Sonic Brings Next Generation HD Interactivity to DVD with the Release of eDVD 4
Posted Jun 23, 2005

Sonic Solutions has announced the release of eDVD 4, the latest version of its content enhancement solution for DVD. eDVD is the first 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, according to Sonic.

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, Sonic reports. "

Enhanced content supported by eDVD includes high-definition video files, MP3s, Flash animations, PDF files, high-resolution graphic files, and even executable applications. eDVD brings this diverse supplemental material together with a DVD's video content into a single, customizable interactive presentation. In addition, eDVD enables a DVD title to support unlimited links to the Internet, thereby enabling ongoing access to updated material and making it easier for disc publishers to develop revenue-generating connections to their audience.

eDVD 4 is available at www.sonic.com and www.roxio.com at a U.S. suggested list price of $199.