BS Player was my favorite media player, but after the last video driver update (or possibly Windows update) it's messed up. Since the user community isn't very big it's hard to find information to fix problems with and I'd like a better supported and stable player. I would mainly use it for videos and would like it to be lightweight.

One thing I like about BS Player is it can automatically search for subtitles online, download and apply them. Also I like how the playback window is separate from the control bar.

  • Did you search the site?
    – user416
    Sep 25, 2016 at 10:10
  • Can you clarify what "playback window is separate from the control bar" means?
    – user26886
    Sep 28, 2016 at 15:33

2 Answers 2


You should try and use the VLC Media player.

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

  • Can VLC auto download subtitles?
    – Celeritas
    Sep 28, 2016 at 4:56
  • A quick Google says that it can
    – Mawg
    Sep 29, 2016 at 12:20
  • @Mawg it relies on plugins and often the plugins are broken in updates.
    – Celeritas
    Jan 21, 2017 at 0:23
  • This can occasionally happen to any program which accepts. I rollback to the previous version and contact the author of the plugin. I find them generally very keen to help.
    – Mawg
    Jan 21, 2017 at 10:59

I was really big on BSplayer on my Android devices from Eclair or Froyo, don't remember right off. Tried the Win version, but didn't find it any better than VLC. I think the developers work more on the mobile side than on Windows, just from what I see. I kinda dropped BSplayer on the 'droids after VLC finally got there, and find that VLC and Media Player Classic do it for me on my Windows boxes, but I have simple media needs.

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