Roxio Popcorn Awarded Best of Show at Macworld
Latest Honor Adds to Long List of Prestigious Wins for Mac Product Line
Macworld Expo & Convention, San Francisco, California, Booth #517 (January 14, 2005) — Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC) and producer of the best-selling digital media software in the world, has been awarded Best of Show at Macworld for Popcorn, the newest addition to its Mac consumer software line. The win for Popcorn, which enables users to copy non-encrypted DVD-Video discs, marks the second consecutive year Roxio’s products have taken home the coveted prize from the Macworld Conference & Expo.
In what Macworld editors describe as one of the strongest shows for new and innovative products in recent years, Popcorn was one of only 12 products recognized. In awarding Popcorn the honor, the Macworld editors assert, “Popcorn puts a friendly face on the backup of unencrypted DVDs, using Roxio’s proven Toast engine and an intuitive visual interface.” Continues Jim Dalrymple, editor online Macworld.com and MacCentral, “Roxio has done with Popcorn for DVD burning what it did with Toast® for CD burning. Popcorn is easy to use, yet powerful for the end user.”
Popcorn enables consumers to back up their non-encrypted DVD-Video discs. It features flexible compression and extraction to fit video content onto a single-layer recordable DVD, while maximizing visual quality and use of disc space. Popcorn integrates Toast-burning technology to ensure superior results with legendary ease-of-use and is compatible with discs created using Apple’s iDVD and DVD Studio Pro applications, as well as those recorded with set-top DVD recorders.
“We are honored to be recognized by the editors of Macworld, respected authorities on Mac products,” said Dave Habiger, senior vice president and general manager of Sonic®’s Roxio division. “To be consistently singled out by industry press is a tremendous accomplishment that speaks volumes to the quality, reliability, and value our software delivers.”
The Macworld win continues a long tradition of excellence for Roxio’s Mac product line which has garnered numerous accolades from premier industry magazines including Editor's Choice from eMedia and TechEdge; top ratings from Macworld, MacHome, MacFormat, MacPower and Applelinks; and “Best of” awards from MacUser and C/NET. Most recently, Roxio’s Toast with Jam®, which last year captured Best of Show from Macworld, earned a coveted Eddy Award, which recognizes breakthrough products of 2004. In bestowing the honor, Macworld editors state simply, “Roxio’s Toast with Jam® is the Best Way to Burn.”
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, provides the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio makes award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing, and its current installed base is in excess of 100 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, in stores with the leading worldwide retailers, through Internet partnerships and also sells its products direct at www.roxio.com.
Roxio’s parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software, providing a broad range of interoperable, platform independent software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users, and technology partners. Sonic’s products range from advanced DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies used to produce the majority of Hollywood DVD film releases, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup solutions that have become the premiere choice for consumers, prosumers and business users worldwide. Sonic’s digital media creation engine is the de facto standard and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
Roxio, Toast, Toast with Jam, Popcorn, Sonic, and Sonic Solutions, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic under license.