Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, announced it will add HD functionality to its Toast CD and DVD burning software. The company also announced special pricing on its complete line of Mac OS X products, including Toast and Toast with Jam, which combines Toast 6 Titanium burning software with a rich array of studio-quality audio software. Roxio added Popcorn, software enabling users to copy non-encrypted DVD-Video discs, to its consumer line-up.
Support for HD content in future versions of Toast will enable users to import HD program files and automatically create anamorphic widescreen DVDs that preserve the 16x9 aspect ratio.
Popcorn, the newest addition to Roxio's Mac OS software line, enables consumers to back up their non-encrypted DVD-Video discs. Popcorn features flexible compression and extraction to fit video content onto a single-layer recordable DVD, while maximizing visual quality and use of disc space. Popcorn integrates Toast burning technology to ensure superior results with legendary ease-of-use, and is compatible with discs created using Apple's iDVD and DVD Studio Pro applications, as well as those recorded with set-top DVD recorders.