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As you probably know, certain codecs are not activated in FFmpeg in Ubuntu Jaunty (Note: ffmpeg is a command line tool to convert one video file format to another).

To install a 'fixed' version of ffmpeg for Ubuntu Jaunty:
sudo apt-get purge ffmpeg x264 libx264-dev

2. And then install these packages to resolve dependencies:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential libfaac-dev libfaad-dev libmp3lame-dev libtheora-dev libxvidcore4-dev

3. Then download and install: ffmpeg and x264 for Ubuntu Jaunty (download both packages - x86 only). If the download does not work for some reason, see the credits at the bottom of the post -> you will find more download links there.

You may also want to read about a nautilus script that makes encoding a lot easier.

[ credits: ubublog via novatillasku ]