I hope video overlays don't get completely removed. On my 9250, I see 5% CPU usage when
rendering full-screen full-motion video through Xv (mostly because of rescaling): I see >80%
CPU usage at about five frames a second if I'm using textured video playback, even with the
DRI to help out.
Obviously, I never ever use textured video playback. My preferred window manager doesn't
support compositing, and even if it did, I'm obvously staid and conventional in actually
*watching* video when it's playing rather than spinning it around and applying bling to it.
Yes, the 9250 is a bit old, but it's not *that* old, and the main CPU (an Athlon 4) is not
*that* old either. It would be bad to require everyone to upgrade to video cards requiring
non-free drivers (or a new motherboard: Intel cards or cards on PCIe) just because of an
architectural revision to enable video playback to interoperate with features that are of much
less importance than actually playing back the video at reasonable speed.