How to Install Selene Media Encoder in Ubuntu – Best Audio & Video Converter Application for Linux

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Selene media encoder in Ubuntu. Selene is an open-source audio & video converter application used to convert media files from one format to another format. This application is capable to convert video files into various formats i.e. OGV, MKV, WEBM, MP4 and can convert audio files into OGG, WAV, MP3, OPUS, etc. You can use the command-line interface of this application to make an unattended video/audio encoding process. If the encoding process takes a long time then you can schedule to shut down the system automatically once completed the encoding process OR you can pause the encoding process and resume later on. Selene audio & video converter application allows updating the metadata information of the media file for eg: Album Name, Artist Name, and so on. Here we are going to install the latest version of Selene media encoder in Ubuntu.

How to Install Selene Media Encoder in Ubuntu – Audio & Video Converter Application for Linux

Follow the below steps to Install Selene Media Encoder in Ubuntu – Best Audio & Video Converter Application for Linux:

Before starting the installation we have to install the official PPA repository for Selene media encoder as it’s not a part of the default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa   # Install PPA Repository
 
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~teejee2008/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpj13q_p37/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpj13q_p37/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 2D0F61F0 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmpj13q_p37/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 2D0F61F0: public key "Launchpad PPA for Tony George" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

After installing the PPA repository just update the Packages & Repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jeffreyratcliffe/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                        
Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease                                                             
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jtaylor/keepass/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                    
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                          
Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/stebbins/handbrake-releases/ubuntu xenial InRelease                  
Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                                  
Hit:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease                                
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

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Now we are ready to install the Selene media encoder package. So to install the same refer to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install selene   # Install Selene Audio & Video Converter package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libjansson4
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  esound-common fdkaac ffmpeg gpac gpac-modules-base lame libaudiofile1 libavdevice-ffmpeg56 libboost-regex1.58.0 libdirectfb-1.2-9 libebml4v5 libenca0 libesd0
  libfdk-aac0 libffms2-4 libfreenect0.5 libgpac4 libkate-tools libmatroska6v5 libmediainfo0v5 liboggkate1 liboggz2 libsox-fmt-alsa libsox-fmt-base libsox2
  libtinyxml2-2v5 libvorbisidec1 libwxbase3.0-0v5 libwxgtk3.0-0v5 libzen0v5 mediainfo mkvtoolnix mplayer oggz-tools opus-tools python-pythoncard python-wxgtk3.0
  python-wxversion sox vorbis-tools vpx-tools x264 x265
Suggested packages:
  ffmpeg-doc pulseaudio-esound-compat libsox-fmt-all mediainfo-gui mkvtoolnix-gui mplayer-doc netselect | fping pythoncard-tools pythoncard-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  esound-common fdkaac ffmpeg gpac gpac-modules-base lame libaudiofile1 libavdevice-ffmpeg56 libboost-regex1.58.0 libdirectfb-1.2-9 libebml4v5 libenca0 libesd0
  libfdk-aac0 libffms2-4 libfreenect0.5 libgpac4 libkate-tools libmatroska6v5 libmediainfo0v5 liboggkate1 liboggz2 libsox-fmt-alsa libsox-fmt-base libsox2
  libtinyxml2-2v5 libvorbisidec1 libwxbase3.0-0v5 libwxgtk3.0-0v5 libzen0v5 mediainfo mkvtoolnix mplayer oggz-tools opus-tools python-pythoncard python-wxgtk3.0
  python-wxversion selene sox vorbis-tools vpx-tools x264 x265
0 upgraded, 44 newly installed, 0 to remove and 217 not upgraded.
Need to get 26.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 105 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   ---> Enter 'y' continue the installation

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Selene Encoder (Audio & Video Converter) package. To confirm the same refer to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l selene   # Confirm the installed package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  selene                               17.7-0~201707260225~ubu amd64                   Audio-video converter for Linux.

Now to open the application just type the command Selene on the shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ selene   # Open the Selene Audio & Video Converter application

You can also open the Selene media encoder application graphically using the Search your computer box.

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How To Uninstall Selene Media Encoder On Ubuntu?

To uninstall the Selene Audio & Video converter application use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r selene   # Uninstall the application
(Reading database ... 213519 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing selene (17.7-0~201707260225~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

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