"...Roxio today unveiled Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum, the new version of the #1 selling CD burning software in the world. The new Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum boasts a redesigned intuitive user interface for burning music, photo, video and data CDs. Some of the new features include MP3 encoding, MS Audio support, a new video editor, MPEG-1 encoding and a new easy to use interface for DirectCD, the simple way to drag and drop files onto CD just like a floppy drive.
Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum's new music features allow users to create compilation CDs from favorite songs and to add transitions and cross-fades between tracks. With the new MP3 encoder, users can create MP3s from their favorite CDs and burn over 100 MP3s to CD that can be played in any MP3 player or CD-ROM drive. Other cool audio features include CD Spin Doctor. In addition, the new Easy CD Creator Music Project comes equipped with a 10-band equalizer, realizer and normalizer that users can use to enhance the sound quality of their MP3s and balance the loudness between tracks. With CD Copier, users can also burn a backup copy of any non-copy-protected CD.
Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum's new photo and video features make it easy and fun to create CD and Web photo albums, Video CDs and Video postcards. PhotoRelay is the ideal application for organizing, searching and cataloging digital photos and images. Consumers can create photo slideshows or web albums of their favorite photos, add music and special effects, then burn to CD and send to family and friends to be played on any PC, with no special software required. With the new Video Impression feature, users can easily create a VideoCD and burn it seamlessly to a format that can be viewed on VCD or DVD players or place a video clip in a professionally designed "postcard" frame and burn it to CD that can be played on any PC.
Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum is available in U.S. now with a suggested retail price of $99 with a $20 rebate coupon at retail outlets and the Roxio web site. Registered users of Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe can order, for a limited time, Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum direct from Roxio for an upgrade price of $49.95..."