How to Install Ampache on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Ampache on Your Synology NAS

Ampache is a web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music & videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Ampache on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Ampache v5.5.6 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Make sure you have a synology.me Wildcard Certificate. Follow my guide to get a Wildcard Certificate. If you already have a synology.me Wildcard certificate, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

After you click the Create button, the window below will open. Follow the instructions in the image below.

On the General area, set the Reverse Proxy Name description: type in Ampache. After that, add the following instructions:

Source:
Protocol: HTTPS
Hostname: ampache.yourname.synology.me
Port: 443

Check Enable HSTS

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 9820

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

On the Reverse Proxy Rules click the Custom Header tab. Click Create and then, from the drop-down menu, click WebSocket. After you click on WebSocket, two Header Names and two Values will be automatically added. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Proxy WebSocket

  • STEP 8

Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity tab/ Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 9

Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it ampache. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Now create four new folders inside the ampache folder that you created at STEP 10 and name them config, db, logs, media. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Right click on the config folder that you have previously created at STEP 11 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Go to the Permission tab then click Advanced options. From the drop-down menu choose “Make inherited permissions explicit“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

Select Everyone then click the Edit tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

Check all Read and Write Permissions. Click Done. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 16

After you click Done on STEP 15, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 17

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 18

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Ampache. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=ampache \
-p 9820:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/ampache/config:/var/www/config \
-v /volume1/docker/ampache/logs:/var/log/ampache \
-v /volume1/docker/ampache/media:/media \
-v /volume1/docker/ampache/db:/var/lib/mysql \
-v /volume1/docker/ampache/db:/etc/mysql \
--restart always \
ampache/ampache:latest

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 14 new

  • STEP 19

After you click OK on STEP 18 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

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  • STEP 20

After you click OK on STEP 19, select your “Install Ampache” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Ampache – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 16

  • STEP 21

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  • STEP 22

Now open your browser and type in your HTTPS/SSL certificate like this https://ampache.yourname.synology.me In my case it’s https://ampache.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Ampache installation page. Choose your language then click Start Configuration. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 17

  • STEP 23

Scroll down the page a little bit then click Continue. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 18

  • STEP 24

Check “Create Database User“. Type in your own database username and your own database password. Click Insert Database. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 19

  • STEP 25

From the dropdown menu select ffmpeg then click Create Config. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 20

  • STEP 26

Type in your own Ampache admin username and password then click Create. Warning: Do not confuse the database username and password from STEP 24 with the ones from this STEP – they are two different things. You have to insert a new username and password for the ampache admin dashboard. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 21 new

  • STEP 27

Type in your own Username and Password that you have previously created at STEP 26 then click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 28

Your Ampache Dashboard at a Glance!

Ampache Synology NAS Set up 23

Enjoy Ampache!

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This post was updated on Thursday / January 12th, 2023 at 1:09 PM