"It was brought up at FOSDEM 2008 (and reiterated last
week at OSCON 2008) that Intel's Keith Packard mentioned bringing
support for more formats over to this video acceleration interface.
In addition, once Gallium3D goes mainstream with users they will be
able to benefit from a generic GPU video decoding, which relies
upon the graphics processor's shaders. Another option for users
interested in enhanced video playback will be through VA-API (Video
Acceleration API), but work on that seems to be