spacer




spacer
Hot off the Press - Product Release News
Friday, 03/10/05 by Keith Benicek. Editor

Roxio Unveils Easy Media Creator™ 7.5

Today at CeBIT International Trade Show 2005 at Hannover, Germany, Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® unveiled Easy Media Creator 7.5, a new version of one of the most widely used Windows creation and media burning applications.

Roxio began as a spin-off of Adaptec and the original application was called Easy CD Creator, often supplied in a “lite “ version with CD burners and on new Windows PC’s. Full versions were the mainstay of all PC content and music creators. Even with many later competitors, Easy CD Creator quickly became the “burning” application most often found on PC’s.

According to NPD Group figures which track software retail point-of-sale information, Roxio is number one at retail with almost 50% of the market and more than double that of its closest competitor in the CD-R Utilities Software Category in 2004.

Earlier this year Sonic Solutions completed it’s acquisition of Roxio’s valuable creation assets, which include market leading Toast Titanium and Jam for the Mac platform and a slew of creation apps for Windows such as the all new and rechristened Easy Media Creator 7. With the combined product lines of Roxio and Sonic, they have an installed base of over 150 million users.

This newest version of Roxio's award-winning Easy Media Creator digital media software combines technologies from both Roxio and Sonic® into the most comprehensive suite of CD and DVD authoring and burning, photo, video and music applications on the market. Available in retail channels in April 2005, Easy Media Creator 7.5 offers exceptional value to consumers who want to create, manage, share and preserve their personal digital content.

In addition to Roxio's PhotoSuite® 7 Platinum, VideoWave® 7 Professional, DVD Builder®, Disc Copier, and Creator Classic®, Easy Media Creator 7.5 also includes some of Sonic’s award-winning applications: Backup MyPC™ Deluxe 6 for comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery, MyDVD® Slideshow for fast and efficient creation of DVD slideshows from still photos, and CinePlayer™ 2 for high-quality playback of DVD-video content.

spacer

spacer

spacer

spacer
Easy Media Creator 7.5 demonstrates the power and potential of the Sonic and Roxio combination and illustrates Sonic Solutions’ unique position in the market,” said Dave Habiger, senior vice president and general manager of Roxio. “Easy Media Creator 7.5 is a must-have suite for owners of digital media devices such as cameras, camcorders, portable music players, and DVD burners, and is a compelling upgrade for our large installed base of users.”

In response to strong consumer appetite for music downloads, internet radio, and portable music players, Easy Media Creator introduces new audio features such as an LP and Tape Assistant that streamlines the conversion of analog recordings to digital, an Easy Audio Capture utility that provides a quick and effective way to record audio such as internet radio broadcasts, and an enhanced Sound Editor that now provides features for the precise manipulation of audio files and the creation of mixes.

Other new features in Easy Media Creator 7.5 include a Disc Image Loader that enables users to mount disc image files in a virtual drive as if they were discs in a physical drive; a DivX-to-DVD Creator that makes it easy to convert DivX content to DVD for playback in the living room; DVDInfo Pro for testing the performance of drives and media; support for LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Technology in Label Creator, the suite’s disc and label artwork creation component and support for Media Center PC PVR files.

Pricing and Availability
Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 will be widely available in early April 2005 throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The suggested retail price in the US is $99.95. Owners of previous versions of Roxio products and competitive applications are eligible for a $30 mail-in rebate. For more information on Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 and detailed descriptions of each of the new components visit Roxio's web site

VSO_468X60_promo

VSO_468X60_promo
about us | current articles | archive | home | advertise!
all right reserved copyright ©1999-2003. E-mail us.