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Roxio today announced Toast 7, the most significant upgrade ever to its Mac CD & DVD burning suite.
Toast 7 will be publicly available direct from Roxio starting August 31 and in stores in
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 I've always wanted along with some
ingenious capabilities that I never even knew I needed," said Thomas Santee, Toast 7 beta
tester. "Although it's packed with new features, Toast 7 has the same simple workflow and a
design that I know so well."
Toast 7 also supports DivX 6. The integration of the latest compression technology allows
users 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
Toast 7 New Feature Highlights:
Data Spanning: Span large files and folders across multiple CDs and DVDs. Quickly restore an
entire disc set or a single file.
Simple Hybrid: Create hybrid discs with unique content for Mac or Windows users.
Customized Discs: Personalize your data discs with custom icons and backgrounds.
iLife Browser: Instantly access all your music, photos, and movies with the iLife media
Music DVDs: Enjoy audio DVDs in standard DVD players with over 50 hours of music, on-screen
TV menus, and navigation with smart playlists and shuffle play.
High Fidelity: Add Dolby Digital sound or full-quality 96 kHz, 24 bit audio.
Instant Audio Capture: Capture live audio to add to iTunes with Roxio's Dashboard widget,
Extended Audio File Support: Convert audio files to the newly supported OGG, FLAC, and AAC
formats. Use all popular formats including OGG and FLAC in audio CDs and music DVDs.
One-Step DivX to DVD: Turn DivX format files into DVDs to watch in your living room.
HD CDs and DVDs: Turn iMovie HD or Final Cut HD projects into DivX HD discs ? enjoy true
720p high-definition video on a standard CD or DVD today.
Menu Styles: Select from a gallery of DVD menu styles, and add chapter menus or slide menus
with shuffle mode.
Multi-Image HD Slideshows: Turn still photos into stunning multi-image HD slideshows with
collages, motion effects, and soundtracks.
Extended Video File Support: Convert video files to DivX, 3GPP, H.264, AAC and more. Watch
on your portable player, cell phone or Sony PlayStation Portable. Convert audio tracks from
DVDs into audio CDs.
DVD Compression: Compress and copy an entire 9 GB dual-layer DVD-Video to a standard 4.7 GB
recordable DVD disc.
Flexible DVD Copy Options: Maximize video quality by selecting the items on a DVD to copy
such as main movie, language and audio format.
VR Disc Copying: Import and copy from VR discs created in set-top DVD recorders and
camcorders. Extract individual titles and chapters from standard DVDs.
Auto Disc Mounting: Mount virtual image drives directly from the desktop.
Pricing and Availability
Toast 7 will be available August 31st direct from Roxio at ( http://www.roxio.com/go/toast7
) 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 31 st 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.