Roxio Announces Release of Toast 6 Titanium

Significant Enhancements to the Best Selling Macintosh CD/DVD Burning Software

Santa Clara, California - (August 18, 2003) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI), The Digital Media Company®, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, announced today that Toast® 6 Titanium, the newest and fastest version of their award-winning CD and DVD burning software for the Macintosh platform, is now shipping. Toast 6 provides all of the power, performance and simplicity Macintosh users have come to expect from the Toast brand, now with extensive new photo and video capabilities. Toast 6 users can drag and drop, burn and share data, audio, photos and video quickly and with ease.

"Consumers have a huge appetite for all things digital, from cameras and camcorders, to portable music players", said Vito Salvaggio, Roxio vice president of product management. "Toast 6 helps them do more with their digital life faster and easier than ever before through innovative features like Plug & Burn, ToastAnywhere and the Universal Converters, maintaining the Toast experience that customers have come to expect."

Compatible with Mac OS 10.2 and higher, Toast 6 Titanium handles all audio and video formats recognized by QuickTime and is ideal for use with iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie. Using most CD or DVD burners, users can now author Video CDs, Super VCDs and DVDs, complete with menus, buttons and chapters that can be played on either a home DVD player or computer. All of this can be accomplished with the drag and drop simplicity, and reliability for which Toast is known.

Toast 6 Titanium also introduces features never before seen on the Mac OS, most notably ToastAnywhere™, which enables Toast 6 users to share CD and DVD burners across a local network or the Internet. Ideal for offices, schools or home use, ToastAnywhere enables groups to share recorders or set up shared burning servers. Another innovative feature that helps users maximize productivity and efficiency is Plug & Burn™, which simplifies creating video discs and removes time consuming steps. Using Plug & Burn, consumers just plug-in their DV camcorder, click record and their home videos will be transferred and burned to disc automatically.

Key New Features:

  • ToastAnywhere™ enables the sharing of CD or DVD burners across a network or the Internet with other Toast 6 Titanium users.
  • Create Video CDs, Super Video CDs or DVDs with menus, buttons and chapters, and view them on a home DVD Player or computer.
  • Plug & Burn™ to create video discs from DV camcorder content with a single click, automatically and effortlessly.
  • Drag and drop photos from iPhoto to create full screen slide shows on Video CD, Super Video CD, or DVDs to watch at home on a DVD player or computer.
  • Motion Pictures software turns still photos into stunning movies with Hollywood-style pan and zoom effects cross fades and soundtracks.
  • Completely reengineered CD Spin Doctor® 2 helps users digitize vinyl records or tapes, or record live audio performances, and provides filters to reduce noise and enhance sound.
  • Universal Audio & Video Converters allow users to drag & drop any QuickTime audio, image, or video file format and create perfect audio CDs, enhanced audio CDs, Video CDs, Super VCDs and DVDs.
  • Save time and burn files or folders directly from the desktop with the Toast It™ pop up menu.
  • Secure data to CD and DVDs with an automatic back-up scheduler, data compression, 128-bit AES encryption and password protection.

Apple Store Launch Events:

Roxio will be celebrating the arrival of Toast 6 Titanium with "Don't Burn It. Toast It." consumer launch events at several Apple Stores. These events are open to the public and will feature product demos, how-to seminars, and drawings for prizes.

The first event will be on September 6, 2003 at the SoHo Apple Store in New York City. Additional events are planned for The Grove Apple Store in Los Angeles on September 13, 2003 and the Apple Store in Palo Alto, California on September 20, 2003.

Pricing and Availability:

Toast 6 Titanium will be available in early September in North America and the United Kingdom and in the rest of Europe and Asia in October. Toast 6 Titanium can be pre-ordered now at www.roxio.com/adban/toast_6_microsite/index.jhtml.

Individual sales and convenient 10-packs are available from computer specialty stores, the Apple stores, catalog and online resellers, and direct from Roxio's web site.

The suggested retail price is $99.95 (USD). Prior Toast, Jam, and Easy CD & DVD Creator retail customers are eligible for a $20 mail-in rebate. Details are included in the retail product. Discounts are available for volume purchases of 25 or more from Roxio's Enterprise Solutions team. See www.roxio.com for information.

System Requirements:

  • Power Mac G3 and higher (G4 recommended for faster video encoding)
  • Mac OS 10.2 and higher (installing latest operating system updates is recommended)
  • QuickTime 6 and higher
  • CD or DVD recorder (optional, if using ToastAnywhere recorder sharing)
  • Most internal and external CD and DVD recorders supported

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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