This is the latest ffmpeg as of May 23rd. It has been compiled with many options and is statically linked. This means you can use this without having to have installed any compilers, downloaded the source, installed any additional codecs, etc. Just uncompress and move to /usr/local/bin. This was built on ubuntu 8.04. Tested on 9.04 too.
I made this to aid people who want to try to use encode-handheld.pl but do not have the skills necessary to compile their own version of ffmpeg.
It is linked against this version of x264 (compiled same time)
x264 0.67.1153 7b6ce6a
built on May 23 2009, gcc: 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu3)