Ulead, who promised to bring a host of Blu-ray authoring featuring to its latest, let to be releases, DVD package DVD MovieFactory 5 has announced that it is backtracking its decision.

In a statement released by the company Ulead Systems said: "The company will remove Blu-ray Disc-related functions from the recently released version of Ulead DVD MovieFactory. Ulead will disable direct recording to Blu-ray Disc by removing the BD DiscRecorder module from the product. Blu-ray Disc authoring will also be removed from the DVD MovieFactory 5 authoring module. Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 retains support for authoring video to the high-definition HD-DVD format".

It is thought that the testing process is taking longer than expected.

“We remain committed to providing customers the best video experience no matter the next generation disc format they choose and look forward to re-instating support for Blu-ray Disc when the current verification process is complete”, Eldon C. M. Liu, president of Ulead said.

Ulead and InterVideo are confident that the testing process will conclude smoothly and that Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 will earn the distinction of being the first Application Software to receive full Blu-ray Disc verification.

Retail customers who purchase Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 online or through traditional channels during the Blu-ray Disc Verification Program will be offered a download the BD DiscRecorder module at no cost from the Ulead Website after testing is complete.