High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Qflix is a proprietary technology developed and licensed by Sonic Solutions and Pioneer Corporation to add CSS copy protection/DRM to recordable DVD-R media. Qflix is an implementation of the DVD Forum's DVD-Download specification, including extensions to the optical drive command set defined by the Mt. Fuji group of the IT industry. Sonic hopes to establish Qflix as a standard for recordable CSS and charge royalties for its use. Recordable CSS (also known as CSS Managed Recording) was first announced by Sonic Solutions at the end of 2005 and was enabled by the DVD CCA in an amendment late in 2007j. By using recordable CSS, movies can be burned to DVD in encrypted form just as on regular mass-manufactured DVDs. Burning CSS to recordable DVD requires special DVD burners and special-made recordable DVD-R media. A first Qflix drive from Pioneer including special Qflix media became available end of 2008. Prices of drives and media are higher than standard DVD drives and media. Dual-layer Qflix discs (DVD-9s) are expected to be available in the second half of 2009.