With the latest ati 10.5 beta drivers one of the latest strongholds of nvidia has begin to fall. Ati can decode now h.264/VC-1 main@5.1 level with 16 reference frames.

http://www.diit.cz/clanek/akcelerace...funguje/36026/

Page is in Czech but the interesting part is the video (min 6 is the best part).

So, now that ATI is getting ride of nvidia on windows side, let's hope they reserved some energy to conquer things on linux territory.