Saturday, 9 July 2016

Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility (Ukuu) v16.7

Ukuu v16.7 is now available. This is a major update which fixes all issues reported with the previous version.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 with Aptik

Ubuntu-16.04-upgrade-with-aptik.md

Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 with Aptik

Ubuntu 16.04 was just released a few hours ago. Here’s the easy way to upgrade to Xenial using the Aptik Migration Utility.

1. Install Aptik on your current system

Open a terminal window and run the following commands to install Aptik.

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa ; \
sudo apt-get update ; \
sudo apt-get install aptik

Note: Copy-paste the entire text given above. Don’t copy line by line.

2. Backup your current system

  1. Plug-in a portable hard-disk or a USB thumb drive with enough free space (8GB or more is recommended).

  2. Start Aptik from the Application Menu and select a folder on the portable disk as the backup location.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility

Ukuu.md

Introducing Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility

This is a tool for installing the latest mainline Linux kernel on Ubuntu-based distributions.

Donations received from Jan to April

The following donations were received from Jan to April 2016. Thanks to everyone who donated. This list will be updated once a month on the Donations page.

DateDonorAmountProject
04-May-16Robert E Hallstrom$10Timeshift
30-Apr-16Invex Consulting$10Timeshift
30-Apr-16Andrew Gardner$10Selene
20-Apr-16Cliff Duncan$10Aptik
17-Apr-16Gabor Varnai$10Selene
09-Mar-16ertugrulharman.com$3Timeshift
08-Mar-16Gregg Yearwood$10ConkyManager
27-Feb-16Marco Rossi$10Selene
16-Feb-16Art Doyle$10Timeshift
13-Feb-16Speechcenter, Inc.$20
12-Feb-16Warren Hall$10ConkyManager
10-Feb-16Raymond Shaffer$10ConkyManager
09-Feb-16Jon Loveless$10ConkyManager
25-Jan-16Don Lupo$10ConkyManager
05-Jan-16Gunter Beckmann$10Timeshift
03-Jan-16Alan Whitehead$10ConkyManager

Monday, 11 April 2016

Aptik v16.4.2

Aptik v16.4.2.md

This is major update with many new features. Existing users are advised to upgrade.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Selene v16.3.1

Selene v16.3.1.md

Selene v16.3.1

What’s New

Multiple Audio and Subtitle Track Support

Selene can now encode files with multiple audio and subtitle tracks. Previously, only the first video/audio/subtitle track in the input file would be encoded and the remaining tracks would be discarded. Starting with this version, all tracks will be encoded by default, for file formats that support multiple tracks (MKV, MP4 and OGG/OGV).

After adding a file to the main list, the item can be expanded to see the tracks inside the file. Click on the arrow to expand the item.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Selene v16.2.5

Selene 16.2.5.md

Selene v16.2.5

What’s New

Trim Duration

It is now possible to encode only a portion of the input file.
Right-click on the file in the main list and select ‘Trim Duration…’.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Selene v16.2.4

Selene 16.2.4

Selene v16.2.4

What’s New

Improved Video Cropping

The cropping feature has been updated. To crop videos in batch mode, click the ‘Crop’ button on the toolbar.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Selene v16.2.2

Selene 16.2.2.md

Selene v16.2.2

What’s New

Support for adding folders

Folders can now be added to the file list using the toolbar button or via drag-and-drop. All media files in the folder will be added recursively to the file list.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Selene v16.2.1

Selene 16.2.1.md

Selene v16.2.1

What's New

AAC Encoders

FFmpeg’s native AAC encoder has been steadily improving and now produces audio with quality comparable to other AAC encoders. It was recently marked as stable and is no longer considered experimental. The quality of available AAC encoders now looks like this:
Fraunhofer FDK AAC (libfdk_aac) > Nero AAC > FFmpeg’s Native AAC encoder (aac) > libfaac > libvo_aacenc

Support has been added to Selene for encoding audio with FFmpeg’s AAC encoder and the Fraunhofer FDK AAC encoder (libfdk_aac). Using Nero AAC is not recommended anymore as development seems to have stopped. libfdk_aac gives better quality and can be easily installed from the Ubuntu repositories. Install the libfdk-aac0 package on your Ubuntu system to get the encoder.

sudo apt-get install libfdk-aac0

There’s a new option to change the AAC profile. It is recommended to keep this as ‘Auto’ which defaults to AAC-LC. AAC-LC is suitable for all general purpose encoding tasks while HE-AAC/HE-AACv2 is suitable for encoding at low bitrates (64 kbps and lower).