Video Previews

Pierre Neidhardt edited this page Apr 15, 2015 · 3 revisions

Since 1.7.0, ranger supports video previews. More generally, you can define rules in the scope.sh configuration file to convert any file type into an image and display that image as a preview with w3mimgdisplay.

Video previews are disabled by default. To turn them on:

  1. install w3mimgdisplay. It's used to draw images into the terminal. On archlinux, the package is called "w3m", on debian it's "w3m-img"
  2. install ffmpegthumbnailer. It's used to generate a thumbnail of a video
  3. get a recent scope.sh config file, e.g. by typing ranger --copy-config=scope
  4. Uncomment the rule in the scope.sh below the line "Image preview for videos, disabled by default:"

Done!