1.download script to home dir
2.open a terminal and type: cp avi\ \&\ mp4\ converter ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/
3. chmod u+x ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/avi\ \&\ mp4\ converter
get ffmpeg mencoder and gstreamer plugins for codecs
for ubuntu user, google how to add mediaubuntu repos
reply for bugs and ?s
currently works well on my ubuntu feisty box with all needed packages installed. the mp4 fils converted should be ipod-ready so searching gtkpod howto upload video to ipod in order to upload or use itunes on OSX/**dos to do that.
I´m too lazy to list all the dependencies but the unsmart way is just install mplayer, ffmpeg, mencoder, lame and any gstreamer-plugins you can find and then you should be fine.
vedio converting takes a lot of resource and time so be patient.
During the progress use top you should see mencoder is running, otherwise something is wrong.
ubuntu users plez don´t be afraid to install -dev packages they are very usefull!
PS. The widescreen mp4 option is for convert widescreen mp4 videos for vipod.
it basically adds a top and bottom bar to videos in order to keep the wide aspect.