Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
IMHO that hardware will not smoothly play many HD videos, at least not without using a proprietary graphic driver and vdpau. ... and the only player that I know of that will play using nVidia's vdapu technologoy currently is MPlayer (as xine/vlc are still under development for this).

The play back of HD movies is an area where Windoze players are signficantly ahead of Linux (in man respects due to superior graphic drivers).
I'm sorry, i think i confused the matters with my post - these are NOT HD videos, just "standard" resolution ones. I installed WinXP and the same videos play just fine.