Roxio is putting out a pair of media manipulation applications this week.
First up is Crunch, a Mac app design to convert video for iTunes, iPod, Apple TV, and (hopefully) iPhone playback. Crunch ($40) will handle DivX, AVI, MPEG and even DVDs… though it won’t remove encryption. Check out the AppleInsider pre-release review.
In conjunction with the Blackberry Curve announcement, RIM and Sonic introduced a (free) Blackberry-specific Media Manger (PC only) for multimedia organization, conversion, and transfer. Pearl and 8800 owners will also be provided the software at some point. If the Blackberry Forums are any indication, an app like this is long overdue and will be useful in pitching Berries are non-business phones.