In addition to Roxio's PhotoSuite 7 Platinum, VideoWave 7 Professional, DVD Builder, Disc Copier, and Creator Classic, Easy Media Creator 7.5 also includes three of Sonic's applications: Backup MyPC Deluxe 6 for comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery; MyDVD Slideshow for fast and efficient creation of DVD slideshows from still photos; and CinePlayer 2 for high-quality playback of DVD-video content. In response to strong consumer appetite for music downloads, Internet radio, and portable music players, Easy Media Creator introduces new audio features such as an LP and Tape Assistant that streamlines the conversion of analog recordings to digital; an Easy Audio Capture utility that provides a quick and effective way to record audio such as Internet radio broadcasts; and an enhanced Sound Editor that now provides features for the precise manipulation of audio files and the creation of mixes.
Other new features in Easy Media Creator 7.5 include a Disc Image Loader that enables users to mount disc image files in a virtual drive as if they were discs in a physical drive; a DivX-to-DVD Creator that makes it easy to convert DivX content to DVD for playback in the living room; DVDInfo Pro for testing the performance of drives and media; support for LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Technology in Label Creator, the suite's disc and label artwork creation component; and support for Media Center PC PVR files.
Easy Media Creator 7.5 will be widely available in early April 2005 throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The suggested retail price in the US is $99.95. Owners of previous versions of Roxio products and competitive applications are eligible for a $30 mail-in rebate.