New Roxio 'Crunch' Outputs Video to iTunes

May 09, 2007

Sonic Solutions' Roxio division released Roxio Crunch on Tuesday, a software package that is being pitched as an easy soluton to transcode video to the Apple TV and other Apple hardware.

While Roxio already offers transcoding solutions -- its Popcorn product, for example -- Crunch offers "straightforward" or preprogrammed settings to output to Apple's iPod or iPhone. Although the Mac-only product is being sold for $39.99, a hybrid Windows/Mac version will be available later this quarter for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

"Apple TV, iPod and iPhone are part of a new wave of devices that provide consumers with a broader range of options for how and where they enjoy their personal entertainment," said Vito Salvaggio, vice president, Mac Business Unit of Sonic Solutions, in a statement. "We are pleased to offer consumers an easy way for enjoying all their video content on these exciting new Apple devices."

The software converts native QuickTime file formats, such as DV, AVI, MOV, and MPEG-4, as well as non-native formats including MPEG-2 and DiVX. The Apple TV, iPod, and iPhone, are all preconfigured options. Finally, the software adds converted files to Apple's iTunes software, where appropriate.

Copyright 2007 by Ziff Davis Media, Distributed by United Press International

Explore further: Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Physicists discuss quantum pigeonhole principle

12 hours ago

The pigeonhole principle: "If you put three pigeons in two pigeonholes at least two of the pigeons end up in the same hole." So where's the argument? Physicists say there is an important argument. While the ...

Giant crater in Russia's far north sparks mystery

14 hours ago

A vast crater discovered in a remote region of Siberia known to locals as "the end of the world" is causing a sensation in Russia, with a group of scientists being sent to investigate.

NASA Mars spacecraft prepare for close comet flyby

14 hours ago

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19.

Recommended for you

Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

7 hours ago

(AP)—Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.

Body by smartphone

Jul 30, 2014

We love our smartphones. Since they marched out of the corporate world and into the hands of consumers about 10 years ago, we've relied more and more on our iPhone and Android devices to organize our schedules, ...

Breakthrough elastic cloud-to cloud networking

Jul 30, 2014

Scientists from AT&T, IBM and Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) announced a proof-of-concept technology that reduces set up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity from days to seconds. This advance is a major step forward ...

Security CTO to detail Android Fake ID flaw at Black Hat

Jul 29, 2014

Where have you heard this before: A team of security researchers discover a security flaw in Android devices. This is, however, news. This time, experts are talking about a flaw that involves a widespread ...

User comments : 0