I am pleased to say that the release of DCP-o-matic 2.16.0 is planned for 7th February 2022. This is an interesting date, as it marks exactly ten years
since I made the first commit to the DCP-o-matic repository!
2.16.0 brings some useful new features and improvements over the 2.14.x series:
- Linux-formatted DCP drives can be written from macOS or Windows using the Disk Writer.
- Player performance is improved.
- DCPs can be combined using the Combiner.
- The DCP verifier built into the player is much improved.
- A number of new SMPTE DCP features are supported (CPL metadata, markers etc.)
- Full support for Apple Silicon (M1) processors.
- Subtitle export.
We are now in the final testing phase with version 2.15.188 (also known as release candidate 1). If no show-stopping bugs are found, this will be released as 2.16.0 on 7th February.
If you have any time to help with the release, that would be great! The important work now is:
TESTING — please test the beta version as much as you can; making DCPs, playing them back, writing DCP drives using the disk writer — whatever you can, on whatever machines (Windows, macOS, Linux) you have available. Report any bugs, errors or confusions you find in whichever way is most convenient for you:
here you can see the current state of the translations of DCP-o-matic from English to a variety of other languages. Are you a fluent speaker of a language that is coloured yellow or red on that list? If so - it would be great if you could help by translating some or all of DCP-o-matic's untranslated strings. If you need help with that, or don't know where to start, do get in touch!
A massive thanks to everyone for your continued support.
All the best,