BS.Player has been around for longer than we can remember and while it’s got major competitors, it managed to survive somehow in such a cut-throat market.
Despite lacking the user-friendliness and the streamlined playback controls that we’ve seen in other media players, audiences still appear to root in its favor, which is a bit unexpected considering the many, many alternatives that are available nowadays.
The player is available in two flavors: the Free version, which was designed exclusively for personal use and the Pro edition that addresses commercial use, but also sports a richer array of options.
The same design defines both of them, the differences being noticeable in what the overall functionality is concerned. The Pro edition encases the entire feature set of the Free version and brings a few somewhat unique benefits such as support for the AVCHD format, which is specific to Canon, Panasonic and Sony camcorders.
It can play HD YouTube videos and features a built-in audio equalizer, as well as an embedded subtitle editor. Additionally, it is capable of capturing video files from a capture device directly to the hard disk and includes support for global multimedia keyboard keys.
Another benefit is the network file buffering feature that allows for a more fluid playback for media files that are accessed remotely.
On an ending note, BS.Player Pro targets mostly advanced users through the extensive support for camcorders and tuner devices. We trust that the Free version suffices for the day-to-day user.