Originally Posted by olifre
With strict binding and Direct Rendering, Compiz is still slow for me, too (185.13, GeForce 8600 M GT). However, with loose binding, it appears to have become faster ;-).
OK, so it seems that they just fixed VDPAU + strict-bindings.
(285 GTX + 3.8ghz core i7 so I might not notice what you call "slow", while with older drivers running vdpau was very slow when compiz was running with strict bindings)