September 16, 2002


MARIN COUNTY, CA - Sonic Soltions ( is now shipping DVD-Audio Creator LE, an affordable DVD-Audio authoring system developed in conjunction with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI). The new tool is the culmination of fours years of research and development between Sonic and MEI resulting in a graphically-driven authoring environment that allows users to create productions that are both aurally and visually exciting.

DVD-Audio Creator LE includes the ability to author all nine DVD-Audio title groups with 99 tracks per group, sequential and browseable slideshows, CPPM copy protection, and menus for accessing either High-Density Audio in Meridian Loss Packing (MLP) or LPCM formats, DTS or Dolby Digital audio streams, and MPEG-2 motion video.

Running on Windows 2000, DVD-Audio Creator LE can be used in conjunction with Sonic's Scenarist, DVD-Creator or DVD Fusion to provide a complete DVD-authoring suite. DVD-Audio Creator LE will be available on October 15th and is priced at $5,999. It can also be upgraded to the full version of DVD-Audio Creator.