Roxio Provides Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series CD Recording Capability
Santa Clara, California - (September 4, 2002) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI), the Digital Media Company®, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, , announced today that it is providing the CD recording capability for versions of Microsoft's new Windows Media Player 9 Series for Windows 2000, Windows ME and Windows 98SE. Using Roxio's technology included with the player, consumers will be able to easily record authorized digital music content onto CDs.
The Roxio-branded CD recording applet will also display a link to Roxio's website, allowing consumers to upgrade to Roxio's full-featured CD recording software, Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum, and a host of
other products and services that enable consumers to do more with
their data, photos, videos, and music.
"This is an important agreement for Roxio because it provides
a significant avenue for upgrades to the full-featured version of
Roxio's Easy CD Creator," said Roxio President and CEO Chris
Gorog. "We're proud to work together with Microsoft to deliver
the next wave of digital media with continued support of CD recording."
"Microsoft has used Roxio's technology for CD-recording since
we began offering burning capability in the player, and we continue
to include this technology in versions of Windows Media Player 9
Series," said Dave Fester, general manager of the Windows Digital
Media Division at Microsoft Corp. "This agreement provides
consumers with the high quality of Roxio CD-recording, while at
the same time presenting Roxio with many exciting new e-commerce
opportunities to sell upgrades of its software. These opportunities
are the hallmark of a great technology platform."
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.
Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, MyDVD, CineMagic, Plug & Burn, LiveShare, Roxio Easy Media Creator, and
AuthorScript are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other
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owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject
to change without notice.