I’m getting ready to take a Toshiba U300 away for the holidays. In preparation, I’m getting various media players and apps up and running. The machine is a Vista (blech!) machine first but I’m typically running it in Ubuntu Linux via Wubi. I had installed Ubuntu 8.10 but have reverted to 8.04.1 as it is more stable on this machine. I really like 8.04 and personally don’t think the minor tweaks in 8.10 are worth the hassle.
Anyway, that’s getting off-topic a bit. One app that I really like is Handbrake. Handbrake began life as a BeOS app and has been working brilliantly on Mac OSX for some time. They have recently added a decent Windows and Linux GUI to it via C#/mono/.Net. As if that wasn’t good enough, they even provide Ubuntu packages! Unfortunately, the provided Ubuntu packages are for 8.10 only. Luckily, a kind chap has a 0.93 Hardy repository as well. Check it out!