(Note: Dapper thread is here: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=193754)
This script will take multiple video files of the same type (right now: MPG, AVI, MOV, ASF, VOB, WMV), ask you a few questions and covert them into either NTSC/PAL - dvd, svcd or vcd compliant MPEG files by using ffmpeg and mencoder. They can then be used with DVD styler, varsha, etc. to create a dvd video disk.
-Requirements: zenity (Comes with gnome), ffmpeg (apt-get ffmpeg), mencoder mplayer, transcode, mkvtoolnix
-Download the script and place it in the Nautilus scripts folder (/home/YourUserName/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts)
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg mencoder mplayer transcode mkvtoolnix
-Make sure the file is executable
-Select some video files. (This works well on the video files my digital camera makes)
chmod 740 ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/video-convert
-Right-Click -> Choose Scripts -> video-convert
Note: There is a Beta version of the script attached to this post and the original that I used in the Hoary/Dapper days. I use the "Beta" version on my current desktop(Gutsy). Make sure to check the "Configuration Options" near the top of the script.
An enhanced ffmpeg with xvid and aac support can be downloaded here...