Liz could you correct the blog post?
"There are non-licensed Codecs such at VP8, Xvid etc, but for the moment they will not be accelerated by the GPU."
These are bad examples. Firstly VP8 is license free. Xvid is not a codec, but an implmentation of mpeg4 part2, and we support it.
"There are non-licensed Codecs such at MPEG2, VC1 etc, but for the moment they will not be accelerated by the GPU."
would be more accurate.
As an aside, the GPU can hardware decode H264, MPEG1/2/4, VC1, AVS, MJPG at 1080p30. It can software (but still vector accelerated) decode VP6, VP7, VP8, RV, Theora, WMV9 at DVD resolutions. We are restricted due to licensing what we can support. We should be able to support VP8, MJPG and Theora, as I believe they are license free.