Roxio To Deliver DVD Double Layer Burning Software For Mac

Roxio Toast® 6 to Pioneer DVD Double Layer Burning on the Mac

Santa Clara, California - (May 11, 2004) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, announced today that its award winning Toast 6 line of software will soon be DVD Double Layer (DL) compatible, allowing Mac users to take advantage of this exciting technology for the first time.

The new DVD +R Double Layer capabilities of Toast 6 Titanium and Toast with Jam 6 will enable users to burn nearly twice the amount of personal data (from 4.7GB to 8.5GB), or record more than three hours of MPEG-2 (DVD-quality) video content on a single DVD +R DL disc. Macintosh video professionals will have the power and flexibility to create full-length productions without using complicat ed and expensive DLT (digital linear tape). All Toast 6 users will benefit from the ability to back up their non-encrypt ed DVDs without having to first compress the dual layer into a single layer, a step which requires additional software and sacrifices video and audio quality.

"Roxio continues to set the standard for CD and DVD burning software by anticipating the market's needs," said Adam Fingerman, Roxio Director of Product Management. "Our dual layer burning capabilities will ensure our users can imm ed iately take full advantage of the increas ed capacity DVD +R Double Layer technology affords. As the pioneering application for Double Layer DVD burning on the Mac, our Toast 6 software will be the perfect complement for OEM partners currently releasing Double Layer drives."

Toast 6 Titanium will soon include the following powerful Double Layer capabilities:

  • Data format - backup and create data discs with up to 8.5 GB of data on a single DL DVD disc
  • Copy format - create one-click copies of non-encrypted dual-layer DVD movies
  • Video format - author DVDs with more than three hours of video

Toast with Jam 6 customers will enjoy even more extensive Double Layer benefits due to the inclusion of Dolby Digital with their original software:

  • Audio format - put more than 70 hours of music on a DVD music album, using Dolby Digital sound

All registered Toast 6 Titanium and Toast with Jam 6 customers will be able to update their software using a free download available in June from the Roxio's websites worldwide.

Toast® 6 Titanium is the standard for CD and DVD burning on Mac OS X, enabling users to create and share music, video, photos and data on CD or DVD faster and easier than ever before. Toast 6 Titanium is ideal for use with iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie. Toast 6 Titanium is the recipient of many prestigious accolades including an Editor's Choice Award from EMedia; 5 Stars from Macworld (UK), Personal Computer World, Applelinks, TechEdge E-zine and MacHome; Best Mac Burning Software Award from C/NET, and winner of the MacUser Award 2003.

Created for discriminating consumers who want superior quality sound in their CDs and DVDs, Toast with Jam™ 6 combines the entire award-winning Toast® 6 Titanium suite with Jam™ 6 mixing and mastering software, BIAS Peak™ Express stereo editing software, and Dolby® Digital sound encoding software. Toast with Jam 6 was awarded "Best of Show" at the San Francisco Macworld Conference and Expo in January, 2004.

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.

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 countries. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.