Saturday, 27 February 2016

Selene v16.2.5


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…’.

Play the file and set the start and end points.

Click the ‘Advanced’ button to switch to the advanced view where multiple segments can be selected.

To add a segment, click at any point on the bar and click ‘Start Segment’. Click at another point and click ‘End Segment’. This new feature can be used with both audio and video files and works for all output formats (WebM, Opus, MKV, etc).

Batch Auto-Crop

The batch cropping window has a new option to select multiple videos and auto-crop or reset the cropping parameters. This is useful if you want to remove black borders from multiple videos but don’t have the patience to crop them one by one. Simply select all items in the list and click the ‘AutoCrop’ button.

MPV Support

The MPlayer builds in Ubuntu repositories seems to be outdated. The mplayer version that I have on my system doesn’t play H265 videos. Also I couldn’t find a PPA which has new builds of MPlayer.

I have added support for using MPV video player as the back-end for playing audio and video inside Selene. You can select this option from the settings window.


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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  1. Hi! It's possible with selene to just rencode a mkv, just the video to x264 o x265 and leave the rest of the mkv untocuhed with the subs and audio? Bests

    1. Update to v16.3. You can copy the audio and subtitle track without re-encoding (select 'Copy Audio' from the audio tab and 'Embed' from the subtitles tab). Multiple subtitles are not supported so you may loose extra subtitle tracks and chapter information from the original file.

    2. Thanks for your work, it would be nice for the future a script that does this, extract the video track, reencode to x264 or x265, and then mergue it maybe using mkvtoolnix inside the mkv and remove the old video track, should be easy to detect the video track because there are some subtitles and some audio tracks in a mkv but usually only one video track. Bests from Spain.

    3. v16.3.1 now supports multiple tracks. All audio/subtitle tracks in the input file can be copied without re-encoding. Let me know if you face any issues.


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