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Roxio Toast 7 to Support DivX Technology(August 29, 2005)
DivX, Inc., the company that created the revolutionary, patent-pending DivX(R) video compression technology, today announced that Roxio Toast 7 from Sonic breaks new ground by becoming the first third-party software to include comprehensive support for DivX 6 and enable users to encode, decode and playback content using the latest in innovative video compression technology. Support for DivX 6 also provides Mac users with the ability for the first time to turn iMovie HD and Final Cut HD projects into true High Definition DVDs that they can enjoy in the comfort of their living room on their DivX HD-enabled DVD player. Toast 7 is the latest product from Roxio to support DivX technologies, which are also integrated into Roxio's award-winning Easy Media Creator 7.5.
"DivX is the clear industry leader and the creator of the most widely adopted and utilized video format of its kind," said Vito Salvaggio, vice president of product marketing, Roxio. "DivX 6 is an important part of an extremely compelling product release that's packed with innovative features and Mac platform firsts."
Using the latest in video compression innovations, DivX 6 is also the first choice of filmmakers who are able to output movies in a wide range of bitrates and resolutions, from those suitable to portable devices all the way up to stunning High Definition formats.
"Roxio creates great products that take advantage of DivX technology to give consumers a new kind of digital video experience," said Kevin Hell, Chief Operating Officer at DivX, Inc., "and we are grateful for their early support of DivX 6."
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.
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