How to Install Selene Media Encoder in Ubuntu


Selene is a audio/video encoder, converter available in Ubuntu and can be used to convert OGG/OGV/ MKV/MP4/WEBM/OPUS/AAC/FLAC/MP3/WAV formats.

Selene Feature Summary

  • Encode videos to MKV/MP4/OGV/WEBM formats
  • Encode music to MP3/AAC/OGG/OPUS/FLAC/WAV formats
  • Option to pause/resume encoding
  • Option to run in background and shutdown PC after encoding
  • Bash scripts can be written to control the encoding process
  • Commandline interface for unattended/automated encoding

How to install – using Terminal

To install Selene in Ubuntu using terminal run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

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


  • Type Selene in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • For Gnome, go to Applications -> Sound & Video -> Selene
Selene Running in Ubuntu

Selene Running in Ubuntu


How to uninstall

To uninstall Selene run below commands in terminal.

sudo apt-get remove selene

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