Roxio to Provide Award-Winning Digital Media Software for Compaq EVO and Presario Notebook PCs From HP

Roxio's #1 Selling CD and DVD Recording Software, Easy CD Creator, to be Bundled With HP's Notebook PCs

Santa Clara, California - (November 4, 2002) -Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI), the Digital Media Company®, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, announced today that its easy-to-use digital media software, Easy CD Creator®, will be bundled on Compaq Evo commercial notebook PCs and Compaq Presario consumer notebook PCs from HP.

"We are very excited to continue working with HP to provide consumers the world's most popular CD and DVD recording software, Easy CD Creator," said Chris Gorog, President and CEO of Roxio. "We are pleased and excited to continue to strengthen our business alliance with HP."

Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5.3 basic will be bundled with HP Pavilion notebook PCs beginning in January 2003. Easy CD Creator 5.3 basic offers consumers a variety of CD and DVD recording options, including the ability to burn MP3s to CD, archive photos to CD, and backup valuable data to CD or DVD.

Consumers who want additional CD and DVD burning capabilities can upgrade to Roxio's full-featured software Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum. Consumers can purchase the upgrade from within the software, direct from Roxio at or at their local retailer.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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