dcpPlayer FAQ

dcpPlayer minimum requirements

The dcpPlayer software is designed to make it possible to view DCPs even on slower less capable machines.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent AMD processor
  • 2 gig ram
  • SATA (Needs to sustain 250Mbit/s for Max DCP bitrate)
  • modern Nvidia or ATI graphics card.

Suggested hardware:

  • Intel i7
  • 4gig RAM
  • SATA Hard drive (Needs to sustain 250Mbit/s for Max DCP bit-rate)
  • modern Nvidia or ATI graphics card.

How To Install

The dcpPlayer installer will, if needed, download extra Microsoft DLL's.  As such, YOU MUST BE ON THE INTERNET when you install the dcpPlayer software.  If not, some files may be missing and the dcpPlayer may not work correctly (For exaqmple, hear sound, no image).


Can you play encrypted DCPs?
No, dcpPlayer is only designed to playback un-protected DCP files.
Are SMPTE DCP supported?
Not currently, however we plan to support this in the future including the new frame rates possible under SMPTE DCPs.
Can it playback 3D files?
Yes, 3D files will play back fine.  The dcpPlayer will also display 3D files an numerous 3D display formats such as SideBySide, OverUnder, Anagraphic, OddEvenLines, etc.
Are subtites supported?
Yes, MPEG Interop DCP subtitle has limited support.  Subtitles will play, however, itelics and bold is not fully supported.  Support for SMPTE subtitles will be looked at when SMPTE support is implemented.

What is JPEG2000 ?

JPEG2000 is the new international standard for image compression method and file format. This is the successor of the well-known traditional JPEG written by the ISO group Joint Photographic Experts Group.

Contrary to the technology JPEG which used DCT functions, JPEG2000 technology is based on an mathematical algorithm called wavelets to compress image that provides high compression with image quality superior to all existing standard encoding techniques even at low bit rates.

That’s the reason why JPEG2000 has a number of advantages over the JPEG Format.

JPEG2000 Advantages vs. JPEG ?

JPEG2000 Application domains ?

JPEG2000 is the new image encoding standard that provides essential features to many emerging imaging applications. Its features make JPEG2000 an excellent solution for :