We have hardware acceleration for Windows Media Video coming, but we need Microsoft to provide an update to Windows first. Our code is complete in the control panel option, but the deblocking code is not functional yet, due to the Microsoft dependency.
Unfortunately we didn't get all the dependencies we needed, so as of this time it’s just a hidden checkbox which does nothing
I would like to see an update to the Windows Media technologies that would enable ATI to accelerate Windows Media Video. I'm not sure whether or not this would accelerate playing, encoding, or doing both in the Windows Media format but whatever improvement
that Video Accelerating Windows Media Video brings I would like to see.