Roxio Releases DVD Decoder Compatible with Windows Vista
CinePlayer DVD Decoder Pack for Windows Media Player Enables Superior DVD Movie Viewing and Listening Experience
Santa Clara, California (April 17, 2007) -- Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today released CinePlayer® DVD Decoder Pack, an enhancement for Windows Vista that provides high-quality DVD viewing in Windows Media Player. The CinePlayer DVD Decoder provides full-screen, full-frame rate playback of DVD-Video and MPEG-2 files with amazingly sharp and detailed picture quality. The Windows Vista version of Sonic's extremely popular plug-in for Windows XP, CinePlayer DVD Decoder now also supports Dolby® Digital 5.1-channel surround sound for enhanced audio enjoyment. Ideal for movie lovers and business travelers, CinePlayer DVD Decoder is available direct from Roxio at (http://www.roxio.com) for a suggested price of $14.99, and can also be found through Microsoft's Windows Media Player Web site http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx.
"We are extremely pleased that Roxio is one of the technology leaders engaged in supporting the launch of Windows Vista and is working with us to bring the DVD playback experience to all Windows Vista users," said Justin Hutchinson, Senior Product Manager in the Windows Business Group. "By making the CinePlayer DVD Decoder available to end-users, OEMs, and corporate accounts, Sonic is enabling people to enjoy quality movies experiences on Windows Vista."
Designed specifically for optimal performance on Windows Vista, CinePlayer DVD Decoder Pack includes the Microsoft audio and video decoders that are standard in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate. With CinePlayer DVD Decoder Pack, users of other versions, including Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Business, and Windows Vista Enterprise, can enjoy high-quality DVD and MPEG-2 video playback in Windows Media Player.
"Easy to download and install, CinePlayer DVD Decoder is a cost-effective and efficient solution for Windows Vista users wishing to add rich, trouble-free DVD playback capabilities to Windows Media Player," said Michael Demeyer, vice president product management, Roxio division of Sonic Solutions. "Given the tremendous success of our DVD Decoder Pack for Windows XP, we fully anticipate that this latest version will reinforce positive brand awareness and drive significant consumer traffic to Roxio.com from the Microsoft site."
Sonic's Consumer Products Group develops a range of award-winning digital media creation, management, preservation, sharing, and enjoyment applications for home and business users under the Roxio brand. Roxio products offer the perfect blend of ease and power, enabling consumers to achieve professional results from their photo, video, and music projects with minimal effort. Roxio's flagship applications, Easy Media Creator for the PC and Toast for the Apple Macintosh, are the best-selling products in their respective categories in North American retail.
Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) enables the creation, management, and enjoyment of digital media content from Hollywood to home. Sonic's products range from the advanced authoring systems used to produce the vast majority of Hollywood's DVD film releases to the award-winning Roxio®-branded photo, video, music, and digital-media management applications. Sonic's patented technologies and AuthorScript™ media engine are relied upon by leading technology firms to define rich media experiences on a wide array of consumer electronics, mobile devices, set-top players, retail kiosks, and PCs. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
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