Roxio Provides Free Macintosh OS X Update For Toast 5 Titanium users
MACWORLD, San Francisco, California - (January 8, 2002) - Roxio, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROXI), the Digital Media Company, announced today the availability of a Toast 5 Titanium updater for Macintosh OS X. Customers who already own Toast 5 Titanium, can download the updater, free of charge, directly from Roxio's website at http://www.roxio.com/toastosx. Toast is the #1 selling CD burning software for Macintosh.
The Toast 5 updater will now enable Toast users to enjoy their favorite product features in the Mac OS X Aqua environment. Mac OS X users, in addition to Mac OS 9 users, may burn audio and MP3 CDs, with control over gaps between songs; backup and share files on CD or DVD, burn DVD video and data files on the same disc, convert iMovies into crystal clear video CDs to play on virtually any DVD
player and burn CDs in the background while they work. Toast 5 customers
will also receive a free carbonized updater for CD Spin Doctor,
for converting noisy LPs and cassettes to clear digital audio CDs.
Coming soon, Roxio will make available free Mac OS X updaters for
the other applications in the Toast suite; such as Audion, the versatile
MP3 tool; iView Media for complete digital asset management; and
Magic Mouse Discus, the CD label and jewel case creator. For customers
without broadband Internet access, a disc containing the complete
Toast 5 Titanium suite with OS X support will be available for a
nominal shipping and handling fee.
"Roxio remains dedicated to Macintosh and its user base by
offering the best-of-breed CD and DVD burning features for Mac OS
9 and OS X," said Tom Shea, chief operating officer at Roxio. "We
value our loyal customers in the Macintosh community and will continue
to provide them with the best CD and DVD recording software."
Customers who do not have Toast 5 Titanium can purchase the product
direct from Roxio at www.roxio.com
or at their local computer retail store.
Safe Harbor Statement
The matters discussed relating to Roxio in this press release,
in particular matters related to Roxio's OEM relationships, include
forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties, including delays in product development, competition
in the software industry, and failure to maintain OEM relationships,
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected. Additional information on these and other factors are
contained in Roxio's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form
10-K as filed with the SEC on July 1, 2002 and Quarterly Report
on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on November 13, 2002, copies
of which are available at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
Roxio assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements
included in this press release.
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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