Roxio Announces Easy CD Creator 5.3 Platinum, With Enhanced DVD Capabilities

Update Gives Consumer More Versatility to Manage Digital Media

Santa Clara, California - (September 30, 2002) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI), the Digital Media Company®, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, announced today the availability of Easy CD Creator 5.3 Platinum. The upgrade adds new DVD capabilities, such as support for data burning on DVD+R and DVD+RW drives and drive-specific support enhancements and a new digital media services link where consumers can sign up for free trial subscriptions to Roxio co-branded digital media subscription services for spoken word, Pressplay for music and SnapFish for photo.

"We are continuing to add functionality to our products based on how market trends are shaping the needs of our consumers," said Vito Salvaggio, vice president of product management for Roxio. "With the improved functionality on both CD and DVD drives, we ultimately provide consumers with more ways to manage their digital media."

Easy CD Creator 5.3 offers:

  • Data support for DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
  • Ability to duplicate non-copy protected video DVDs
  • Faster formatting for DVD+RW
  • Ability to play MP3Pro files
  • Drive-specific performance enhancements
  • Digital Media Services Link to Pressplay, and Roxio-SnapFish

Pricing and availability

Existing Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum customers can download for free the Easy CD Creator 5.3 Platinum update at

Easy CD Creator 5.3 Platinum is also available for a suggested retail price of $99.95 from Roxio at or 1-866-280-ROXI (7694) or software retailers.

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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