Roxio Unveils Toast 5 Titanium

The Premier CD Burning Software for Macintosh

MACWORLD, San Francisco, CA. , January 09, 2001 - Roxio, Inc., the digital media company from Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), announced Toast 5 Titanium, CD recording software for Macintosh. The new Toast boasts a totally new user interface specifically designed for use on Mac OS X, the ability to burn CDs in the background while remaining productive, MPEG encoding for burning iMovies onto VideoCDs for playback in most DVD players, and support for most DVD-RAM and DVD-R/RW drives.

In addition to the new features listed, Toast 5 Titanium now includes all the tools needed for complete CD mastering, including iView Multimedia, the easiest way for professionals and consumers to organize images, photos, movies, sounds, fonts and files. Users can also create thumbnail catalogs, create slide shows and video postcards, or publish web galleries of your media on the Internet. Another cool tool included is QDesign MVP, a digital media player that allows you to encode and convert songs from one format to another, playback music and video files, and create and manage play lists.

For music aficionados, Toast 5 Titanium lets you turn LPs into CDs with CD Spin Doctor. With CD Spin Doctor, users can eliminate noises, pops and hisses from old LPs, while boosting the bass and treble. Once a music CD is burned, you can easily create a custom CD label using Discus from Magic Mouse. This label-printing program includes hundreds of background graphics and useful clip art images and supports over 22 different brands of CD labeling paper. If that's not enough, Toast 5 Titanium also includes sample MP3 songs, digital photos from the photographer James Beal, and sample video clips.

"Roxio conducted intensive feature and usability studies within the Macintosh community to determine their CD burning needs," said Tom Shea, Chief Operating Office at Roxio, Inc. "Toast 5 Titanium is packed with new features accessed by a cool new interface that will turn anyone into a master at CD burning."

Pricing and Availability

Toast 5 Titanium will be available in the U.S. early spring 2001 and has a suggested retail price of $99. Customers who purchase Toast 4 Deluxe after January 9th, 2001 will be entitled to an upgrade to Toast 5 Titanium at a minimal cost. Existing registered customers of Toast 4 Deluxe can sign up to be notified by email when Toast 5 Titanium is shipping or can obtain more information by visiting Customers can purchase direct at or at their local retail outlet.

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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