Quote Originally Posted by admax88 View Post
nVIDIA's open source efforts? Haha yeah right. Just because the API is documented does not make it open source.
Ah, good old NIH syndrome. We totally can't use that Wheel thing because those jerks over there invented it! Let's stick with the Square even though it's technically inferior!

Quote Originally Posted by admax88 View Post
Also if we just pick vdpau then we're stuck with nVIDIA hardware. In my opinion VA-API is a better choice at this point since it has VDPAU and XvBA backends, plus direct support on intel hardware. This way we can support hardware accelerated video on nVIDIA/ATI/Intel GPUs, rather than just nVIDIA.
Nothing is preventing those other vendors from implementing VDPAU drivers.