Hardware-accelerated Video Decoding
Video. Decode. Acceleration.
-This is the one issue that's enough to put me off from installing Ubuntu (or any Linux distro for that matter) on my family/friends/colleagues' computer as their main OS (sometimes I put Ubuntu as a second OS, though).
-And this is especially true for netbook/low-performance system (I myself currently have a 14" laptop with a 1.3GHz AMD E-300); it'll use a lot CPU power when playing Flash videos on YouTube, and will stutter badly with HD videos - putting multi-tasking out of question.
-Remember, video on the Web isn't just for entertainment purposes only - nowadays it's an essential medium to propagate information more effectively.
-Or, is there any way I can get hardware/GPU-accelerated decoding for H.264 videos on YouTube (and everywhere else)?
Thanks & regards,
P/S: This is my first post here after being just a 'lurker' for years. :D