I read the survey and I saw the interest in video acceleration. I also understand that there is a mandatory transition to digital broadcasting going on. I don't know many people who watch TV but I understand that most people do (although relatively few seem to watch TV on Linux PCs).
The question is not whether people watch TV, or whether there is interest in video acceleration, but whether XvMC itself is the solution to their needs. My point was that I'm not seeing a lot of demand for accelerated MPEG2 playback - the bulk of the interest is in MPEG4, which XvMC does not directly support.
Both the European and North American TV standards now include MPEG4 as well as MPEG2. The move to MPEG4 seems to be happening very quickly, and right now XvMC only standardizes MPEG2 acceleration.
Are you asking about MPEG2 (XvMC) or MPEG4 / H.264 / VC-1 ? They really are two different questions.
From the other thread, Feb 17 is the mandatory cutover date when analog broadcasting is supposed to end in the USA.