Aptik v1.6 is now available.
Top toolbar removed
The top toolbar was removed. It was simply duplicating the action buttons on the main window and adding complexity to the UI. The main window now looks much cleaner.
The installers for Aptik, Timeshift, Conky Manager and Selene have been updated.
The installers can now be used any Linux distribution based on the 3 major Linux families:
1) Debian (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc)
2) RedHat (Fedora, CentOS)
3) ArchLinux (Manjaro, etc)
Audio Tag Support
The tags in the source audio file (like Artist, Album, etc) will be copied to the output file for all audio formats (mp3,aac,opus,etc). Audio tags were not supported in previous versions.
SOX Audio Processing
SOX is an audio processing utility that can apply various effects to the audio like fade-in, fade-out, maximizing volume, etc. Selene can now use SOX to process the audio of the file being converted. These options are available for all output formats. The following options have been added - bass, treble, tempo, pitch, norm, earwax and fade. More effects will be added soon.
Check for Missing Encoders
A new window is added which lists the encoders required by Selene for converting audio and video. Users will be warned if required audio/video encoders are missing on their system.
Ubuntu-based Distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc)
Install from PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy), 14.04 (trusty), 14.10 (utopic).
Run the following commands in a terminal window:
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install selene
For any other Ubuntu release, you can install from the DEB files given below.
DEB files are available from following links:
Other Linux Distributions
An installer is available from following links:
Run it from a terminal window with the following commands:
sh ./selene-latest-i386.run #32-bit sh ./selene-latest-amd64.run #64-bit
Depending on the distribution that you are using, you may need to install packages for the following dependencies:
Required: libgtk-3 libgee2 libjson-glib rsync realpath libav-tools mediainfo Optional: vorbis-tools, opus-tools, vpx-tools, x264, lame, mkvtoolnix, ffmpeg2theora, gpac, sox
This software is free for personal and commercial use and is licensed under the GNU General Public License. If you find this software useful and wish to support its development, please consider purchasing a support subscription for $10 or leaving a donation using the PayPal link below. Your contributions will help in keeping this project alive and developing it further.
What you get when you purchase a support license:
Conky Manager v2 is now available. This is a major update with a completely revamped UI and options.
A big thanks to all who donated to the project. People who donated will receive a complementary user manual via email.
The major changes are summarized below:
New UI with Previews
The main window now displays a list and a preview area.
The default installation contains only a few sample widgets and themes.
Download the following theme pack for more themes.
Themes can be imported using the toolbar button or by dragging and dropping the downloaded file on the main application window.
It's that time of the year again. A new release of Ubuntu is out and you're debating whether and when to upgrade. Since this is an LTS release (supported for the next 5 years), it's not a question of whether to upgrade. It's a question of when. In this article I'm going to show you a *safe* and *painless* way to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 using Aptik and TimeShift. Aptik will help you backup and re-install your software on the new system. TimeShift will help you restore your previous system in case you decide that you don't want to keep your new system.