CNET Honors Two Roxio Products With Award

Toast 5 Titanium and GoBack 3 Deluxe Win CNET Editors Choice Award

Milpitas, Calif, August 20, 2001 - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI), The Digital Media Company, today announced Toast 5 Titanium and GoBack 3 Deluxe have won the CNET Editors Choice Award. Both awards are the results of separate reviews.

According to CNET, "Toast has an awesome feature set. It offers everything you need to burn CDs and DVDs and is well worth the price." The full review can be read at

Additionally, CNET wrote "Thanks to GoBack you no longer need to troubleshoot frustrating system is a powerful tool for anyone looking to simplify problem solving tasks on the PC." This review can be read at

Each week, CNET's editors produce multiple product and industry reviews covering the Internet, computers, and technology. The CNET Editors' Choice seal is the hallmark of good product design, performance, quality and value, and is awarded only to products and services that are outstanding in their class.

About Toast

Toast, which has been honored with numerous awards, including Photo Electronic Imaging Cool2 Award for Most Desirable Imaging Product (January 1999), Mac Today Editors Choice (January 2000), CNET Editors Choice Award (April 2001), MacHome Journal 5 out of 5 Apples (July 2001), and the MacWorld Editors Choice Award (July 2001), allows users to create and share CDs and DVDs, back up and store important files, convert video into Video CDs or DVDs that are playable on any computer platform and make slide shows and video postcards.

About GoBack

GoBack, the #1 selling system recovery software, winner of numerous industry awards, including PC Magazine Editors' Choice (January and May 2000), PC World Best Buy (February 2000), the Software & Information Industry Association 2000 Codie Award (March 2000),'s Best of PC Expo 2001 (June 2001), ZDNet Reviews Best Buy (July 2001) and CNET Editors Choice Award (July 2001), allows PC users to effortlessly undo a multitude of problems by taking a computer back in time to virtually any moment in the recent past. GoBack protects both system settings and user content, thereby reducing the need to reconfigure systems or recreate data when PCs fail.

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 Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; 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.