Frequently Asked Question

This FAQ is valid for
easyDCP  from Version 3.X


Easy, fast and reliable packaging:

Create compliant packages with dummy subtitles in easyDCP Creator


Imagine the following situation:

  • Your partially subtitled DCP or IMF package contains reels / sequences like film leaders or credits that lack subtitles. Therefore it will not work in cinemas or it will be rejected by your parter / studio.
  • Now your package shall be fixed by adding blank dummy subtitles so that the package is fully compliant.
  • The dummy subtitles shall be automatically created in the proper format (e.g. conformity, frame rate, duration) eliminating manual errors.



  • Each reel must contain the same number of subtitle tracks for maximum compatibility with projectors.
  • Even works in the standard version of easyDCP Creator.
  • Also works with encrypted and IMF packages / TTML subtitle format.

To add blank dummy subtitles to a reel of your package, follow these steps:

  1. First, open your package in easyDCP Creator. Here you can see that one or more reels do not contain any subtitles (here: reel 1):
  2. Now right-click on the appropriate reel and select “Add Empty Subtitle”:
  3. A blank subtitle file called “Silence for …” will be added and created automatically during package generation. Technically speaking, it only contains a blank space in the first frame. It has the proper frame rate, format and duration:
  4. Finally, generate your new package as usual by clicking on "Generate Package".

Please note:
This template was created with easyDCP Creator+ Version 3.6.4. Previous versions may not yet include this feature, but in newer versions, the process may be slightly different.