Roxio, the software side of Adaptec, has announced Easy CD Creator 5 Titanium, the next version of the company’s Windows CD recording software. No formal details have been released by the new feature list is expected to follow the recently announced Toast 5 Titanium, the Mac version of Easy CD Creator. The most significant new features in the upgrade are expected to include MPEG encoding for creating VideoCDs and support for most DVD-RAM and DVD-R/RW drives. Toast 5 Titanium also adds background CD burning, the CD Spin Doctor audio clean-up software and CD labelling software – which are all currently implemented in Easy CD Creator 4. Other Mac-specific features in Toast 5 Titanium include support for Mac OS X, a redesigned interface to fit with OS X’s Aqua look-&-feel. It also ships with the iView Multimedia media cataloguing software and Qdesign MVP, a digital media player and converter. Toast 5 Titanium will ship in the spring in the US for $99. UK pricing and availability for both products has yet to be announced.