Roxio Releases Version 6.2 Of Its Award-Winning Easy CD & DVD Creator Digital Media Suite
Roxio Reaches Milestone of 100 Million Units Shipped for its Flagship CD and DVD Burning Product
Santa Clara, California - (October 23, 2003) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced the release of Easy CD & DVD Creatortrade; 6.2 Platinum. Roxio's Easy CD & DVD Creator is the de facto worldwide standard in digital media software, evidenced by shipments of more than 100 million OEM units and 4 million retail units worldwide to date.
The latest release includes functionality that enables consumers to make personal back up copies of non-protected or
unencrypted DVDs, compress dual-layer DVDs and burn them onto DVD recordable media, automatically search for valid
DVD-Video content on a hard drive, work with VIDEO_TS folders, and back up DVDs to recordable DVD media. Additionally
Easy CD & DVD Creator 6.2 includes portable device support for WMDM compliant devices, over-burn capabilities
to support 90 and 99 minute media, power management for laptops, and multi-lingual CD Text support.
Since the software's global launch last spring, Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 has been recognized the world over, earning
more than 25 awards including the PC Pro 'Recommended' Award, April 2003 (UK), Nikkei BP's 'Best PC Software - Editor's
Choice' Award, September 2003 (Japan), and two 'World Class' awards - 'Best CD Mastering' and 'Best DVD Mastering' from
PC World Magazine, June 2003 (US).
Roxio's Easy CD & DVD Creator 6, The Digital Media Suitetrade;, is the only PC-based integrated suite of digital
media software that offers consumers all of the applications needed to capture, edit, manage and burn their photos, videos,
music and data onto CD or DVD. The sleek new user interface empowers consumers of all skill levels to create, copy, and
customize CDs and DVDs.
"Roxio has always led the industry in design and innovation," said Tom Shea, president and COO of Roxio's software
division. "Growing sales and our own customer research for Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 clearly show that consumers have a
tremendous interest in products that make it easy to personalize, share and enjoy digital content. Creator 6 has the power
and capability customers need to work with digital photos, videos, music and more - all in one integrated Suite!"
Easy CD & DVD Creator 6.2 Platinum will be available at www.roxio.com and at all
major retailers in November of this year. Existing Easy CD & DVD Creator customers will be prompted to download the
6.2 update via the software at no additional charge.
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
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Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.