Reprinted from a Roxio press release:

Consumers wishing to explore the next wave in DVD burning technology need look no further than Roxio’s comprehensive digital media suite, Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. Roxio today released a downloadable update to its best-selling suite that will immediately enable DVD Double Layer (DL) data burning capabilities and allow consumers to nearly double the amount of valuable personal data they can record to a single DVD +R DL disc.

“By an overwhelming margin, consumers are selecting Easy Media Creator 7 as the best way to explore the world of digital media,” said Tom Shea, President of Roxio. “Our tradition of thoughtfully implementing new and important technologies continues with the enhancement of our burning engine and recording technology to make double layer burning a trouble free and rewarding experience.”

Easy Media Creator 7 is the perfect complement to drive manufacturers’ double layer solutions. Not only is Easy Media Creator 7 widely heralded as the leading suite in the category securing top awards from CNET, PC Magazine, and EMedia, it brings rich capabilities, powerful technology and an intuitive approach to the dual layer recording process. Easy Media Creator 7 OEM edition with double layer support is currently being evaluated by several major hardware partners.

For retail customers, double layer data burning capabilities are available immediately through the Roxio Updater, which automatically connects via the Internet to Roxio’s support site and informs customers when updates are available for download. Support for double layer video authoring for retail versions of Easy Media Creator 7 will be released in the near future.

Rich Double Layer Burning Capabilities

  • Creator Classic: Data backup and audio disc creation component enables consumers to store up to 8.5 GB of data on a single DVD disc, which could include important documents and files such as users’ email database, spreadsheets, Word documents, or an estimated 2000 songs.
  • Drag-to-Disc: Packet-writing utility allows consumers to burn directly to a double layer DVD disc as simply and conveniently as dragging and dropping files over a desktop disc icon.
  • Disc Copier: Component for creating backup copies of CDs and DVDs will be enhanced in the near term to allow consumers to create near identical backups of non-encrypted dual-layer DVD movies.
  • DVD Builder: Authoring component for creating professional-looking DVDs, VCDs, and SVCDs of slideshows, movies, or recorded TV shows, will be released in the near future to permit consumers to create DVDs with up to 4 hours of DVD-quality video.

    Roxio Innovations Deliver Powerful Double Layer Burning Technology

  • Intelligent Layer Management: Ensures data is distributed evenly between layers to minimize writing and disc finalization time.
  • Accurate Playback: Intelligent separation of video stream between layers for uninterrupted video playback.
  • Player Compatibility: Strict adherence to DVD+R DL standard ensures high compatibility with standalone commercial DVD players.

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