Roxio Delivers DVD Double Layer Burning Software

Easy Media Creator 7 OEM with DVD+R DL Capabilities Now Available Along with Update for Retail Customers

Santa Clara, California - (April 27, 2004) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software. Consumers wishing to explore the next wave in DVD burning technology need look no further than Roxio's comprehensive digital media suite, Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. Roxio today released a downloadable update to its best-selling suite that will immediately enable DVD Double Layer (DL) data burning capabilities and allow consumers to nearly double the amount of valuable personal data they can record to a single DVD +R DL disc.

"By an overwhelming margin, consumers are selecting Easy Media Creator 7 as the best way to explore the world of digital media," said Tom Shea , President of Roxio. "Our tradition of thoughtfully implementing new and important technologies continues with the enhancement of our burning engine and recording technology to make double layer burning a trouble free and rewarding experience."

Easy Media Creator 7 is the perfect complement to drive manufacturers' double layer solutions. Not only is Easy Media Creator 7 widely heralded as the leading suite in the category securing top awards from CNET, PC Magazine, and EMedia, it brings rich capabilities, powerful technology and an intuitive approach to the dual layer recording process. Easy Media Creator 7 OEM edition with double layer support is currently being evaluated by several major hardware partners.

For retail customers, double layer data burning capabilities are available immediately through the Roxio Updater, which automatically connects via the Internet to Roxio's support site and informs customers when updates are available for download. Support for double layer video authoring for retail versions of Easy Media Creator 7 will be released in the near future.

Rich Double Layer Burning Capabilities

  • Creator Classic: Data backup and audio disc creation component enables consumers to store up to 8.5 GB of data on a single DVD disc, which could include important documents and files such as users' email database, spreadsheets, Word documents, or an estimat ed 2000 songs.
  • Drag-to-Disc: Packet-writing utility allows consumers to burn directly to a double layer DVD disc as simply and conveniently as dragging and dropping files over a desktop disc icon.
  • Disc Copier: Component for creating backup copies of CDs and DVDs will be enhanced in the near term to allow consumers to create near identical backups of non-encrypted dual-layer DVD movies.
  • DVD Builder: Authoring component for creating professional-looking DVDs, VCDs, and SVCDs of slideshows, movies, or recorded TV shows, will be releas ed in the near future to permit consumers to create DVDs with up to 4 hours of DVD-quality video.

Roxio Innovations Deliver Powerful Double Layer Burning Technology

  • Intelligent Layer Management: Ensures data is distributed evenly between layers to minimize writing and disc finalization time.
  • Accurate Playback: Intelligent separation of video stream between layers for uninterrupted video playback.
  • Player Compatibility: Strict adherence to DVD+R DL standard ensures high compatibility with standalone commercial DVD players.

About Roxio Easy Media Creator™ 7

Easy Media Creator 7 represents the realization of Roxio's long term vision to bring together its complete line of next generation, uncompromised photo, video, music, burning, and authoring applications to deliver the first and only comprehensive, integrated digital media suite for the PC. Seamlessly combining the improved burning suite of Easy CD & DVD Creator™ , with best-of-breed PhotoSuite® 7 Platinum , VideoWave® 7 Professional , and online music service Napster® , Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 enables consumers to take complete control of their digital lives.

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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