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An anonymous reader writes "Late last year, a draft of the European Union proposal for the
intellectual property chapter of the Canada — EU Comprehensive Economic
Trade Agreement leaked online.
The leak revealed that the EU was seeking some significant changes to
Canadian IP laws. Negotiations have continued and Michael Geist
has now obtained an updated copy
of the draft chapter, complete with proposals from both the EU and
Canada. He says the breadth of the demands are stunning — the EU
is demanding nothing less than a complete overhaul of Canadian IP laws
including copyright, trademark, databases, patent, geographic
indications, and even plant variety rights." Link to Original Source
codec packs are really never required and often just crap up your system..
Media Player Classic Home Cinema http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/ has built in EVR renderer and plays 1080p files (at at least up to 40mps bitrate) on ION netbooks and ION 330's using the GPU instead of the CPU..
also - XBMC has two different branches out now that use GPU acceleration for perfect 1080p playback hardware like above...