Ciano – multimedia file converter focused on simplicity

Ciano is a desktop multimedia conversion application responsible for converting videos, music and images. The software focuses on simplicity.

Originally created to provide the best possible experience in the elementary operating system, Ciano makes use of the largest conversion tools: FFmpeg and ImageMagick without needing any knowledge of how these tools work.

The software is developed in the Vala programming language.

Features include:

  • Support for many codecs and containers:
    • Video – MP4, MPG, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, 3GP, MOV, VOB, OGV, WEBM.
    • Audio – MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, MMF, M4A.
    • Images – JPG, BMP, PNG, TIF, GIF, TGA.
  • Conversion of multiple files at the same time.
  • Define the output folder.
  • Notification support – option to notify after an action is complete, and/or if an error occurs in the conversion.
  • Close the application at any time with Ctrl + Q.
  • Package support for elementary OS and Debian/Ubuntu.

Support: GitHub Code Repository, FlatHub
Developer: Robert San
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


Ciano is written in Vala. Learn Vala with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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