June 29, 2005


MARIN COUNTY, CA - Sonic Solutions (www.sonic.com) has released eDVD 4, the latest version of its content enhancement solution for DVD. The eDVD tool is a point-and-click application allowing content authors to enhance standard DVD titles with interactive features like those planned for next-generation high definition (HD) disc formats. Compatible with any DVD authoring software, eDVD gives DVD-Video viewers a dynamic, Web-linked user experience when played on PC or Macintosh, and increases entertainment value by providing an on-screen presentation environment that integrates both video and bonus content.

Enhanced content supported by eDVD includes high definition video files, MP3s, Flash animations, PDF files, high-resolution graphic files, and executable applications. In addition, eDVD enables a DVD title to support unlimited links to the Internet.

In related news, Sonic's DigitalMedia Plus application suite is now shipping on HP desktop PCs. A task-based application hub with a streamlined user interface, DigitalMedia Plus gives HP the flexibility to select multiple Sonic application modules and create custom software offerings for different markets and SKUs. DigitalMedia Plus modules include CinePlayer for DVD playback, MyDVD for DVD creation and video editing, RecordNow for music and data mastering, Easy Archive for backup, Drive Letter Access (DLA) for drag-and-drop CD/DVD burning, and Express Labeler for Lightscribe-enabled disc printing.

For HP PCs and workstations, Sonic is providing an end-to-end solution that includes DVD playback, video editing and DVD creation, music and data mastering on CD and DVD, DLA packet writing and CD/DVD disc labeling.