Sonic's AuthorScript formatting and burning engine, has been selected to enable a range of DVD and CD recording features in Windows Vista.
The built-in AuthorScript engine provides features within Windows Vista that help users archive digital memories to CDs and DVDs, create custom music discs, and perform important data backup functions. Sonic is also working with Microsoft to develop digital media applications for Windows Vista. Certified for Windows Vista applications will include a range of applications within Sonic's Roxio product lines such as Roxio Easy Media Creator 9, the company's flagship digital media software suite. As part of the Windows Vista launch program agreement between Microsoft and Sonic, Microsoft will showcase Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 in a range of venues and programs as it prepares for the launch of Windows Vista.
Sonic and Microsoft entered into a multi-year licensing agreement in which Microsoft licensed Sonic's DVD-Video authoring technology. Under this agreement, Sonic is providing core DVD technology and development expertise to Microsoft. This and subsequent agreements between the two companies enables Microsoft to embed Sonic's AuthorScript formatting and burning engine in Windows Vista and includes AuthorScript modules for DVD-Video formatting and burning, DVD-Video slideshow creation and burning, DVD-ROM and CD-ROM data burning, and CD-Audio burning.