Reprinted from a NewTech Infosystems press release:

NewTech Infosystems, Inc. (NTI) announced today CD & DVD-Maker 6.5 Platinum with new features and new packaging. CD & DVD-Maker simplifies today’s digital lifestyle by providing a single, low-cost solution for recording data, audio, photos and video on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW discs. With affordable pricing, NTI’s integrated EasySteps interface, and the most complete set of CD and DVD burning features on the market today, CD & DVD-Maker 6.5 Platinum is a must-have tool for both novices and experienced users.

New features with CD & DVD-Maker 6.5 Platinum include:

  • Automated audio track volume balancing for enhanced control when compiling audio CDs
  • Turn digital photos into a slideshow VCD or SVCD with background music that can be played back by most DVD players
  • DivX AVI to MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 (optional plug-in) encoders for easy VCD or SVCD creation
  • VCD and SVCD Menuing for menu chapter control–Add customized menus to Video CDs and Super Video CDs
  • DVD+R/+RW/-R/-RW support for DVD Data, DVD Copy and DVD packet writing
  • New easy-to-use MP3 and WMA CD layout
  • Enhanced Fraunhofer MP3 Decoder for increased speed, quality and improved utilization of system resources
  • Industry-leading Fraunhofer MP3 Encoder available as a plug-in
  • Improved JewelCase Maker 2.0 with support for both 8 cm. and 12 cm. disc labels and curved text plus background file templates for creating CD and DVD jewel case inserts
  • New Wave Editor that lets users cut, copy or paste to edit WAV files to their personal preferences. The sound quality of favorite songs can also be enhanced with professional effects and by filtering out unwanted pops, clicks and hisses. Supported sound effects include: Trim, Normalize, Fade, Echo, Filter and Amplify.

    In addition, CD & DV-Maker 6.5 Platinum includes all of the features that made the previous versions of NTI’s award-winning CD & DVD-Maker software so popular. By storing files on CDs or DVDs, users can free-up their hard drive’s capacity, protect critical files, and share videos and photo albums.

    As part of its commitment to deliver “Power with Simplicity,” CD & DVD-Maker 6.5 Platinum also features NTI’s exclusive Dynamic Drive Support (DDS) and Live Update technology. DDS eliminates time-consuming software/hardware compatibility issues. Live Update optimizes software compatibility with the user’s burner. Other features that are included to simplify the user’s recording experience include:

  • Media Sensing – Detects the correct speed available from the media and the drive
  • Smart Decision Support – Automatically selects the correct writing method
  • Session Explorer – Retrieves data from damaged CDs
  • Overburn Support – Burns to the edge of the CD for increased capacity (adds 2 plus minutes or up to 40MB)
  • Buffer UnderRun Support
  • Advanced, Built-in Caching

    “NTI CD & DVD-Maker 6.5 Platinum is all new,” said Bill Yao, President and CEO of NTI. “From the software to the features. Even the box is new. It delivers all the advanced features power users expect but it’s so easy, even novices are proud of their results. And,” he added, “it’s cost-effective, because users can burn data, audio, video and photos to CD and DVD with a single solution.”

    Pricing and Availability
    NTI CD & DVD-Maker 6.5 Platinum can be used with any Windows 9x/NT/Me/2000/XP Home/Professional system and is currently available with an introductory price of $55.99, a 20 percent savings, compared to the suggested retail price of US$69.99. Retail customers can purchase CD & DVD-Maker from leading retail stores and NTI’s online store at , as well as other online retailers. Businesses can obtain a Volume Site License directly from NTI at a discount price based on volume. The OEM bundle version of NTI CD & DVD-Maker is also available for CD and DVD drive manufacturers and PC / notebook system manufacturers.

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