Roxio Introduces Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 Platinum; The First Digital Media Suite for The PC

The Leader in Digital Media Software Now Offers an Integrated Suite for PC Users to Seamlessly Manage Their Digital Music, Photos and Videos on CD and DVDs

New York, New York - (February 18, 2003) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI) The Digital Media Company, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, today introduced its new Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 Platinum, The Digital Media Suite. Totally redesigned for maximum performance and ease-of-use, Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 is the only PC-based integrated software suite that includes feature-rich digital media applications desired by today's "digital consumer" to capture, edit, manage and burn photos, videos, music and data to CD or DVD.

Among the most compelling new applications in Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 is DVD Builder™. Roxio's new DVD Builder allows users to easily capture, edit and combine video and photo to create Hollywood-style DVDs of users' home movies and photo slideshows on CD, VideoCD, SVCD or DVD. Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 also boasts a sleek new user interface to empower users of all skill levels to enjoy creating, copying, and customizing CDs and DVDs.

"Roxio's customer research revealed that most digital consumers that burn CDs also own a digital camera, digital camcorder or a DVD burner and want one software program that can manage all their digital media," said Chris Gorog Roxio's President and CEO. "With Roxio's new Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 Platinum, our customers around the world will now need only this one software application to manage all of their digital music, photos and videos on their PC."

"Users have been frustrated with having to deal with different software programs to manage different digital media," said Wolfgang Schlichting, Research Manager, Removable Storage at IDC. "Roxio's Digital Media Suite addresses this frustration by delivering an integrated product that can handle music, video, digital images and other media."

Available now, Roxio's Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 Platinum includes the following new and improved digital media applications:

New DVD Builder™:

  • Easily capture, edit and combine video and photo to create Hollywood-style DVDs of users' home movies and photo slideshows on CD, VideoCD, SVCD or DVD.
  • Create custom menu backgrounds.
  • Automatic DVD chapter creation.
  • Unique multi-storyboard work area offering ease-of-use and flexibility.
  • Add professional transitions, voiceover or a favorite music track.
  • Capture and burn video directly to DVD+RW discs.

New PhotoSuite®:

  • Capture, organize, edit and share digital photos.
  • Create impressive slide shows with music on VideoCD for play back on DVD players.
  • Use powerful tools to crop, remove red-eye, wrinkles and more.

New AudioCentral™:

  • Play, manage, rip, tag, edit and record your entire digital music collection.
  • Create play lists and add stunning visualizations and professional sound effects, like Normalize and Reverb.
  • Convert analog tapes and albums to digital formats like MP3, WMA and others.
  • Organize music by genre, artist, album and more in a media library.
  • Create compilation music CDs or MP3 CDs with favorite songs.

New Drag-to-Disc™ (formerly DirectCD):

  • Drag and drop files to CD or DVD for backup - as easy as using a floppy disk.
  • Patented Drag-to-Disc technology automatically formats CDs and DVDs.

Improved Disc Copier:

  • Create a back-up copy of personal discs with the click of a button.
  • Now includes support for Raw-mode copying.
  • Copy CDs or DVDs to multiple drives.

Improved Creator Classic™:

  • Burn large data files across multiple discs.
  • Restore any multi-disc file or project with the Roxio Retrieve™ utility on any PC.

Improved Label Creator:

  • Personalize CDs and DVDs with labels and jewel case inserts.
  • Integrated Label Creator automatically inserts song and track information on labels and inserts.
  • Now includes support for DVD cases and mini-discs.
  • Choose from dozens of professionally designed templates or customize with personal photos.

And More:

  • Automatically alerts users for available software and drive updates.
  • Comprehensive Flash tutorial makes it easy to get started.
  • Access the finest digital content and services online from Roxio's Digital Media Services button, including special offers from pressplay, Audible, and Snapfish.

A national retail program, national consumer sweepstakes, and a print advertising campaign will support the launch of Easy CD & DVD Creator 6.

Pricing and Availability:

Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 Platinum is available for download today at for $89.95. It is also available in leading U.S. retail stores for a suggested retail price of $99.95.

Additional Information:

Roxio will be having a sell side analyst meeting the week of the launch of Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 Platinum. Materials to be presented at the conference will be made publicly available on the investor relations section of the Roxio website prior to the meeting on February 19, 2003 at 9 a.m. EDT.

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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