Re: 8200 (IGP) based motherboards not suitable for VDPAU?
OK, I did that like openmedia suggested and was confused that this shouldn't work.
I checked again if I did something wrong and saw that the 8200 was reported, so it worked (I only have one 8200 card).
I am still stuck to the problem which - from my point of view - is not related to the performance levels of the 8200 as there is only one.
Even more, the fact that runnig a CPU intensive application helps to have smooth video playback via VDPAU, indicates some timing problems.
I will now investigate into upgrading the kernel to 2.6.29 (never done this in Ubuntu), hopefully this will help.