I am buying a new video card and am now doubting between AMD and NVidia. As I won't be upgrading my processor and mainboard atm, but I want to play some bluray movies I think it is necessary that the video card can use hardware acceleration on Ubuntu.
With NVidia there is support as is for example demonstrated here with the
libvdpau1 driver. Does similar things/drivers exist for the high-end AMD video cards like a HD6950?
(Note that I personally do not require an open source driver. If a binary driver will work, that is okay for me)