Roxio to Offer CD Burning for RealNetworks' RealOne Consumers

Milpitas, California - (December 4, 2001) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI), the Digital Media Company, today announced that it will provide the CD recording technology for RealNetworks® (Nasdaq: RNWK) new RealOne Player, the all-in-one digital media player, which integrates functions of RealPlayer and RealJukebox, a media browser and content discovery window, and a significantly enhanced subscription service. The new Easy CD Creator Basic Plug-in from Roxio is included with the RealOne Player and gives users the ability to burn music and data CDs, at 2x speeds, and now supports the MP3 and RealAudio® 8 file formats. Roxio is currently the provider of CD recording technology for RealNetworks' RealJukebox® 2.0.

For full-speed burning and other performance enhancements to the Basic Plug-in included with the RealOne Player, Roxio offers users a new Easy CD Creator Plus Plug-in for $19.95, available through an upgrade button within the RealOne Player. For greater CD burning functionality, users can purchase Roxio's full-featured Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum software package, with a suggested retail price of $99.95. The additional features of the new Easy CD Creator Plus Plug-in include faster burn speeds, automatic sound normalization of audio tracks, multi-session burning of audio and data files, and enhanced directory support for sorting and burning data files by artist, genre or album. Those users who upgrade to Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum will enjoy all benefits of the Easy CD Creator Plus Plug-in and more: custom CD label creation, advanced music recording features (e.g., track transitions, fade-ins and fade-outs), photo and video editing, photo and video CD burning, and complete data burning support. Additionally, those customers who already have Roxio's Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe or Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum on their PC will have the functionality of the Easy CD Creator Plus Plug-in when using the RealOne Player. Customers who already have Easy CD Creator 4 Basic or Easy CD Creator 5 Basic on their PC will be able to burn at full-speed when using the RealOne Player.

"Roxio is the proven leader in managing and moving digital content to CD," said Tom Shea, chief operating officer for Roxio. "This collaboration with RealNetworks will continue to raise awareness for the Roxio brand and provide the opportunity to potentially upgrade RealOne users to our full-featured CD recording product, Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum."

"Consumers today can listen to their personal music collection anywhere-at home, at work, online, and on the go," said Tom Romary, vice president, Consumer Marketing, RealNetworks, Inc. "Roxio's CD burning solution enables our RealOne Player customers to have the flexibility to take their personal MP3 and RealAudio 8 music files with them wherever they go."

The RealOne Player is available now as a free download or, with access to additional premium features and services, as part of RealOne basic membership at Customers who want to purchase Roxio's Easy CD Creator Plus Plug-in or Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum can access an upgrade button from within RealOne Player.

About RealOne

RealOne is the single source for consumers to discover, play and manage the best in brand-name digital programming - music, entertainment, sports, news, and more. An all-in-one service and technology platform, RealOne is the streamlined integration of the playback, download and management functions of RealPlayer® and RealJukebox combined with a media browser and content discovery window, and united with a significantly enhanced subscription service. RealOne Platform empowers content providers and technology partners to create a new generation of digital media experiences and businesses that transform their consumers' media experience, enrich their offerings, and enable commerce opportunities. More information about RealNetworks' RealOne is located on the Internet at

Safe Harbor Statement

The matters discussed relating to Roxio in this press release, in particular matters related to Roxio's OEM relationships, include forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including delays in product development, competition in the software industry, and failure to maintain OEM relationships, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Additional information on these and other factors are contained in Roxio's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on July 1, 2002 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on November 13, 2002, copies of which are available at the website maintained by the SEC at Roxio assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release.

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.

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