Sonic Solutions and America Online, Inc. have signed a licensing agreement that allows AOL to incorporate Sonic's CD-audio, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM burning technologies into its interactive and Web-based applications and services. MusicNet on AOL, a premium music subscription service launched at the time of the announcement, will include the Sonic AuthorScript Software Developer's Kit for CD and DVD burning. Support for CD burning in MusicNet on AOL allows members who browse and purchase music tracks from the vast MusicNet on AOL catalog to burn them "safely and legally," Sonic and AOL say, directly to CD.
Sonic's AuthorScript SDK is a leading engine for DVD and VCD formatting and burning. Sonic has added CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and audio mastering to AuthorScript via the award-winning Primo SDK technology that Sonic acquired from VERITAS in December 2002. AuthorScript, coupled with the newly integrated VERITAS technology, offers a complete set of data, media, and audio formatting and burning modules. AuthorScript licensees include Adobe, Easy Systems Japan, Microsoft, and Sony.