I like Hulu Desktop. It presents some odd behavior though.
When run full screen on a second monitor, CPU usage is 50%+ Full screen on the primary monitor, CPU aproaches 50%. In fact, no matter which monitor it is playing in, changing the window size up and down has a direct corelation in CPU usage up and down.
It uses a lot RAM, also. 170MB+ while watching Sesame Street, and climbs rapidly and steadily to 263MB+ when I switched out to Psych (a random selection). Then, I switch to The Daily Show. Mem usage drops to 160 range and climbs back to 311+ when viewing the Daily Show. I suppose the RAM usage represents the buffered video.
I am experiencing similar issues with streaming video in an XP VM. I cannot stream that video source in Windows 7 due to a stream source limitation.
Am I dealing with codec issues?