A thread over at XDA-Developers caught my eye, so I decided to do some digging. The thread was concerning what formats would be supported by the HD2, and which would be hardware accelerated.
Video supported formats:
.wmv, .asf, .mp4, .3gp, .3g2, .m4v, .avi
Which some think may be misleading given the AVI support on previous devices.
In the ROM, there are two packages related to hardware accelerated graphics, DShow and mHubVO.
Judging by [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\HTC\DirectShow\Extensions], numerous formats will be at least partially hardware supported:
with a few more [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Multimedia\WMPlayer\Extensions]
being supported by Windows Media player.
Interestingly, the only codecs I found were for:
A few of which I donâ€™t recognise at allâ€¦
Does format support actually matter to those buying the HD2, or will you just grab a copy of Core Player or similar?