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Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition

Roxio Announces Retail Availability of Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition

- Industry Leading Digital Media Suite Adds Advanced High Definition Support and New Audio and Backup Features -

29 September 2008 — Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced the retail availability of Roxio Creator™ 2009 Ultimate Edition, a premium version of the company’s market-leading digital media suite. Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition offers everything available in the recently announced Roxio Creator 2009 for completing photo, video, and multimedia projects quickly and easily, as well as Blu-ray Disc High Definition (HD) support and advanced audio and backup capabilities. Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition is available today at and in major retail stores worldwide for £69.99.

“Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition is the perfect suite for any digital media enthusiast looking to make the most of their photo, video and audio collections,” said Vito Salvaggio, vice president of consumer products, Roxio division of Sonic Solutions. “In addition to the broad range of innovative new features available in Creator 2009, such as secure online sharing, moving audiobook CD to iPods and other portable players, and the ability to burn HD video content onto standard DVD discs for play back on Blu-ray players, consumers can go a step further with the powerful yet easy-to-use features included in the Ultimate version.”

Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition includes all the features and enhancement of the Creator 2009 plus additional new applications such as High-Def/Blu-ray Disc plug-in and a comprehensive set of audio and backup tools which would cost over £150 if purchased separately.*

Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition Highlights:

- High Definition DVDs and Blu-ray Discs™
Enabled by a High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-in which is included in the Ultimate version, consumers can author their own Blu-ray Disc movies with professionally designed custom high definition menus, and play them back on their HDTV using a set top Blu-ray player or PlayStation 3®.

- BackOnTrack™ PC Disaster Recovery
Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition enables users to backup an entire hard drive including the operating system, files, settings and programmes and easily restore it in case of hardware failure, virus attacks or other disasters.

- BIAS SoundSoap™
SoundSoap’s advanced audio noise reduction system dramatically removes all types of unwanted noise from almost any audio, music or video soundtrack. Using a simple interface, users can easily remove unwanted hiss, room noise, rumble, electrical hum and other background noise from almost any video soundtracks.

- SmartSound SonicFire Pro™
SonicFire Pro is a music creation application designed for videographers to create professional quality music that perfectly matches the mood and length of the video production or slideshow, while giving ultimate control over the music creation process.

Pricing and Availability
Roxio Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition is available today from PC World, Dixons,, Staples and other retail outlets, plus at a suggested retail price of £69.99.

Roxio Creator 2009 is also available to buy from retail stores for an SRP of £49.99.


Notes to Editors:

*Based on SRP

About Roxio:
Roxio, Sonic’s consumer products group, develops a range of award-winning digital media creation, management, preservation, sharing, and enjoyment applications for home and business users under the Roxio brand. Roxio products offer the perfect blend of ease and power, enabling consumers to achieve professional results from their photo, video, and music projects with minimal effort. Roxio’s flagship applications, Creator® for the PC and Toast® for the Apple Macintosh, are the best-selling products in their respective categories in North American retail.

Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC;, enables the creation, management, and enjoyment of digital media content through its Hollywood to Home™ products, services, and technologies. Sonic's products range from the advanced authoring systems used to produce Hollywood DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles to the award-winning Roxio-branded photo, video, music, and digital-media management applications and services. Sonic's patented technologies and AuthorScript® media engine are relied upon by leading technology firms to define rich media experiences on a wide array of consumer electronics, mobile devices, set-top players, retail kiosks, and PCs. Always an innovator, Sonic has taken a leading role in helping professional and consumer markets make the successful transition to the new high-definition media formats and, through the Qflix™ platform, Sonic is defining new models for the digital distribution of Hollywood entertainment. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

Forward Looking Statements:
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of Creator 2009 Ultimate Edition. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in Sonic Solutions’ annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with Sonic Solutions’ most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Sonic Solutions does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, the Roxio logo, Creator, Toast, BackOnTrack, Hollywood to Home, AuthorScript and Qflix are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by Sonic Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.

Editor's Contact:
Peppa Sheridan
+44 (0) 1908 278106

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