Sonic Solutions’ MyDVD brings low-cost DVD Publishing to the home

Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq:SNIC) announced today that it is shipping MyDVD, the first consumer software that allows home users to publish their DVD content on low-cost CD-R media. With a suggested retail price of only $99 U.S., MyDVD makes it easy for consumers to create interactive scrapbooks that include videos, images and music to remember and share their birthday parties, sports events, vacations, anniversaries and other personal memories.

Based on Sonic’s award-winning DVDit application for professional desktop DVD publishing, MyDVD’s simple drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to select video clips and images, build menus and preview a title in minutes. Projects created with MyDVD can be written to low-cost CD recorders, allowing home video publishers to easily share their videos on a low-cost, universal medium. MyDVD also includes a software viewer on each disc, so that a CD-R with DVD content, a cDVD, can be played on any of the hundreds of millions of PCs equipped with high-speed CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives.

“MyDVD is the ”killer app“ for video publishing because it brings life and excitement to home movies,” said James Manning, Product Manager for MyDVD and DVDit!. “You don’t have to watch hours of boring video footage any longer. With MyDVD you can choose the clips you want, add menus, record them to a disc, and share them with anyone who has a PC.”

MyDVD is powered by the same high-performance DVD formatting engine that is the foundation of Sonic DVD Creator®, DVD Fusion® and DVDit!, and which has been used to author hundreds of thousands of Hollywood movies, corporate, and consumer DVD titles. With its intuitive user interface, MyDVD makes it simple for anyone to record titles without grappling with any of the complex intricacies of the DVD-video specification. With support for Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium, and Windows NT, MyDVD can be used on almost any PC platform, and with the widest range of PC-based video editing systems, by consumer video enthusiasts everywhere.

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