The source of this problem w/ Quicktime and/or iTunes could be that the file has no metadata other than length. Not for any real lack of knowing how to do it, it's just unnecessary w/ gtkpod because gtkpod doesn't transfer metadata of the videos (which is why you need to manually put in the length of the video in gtkpod).

rdwtux: Were the conflicts caused by Automatix just the fact that these files weren't installed: libdts-dev, libtheora-dev, libgsm1-dev, libraw1394-dev? If so, I'll include them in the install file.