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Selene – free and open source audio/video converter for converting files to various formats


  • Selene has a simple and intuitive graphical interface;
  • Supports almost all input file formats (powered by ffmpeg);
  • Encode videos to common file formats like MKV, MP4, OGV, and WEBM;
  • Encode music to common audio formats like MP3, MP4, AAC, OGG, OPUS, FLAC, and WAV;
  • Supports encoding to latest formats like H265/HEVC, WEBM and OPUS;
  • Option to pause and resume encoding;
  • Option to run in background and shutdown PC after encoding;
  • It is possible to trim duration an audio/video file;
  • There is a possibility of cropping (cropping, resizing) the video;
  • Command line interface for unattended/automated encoding;
  • Bash scripts can be written to control the encoding process.

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The software Selene is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install selene

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:17.7
Developer:Tony George
Programming language:Vala
License:GPL v3

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