With the proper codec / plug-in and, with HD streams, enough processing power, YES.
SD streams, whether h.264 or MPEG-2 don’t require a lot of processing power to decode but HD streams do. Hardware acceleration, where the video decoding is offloaded to a video card or other hardware chip, greatly improves performance of HD rendering. DXVA (DirectX Video Acceleration), either 1.0 or 2.0, is Microsoft’s version of this, with 2.0 being more powerful but only available on Window 7 and Vista.
All AVN streams are fully standards compliant so any standards compliant codec/plug-in should work.
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