You can Test DCP with VLC Player (for FREE of course)

Back to the Digital Cinema Packages

Did you know that You can TEST DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with VLC Player. That’s really nice. You can basically see how is your DCP’s image looking like and how’s the audio. In this video we are going through how to test a DCP with VLC Player. There are some challenges but let’s see them as we go things through.

DCP = Digital Cinema Package = is a collection of digital files used to store and convey digital cinema (DC) audio, image, and data streams.

Testing the DCP with VLC Player?

Well, you can just open a DCP. mxf files with the VLC player.

BUT — you must test the video and audio SEPARATELY! You cannot (yet) test them in the same time. AND with this method you can AT LEAST see how’s your DCP video looking — is it exported with the correct aspect ratio and quality or are the colors correct.

When you might need a DCP copy of your film?

Were you accepted to a film festival? Do you need a tested & working DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for the film festival? Do you have a small budget? Well, I had a small budget too and here I am explaining how I tested IF THE DCP IS WORKING OR NOT for FREE. Making a DCP usually costs like hundreds or even thousands of euros so it’s nice to know that it can be created without paying any money and also test it with no money. In our latest tutorials about DCPs (which you can find below) we made a DCP with DCP-o-Matic and then tested the DCP with NeoDCP software. But, this time we are testing the DCP with just VLC PLAYER! VLC just awesome program.

About the software:

About VLC Player:
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

About DCP-o-matic:
DCP-o-matic is a free, open-source program to create Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) from videos, images, sound and subtitle files. You can use it to make content for playback on DCI-compliant cinema projectors. It can take files in many different formats, including MP4, Apple ProRes, MOV, AVI, M2TS (from Blu-Ray), VOB (from DVD), WMV, MKV, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and lots of others.

Downloading the software:

TUTORIALS on making a DCP:

Here are links to my latest big tutorial series on “How to make a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for free”:

Thank you very much for watching! I appreciate that. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel if you find this video valuable. And ultimately I hope this helps you 🙂

*************
THANKS TO YOUTUBER “tryekk” TO COMMENT ABOUT THIS VLC & DCP THING!
*************

Conclusion

Yes! Keep in mind that you can ask for more information from me if anything was unclear.

Share this article:


GEAR THAT WE LOVE, USE AND RECOMMEND

Here is a list of tools I use daily in my work and which I can recommend. Below are links directly to the pages where you can buy the product. You can see the PRICE RANGE for different products in the Hintaopas (en. Price guide).

PRODUCTION CAMERA:
Panasonic Lumix GH5 (Dustin.fi) & Lumix GH5S (Amazon.de)

EPIC SD CARDS (FOR VIDEO):
AngelBird, AV PRO SDXC, UHS-II, 128 Gb »
SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-II, 128 Gb »

PERFECT CAMERA STABILIZER: DJI Ronin S
Buy it from Dustin.fi »
Buy it from Amazon.de »

EPIC GORILLAPOD: Joby GorillaPod 3k
Buy it from Amazon.de »
Buy it from Dustin.fi »

PC TABLE MIC:
Røde NT-USB and the TABLE MIC HAND: Røde PSA 1

GOOD BUDGET LAVALIER MIC: Røde SmartLav+
Buy it from Amazon.de »
Buy it from Dustin.fi »

RECORD PC MONITOR:
Download OBS Studio for free »

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows 10 Pro OEM »
Windows 10 HOME OEM »

POST PRODUCTION SOFTWARE:
Adobe Creative Cloud »

Here are just a few of the products I recommend, so read more about my purchase & tool recommendations here » (it’s in Finnish)

Follow OLOHUONETUOTANTO (Living room Productions):

Thanks for reading!

Check out the articles about 5 TOP sites & 8 GREAT sites you can download free images for personal or commercial use!

Remember to follow us on Instagram »
Subscribe to our YouTube channel »

Share and love if this article had, for example some positive impact on your life. Until next time! Peace!

25% off from WEATHER VFX -packages on ActionVFX -store

About the author
Stay up-to-date with all the TIPS & tutorials.
We’ll email you and stuff.

Oh, HEY!

Stay up-to-date with all the TIPS, tutorials & other content. We’ll email you and stuff.

Stay up-to-date with all the TIPS & tutorials.
We’ll email you and stuff.