Saturday, 9 July 2016
Thursday, 21 April 2016
Ubuntu 16.04 was just released a few hours ago. Here’s the easy way to upgrade to Xenial using the Aptik Migration Utility.
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.
Plug-in a portable hard-disk or a USB thumb drive with enough free space (8GB or more is recommended).
Start Aptik from the Application Menu and select a folder on the portable disk as the backup location.
Sunday, 17 April 2016
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Monday, 11 April 2016
Sunday, 13 March 2016
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
Sunday, 21 February 2016
Sunday, 14 February 2016
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
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).