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mp3 conversion plugin for the the Ranger File Manager
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Lame integration plugin for the Ranger File Manager making mp3 conversion easy



  • Install lame on mac using HomeBrew: brew install lame
  • Install lame on ubuntu using apt: sudo apt install lame


Copy file to ~/.config/ranger/plugins folder and restart ranger.


Select one or more files you want to manipulate using lame and then execute one of the following commands

Currently available commands:

  • :mp3 - convert to mp3 using standard VBR settings
  • :mp3medium - convert to mp3 using medium VBR settings
  • :mp3extreme - convert to mp3 using extreme VBR settings
  • :mp3insane - convert to mp3 using insane CBR settings
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