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New version of BSPlayer 2.74

- YouTube playback fixed
- improved playback of https streams
- other smaller bug fixes

Version 2.73.1083

includes: - some small bug fixes - updated codecs - chapters were not always visible, fixed

Version 2.72

Fixes and improvements:
- 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

- improved codec support
- bug fixes

Version 2.70.1080

- some small bug fixes and improvements, support for more formats

Version 2.69.1078

- bug and security fixes

Version 2.68.1077

- 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 2.67.1076

- added option to blank all screens except playback
- added menu item for online subtitles rating
- some other bug fixes

Version 2.66.1075

- fixed memory leak
- fixed error message when adding filters in preferences
- some other bug fixes

Version 2.65.1074

- fixed problem with YouTube links in playlist
- better support for LAV filters
- some other bug fixes and improvements

Version 2.64.1072

- fixed problem with Windows 8 Metro applications
- new renderer for Windows 8 N versions, it's also supported on other versions (Windows XP+)
- some other bug fixes

Version 2.63.1070

- total time in playlist wasn't updated, fixed
- subtitles were 'cut' in some cases, fixed
- YouTube playback fixed other bug fixes

Version 2.62.1068:

- online subtitles sorting
- fixed freeze problem with audio streams
- fixed problem with audio balance when loading EQ presets
- workaround for LAV filters, they won't crash anymore
- some other bug fixes
- added support for YouTube "" url syntax

Version 2.61.1065

- 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

- 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 2.60.1064

- 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

- 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 2.58.1058


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


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 2.57.1048:


* 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


* 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

BSPlayer Version 2.56.1043:

- 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 subtitle upload support for and
+ subtitles background color alpha can now be set

BS.Player Version 2.55.1042:

- 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 subtitle upload support for and
+ subtitles background color alpha can now be set

Version 2.53.1032
- fixed YouTube playback
+ added option to sort files after they are added (for 'Always add all files in current directory to playlist' option)
Version 2.52.1031
* changed VobSub loading rules, only files with same name as movie file will now be loaded
- subtitle editor fixes
Version 2.52.1030
- sometimes rared vobsub subtitles were not loaded, fixed
- fixed subtitle editor bugs with new subtitle parser/renderer
- fixed problem with frame capture with EVR and JPG file format
- fixed bug with adding external audio files with MKV files
- fixed text display in full screen skin with UTF8 language files
- fixed proxy configuration in codec manager
- fixed 'stealing focus' bug if 'Auto hide main window' option was set
- fixed 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
- fixed crash in subtitle editor
- some other bug fixes
+ unhidden option to save downloaded subtitles
+ added option to define subtitle font sizes for different resolutions
+ added shortcut for 16:10 aspect ratio
* some improvements to local codec system
Version 2.51.1022
- fixed broken online subtitles support
- fixed DVD seeking after subtitle change
Version 2.51.1020
- 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)
- possibly fixed problem with monitor powering down on laptops
- some other bug fixes
+ added option to disable embedded subtitles
* custom extension can now be added in Vista and Windows 7 (UAC prompt will be displayed)
+ added another online subtitle provider
Version 2.50.1017
- another YouTube fix
- fixed problem with EVR in full screen mode
Version 2.50.1016
- EVR aspect ratio fixes
- fixed subttile position with new subtitle parser/renderer
- fixed YouTube playback
- some ML fixes
- output audio device was not saved in some cases, fixed
- new subtitle renderer: fixes/improvements
+ added option to show playback time in msec
+ for online subtitles it's now possible to specify more than one language, so if subtitle in first language is not found, second is used and then third etc..
+ added more options what to do when playback is finished, shutdown, hibernate, reboot...
+ added support for UTF8 language files, also BS.Player UI is now more Unicode compatible
+ total time is now displayed in playlist
* it's now possible to put subtitles under picture with EVR renderer
* 'Remember movie settings' option will now also remember full screen mode
Version 2.43.1008
- fixed broken playback for some media files on some systems
- fixed crash in advanced filter properties
+ skins: added actions to open ML in specified section
- some other bug fixes in changes
Version 2.42.1007
- mouse cursor was hidden when subtitle download dialog was shown in full screen mode, fixed
- right clicking on video window on secondary monitor would show menu on primary, fixed
- if action is assigned to right mouse button, menu won't be shown anymore
+ added option for load external audio
+ added option to choose seek behavior
+ local codec install now also works on Windows 7
Version 2.41.1003
* changed seek behaviour
+ new subtitle parser/renderer, improved subtitle support, more SSA/ASS features supported also HTML tags are now supported
+ added shortcut (Q) for 'Enqueue selection' in ML
+ if audio file with the same name as video is present it will be automatically loaded
- fixed problems with some Vorbis radio streams
- fixed YouTube playback
- in ML 'Remove non-existant entries' would also remove radios, fixed
- fixed problem with cycle audio stream option in AVI files
- double clicking one the same file second time didn't reopen it, fixed
Version 2.40.996
+ 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
- subtitles will now be saved with correct decimal separator
- audio stream cycling didn't work with some mkv files, fixed
- sometimes Auto 'Pan scan' wasn't properly remebered, fixed
- 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 remebering color controls settings under Vista
- in some cases file couldn't be opened again, when it was automatically added to playlist, fixed
Version 2.36.990
+ added support for online subtitle database, automatic search and download
- improved compatibility with Windows 7
- fixed problem when system installed FFDshow was uninstalled
- fixed problem with command line arguments
- some other bug fixes in changes
Version 2.35.985
+ added A-B repeat mode
+ 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 key to every action
+ improved ID3 tag editor in ML
+ player will now ask if you want to continue playing from last postion if 'remember movie position' option is enabled
* explorer context menus can now be disabled
* all files specified at command line will now be played and not just the first one
* added default shortcuts for inc/dec font size (Ctr+Num + / Ctr+Num -)
* 'play' action will now reset playback rate to normal
- 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, fixed
- fixed problem with frame capture file name format, random id was appended if there was no '%A'
- fixed 'Extend picture to' option, sometimes wrong aspect ratio was used
- sometimes files that were dragged to player were added twice, fixed
- some other bug fixes in changes
Version 2.34.980
* improved Youtube playback, also it's now possible to seek within stream
* improved radio refresh speed in ML
* key definitions set for windowed mode are now automatically assigned to full screen mode
+ added support for global multimedia keys
+ added proxy settings to codec manager
+ added support for HD YouTube videos
- fixed aspect ratio problem with EVR renderer
- fixed custom subtitle position with EVR renderer
- movie settings (position) were not remebered in some cases, fixed
- in some cases chapters were not properly detected in MKV files, fixed
- fixed problem with ML on secondary monitors
- some other bug fixes and changes
Version 2.33.977
- fixed broken FLV streaming support
- sometimes mkv/vobsub subtitles couldn't be disabled, fixed
- 'Draw subtitles to overlay surface' option now also works with EVR renderer under Vista, so subtitles will not be resized with video, if option is disabled
- added support for YouTube videos, play and save
- added option to generate and save thumbnails
- improved chapters support (default key CTRL+C), external program for generatign thumbnails is not required anymore, chapter thumbnails are now auto generated
- added better support for multimedia keys
- some other bug fixes and changes
Version 2.32.975
- sometimes added file extension was ignored in ML, fixed
- sometimes codec download was required even if codec was installed system wide, fixed
- TV, Radio buttons, did not open right section in ML, fixed
- fixed broken 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 2.31.973
- locally installed codecs have now priority over system installed
- fixed playback rate problem with DVDs
- fixed problem with shortcuts when playlist was open
- some capture improvements
- improved multimonitor handling
- sometimes volume was reset to 0, fixed
- fixed problem with EQ skin
- some other bug fixes and changes
Version 2.30.968
+ 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 2.28.963
+ 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, email client...), fixed
- fixed crash when opening old-style playlist if Media library was open
- some embedded ASS subtitles were not properly detected, fixed
Version 2.27.958
- sometimes player would hang trying to load invalid 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
- 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 any more if left off screen (except if whole video window is off screen)
* recent items (history) won't be deleted any more after installing new version
- some media library fixes
+ added menu items for repeat modes
+ added option to set how many recent (history) items to keep
- some other bug fixes
Version 2.26.956
- fixed broken 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
- fixed resize bug
- double rared Vobsubs will now be loaded when playing content from rar files
- player will now automatically unrar content from compressed rar files and play it
- some other changes
Version 2.24.954
- 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
- Screen saver and low power modes will now be properly disabled under Windows Vista
- Network buffer now also works with Matroska files and Haali media splitter
- Embedded subtitles in Matroska files, can now be disabled/enabled
- Some CDDB bug fixes
- Some playlist improvement
- Some other bug fixes and improvements
Version 2.23.953
- fixed broken 'Load subtitles' function
- In some cases 'Save subtitle' option in subtitle editor was disabled, fixed
- Some other bug fixes
Version 2.22.952
+ 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 2.21.950
+ Added support for YUV mixing mode for VMR7 and VMR9 renderers
+ 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
+ Added option to close file when 'Stop' button is pressed
* Improved overlay handling under Vista OS, Aero will be now temporarily disabled when overlay mode is selected
* Font smoothing now also works with 'Draw subtitles to Overlay surface' option checked
* Feature to automatically resize Subtitle and OSD fonts is now option
- Some fixes for capture devices (mainly cameras)
- Some other changes and bug fixes
Version 2.20.948
+ Subtitles are now supported in DVD mode (any subtitle can be loaded just as with normal video files)
+ New subtitle module for VMR7, VMR9 and EVR video renderer
* Subtile (and OSD) font is now automatically resized with different resolutions
* On Vista skins are now in user home folder
* DVD won't be automatically resumed anymore, so you can start from begining
- Some Vista compatibility fixes
- Some other changes and bug fixes
Version 2.16.945
* Movies with more parts will be now automatically added to playlist, also when second(third...) part is open (for ex. Movie.CD2.avi -> Movie.CD3.avi...)
+ Added basic support for EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer) available on Windows Vista
+ Added options to set alpha blending for main and video window (works on Windows 2000+, but fully supported only on Windows Vista)
+ Playlist and Media library can now be skinned
- some other changes and bug fixes
Version 2.13.942
- some 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 extension
- balance is now visible on non-skinned eq window
- added option to choose settings folder
- some other bug fixes and improvements
Version 2.12.941
* all configuration files will now be saved in common folder,
by default configuration files are in Application Data folder (C:Documents and Settings<username>Application DataBSplayer),
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 2.11.940
+ 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 2.10.939
- 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 2.00.937

Version 1.39.829
- video window border is now 'normal' again
- some fixes for WMV files encoded with screen encoder
Version 1.38.828
- 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 1.37.826
- support for utf8 encoding in external ssa subtitles
- VobSub subtitles can now be moved
- some VobSub subtitles were not displayed, fixed
- mp3 shoutcast fixes, some streams didn't work
- some fixes with tuner/capture, wrong name displayed after capture etc...
- Added 'always on top' option for control window
- fixed problem with desktop mode when icons were hidden
- pan scan was not remembered properly, fixed
- some other bug fixes
Version 1.36.825
- 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
- some other bug fixes
Version 1.35.823
- added option to extend video to defined height (useful for putting subtitles under the movie)
- better support for haali media splitter, audio stream switching will work now
- improved handling of corrupted and incomplete avi files
- added native support for VobSub subtitles (no need for VSFilter), external and embedded are supported
- shutdown option was broken, fixed
- tray icon wasn't properly updated, fixed
- option to set separate volume for audio streams (if all are enabled) was broken, fixed
- fixed bug with skin install, if movie was playing skin was not installed
- {Y:x} tag is now properly supported in mdvd subtitles
- more compatible with real alternative
- (skin) mute button was updated only if it was defined last, fixed
- (skin) "Exit Full Screen" action wasn't working, fixed
- (skin) Status text was truncated to 9 pixel in full screen skins, fixed
- some other changes and bug fixes
Version 1.31.819
- fixed bug in 'advanced graph building mode', player crashed if DivX 6 was installed and 'Support decoding of Generic MPEG-4 video' in DivX decoder was disabled
Version 1.30.818
- partial support for Unicode file names
- added option to add all files in current directory to playlist, so when one file is opened all files will be added to playlist and you can quickly view next or previous with 'Next' and 'Previous' shortcuts
- some changes to be more compatible with new DivX 6 Media Format, no direct support for menus and other features yet
- files that are still recording or downloading will now be reopened at the end, so playback will continue
- some other bug fixes and changes
Version 1.22.815
- pan scan settings are now remembered
- fixed some problems with file association
- fixed bug in skin engine, some skins were not properly loaded
- fixed -nsub command line option, was working properly only for current file
- fixed some problems with subtitles, last line was still visible in some cases after subtitles were turned off
- some changes in subtitle loading, added more strict checking, so subtitle for another movie shouldn't be loaded anymore
- some other bug fixes and internal changes
+ added more friendly interface to bspfilters.dat and improved filter management a lot,
it 's now possible to define black list (filters in black list won't loaded), white list (only filters in white list will be used),
VSFilter and similar filters will now be loaded (optional), it's also possible to define which filter
will be used for playing specified media type, you can also register, unregister filters and set merit from BSplayer
+ added support for Audio CDs and CDDB
+ added option to set default audio stream, by index and iso-6392 language code (language code only for mkv files)
+ added option to define more subtitle paths, path can also be relative (ex. '..subtitles')
+ added option to set default subtitle, by index and iso-6392 language code (language code only for mkv files)
+ added option to set default audio stream for every item in playlist
Version 1.1.814
- when changing skins volume was displayed as 0, fixed
- '-pan' command line options was broken, fixed
- '-ar'command line options was broken, fixed
- when 'desktop mode' was used double click on tray icon would turn it off, fixed
- previous state (full screen or not) is now remembered when switching desktop mode on/off
- fixed problem when 'always on top' was enabled and 'boss' key was configured to minimize player (it wasn't possible to click anywhere except BSPlayer tray icon)
- subtitle names are now properly shown in AVI files with embedded subtitles
- some subtitle bugs fixes
+ added MPEG audio channel selection
* movie window position saving is now optional
* some VMR9 changes
Version 1.02.812
- fixed problem with full screen skins in old format, movie time wasn't displayed
- fixed problems with some skins in old format ('unsupported skin format' message)
- when subtitles was turned off, last line was still visible, fixed
- fixed some problems with external audio files, when video was w/o audio stream
- custom aspect ratio settings were lost after restart, fixed
- fixed problem with playlist 'randomize' function
- fixed problem with LIGOS MPEG2 decoders
- fixed bug with VMR9 renderless mode, problems with full screen mode on secondary monitor
- some other bug fixes
Version 1.01.811
- EQ preamp value is now remembered
- fixed bug with playlist when realative paths were used
- fixed problem with smooth scroll (BSplayer enabled it at start)
- fixed some problems with mpeg2 files
- fixed problem with aspect ratio when window was moved to other monitor
- fixed strange bug with playlist in Win 9x (explorer or any other program crashed when playlist was open)
- if subtitles were disabled, embeded subtitles were still loaded, fixed
- some workarounds for problem with Norton antivirus
- some other bug fixes
* autoplay option is now acting as in previous versions
* full screen skin can now be on top and bottom, also base skin have now full screen skin
+ added font smoothing option for subtitles
+ added 'boss' button function
+ added VMR9 renderless mode and subtitle support, subtitles are now supported with VMR 9
+ it's now possible to define every shortcut as global
+ added 'movie mode' function (M), it will put movie at top, subtitles at bottom and enable pan-scan as needed
Version 1.00.810
- shortcut for EQ wasn't working, fixed
- OSD position wasn't working when option 'Draw OSD messages to overlay' was checked, fixed
- audio stream names in Matroska files are now properly displayed
- fixed some bugs with ini/bsi files
- Matroska chapters will now be loaded in bsi files
- subtitle time correction was broken, fixed
- fixed problem with DV Type 1 files
- fixed some problems with OGM files (crash if subtitles were disabled)
- fixed problem with LPCM audio in VOB files
- subtitle time correction was broken, fixed
Version 1.00.809
- Fixed problem with Matroska files with only audio streams
- Sometimes audio stream names with Ogg files was corrupted, fixed
- Selected audio output device will now be remembered when switching audio streams
- Sometimes skin would revert back to base skin, should be fixed now
- Fixed problem with freezing when seeking
- Movie length was displayed as 0 after stop, fixed
- Last subtitle line was still displayed after switching subtitles off, fixed
- AC3 filter will be visible now in filter list
- If video window was left on secondary monitor and in full screen mode, position wasn't remembered, fixed
- chapters from ini files should now be read like in 0.8xx versions
- ini shutdown option wasn't working, fixed
- fixed bug with resolution switching in full screen mode
- fixed freezing problem with some skins under Windows 98
* filters defined in bspfilters.dat will now be loaded even if other libraries are required (for ex. require xvidcore.dll), just put them all in .filters directory
+ added option to open locked (in use) files
+ subtitle position will now also work when 'Draw subtitles to overlay surface option is checked'
+ Subtitle language for subtitles in Matroska files is now properly displayed

Version 1.00.808
- Fixed inc/dec postprocessing shortcut for ffdshow
- Fixed %FR tag in capture format
- Fixed problems with big AVI files, if movie was paused and then 'frame step' function was used, after un-pause it would continue at random position
- Fixed shutdown problem, computer didn't power off
- Fixed bookmark editor
- Fixed jump to time option, sometimes wrong time was displayed
- Fixed filter property pages, wasn't working for audio files
- Fixed RGB overlay, RGB overlay was never used even if it was selected
- If OSD was disabled in Overlay mode and certain function was used (for ex. 'Change aspect ratio') picture disappeared, fixed
- WinLIRC IP and port wasn't remembered, fixed
- Fixes/changes with OGM subtitles and audio stream switching/support
- It should run from CD now with .ini/.bsi files
- Some other fixes with ini/bsi files
- Sometimes window will go behind taskbar and wasn't visible, fixed
- Fixed subtitle StartTime bug in .ini/.bsi files
- Some other bug fixes and changes
* Player will now use different settings file for every user (BSPlayer.USERNAME.xml)
* Changed audio stream switching, multiple audio streams should be now detected for any file
+ Added some new command line options, description is in file .doccmdline.txt
+ It's now possible to use text from language file for button descriptions in skin.ini, look in .skinsBaseskin.ini for example
+ Movies with more parts will be now automatically added to playlist, when first part is open (for ex. Movie.CD1.avi -> Movie.CD2.avi)
+ Added option to disable history (recent files)
+ Added basic support for SSA subtitles (bold, italic, underline, font name and color codes are currently supported)
+ Added option to split subtitle line if it's too long
+ Added anamophic aspect ratio
+ It's now possible to set default Aspect and Pan-scan settings for items added to playlist

30.04.2004 Update
- Fixed broken shortcut for skins
- Some fixes for systems with large fonts
- Fixed bug in 'Jump to time' dialog, movie length was displayed twice
- Subtitle position wasn't always remebered, fixed
- Fixed another problem with audio streams in OGM files
- Fixed some bugs with loading subtitles, sometimes wrong subtitle was loaded

Version 1.00.806
- Fixed resource leak in subtitle displaying routine (fixes 'Canvas does not allow drawing errors')
- Fixed command line bug, second parameter (subtitles to load) was ignored
- Fixed '-stime=x' command line option
- When -fs command line option was used, mouse pointer didn't hide, fixed
- 'Clear history' should work now
- Fixed some problems with AVI files >= 2GB
- Fixed some problems with subtitles in OGG files
- If 'Auto load any subtitles in current directory' option was checked
and subtitle directory was set, first subtitle in this directory was loaded for every movie, fixed
- Full screen skin is now displayed on right monitor
- Some other bug fixes
* Config file won't be overwritten when installing new version
* Remember last movie position options now works
* Bookmarks files are now compatible with old bookmark files
+ Added option to use or ignore display extension sequence in MPEG files
Version 1.00.805
- Support for subtitles in OGM files was broken, fixed
- Broken audio stream switching, fixed
Version 1.00.804
- Fixed some bugs with OGM files
- Fixed -asX command line option
- If for ex. second audio stream was choosen and next movie has only one audio stream there was no sound, fixed
- 'Add directory' playlist command, didn't add custom defined extension, fixed
- Fixed problem with taskbar
- Fixed bug with subtitles in Matroska files (part of previous subtitle was visible)
- Fixed bug with 'scrambled' subtitles and OSD when 'Draw to overlay surface' option was enabled
* In full screen skins when you move mouse over seek bar, it now shows time and % instead of only %
* In Win9x window moving should be more smooth (like in 0.86 versions)
+ Added support for (SRT) subtitles embeded in AVI files (created for ex. with AVIMux GUI)
+ Added option to choose file name in 'Export bookmarks' dialog
+ Added support for multiple audio streams in MPEG files
+ It's now possible to assign double click to actions
+ Added option to load custom fonts for skins (look in .Baseskin.ini file for syntax)
Version 1.00.803
- Fixed bug with VMR9 and Windows Media files
- If mouse button was assigned to some action it didn't always work, fixed
- Fixed bug with Overlay mixer (black screen)
- Winamp DSP plugins didn't load if audio stream was changed, fixed
- Audio output device selection wasn't remembered, fixed
- Fixed some problems with frame capture
- Mouse cursor sometimes didn't dissapear in full screen mode, fixed
- Fixed some problems with multi monitors
- If video window was left on secondary monitor, position wasn't remembered, fixed
- Fixed problem with volume and track button in some skins
Also plugin for old skins is included so all old skins should work now.
- Some other bug fixes
* Changed subtitle loading rules, now subtitle with the same name as movie will be always loaded first
(movie.avi -> 1st movie.sub, 2nd movie_en.sub, 3rd movie_xx.sub...)
* Support for subtitles in OGG files is back, also subtitles in Matroska files are suppported now (UTF8)
+ It's now possible to assign different keys for full screen and windowed mode
for ex. you can assign mouse wheel to resize window in windowed mode and
to change volume in full screen mode
+ Added option to assign two keys to every action
+ Added fast forward and fast rewind options

Version 1.00.800

Version 0.86.501
Version 0.86.499
Added option to keep original video size in full screen
Improved multimonitor support
Added support for VMR9 (Video Mixing Renderer 9), subtitles not supported yet
It's now possible to assign actions to mouse buttons and mouse wheel, all sort of combinations also supoported
Added code to convert captured image from YUV to RGB color space, it's should work on all graphics card now (you must enable this option)
Added option to allow multiple instances
Some fixes to resolution changes
Some other bug fixes
Version 0.86.498
Added option and shortcuts for setting hardware color controls (brightness,contrast...), if supported by hardware
Fixed some problems with subtiles
Fixed problem with some MPEG2 decoders (Unknown file format error...)
Version 0.86.497
Fixed crash when MP3 was paused
Support for Matroska format, you have to install Gabest Matroska source filter
Added option to disable YV12 format
Few other bugs fixed
Version 0.86.496
Subtitles can now be dragged to player like movie files
Improved mp3 playback
Added option to listen icecast/shoutcast (MP3 only) streams
It's now possible to play incomplete AVI files
Some subtitle fixes
'Fixed' volume setting
Some other bugs fixed
Version 0.86.494
DivX networks changed interface again - fixed, new system, it won't crash anymore if it's changed again
Problems with subtitles in ogg files fixed
Still some problems with <b>,<i>,<u> tags in SRT subtitles

Version 0.86.493
Added some more skin actions (look in .docskin_actions.txt)
Added options/shortcuts for inc/dec subtitle font size, move up/down subtitles and inc/dec brightness
Added option to shutdown computer at the end of the movie
Video window will now always stay resized to saved size (if this option is enabled)
Added option to draw OSD messages to overlay surface (so it will be visible on TV) also
added new shortcut to show movie time
Support for font styles in .srt subtitles improved
Fixed bug with -nsub command line options
Added one more icon for file types and tray
Some others bugs fixed
Version 0.85.492
Added 'Process priority' option
Added options to jump forward/backward for x seconds (customizable)
In chapter viewer it's now possible to select (highlight) chapter with Prev/Next chapter shortucts
and go to this chapter. Added shprtcut to go to highlighted chapter. Usefull for remote controls
Added option to close movie at stop
Added shortcut for 'Close file'
Added support for font styles (<b>,<u>,<i>) in .srt subtitles
Added shortucts for cycling video streams
Directory for captured frames can now be customized
Version 0.85.490
Version 0.85.488
Added options (and shortcuts) to increase/decrease playback rate
Added shortcuts for setting post processing level (for DivX 4.x, 5.x, DivX 3.11, ffdshow filters)
Temporary disabled Equalizer
Some internal changes
Version 0.85.487
Fixed some bugs with chapters
Fixed bug with subtitles in OGM files (subtitles were displayed only for first 3 min)
Version 0.85.486
Fixed problem with 'scrambled' subtitles when second movie was started
Updated for DivX 5.0.2
Version 0.85.484
Fixed bug with frame stepping with some files
Fixed bug with not hidding mouse pointer
When switching audio streams dedynamic filter was not loaded, fixed
Fixed bug with subtitles in OGG files, subtitles should now work w/o need for Subtitle Mixer filter
Added support for chapters in OGG files
Improved Winamp DSP plugin support, all DSP plugins should work now
Added tray icon (it will appear when you hide main window)
Screen saver will be now deactivated only when movie is playing
Player can now be controlled with windows messages, see files in .sdk folder
Version 0.84.481
Add address and port option for WinLIRC
Fixed crash with some subttiles
Fixed problem with MPEG files (file was not closed properly)
Fixed bug with .ini 'Audio=A' option
Version 0.84.479
Added support for multiple audio streams in OGG files
Version 0.84.476
Outline font was sometimes turned off when changing subtitles and 'Draw to overlay surface' option was enabled
Some more chapter bugs fixed
Version 0.84.475
Fixed another chapter bug
Added Borderless option
Added option to always start movie in full screen mode
Version 0.84.474
Fixed bug with VideoCD(.dat) files
Fixed problems with Elecard MPEG decoder
Intervideo AC3 settings were not saved under Win 2k/XP, fixed
DivX 4 decoder shouldn't have flipped picture in RGB mode anymore
Player will now search for .ini(*.bsi) files with any name on hard drives
Fixed some problems with chapter viewer
Version 0.84.473
Sometimes next/prev CD wasn't properly recognized, fixed
All problems with chapters should be fixed
Version 0.84.472
Frame stepping improved, it's now also possible to step backward, but only to the point where movie was paused
Fixed some bugs in frame capture
Fixed 'jumpy frames' bug when seeking with DivX 4.x codec
In .ini files both [Chapters] and [ChaptersX] sections will be recognized
Added shortcuts to change VobSub delay and speed from player
Version 0.84.470
INI: Now it will only look for .ini (.bsi) file with the same name as the one on first CD.
'Audio' and 'DefaultSub' line will be ignored after switch to 2nd (3rd...) CD, so
it will keep settings from previous CD.
Fixed subtitle loading bug with absolute path.
When no chapters were defined, right click would crash player, fixed.
MDVD codes are now also supported if 'Draw subtitles to overlay surface' option is checked
Drag & drop now works for .ini and .bsi files too.
Added 'frame step' function, when movie is paused and seek forward key is pressed(key 'Right' by default) player will step one frame,
currenty only forward
Video info, will now also show Title, Author, Copyright for AVI files
It's now possible to select which filter will be used for playback look at bspfilters.sam file
Version 0.84.468
INI: Added option Audio=A (Play all audio streams together) to .ini files
Chapters handling fixed and improved, player will now ask for correct CD if youu choose chapter
that is not on current CD (see .docini_files.html)
Skins: Fixed problem with vertical buttons and transparency
Added option for full screen skin
It's now possible to translate Key definitions text (see English.lng)
All DirectShow filters should be now in .filters directory
Improved WinLIRC config, now you can just press key on remote and player will remember it
Fixed aspect ratios with MPEG1 files
Fixed bug with subtitles background color
Some other stuff, but don't remember what....
Version 0.84.462
Fixed propblem with some .ASX files
When enabled 'Draw subtitles to Overlay surface' option and subtitles was manually loaded,
font was reset to default, fixed
When enabled 'Draw subtitles to Overlay surface' option and audio stream was changed
player crashed, fixed
Version 0.84.461
INI system changes, .ini file must be now on every CD (see ini_files.html)
Now it stays in Desktop mode when new file is opened.
Main window is now minized when in desktop mode
'Auto select' option now always puts subtitles under movie in full screen mode
Fixed bug with uncompressed movies

Version 0.84.460
Keys can now be redefined
All actions can be assigned to WinLIRC buttons
Added shortcuts for cycling between audio streams and subtitles
Added option to set volume for every audio stream separately
Audio stream names are now taken form .AVI file or .ini file

Added option for outline font
Added support for .asx playlists
New .ini options AudioName, StartTime,DefaultSub (look in .docini_files.html)
Fixed bug when sometimes movie framerate was reported incorrect
Sometimes in full screen mode some programs (ICQ..) was still on top, fixed
Version 0.84
New rendering engine
More subtitle format supported and added support for MDVD control codes
Added support for Winamp DSP plugins
Added support for chapters and movies on 2 or more CDs,
new shortcuts Ctrl+Z/B - Prev/Next chapter, Shift+Z/B - Prev/Next CD,
you can also use Ctrl/Shift with muse and next/prev buttons
Added color controls (Brightnes, Contrast...) for MPEG4 files
Added option to remember all settings for every movie played
Added option to auto show main window on mouse move
Added Desktop mode option
Added over-scan option (4,6,8,2,5 keys on numeric keyboard in full screen mode)
'Progressive rendering' option is back
Added support for DivX 4
Added support for Dedynamic filter
Added option to draw subtitles to Overlay surface (usefull for Matrox users)
Added support for RGB overlays
Added support for subtitles in AVI files (created with SubMux)
Added comamnd line option for setting Aspect ratio (ex. -ar=16:9)
Improved multi audio stream support, now you can choose which streams should play,
all stremas can also be played together.
Improved support for external audio files, now you can add more than one file
and also choose which one should play
Subtitle font can now be anti-aliased
OSD font can now be changed
Limited multi-monitor support
Some INI files fixes and additions
Some skins additions, now almost every player command can have it's own button
Finnaly fixed annoying bug, where DivX 3 settings was set to 0
Player is now compatible with NT 4
Decoder filters can now be dynamically loaded
Some other changes and bug fixes

Version 0.833
Added option to remember last movie played
Fixed bug with Win 2k, there were problems if player was not run under Administrator account
Fixed bug with seeking, when external audio file was loaded
Some .ini file fixes, now all paths are relative to location of .ini file
.ini files have now also .bsi extension, so you can simply click on this file and run everything
Some other bug fixes
Version 0.832
Fixed not playing OpenDivX files bug
Version 0.831
Improved bookmarks and added bookmarks editor
Added recent file list
Added EQ (DirectX 8 required)
Fixed resize bug in fullscreen
Sometimes not all audio streams were find - fixed
Fixed bug with seeking if Overlay was selected
Some other bug fixes
Version 0.83
Added Option for external audio file
Added 'Save as' option
Added better WinLIRC configuration
Added option to switch between time and frames
Added option to change resolution when switching to full screen mode
Added option to 'scroll' video in Pan scan mode (middle mouse button)
Added bookmarks
Video can now be resized in full screen mode (+/- keys)
Added shortcuts for aspect ratios Shift+1/2/3 for Org/16:9/4:3 and A for cycling through all aspect ratios
Fixed some bugs with subtitles, more than 2 lines are supported now
Some ini file fixes
Some other bug fixes and additions
Version 0.823
Added option to save AC3 and DivX ;-) settings
Added "shadow" effect option for subtitles
Fixed "freezing" problems, when switching full screen, closing player...
Some other changes and bug fixes
Version 0.821
Fixed bug with .ini files
More than 2 audio streams supported
Version 0.82
Added support for zipped skins (.bsz), just click on .bsz file to install skin
Added support for WinLIRC Infrared Remote Control -
Added support for AVI files with AC3 stream and InterVideo Audio decoder
Added support for multichannel AVI files and Semi's DirectSound 3D filter
Added support for ini files, look at bsplay.ini for example, also MicroDVD ini files are supported (minimal)
Added checking for vertical-blank interval should fix "tearing" effect visible during high motion scenes
Added option to switch to specified display mode on startup
Added option to specify subtitles directory
Added support for overlay (bugs!)
Command line additions and changes, see About
Some improvements to playlist
Movie can now be paused and resumed with mouse click on the window
Fixed bug with resolution changing, now original mode is restored at exit
Fixed some bugs with language files
Fixed Enqueue in BSPlayer, player crashed if wasn't already started
Fixed bug with multichannel AVI files, only worked if both streams was the same bitrate, stereo/mono...
Some other fixes and changes
Version 0.81
Added custom aspect ratios
Volume can be set with left/middle mouse button+wheel or just wheel in full screen
Added 'repeat all' option
Updated language file
Fixed problems with 'Pause' mode
Skin fixes and additions
Some other changes and bug fixes
Version 0.8
Supported AVI files with 2 audio streams (experimental)
Multilanguage support
Now you can resize movie with mouse wheel
Added shortcuts fot 50,100,200% zoom (1,2,3) and resizing movie (+/-)
Added 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio option
Subtitle font, custom pan-scan... is now remebered - optional
Skin fixes and additions
Fixed bug, if movie width was more then current screen resolution
Fixed problem with some subtitles, sometimes lost sync
Some other changes and bug fixes
A lot of internal changes and added code so probably some new bugs
Version 0.71
Mouse cursor now hidden in full screen mode
Added 'Enqueue in BSPlayer' shell extension
Playlist improved
Some other fixes and added features
Version 0.7
Improved skin support, now skins can be any shape, size and transparent
Frame capture added, shortcuts P - original size and Shift+P - current window size, including full screen
Added option to choose between transparent subtitles and subtitles with background
Added Mute option
Added Jump to time option
Fixed few bugs
Version 0.63
Fixed bug with resolution changing, mainly visible if you turn on TV out on some cards
Version 0.62
Added command line support for subtitles
Added repeat option
Version 0.61
Fixed bug with playlist
Version 0.6
Added support for SubRip and Subviewer subtitle format
Playlist support
Added filter properties option
More colors to choose for subtitles
Some other requested features
Fixed few bugs
Some internal changes
Version 0.52
Added 'subtitle time correction', use ctrl + left/right for large steps and shift + left/right for small
Added Alway on top option
Added progressive rendering option - can improve playback on some computers
Fixed bug with large fonts and some other bugs
New shortcuts for Play(X), Stop(C), Pause(V)

Version 0.51
Fixed stupid bug with new option.
Added option for registering file types.
Only warning message, if hardware isn't capable of bliting and stretching.
Version 0.5
Added 'Custom Pan&Scan' option, useful for movies with black bars on
the top and bottom.
Added option to use alternate disectshow filter for DivX -> improved DivX playback
on slower computers (Thanks to Erzig for help on this).
Keyboard shortcuts for backward, forward, volume, subtitles and full
A few bug fixes.
Version 0.41
Fixed bug with skins.
Added option to load subtitles from any directory.
Version 0.4
A few bugs fixed. Some new features.
Simple command line support (many req):
bplay "Movie Name.avi" -fs ,-fs is for full screen and is optional.
Drag & drop support.
Basic skin support. Look in .skinsbase for example.
Version 0.3
Does not use windows media player control anymore.
Support Micro-DVD subtitle format, support for SubRip format (.srt)
will be back in next version.
Too many changes too list
Version 0.2
A lot of bugs fixed and a few features added.
Resolution changing still doesn't work as it should, will be corrected
in 0.3
All problems with subtiles color, font, position..., will be corrected
in 0.4(?)
For now I use SAMI captioning of windows media player control. This
will change in next versions.
Version 0.1
BSplayer v 0.1 released (first public release)

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