Ulead, it would seem, has had its knuckles rapped over its claim that the newly-released version 5 of its budget authoring software DVD MovieFactory supports Blu-ray Disc. Worse, the company has also been forced temporarily to remove Blu-ray Disc-related functions from V5.

Apparently, though, the program does have approved support for the competing high-def DVD format, HD DVD and this will remain.

In a rather confused and confusing press release issued yesterday from Taiwan, the company says,

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.

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