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Sonic and RealNetworks team up for DVD tech

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Sep 2007 15:31

Sonic and RealNetworks team up for DVD tech Sonic Solutions announced a multi-year, global licensing agreement with RealNetworks for Sonic AuthorScript. AuthorScript is a media formatting and CD/DVD burning engine. RealNetworks has integrated the AuthorScript DVD burn technology into the new version of the RealPlayer, enabling users to reliably burn personal content and online digital media entertainment files that are not DRM protected to CD or DVDs that play on the more than one billion DVD players installed worldwide.
The new DVD burning functionality forms an important bridge between the PC and the TV, enabling RealPlayer Plus users to view their online content in the comfort of their living rooms. Resulting discs translate into hours of uninterrupted personalized programming that can be enjoyed around the house and on the go, and safely archived for future viewing. The new RealPlayer recognizes DRM video protection systems and does not copy DRM-protected content.

"Providing consumers with the control and flexibility to view, save and experience online video whenever and wherever they choose is a key focus for how Real is approaching the Internet video revolution," said Jeff Chasen, vice president of player and horizontal products at Real. "The inclusion of Sonic's powerful AuthorScript technology in the new RealPlayer is a significant value to our customers and is a key component to extending digital entertainment beyond the PC."

Those interested in creating customized DVDs of their favorite online content can upgrade to the "Plus" version of the new RealPlayer for $29.99

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