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.

This opens a window where the cropping parameters can be set manually for videos in the file list.

Click on the ‘Edit’ icon to open the cropping window.

The cropped area is displayed inside a white rectangle. Adjust the rectangle by changing the cropping parameters. The area can be adjusted more easily by moving the mouse over the input box and scrolling with the mouse wheel. Click the ‘Detect Borders’ button to automatically detect black borders in the video and fill-in the cropping parameters.

You can also open the crop window by right-clicking a video in the main file list.

Background Processing

Click the ‘Background’ button on the progress window to move all encoding tasks to the background. Selene will switch all encoders to a higher ‘nice’ value, so that you can continue working on other things while the files are being converted. You will be notified once the tasks are completed.

This feature was present in previous versions of Selene but was available only in admin mode. This option is now available for non-admin users also.

Media Player

A simple mplayer frontend has been added to play audio/video files. This removes dependency on ffplay, avplay and other players. MPlayer needs to be installed for the player to work.


Ubuntu-based Distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc)

Packages are available in the Launchpad PPA for supported Ubuntu releases. 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 older Ubuntu releases which have reached end-of-life, you can install Aptik from the DEB files linked below.
selene-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
selene-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)


DEB files are available from following links:
selene-latest-i386.deb (32-bit)
selene-latest-amd64.deb (64-bit)

Other Linux Distributions

An installer is available from following links: (32-bit) (64-bit)


Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get purge selene


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