Roxio Demonstrates Support for New Interactive DivX Media Format; New Technology Creates DivX Videos with Interactive Menus
HANNOVER, Germany -- March 11, 2005 -- Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions(R) (NASDAQ:SNIC), the leader in digital media software, will today demonstrate technology to be used in forthcoming products that feature the new DivX 6 media format. DivX 6 offers a combination of high-compression, high-quality, menus, multiple audio tracks, subtitles and other enhancements, and is designed to enable a true interactive experience for DivX users.
“With its high-quality and interactive experience, DivX 6 is a major step forward for DivX enthusiasts, and we are extremely pleased to be a major enabler of the technology,” said Stephen Mold, European director of sales and marketing at Roxio, the consumer division of Sonic Solutions. “Adding interactivity to DivX video technology will give users a more personal way to share and enjoy their videos, making the superb DivX standard ever-more popular with home video consumers.”
“Roxio is a leader in consumer DVD and CD burning, and by partnering with them we have taken an important step in bringing this new technology to our customers,” said Kevin Hell, chief operating officer for DivXNetworks. “Users will soon be able to create interactive DivX video and play it back on DivX-certified players for enjoyment in the living room.”
The interactive DivX 6 menu technology demonstration will take place daily during CeBIT on the Roxio stand -- Hall 21 Booth 48A -- viewing is by appointment only. Please contact Roxio personnel to arrange an appointment.
Roxio is a DivX-licensed software partner and supports existing DivX video functionality on its leading consumer products including Easy Media Creator(TM) 7 and VideoWave(R) 7 Professional. Roxio plans to feature the new DivX 6 technology in future versions of Roxio’s Easy Media Creator, Easy DVD Copy and MyDVD later this year.
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 www.roxio.com.
Roxio’s parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ:SNIC) (http://www.sonic.com) 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 premier solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic’s AuthorScript(R), 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.
DivXNetworks is a consumer-focused video technology company positioned at the center of multimedia convergence. The company’s core offering is DivX(R) video technology, among the world’s most popular video compression technologies with over 160 million users worldwide. The patent-pending DivX video technology offers DVD-quality at 10 times greater compression than MPEG-2 files, enabling full-length films to easily fit on a CD or be delivered over broadband connections. DivX video technology powers a range of applications that span the convergence value chain, from a secure IP-based video-on-demand solution to next-generation consumer electronics products and video software applications. DivXNetworks is headquartered in San Diego, California.
DivXNetworks is providing a full demonstration of the DivX video ecosystem at the CeBIT computer fair in Hannover, Germany in Hall 23, Stand C-18. For more information, visit www.divxnetworks.com.
Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, AuthorScript, MyDVD, Roxio, Easy DVD Copy, Easy Media Creator, and VideoWave are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license.
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