also remove web radios, fixed
    • if audio file with the same name as video is present it will be automatically loaded
    • problem with cycle audio stream option in AVI files, fixed
    • double clicking one the same file second time didn't reopen it, fixed
Version 2.40
  • Release Date: Apr 15, 2009
  • Additions:
    • added option to specify minimum movie duration for downloading subtitles
    • downloaded subtitles are now cached
    • added option to only re-enable Aero when player is closed (Windows 7)
    • added support for MPL2 subtitle format
  • Improvements:
    • subtitles will now be saved with correct decimal separator
    • audio stream cycling didn't work with some mkv files
    • sometimes Auto 'Pan scan' wasn't properly remembered
    • fixed problem when local subtitles were available, but player still asked for download
    • fixed title display problem with some radio stations
    • fixed freezing problem with some RAR files
    • fixed problem with not remembering color controls settings under Vista
    • in some cases file couldn't be opened again, when it was automatically added to playlist
    • in some cases when displaying Preferences while in full-screen mode cursor did not auto-hide
Version 2.36
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2009
  • Improvements:
    • improved compatibility with Windows 7
    • fixed problem when system installed FFDshow was uninstalled
    • fixed problem with command line arguments
    • Improved BS.ControlBar and BSplayer-search.com powered by Google
  • Additions:
    • added support for automatic subtitles (file detection and automatic subtitle download) in any language
Version 2.35
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2009
  • NEW FUNCTIONALITY:
    • added A-B repeat playback mode, BS.Player will loop marked section from A to B indefinitely until play mode is changed, default shortcut key is "R"
    • media files in RAR archives along with subtitles and other files will now be properly detected and played, also subtitles in those archives will now be automatically loaded
    • added possibility to assign multimedia keys to every action
    • improved ID3 tag editor in Media Library including display of embedded lyrics in mp3 files
    • BS.Player will now ask if you want to continue playing from last position if 'Remember movie position' option is enabled
    • support for high quality YouTube videos (only in PRO version). BS.Player PRO will try to play YouTube stream in following order of availability: HD, High quality and Normal quality. BS.Player 2.35 has full functionality as YouTube player and as YouTube downloader, for any YouTube content.
    • Embedded pictures in mp3 audio files will be displayed in Media Library in window BS.Info and can be displayed with double click on a image.
  • IMPROVEMENTS:
    • Explorer context menus (Open, Enqueue...) can now be disabled from Preferences>File types
    • all files specified at command line will now be played and not just the first one
    • added default shortcuts for increase/ decrease font size "Ctrl + Num+" and "Ctrl + Num-"
    • 'play' action will now reset playback rate to normal
  • FIXES:
    • fixed Vobsub positioning problem
    • fixed crash when DEP was enabled under XP SP2+ and Vista
    • sometimes added file extension was ignored in 'Open directory' function
    • problem with frame capture file name format, random id was used if there was no '%A'
    • 'Extend picture to' option, sometimes wrong aspect ratio was used
    • sometimes files that were drag&dropped to BS.Player were added twice
    • some other minor bug fixes and changes
Version 2.34
  • Release Date: Dec 16, 2008
  • ADDED:
    • added support for global multimedia keys (active even when BS.Player window is not active)
    • added proxy settings to codec manager (found in Codec manager>Proxy configuration)
    • added support for HD YouTube videos (only in PRO)
  • FIXED:
    • aspect ratio problem with EVR renderer
    • custom subtitle position with EVR renderer
    • movie settings (position) were not remembered in some cases, fixed
    • in some cases chapters were not properly detected in MKV files, fixed
    • problem with ML on secondary monitors
  • IMPROVED:
    • Youtube playback, also it's now possible to seek within stream
    • radio refresh speed in ML
    • key definitions set for windowed mode are now automatically assigned to full screen mode
Version 2.33
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2008
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Version 2.32.975
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2008
  • sometimes added file extension was ignored in ML, fixed
  • sometimes codec download was required even if codec was already installed globally, fixed
  • TV, Radio buttons, did not open right section in ML, fixed
  • fixed incorrect mms stream playback
  • added support for http authentication, for shoutcast and icecast streams
  • mp3/ogg streams can now be played directly from http, without downloading them first
  • '-hide' command line option now works also if first parameter is not specified
  • some other bug fixes and changes
Version 2.31
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2008
Version 2.30.968
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2008
  • + added codec manager to automatically find and install missing codecs
  • + added option to enqueue files by default
  • * preferences window will now be always on top
  • * redesigned Media Library
  • - fixed potential crash when parsing avi indexes
  • - improved audio streaming support
  • - improved startup time
  • - fixed broken manual subtitle time correction
  • - capture frame to JPG format didn't work with VMR and EVR renderer (BMP was used instead), fixed
  • - fixed some problems with CD audio playback, CD TEXT and CDDB
  • - a lot of other fixes and changes
Version 2.28
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2008
  • two subtitles can now be displayed simultaneously
  • added option to seek to nearest keyframe (for AVI and MKV files)
  • added native support for APE file format (Monkey's Audio)
  • added native support for FLAC file format
  • some ML and PL improvements
  • DVD subtitles under VISTA with EVR didn't work, fixed
  • fixed problems with some rar archives (when file name was NAME.partNNN.rar), it will now be played properly
  • fixed problem with EVR renderer on Vista, when Aero was disabled picture was not filtered (pixelated)
  • on Windows Vista after Preferences window was closed all custom programs returned to default (Web browser, e-mail client...), fixed
  • fixed crash when opening old-style playlist if Media library was opened
  • some types of embedded ASS subtitles were not properly detected, fixed
Version 2.27
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
  • sometimes BS.Player would hang trying to load invalid or corrupted subtitles, fixed,
  • when 'Always on top' option was active, main window would be shown after full screen skin was hidden, fixed,
  • fixed broken subtitles support in FREE version with EVR renderer under VISTA operating system, and other minor EVR renderer improvements
  • fixed problem with frame capture when format string didn't include %A,
  • fixed problem with cut subtitles,
  • fixed problem with 'old style' playlist,
  • video window position won't be reset anymore if left outside display margin (except if entire video window is outside visible display),
  • recent items (history) won't be deleted any more after installing new version,
  • some media library fixes,
  • added menu items for repeat modes (Playback>Playback mode),
  • added option to set how many recent items (history) to keep in list,
  • and some other minor fixes.
Version 2.26
  • Release Date: Dec 25, 2007
  • fixed improperly functional CD-TEXT support
  • fixed problems with 'Enqueue', after enqueue playlist was reset to first item
  • sometimes media library didn't add custom extensions, fixed
  • Matroska files (MKV) can now also be played from uncompressed rar archives
  • improved Vista and EVR support
  • some other bug fixes and changes
Version 2.25.955
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2007
  • fixed resize bug
  • double rared Vobsubs will now be loaded when playing content from rar files
  • player will now automatically unrar multimedia content from compressed rar files and play it
  • automatic checking for new version of BS.Player at program startup (can be disabled by user)
  • some minor tweaks
Version 2.24
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2007
  • Screen saver and low power modes will now be properly disabled under Windows Vista
  • Fixed problem with subtitles being cut off, when 'Resize OSD and subtitle font automatically' option was enabled
  • Fixed crash with full screen skin when 'Close file when ‘Stop’ button is pressed' option was enabled and 'Stop' button was clicked
Version 2.23
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2007
  • BS.Player 2.23 is released and it includes fixes for broken 'Load subtitles' function, disabled 'Save subtitle' option in subtitle editor and other bug fixes
Version 2.22
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2007
  • + Added support for unicode subtitles
  • * Improved subtitle editor
  • + Added audio stream time correction option
  • + Added support for "One window only" skins
  • * Improved random playback, previous items are now remembered
  • * It's now possible to define media type for every extension, which is also used in media library
  • * ID3 tags can now be edited
  • - Fixed borderless window resize
  • - Fixed problem with .m3u, .pls, playlist loading, first item wasn't loaded
  • - Some vobsub fixes
  • - Some other bug fixes
Version 2.21
  • Release Date: May 5, 2007
  • Added 'Time/Length(%)' OSD option
  • It's now possible to assign different icons for associated extensions, also custom icons are supported
  • Folders can now also be dragged to playlist
Version 2.20
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2007
  • Subtitles are now supported in DVD mode also (any subtitle can be loaded to currently opened DVD, the same way you can load subtitle with to normal video file)
  • Added new subtitle modules for VMR7, VMR9 and EVR video renderer
  • Subtitle and OSD fonts are now automatically resized accordingly with playback resolution
  • Skins are now stored in user home folder on Vista operating system to prevent possible access rights conflicts.
  • When starting playback of previously played DVD, the user will have the option to continue playback from the last viewed time or from beggining of the DVD
  • Addressed Vista compatibility fixes
  • Some other changes and bug fixes
Version 2.16
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2007
  • Added basic support for EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer) available on Windows Vista operating system
  • other modifications for increased compatibility with Microsoft Vista operating system
  • Added options to set alpha blending for main and video window (works on Windows 2000+, but is only fully supported on Windows Vista operating system)
  • Playlist and Media library can now be skinned (sample skin can be found here: http://www.bsplayer.com/download/Sample_skin.zip)
  • Multi-part movies will be now automatically added to playlist, also when second (third...) part of the movie is opened (for example: Movie.CD2.avi -> Movie.CD3.avi...)
  • some other minor changes and bug fixes
Version 2.15
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2007
  • some minor fixes for compatibility issues in Vista operating system (instalation and registration issues)
  • file associations issues
Version 2.14
  • Release Date: Jan 31, 2007
  • fixes with VobSub subtitles
  • sometimes when multiple files were selected they would play one by one instead being added to playlist, fixed
  • removed unnecessary shell extensions
  • audio balance is now visible on non-skinned EQ window
  • added option to choose folder for settings
  • other bug fixes and improvements
Version 2.12
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2006
  • all configuration files will now be saved in common folder, by default configuration files are in Application Data folder (C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\BSplayer), if you wish to have all files in BSplayer installation folder then just copy/create file BSplayer.xml there and all configuration files will be saved in installation folder
  • added 'Jump to file' option
  • added experimental support for IPTV (multicast MPEG2 TS streams (udp://@x.x.x.x:PORT))
  • fixed problems with some rar archives
  • if movie is playing it won't be interrupted anymore when CD/DVD is inserted
  • taskbar button will stay hidden if minimized to tray
  • some other bug fixes and changes
Version 2.11
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2006
  • updated 'Show movie time' OSD function, now it can show time, date, movie name...
  • updated SDK, EV_KEY_PRESS event can now be used in plugins
  • improved capturing, capture can now be paused and resumed without stopping
  • VobSub subtitles can now be resized
  • some Vobsub fixes with HDTV content
  • fixed broken 'multiple instances' option
  • some other internal changes and bug fixes
Version 2.1
  • Release Date: Jul 26, 2006
  • - some podcast fixes
  • - fixed bug with task bar (was sometimes visible in full screen)
  • - embedded vobsub subtitles are now properly disabled, also fixed crash when vobsub subtitles were disabled
  • - mouse cursor now changes when over DVD menu
  • - all characters are now allowed for file extensions
  • - explorer shell items are now properly translated when language is changed 
  • - play multiple items from explorer should work now
  • - when borderless window option was selected, window was always at 0x0, fixed
  • - fixed problem with playlist, it was not properly saved
  • - length for vbr mp3 files is now properly reported
  • - seeking with external vbr mp3 files is now working
  • - minimize button on default skin, will now minimize all windows
  • - drag & drop now works for Unicode files
  • - directory won't be in use anymore when file is closed
  • - EQ balance is now remembered
  • - fixed skin bug, 'Title' font couldn't be set
  • - some other bug fixes
  • + DVD subtitles can now be switched on/off
  • + tv,radio,podcast items can now be edited
  • + added option to optimize library database
  • + added option to delete unused genre, artist, album items
  • + it's now possible to play files from uncompressed rar archives
  • + added support for drag & drop whole directory (all items in directory are added to playlist)
Version 2.0
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2006
Version 1.42 (b833)
  • Release Date: May 31, 2006
  • minor bug fixes
  • BSplayer 2.0 coming soon...
Version 1.41 (b832)
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2006
  • fixed broken 'Allow multiple instances' option selected skin was not remembered, fixed
  • some other small fixes
Version 1.40 (b830)
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2006
  • some small bug fixes (problems playing (captured) uncompressed files and some other fixes)
Version 1.38
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2006
  • config file is now saved in user home directory
  • fixed problem with resetting aspect ratio when movie was paused
  • fixed problem with aspect ratio in play list
  • with some files there was no audio if EQ was enabled, fixed
  • fixed problem with flipped video with some codec/files
  • audio files won't be restarted anymore after resolution change
  • some subtitle fixes
  • fixed problem with YV12 color space ('strange' colors)
  • won't crash anymore with mkv files and disabled subtitles
  • some fixes for frame capture
  • mute button wasn't working in full screen skins, fixed
  • some other bug fixes
Version 1.39 (b829)
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2006
  • video window border is now 'normal' again
  • some fixes for WMV files encoded with screen encoder
  • some other small bug fixes
Version 1.36
  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2005
  • reorganized rendering modes
  • added basic support for VMR7
  • better support for locked files (files that are still downloading)
  • player will now stay in desktop mode after movie is finished
  • in frame step mode aspect ratio won't change anymore
  • external subtitles will now work when embedded are present
  • player will now come to foreground when new movie is started
  • fixed CDDB problem
  • fixed crash when close or minimize button was clicked
  • fixed bug with subtitles in TMPlayer format, last line was not displayed
  • fixed problems with some VobSub subtitles
  • ar command line option was broken, fixed
  • some bugs with .bsi files fixed
  • more compatible with Haali splitter
  • audio input for TV tuner is now properly remembered (Pro only)
  • some other bug fixes

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