Roxio Releases Essential Video Converter for Apple TV
Roxio Crunch Provides Effective Way to Enjoy Computer-Based Personal Video in the Living Room and On-the-Go
Santa Clara, California (May 8, 2007) — Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), today released Roxio Crunch™, a software application for quickly and easily converting computer-based video entertainment for viewing in the living room through Apple TV™. Supporting a broad range of personal video content including DVD-Video, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and DivX files, Roxio Crunch uses powerful compression technologies and straightforward settings to format video for optimal playback enjoyment. In addition to converting files for Apple TV, Roxio Crunch also enables consumers to view their favorite content on the road with predefined options for output to iPod® and the soon to be released iPhone™. The latest addition to Sonic's Roxio-branded consumer product line, Roxio Crunch for Mac OS X is available today at www.roxio.com. A dual-platform Mac and Microsoft Windows version will be available at retail stores later this quarter.
"Apple TV, iPod and iPhone are part of a new wave of devices that provide consumers with a broader range of options for how and where they enjoy their personal entertainment" said Vito Salvaggio, vice president, Mac Business Unit, Sonic Solutions. "We are pleased to offer consumers an easy way for enjoying all their video content on these exciting new Apple devices."
Roxio Crunch provides the following features:
- Converts native QuickTime file formats, such as DV, AVI, MOV, and MPEG-4
- Converts non-QuickTime file formats, such as MPEG-2 and DivX
- Converts DVD movies and discs created with Toast, iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, and other DVD authoring applications
- Offers multiple MPEG-4 and H.264 quality settings tailored for use with Apple TV, iPod, or iPhone
- Automatically adds converted video to iTunes library for easy syncing with Apple devices
- Includes batch video file conversion
Sonic's Consumer Products Group develops a range of award-winning digital media creation, management, preservation, sharing, and enjoyment applications for home and business users under the Roxio brand. Roxio products offer the perfect blend of ease and power, enabling consumers to achieve professional results from their photo, video, and music projects with minimal effort. Roxio's flagship applications, Easy Media Creator for the PC and Toast for the Apple Macintosh, are the best-selling products in their respective categories in North American retail.
Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) enables the creation, management, and enjoyment of digital media content from Hollywood to home. Sonic's products range from the advanced authoring systems used to produce Hollywood DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray Disc film releases to the award-winning Roxio®-branded photo, video, music, and digital-media management applications.
Sonic's patented technologies and AuthorScript® media engine are relied upon by leading technology firms to define rich media experiences on a wide array of consumer electronics, mobile devices, set-top players, retail kiosks, and PCs. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of Roxio Crunch. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the Company's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.