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    RAVISENT Launches iDVD

    MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2001--RAVISENT Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:RVST - news), a software and intellectual property licensing company, today announces the release of iDVD(TM).

    The iDVD(TM) suite of software solutions enables PC users in real-time to capture, encode, edit, author, and burn home video on recordable CD or DVD drives and playback the disk content all from their PCs. RAVISENT will demonstrate the iDVD(TM) suite at Comdex Fall in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 12-16, 2001 at booth number L5555-29DVD.

    The iDVD(TM) suite includes RAVISENT's CinePlayer DVD 4.0 and neoDVDstandard 2.0 from MedioStream, Inc. The distribution of neoDVDstandard 2.0 software is based on a product distribution alliance between RAVISENT and MedioStream. Through this new alliance, RAVISENT will market MedioStream's neoDVDstandard authoring tool as part of the iDVD(TM) suite.

    The iDVD(TM) suite can be purchased starting today directly from RAVISENT's retail site at www.ravisentdirect.com. The iDVD(TM) suite promises to make DVD and Video CD editing, authoring, burning and playback of home video a simple and rewarding experience right from a desktop PC. Each of the individual products offered under the iDVD bundle, if purchased separately, would cost about $150.00. The iDVD suite will be offered at an introductory price of $129.95.

    "iDVD offers a tremendous value to the marketplace,'' stated Sebastian Pistritto, Vice President of Marketing for RAVISENT". The iDVD suite is designed to empower the individual users with software tools to create content and personalize their home video experience.''

    "We are pleased to be working with RAVISENT, a DVD industry leader, to launch its PC-based iDVD suite of software solutions. We are confident that RAVISENT's market presence will assist us in bringing MedioStream's DVD authoring tools to the rapidly-expanding home video market,'' said Gordon Duran Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MedioStream.

    The iDVD software suite is supported on Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition and Windows XP.

    About iDVD(TM)

    iDVD(TM) is a suite of software solutions that enables PC users in real-time to capture, encode, edit, author, and burn their home video on their recordable CD or DVD drives and playback the DVD content all from their PC. iDVD(TM) includes RAVISENT's CinePlayer DVD 4.0 and neoDVDstandard 2.0 from MedioStream.

    About neoDVDstandard 2.0

    Designed specifically for the home camcorder user, neoDVDstandard offers a complete, real-time end-to-end software solution for camcorder users to easily capture, edit, compress, author and burn DVD or VCD files onto their recordable DVD and CD drives. With no video processing experience, the average camcorder user can quickly and easily create broadcast-quality videos right from their home PC.

    neoDVDstandard requires one FireWire connector and a AGP graphics card with 8MB memory; other system requirements apply please see www.mediostream.com for details.

    About Software CinePlayer(TM) DVD 4.0

    Software CinePlayer(TM) 4.0 is RAVISENT's latest generation software DVD playback solution. This application shares the software core of RAVISENT's Software CineMaster® DVD solutions currently shipping with several PC OEMs nationwide.

    RAVISENT's Software CinePlayer is a high-performance software DVD and MPEG-2 decoding solution designed to decode and playback DVD-Video, MPEG Video and Broadcast MPEG Video content on PCs. For more information about iDVD(TM), and CinePlayer DVD visit www.ravisentdirect.com.

    About MedioStream

    MedioStream, Inc. delivers the latest digital video technology to the consumer market through innovative, simple and easy-to-use software solutions. MedioStream's digital video solutions include real-time authoring software and multi-format conversion options.

    As a leader in Host Signal Processing (HSP) technology, MedioStream pioneered the first real-time software MPEG-2 and DVD codecs, which can greatly enhance the functionality and features of digital VCR, DVD authoring, video streaming, and video editing applications.

    MedioStream is the first company to offer a complete end-to-end software solution that integrates real-time DV to MPEG-2 conversion with DVD authoring and burning. Founded in September 1998, MedioStream is based in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit www.mediostream.com.

    About RAVISENT Technologies Inc.

    RAVISENT is a software and intellectual property licensing company. RAVISENT's solutions are incorporated in products from leading manufacturers, including Gateway, Elsa, Matrox, ATI Technologies and STMicroelectronics. Founded in 1994, RAVISENT is a global company, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Silicon Valley and Japan.

    On June 28, 2001, RAVISENT announced that it has offered to purchase all of the outstanding shares of eMation, Ltd. in exchange for 8 million shares of RAVISENT common stock and the assumption by RAVISENT of $5 million of eMation indebtedness. The acquisition of eMation is subject to a number of closing conditions including, but not limited to, the approval by RAVISENT stockholders.

    More information about RAVISENT is available at www.ravisent.com.

    All companies and product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that relate to RAVISENT's future business and financial performance. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual events of future results to differ from those discussed herein.

    Such factors include, among others: RAVISENT's ability to consummate the acquisition of eMation and to achieve any benefits from the acquisition, the possibility that the closing conditions to the acquisition of eMation may not be satisfied and that the acquisition may not occur, the viability of DRM technology, the potential for growth in the pervasive computing market; RAVISENT's recent change in its business model, its limited operating history, fluctuating quarterly operating results, expectation of future losses, anticipated price declines in products, dependence on its current product lines, dependence on a small number of customers, lack of long-term commitments with customers, dependence on manufacturers and strategic relationships, product delays, the difficulty of protecting proprietary rights, the ability to manage growth and attract and retain additional personnel, the potential for defects in its products, risks from international operations, its ability to raise capital in the future, its dependence on the personal computer and consumer electronics industries, competition, its ability to manage technological change and respond to evolving industry standards, and government regulation. Investors are advised to read RAVISENT's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and Forms 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Factors Affecting Operating Results,'' for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

    Copyright(c)2001 RAVISENT Technologies. All rights reserved. Contact: RAVISENT Technologies Inc. Sebastian Pistritto, 610/407-7331 [email protected]

    Friday, November 9, 2001

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  • [News] RAVISENT Launches iDVD (6:00AM)
    Thursday, November 8, 2001

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  • [News] Sigma MPEG Decoders Proliferate in IP Video Appliances (8:00AM)
    Wednesday, November 7, 2001

  • [News] FEATURE-Terrorism, recession take toll on showbiz (1:00PM)
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  • [News] ''Clones'' hitches new trailer to "Potter'' print (5:00AM)

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