Sunday, 13 March 2016

Selene v16.3.1


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.

Un-select the tracks that you don’t wish to encode to the output file.

The default track will be set from the language selected in the settings dialog.

If the input file has an audio/subtitle track in the default language then that track will be set as the default track. Otherwise, the first audio/subtitle track will be set as default.

Note: Most modern video players select the correct audio/subtitle track automatically based on the user’s system language/locale settings. Setting the default track is useful for older video players.

OGG Theora and OGG Subtitles

The ffmpeg2theora tool has been removed as a dependency. Theora video will now be encoded using ffmpeg/avconv. Subtitles and lyrics in OGG files are now fully supported and will encoded using the Kate encoding tool (kateenc).

H265/HEVC Video in MKV

H265/HEVC video can now be selected while encoding to MKV file format. This option was not available in previous versions as the MKVMerge tool did not support HEVC tracks properly. Make sure you have the latest “mkvtoolnix” package installed if you use this option (v7.3.0 or higher) .

Bug Fixes

  • There was an issue on non-English systems (such as German) which use comma as a decimal separator. The decimal values in presets were saved and loaded incorrectly. This has been fixed.

  • The encoding mode was not set correctly for the vorbis encoder. This has been fixed.


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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