Corel has completed the acquisition of the Roxio® business from Rovi Corporation. With this deal, Corel has expanded its product portfolio to include Roxio’s broad range of digital media and security solutions, including Roxio Creator®, the industry’s most popular digital media suite and Roxio® Toast®, the leading media conversion software on the Mac® platform.
Corel now adds the Roxio product line, including the following well-known products, to its portfolio:
- Roxio Creator® – Software to enhance, preserve, capture and share your digital media
- Roxio® Toast® – The ultimate multi-media toolkit for your Mac
- Roxio® Game Capture – Software and hardware solution to record your console gameplay
- Roxio® Easy VHS to DVD – Convert analog video tapes to digital video for sharing on DVD, online and mobile devices
- Roxio® CinePlayer® DVD Decoder – Watch your favorite DVDs on Windows Media Player
- Roxio® BackOnTrack™ Suite – Complete media protection solution that automatically keeps your memories safe and protects your PC from both hardware and software disasters
- Roxio® Secure Products – Powerful encryption for optical media and USB flash drives
“We want Roxio’s customers and partners to know that these products are an important addition to our portfolio and they will have a great home with Corel,” said Shawn Cadeau, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at Corel. “We look forward to bringing together the best of what Corel and Roxio have to offer as we work to deliver even richer, more rewarding experiences to our customers.”
With this acquisition, Corel will take advantage of its well-established global infrastructure to dramatically broaden distribution of Roxio products into new international markets. In addition, the company will draw upon the complementary video, photo, audio, and disc burning technologies found in both Roxio and Corel software to give users even more capabilities and further enhance Corel’s overall product portfolio. Corel also sees significant opportunities in combining the strengths of Corel’s and Roxio’s established retail and direct sales channels and large customer bases.
5 is a DVD player software program that runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, or
Windows 7. CinePlayer acts very similar to Windows Media Player but with better
video resolution and audio quality. Made by Roxio, CinePlayer 5 offers some of
the best DVD and media playback of any software on the market.|
CinePlayer 5 sticks to the basics with features. The player
offers all the standard controls you’d find on a DVD player: auto-resume,
subtitles, picture adjustment etc. For most consumers, the standard controls are
perfectly fine. Users that want hyper-customizing of software should definitely
look elsewhere. CinePlayer 5 is very plug-n-play.
The program is ridiculously simple to install and
just as easy to use. Navigating the software shouldn’t be a problem for those
familiar with standard DVD players. My one complaint with usability is that
users can’t customize their navigation shortcuts. Some programs allow you to
create your own keyboard shortcuts. For example, users hit ‘p’ on their keyboard
and the video pauses. A feature like this could come in handy but the
CinePlayer’s controls are fine.
Video quality is the reason to buy CinePlayer 5.
Users have plenty of options to tweak display resolution until the image looks
fantastic. CinePlayer offers an auto-adjust option that also works beautifully.
Playing a DVD through CinePlayer 5 gives you some of the best video resolution
Audio quality in previous versions of CinePlayer
has been mediocre to poor. But Roxio has made major improvements to this new
player. The software now decodes Dolby 5.1 surround sound which makes the movie
much more enjoyable. Users with headphones and surround sound will be very
impressed how real the experience feels. The audio does have one weakness: it
does not offer support for SRS TruSurround XT. TruSurround is the wave of the
future and the best surround system available today. If CinePlayer 5 supported
this format audio quality would be much better.
CinePlayer 5 recognizes that it’s biggest
strength is video quality and audio quality. As such, it doesn’t offer many
extra features like custom skins to appease customers. It’s focused on providing
consumers with what matters: amazing picture and sound. With that said, the
CinePlayer 5 does needs more options for customizing video and audio. They rely
too heavily on their auto-adjust settings which are great, but they could still
be improved through tweaking.
- Microsoft® Windows XP, Microsoft® Windows
Vista or Microsoft® Windows 7
- 1 GHz Pentium 4 processor or equivalent
- 512 MB RAM
- Minimum 100MB hard disk space required for
- DirectX 9.0c or later
- 32 MB video card with graphic overlay;
1024×768 video display, 32-bit Color Quality
- Windows-compatible sound card and speakers
- CD-ROM drive required for VCD and SVCD
- DVD-ROM drive required for DVD playback
- Windows-compatible mouse or Media
Center-compatible infrared remote control
CinePlayer® DVD Decoder Pack for Windows XP|
- Highest quality DVD playback on a PC
- Industry-leading DVD navigation
- Exceptional CinePlayer picture quality
- MPEG-2 video file support
Play DVDs on your PC with Roxio CinePlayer
DVD decoder software. Designed exclusively for Windows Media Player,
CinePlayer delivers superior video quality with optimal system performance,
featuring full frame rate video with no frame drops - all in amazing clarity
CinePlayer® DVD Decoder for Windows Vista™
- The highest quality DVD playback engine
on a Microsoft Windows Vista™ PC
- The industry's best DVD navigation
- Enables playback of DVD, MPEG-2 and
5.1-channel Dolby Digital files in Windows Media Player
- Supports a variety of VGA cards
Roxio's CinePlayer DVD Decoder Pack for
Windows Vista version 1.0 is designed exclusively
for Windows Media Player and is world renowned for its remarkable video
quality and superb audio clarity for DVD playback on your Windows Vista
Roxio Creator 2012
Enhance, preserve and share your digital media.
Roxio Creator 2012 includes just about everything
you need to easily enhance, preserve and share your digital media. This new
version of the best-selling suite includes more of everything you love about
Creator. More tools. More options. More fun!
Edit video and create DVDs. Fix and enhance
photos; create photo slideshows, cards and panoramas. Copy music; digitize LPs
and tapes. Convert audio and video files for mobile playback. Burn, back up,
copy and preserve files to CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc.
New features include eight stunning video effects
such as fire, rain and fairy dust, 50 world-class music tracks from Triple Scoop
Music and video conversion for DivX-certified devices. Plus now you can
revitalize the beauty in your pictures with powerful portrait-enhancing tools.
Also, Creator now includes full-featured
PhotoShow software: create stunning slideshows of your photos and videos to
enjoy on DVD. And this reliable digital media software suite is all you need to
convert video files to view on your iPad, iPhone or Android device.
Roxio Secure Burn|
Saving data on CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and
USB flash drives is a convenient way to share and preserve files within
an organization. However, removable media can be easily stolen, and loss
of unsecured data can result in penalties, lawsuits, harm to an
organization’s reputation. Now, Roxio provides powerful encryption for
optical media and USB flash drives, greatly reducing the risk of data
breaches. Roxio Secure offers three scalable products to meet the varied
needs of today's computing enterprise, large and small.
Roxio Secure Burn reliably burns data on CD,
DVD and Blu-ray Discs as easily as dragging and dropping files
and folders on the desktop. Powerful data encryption and
password protection ensure that the disc contents can only be
accessed by authorized users.
Roxio Secure Burn Plus takes secure burning to
the next level. It allows the IT administrator to control
employee disc access privileges. There is no need for a password
within administrator assigned departments, while access outside
of permitted groups is restricted.
Roxio Secure is a family of software products that encrypts files written to CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc or USB Flash media per organizational policies ensuring that the data on an organization's removable media remains safe and protected.
Roxio Burn can also span files and folders across multiple discs if they are too big to fit on one disc, and can burn and copy disc image files. There is more you can do with Roxio Secure Burn, but these are some of the key features. It is designed to make data disc burning and copying very light and streamlined, with just the essential features you need for your daily burning tasks. For a more complete description of the functionality of Roxio Burn, see the Help file in that application.
Roxio Toast 11 Titanium. Redesigned.
Now faster, easier and packed with new
New Toast 11 Titanium makes it easier than ever to capture, burn, convert, copy and share the digital media on your Mac.
Toast 11 Titanium, the best-selling Mac digital media app for over 10 years, makes it easier than ever to capture, burn, convert, copy and share digital media. Use Toast 11 to take videos and music from almost any source, convert them to other popular formats to enjoy on your iPad, iPhone, HDTV, online and more.
Toast's new design, including both video and step-by-step tutorials, helps you optimize the digital files on your Mac. New features include faster processing speeds, disc burning from multiple drives, export to formats like Flash, MKV and DivX Plus HD, and direct video sharing to Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo.
New & Improved in this Version:
- New! Easy to use Project Assistant and redesigned user interface
- New! Built-in video tutorials and printable step-by-step instructions
The ultimate media toolkit for your Mac,
- Capture audio & video from the web,
camcorders, DVDs, and LPs
- Copy discs with one click, create custom
DVD and HD compilations
- Convert your media for playback on
iPad™, iPhone® and more
- Share your video directly to YouTube™,
Facebook®, Vimeo®, and Twitter
- Burn CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs - even
faster with multiple drive