Converting files for iphone using ffmpeg on ubuntu jaunty

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Was having real problems with converting files using ffmpeg on my new
linux machine, there were lots of errors like:

 unknown encoder
incorrect frame size

 blah blah blah

 2 hints with this:

 1/ Use the excellent mp4ize from
http://thomer.com/howtos/ipod_video.html – obv need to apt-get install
ffmpeg etc
2/ apt-get install libavcodec-unstripped-VERSIONNUMBER

 This piece of magic is almost as good for converting video for my
iphone as visualhub was on the mac.