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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  1. Thanks for your work, it works perfect, x265 coding in ubuntu8 15.10 working good.

    I have another idea maybe you can add, a new tab in the properties of mkv preset.

    This tab is for personalization of the mkv, two things I'm interested in.

    1. mkv title, to be able to set it, and a special symbol to use the filename as a variable for the Title, example if the final filename is going to be:
    House - 3x01 - Title of chapter.mkv the string for the Title of the mkv whoud be:
    And the output Title of the mkv in this file would be:
    "House - 3x01 - Title of chapter BY FELIX MORENO"
    Also whould be usefull other variables like, height and width or codec to be able to create a output title like:
    House - 3x01 - Title of chapter 720p BY FELIX MORENO
    And all this would be usefull also for the final filename, not only mkv title.
    In mkvtoolnix you can set the title in the "Output Tab".
    2. The possibility to add an image to the mkv, or another file, like .txt or a font... in mkvmergue now mkvtoolnix you can add this image in the "attach tab".

    The image, and other stuff is usefull for example to a whole season of House, you habe 25 files, and you would like to, rename them, to put a mkv title, and a .jpg inside de mkv that in some media players, and file exporers like nautilus in ubuntu use for the icon of the movie.

    Bests Felix Moreno from Spain.

  2. Before this version of selene i did:
    Rip bluray with Makemkv
    Recode with selene or handbrake
    Use mkvtoolnix to put everithing together again, original audio, subtitles, add logo image and mkv title.
    Use krename to bulk rename the output files.

    With this version, I save time not having to mix audio and subs with the selene output because it don't touch them, but still I have to bulk rename, add title and image.

  3. libfdk-aac0 has been installed yet aac-enc tool still marked as missing in
    selene v16.3.3 encoders list ?

  4. is there some kind of censure here ?

    1. Your last comment was flagged as spam by google. Not sure why. I have unflagged the comment.

      Are you able to run the command aac-enc from a terminal window?

  5. sorry for being paranoid...
    aac-enc was missing and needed to be installed
    thanks for your help

  6. I can not understand why the error. It installs without problem, but will not start. This is the report in a terminal:

    selene: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ undefined symbol: gdk_pixbuf_loader_write_bytes

    Thanks in advanced