right it comes with software, which does it for it. thats good.
Examples of this broad support for movie formats include Matroska™ (MKV), Quicktime® (MOV), MPEG-4 (MP4), Audio Video Interleave (AVI), Windows Media® Video (WMV) and Transport Streams (TS, M2TS).
I'll take back what i said: this is an exception, since it comes with software that does the job. That said, unless they made the codecs global, you'll not get this acceleration under linux flavours of the machine, nor will it work in WMP/media center.