Sonic Solutions announced sales of its desktop DVD publishing software had topped 500,000 units--double the amount from four months earlier. But the company did not disclose how many copies had been sold directly to consumers and businesses as opposed to those distributed with PCs.
Sonic's DVDit! produces movies that can be played on many DVD players and CD-ROM drives. The software, which supports DVD-R/RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW formats, is bundled with some PCs or sold separately. Compaq Computer, for example, offers DVDit! on eight Presario consumer PC models with Pioneer DVD recording drives.