Sonic DVD Player and DVD Creation Software Now Shipping on HP PCs and Workstations
Posted Jun 30, 2005

Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, today announced that Sonic's DigitalMedia Plus application suite is shipping on HP desktop PCs. A task-based application hub with 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 business PCs and workstations, Sonic is providing an end-to-end solution including DVD playback, video editing and DVD creation, music and data mastering on CD and DVD, DLA packet writing and CD/DVD disc labeling. DigitalMedia Plus for HP consumer PCs offers powerful features and capabilities including music and data mastering on CD and DVD, video editing, and DVD creation, archiving and backup of important files, and CD/DVD labeling.

In addition to centralizing and streamlining most digital media tasks, DigitalMedia Plus allows multiple Sonic applications to run simultaneously and share Sonic's powerful CD/DVD formatting and burning engine. For OEMs, the DigitalMedia Plus architecture saves substantial time in testing and qualifying applications and lowers the CPU processing resources required to run complex digital media software. For end users, DigitalMedia Plus greatly streamlines the digital lifestyle by allowing them to perform multiple tasks, such as archiving photos to DVD and ripping an audio CD simultaneously. With DigitalMedia Plus, HP can also offer its users a path to easily upgrade to Sonic's complete line of DigitalMedia products directly from HP and Sonic online, or in retail locations worldwide.

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