"I have lost hours with ffmpeg trying to convert my videos to a format usable by microsoft movie maker. Bombono is not ergonomic, but it works perfectly (by the way, I am using mint 14 nadia 64bit). I recommand it for all simple DVD projects."
"One of the first software I always install (after chrom, virtualbox and xbmc). To make it available in software center, the commands are sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases then sudo apt-get update"