There are 7 other file types using
the BMS file extension!

empty - Backup Magic backup set

empty - Beatmania Music Simulator file

empty - BeMusic script

bms - Playback Bitmap Sequence graphic data

empty - BIOWRAP multi-layer security data

empty - NovaLogic game binary map

empty - QuickBMS script

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BMS file extension - Bitmove Multimedia Script

What is bms file? How to open bms files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The bms file extension is associated with the Bitmove Multimedia Markup Language introduced in 2001. File contains Bitmove Multimedia script.


[screen 1]


[screen 2]


[screen 3]


This plays a video on the computer screen (set to resolution 1280 x 800) at position 10,10 with a width of 640 and a height of 480 pixels.

The video is overlayed with a transparent image. It only plays when it is full moon. Almost any imaginable graphic tool is implemented, including photoshop-like commands.

Also there are a lot of logical constructions possible, working with variables, audio, camera's, rs232 hardware, etc.

This bms file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open bms file:

NotePad++ text editor icon

Notepad++ Team logoNotePad++ text editor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Notepad++ Team

A very popular free text and source code editor. It supports syntax highlighting and syntax folding for C, C++, HTML, ASP, Java, Pascal, PHP, Cobol, CSS etc. Notepad++ also supports plugins to add new features. It is localized to many languages.

Help how to open:

Use source code editor to work with *.bms files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .bms file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open bms file, edit bms file, convert bms file, view bms file, play bms file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting bms files.

Software that open bms file - Bitmove Multimedia Script

Programs supporting the exension bms on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open bms file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with bms file by default:
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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