I just made the first official release of libvdpau as its own standalone source package:
[EDIT: A power failure during the X Developers Conference took down people.freedesktop.org, cgit.freedesktop.org, and anongit.freedesktop.org. These packages will be re-uploaded when freedesktop.org service is fully restored]
[EDIT 2: freedesktop.org service has been restored]
For users currently using VDPAU-based applications, we will continue to ship libvdpau and libvdpau_trace as part of the .run installer while distributions start to build their own packages for VDPAU. Once it is established in the distributions, we will stop including them in the .run package and users will need to start using the distro packages or building the library from source.
I also released an updated version of Wladimir J. van der Laan's vdpinfo tool:
This version adds support for querying the new high-quality scaling modes, MPEG-4 part 2, and DivX.