Version 0.3.3 can generate encrypted DCPs: with the keyman application you can now generate KDMs, too.
In version 0.3.2, DCP Builder will not require any registration, and it will be watermark-free.
It took longer than expected, but now you can try the new version 0.3.1, with some bug fix and EXPERIMENTAL support for cryptography. It is only available for Windows 64 bit, at the moment, and other platforms will be added periodically.
DCP Builder Free Edition
Current version 0.3.4
Version 0.3.4 (watermark-free, no registration needed) is available: this version can produce encrypted DCPs and with the keyman command line application (available separately) you can generate KDMs (for a very limited number of servers, though). If the version you are looking for is missing, please download the older versions below (might require registration, see below).
Microsoft Windows 64 bit, exe installer
Apple Mac OS X 64 bit, dmg archive
Ubuntu Linux 64 bit, deb package (if you have an Ubuntu > 13.04, please install first libtiff4)
Version 0.3.2 (watermark-free) is becoming available in these days. If the version you are looking for is missing, please download the older version 0.3 (requires registration, see below).
The C Quick edition is slightly faster than the OpenJPEG edition, but it is still experimental, so you are warned :-)
- Microsoft Windows 64 bit, exe installer
- Apple Mac OS X 64 bit, dmg archive
- Apple Mac OS X 32 bit, dmg archive
- Ubuntu Linux 64 bit, deb package
DCP Builder Basic Edition 0.3 multiplatform binaries: watermarked, require registration.
- Microsoft Windows 32 bit (exe installer, 13 MB)
- Microsoft Windows 64 bit (exe installer, 13 MB)
- Apple Mac OS X 32 bit (dmg archive, 22 MB)
- Apple Mac OS X 64 bit (dmg archive, 21 MB)
- Ubuntu Linux 32 bit (deb package, 16 MB)
- Ubuntu Linux 64 bit (deb package, 15 MB)
- openSUSE Linux 32 bit (rpm package, 12 MB)
- openSUSE Linux 64 bit (rpm package, 12 MB)
- CentOS 6 Linux 64 bit (rpm package, 15 MB, needs rpmforge)
How to obtain a registration code
Old versions need a registration code. I ask you to try the program before requesting a code. There are many people that want the code without having used the program and tested a DCP done by themselves. It is not necessary to play a DCP on a digital cinema projector, you can verify it with one of the free software players listed in the manual.
Generally, registration requests are processed once a day, so please don't write "Urgent!" or "Help!" in your request, it will not produce any speed-up. It is only a bad way to introduce yourself.
Before sending your fingerprint, restart the machine several times under different configurations (wired network, Wi-Fi dongle, external USB drives, etc.) and record the fingerprint. It should not change, but in case it changes, please send the one that appears more frequently. Don't use a machine that you expect will be upgraded or changed in the next year or so, try to adopt immediately your optimal encoding HW configuration.
You should not install DCP Builder on your laptop. Laptops are not expected to be used to create DCPs: they have slow CPUs, slow RAM, slow disks, etc. Avoid sending the fingerprint of your laptop, even for evaluation purposes --> if you need to evaluate, you can well use the watermarked version, then decide on which machine to install for production, and eventually request a registration code. Moreover, laptops suffer from the changing fingerprint issue, so you are warned: if you ask for a second registration code in case of fingerprint change, it is not guaranteed that you will receive it (it's not because I am bad, just can't spend the time sending multiple codes to one person).
ATTENTION: the registration code is linked to the fingerprint, which is UNIQUE for every PC. Thus, only request a code with the fingerprint of the PC on which you will prepare the DCPs.
NOTE: THE PROBABILITY OF RECEIVING A REGISTRATION CODE IF YOU DO NOT DISCLOSE THE ABOVE FIELDS APPROACHES ZERO.
NOTE: DCP PREPARATION FACILITIES CAN USE THIS PROGRAM, PROVIDED THAT A PROPER AGREEMENT IS DONE.
I collect the data you send to me for statistical purposes only, they are neither given to anyone nor used to send spam. You will not receive mail from me in any case, unless asked by yourself. There is a huge effort behind this program, so I do not want that anyone uses it as an hidden engine to their own program.