Roxio Announces Launch of Toast 7

Reprinted from a Sonic Solutions press release:

Roxio Pushes CD & DVD Burning Boundaries with Launch of Toast 7

Delivers Mac Platform Firsts Including Music DVD, Multi-Image HD Slideshows, Data Spanning and One-Step DivX Disc Creation

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, today announced Toast 7, the most significant upgrade ever to its industry-leading Mac CD & DVD burning suite. Toast 7 complements and extends the functionality of the Mac OS and iLife applications with innovative new features and ground-breaking capabilities that empower users to copy, save, hear and see their entire digital life on CD and DVD. Toast 7 will be publicly available direct from Roxio starting August 31 and in stores in early September.

Headlining the latest version is a number of features that make previously impossible tasks a reality for Mac users. These features include multi-image High Definition slideshows with pan and zoom effects, transitions and background soundtracks, audio DVDs with over 50 hours of rich Dolby quality music and advanced navigation, and data spanning, which allows users to backup large files, folders and applications across multiple CDs and DVDs.

“Toast 7 delivers enhancements and features that Ive always wanted along with some ingenious capabilities that I never even knew I needed,” said Thomas Santee, Toast 7 beta tester. “Although its packed with new features, Toast 7 has the same simple workflow and a design that I know so well.”

Toast 7 also breaks new ground by becoming the first third-party application on any platform to support DivX 6. The integration of the latest powerful compression technology allows users, in a single step, to turn DivX format files into DVD-Video discs. In addition, users are able to convert any video file to DivX and turn iMovie HD and FinalCut HD projects into true high-definition video discs to enjoy in the comfort of their living room on their DivX HD-enabled DVD player.

“Toast 7 defines a new standard in burning and is the source for quickly and effectively protecting, sharing and enjoying a lifetime of digital music, movies and photos on CD and DVD,” said Adam Fingerman, director of product management, Roxio. “This latest version will appeal to Mac users who want to go far beyond the basic features of all other burning applications, and to audio and video enthusiasts who demand the widest possible file support and professional quality options.”

Toast 7 will be available August 31st direct from Roxio at ( and will be widely available at retail stores in early September for a suggested retail price of US$99.95. Toast 7 is currently available for pre-order from select online retailers. In the United States, a $20 mail-in rebate will be available on August 31st to current owners of Toast, Jam, Popcorn, The Boom Box, iLife, and Mac OS X. Details are included in the box. Registered Toast, Jam, Popcorn and The Boom Box users will be eligible for other discounts direct from Roxio.

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