Adaptec And Microsoft Deliver Single-Click CD Creation With Windows Media Player 7

Adaptec And Microsoft Deliver Single-Click CD Creation With Windows Media Player 7

MILPITAS, July 17, 2000 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), announced today that Microsoft's new Windows Media Player 7 will integrate Adaptec CD recording technology, enabling users of popular CD recording devices to create custom CDs directly from within Windows Media Player 7. The resulting custom CD will be playable on standard home, car, and portable audio CD players.

Microsoft's support of Adaptec CD recording within Windows Media Player 7 brings CD recording to millions of Windows users," said Tom Shea, general manager of Adaptec's Software Products Group. "Applications like Microsoft windows Media Player 7 are making the computer a primary center for accessing and storing music. The integration of Adaptec's CD recording software makes it easy for users to take their favorite music from the Internet and listen to it wherever they go."

The ability to easily create your own music CDs is what customers have been asking for," said Dave Fester, general manager of marketing for the Digital Media Division at Microsoft Corp. "The seamless integration of Adaptec's award-winning CD creation software into Windows Media Player 7 makes it easy to take your music with you wherever you go."

Windows Media Player 7 users who do not have the necessary CD recording hardware or who simply want more information on CD recording will be directed to the Adaptec CD recording web site at http://www.adaptec.com/products/overview/mediaplayer_promo.html. This site will present upgrade opportunities for Adaptec's premier CD recording applications and provide up-to-date information on CD recording.

Adaptec is the pioneer and leader in managing digital content with audio, data, photo, and video recording software. Its CD recording products include Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe, SoundStream, and Toast 4 Deluxe for Macintosh. Available for download at http://WindowsMedia.com, Windows Media Player 7 will include Adaptec's CD burning functionality that enables users to create audio CDs from their favorite music tracks or personal play-lists. Users desiring additional functionality for making audio, photo, video, or data CDs are provided with the opportunity to upgrade to Adaptec's premium CD recording applications.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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