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18th November 2021

Over the last few days I have upgraded the software that runs to Debian 11. Hopefully nothing has broken as a result, but if you see anything strange happening please get in touch!

One thing that has changed is the software that runs the mailing lists. There is a new management interface that you can use to change settings, subscribe, unsubscribe and so on.

Also, the address for sending mail to the list has changed to:

14th November 2021

Good evening from Berlin!

I am pleased to say that the release of DCP-o-matic 2.16.0 is soon approaching.

2.16.0 brings some useful new features and improvements over the 2.14.x series:

...and lots of other good stuff.

We are now in the final testing phase with version 2.15.175 (also known as beta 8). If no show-stopping bugs are found, I will release 2.16.0 within the next week or two.

If you have any time to help with the release, that would be great! The important work now is:

TESTING — 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:

TRANSLATIONhere 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!

As always you can download the current test version from the download page.

A huge thanks to everyone for your continued support.

All the best,


30th October 2021

DCP-o-matic 2.14.56 was released.

This fixes problems when re-loading projects containing multi-reel DCPs with captions, and fixes a failure to finish transcoding if a log file cannot be written.

Download it from here.

10th September 2021

DCP-o-matic 2.14.55 was released.

This adds Debian 11 support and fixes a problem whereby an error on startup would be hidden behind the splash screen on Windows.

Download it from here.

24th June 2021

DCP-o-matic 2.14.54 was released.

This adds Ubuntu 21.04 builds and increases the default certificate validity period to 40 years.

Download it from here.

21st May 2021

Good evening, and a warm welcome to the new DCP-o-matic website. I hope you like it! Please get in touch if you find any problems.

13th May 2021

Hello everybody!

I hope this finds you well. I am happy to announce that we're finally on the way to a new, stable, 2.16.0 release of DCP-o-matic!

The first part of this is 2.15.149, also known as DCP-o-matic 2.16.0 alpha 1, which you can download now from the website.

Highlights of 2.16.0 include:

It would really help the project if you could:

The plan from here is to release as many alphas and betas as are needed until bug reports die down, then roll 2.16.0.

Testing of the "Disk Writer" tool is especially appreciated. I don't feel like it has had sufficient widespread testing for me to be confident in releasing it. If it works for you (or if it doesn't) please do email me.

If the level of testing stays low I might need to take it out of the 2.16.0 release and think about what to do next.

All the best!


7th May 2021

DCP-o-matic 2.14.51 was released.

This release fixes errors on exporting DCPs with crop.

Download it from here.

19th April 2021

DCP-o-matic 2.14.50 was released.

This release fixes two bugs:

There is also an update to the nl_NL translation from Rob van Nieuwkerk.

Download it from here.

31st March 2021

DCP-o-matic 2.14.48 was released.

This release has some updates to the translations for de_DE (thanks to Carsten Kurz) and nl_NL (thanks to Rob van Nieuwkerk). There is also a small fix to treat .psd files correctly as image files.

Download it from here.