i installed tovid with no error. when I tried to convert *.avi to kvcd it exits. Seems the problem is with ffmpeg. Ubuntu forums are aware of it and have a fix for it, but its for an older version of ubuntu. Tried everything i could, searching google. Can someone with more experience please help me getting tovid to work with proprietary encoding.
fix for ffmpeg is here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683&highlight=tovid