Something I noticed regarding Videos directory.
I recently installed LinuxICE from the DVD. Ran setup and the directories inside ~/ were made. I was having problems with my videos not showing up, so I meddled around in my conf file. I noticed that the conf file pointed to a "Video" directory, but what really existed was "~/Videos". I changed it in my conf file and rebooted. I had to reboot a few times (not sure why), but they eventually showed up.
I just wanted to post this in case someone else doesn't catch this right away.