Sonic Solutions introduced eDVD? 4, the latest version of its DVD authoring software solution.
Sonic eDVD 4 enables authors to seamlessly link the video chapters and menu buttons on their DVD title to a wide range of PC-based files, URLs and bonus features, either on-disc or via the Internet.
"Our DVD authoring business depends heavily on our ability to push the boundaries of what is possible with DVD today," said Randy Hudson, CEO and President of New York-based media service company Broadness, and board member of the National DVD Association. "With eDVD 4, Sonic has created an application that enables us to combine DVD-Video and ROM content with Internet-delivered media to design DVD titles with the kind of explosive interactivity that keep our customers coming back."
Released in September 2004, eDVD 3 was the first point-and-click application to provide access to on-disc PDFs (portable document format), a wide variety of high-resolution graphic files and unlimited links to the Internet from a standard DVD-Video title. With eDVD 4, user has the ability to link to virtually any type of PC file including:
Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
High Definition video and audio files
Macromedia Flash files
Word and Excel documents
Software executables such as games or other specialized computer applications
eDVD 4 also features an unlimited license to include the InterActual Player application on replicated DVDs as well as the ability for authors to choose from ten player skins and customize the eDVD player's boot-up splash screen.
Sonic eDVD 4 will be available in June 2005 from Sonic-authorized resellers as well as online at www.sonic.com