Sorry, I should have mentioned this earlier, but you can install tovid very easily with this command:
I am having some trouble with this because i have to install it in so many pieces
or, if you prefer a graphical interface, open Synaptic Package Manager (under System>Administration) and search for 'tovid.'
sudo apt-get install tovid tovidgui
The directions on the tovid website are for compiling from source, but you rarely should have to do that when installing software. Most software has already been compiled and placed in the Ubuntu repositories, which are one of the most convenient things about Linux once you get used to them. You can always install from source if you want, but there's rarely a need to and if you're new to Linux, it's not easy.