How to Install Deemix on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Deemix on Your Synology NAS

Deemix is a deezer downloader built from the ashes of Deezloader Remix. The base library (or core) can be used as a stand alone CLI app or implemented in an UI using the API. What is Deezer? Deezer is an Internet-based music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels including Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group on various devices online or offline. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Deemix on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

Deemix Synology NAS Set up 1

 

 

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the deemix folder that you created at STEP 3: name one “config” and the other “downloads“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Deemix Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Deemix Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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 Deemix. Uncheck “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=deemix \
-p 6595:6595 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e ARL=1234567 \
-e UMASK_SET=022 \
-v /volume1/docker/deemix/config:/config \
-v /volume1/docker/deemix/downloads:/downloads \
--restart always \
registry.gitlab.com/bockiii/deemix-docker

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).

 

Deemix Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Deemix Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Deemix” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Deemix – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Deemix Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 10

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:6595

Deemix Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Go to the Deemix Settings area and paste your ARL code to Login or just use your Credentials E-mail and Password. Follow the instructions below.

How do I get my own ARL code?

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Go to deezer.com and log into your account.
  3. After you log in, Click on the little SSL “lock” icon next to the URL.
  4. Click on Cookies / double click on deezer.com / double click on cookies / arl
  5. Select the whole alphanumeric string next to Content, then copy and paste your ARL string in your Deemix settings. After that, click the blue button UPDATE ARL.

Deemix Synology NAS Set up 8

Enjoy your Deemix!

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Deezer keeps track of login sessions by using a cookie called ARL. Deemix uses that cookie to get the metadata that it needs to download the tracks from Deezer. ARLs last for 3 months, after that Deezer asks you to log in again. The same method is used in deemix.
Note: Deemix is banned from docker and the repository is currently being hosted on GitLab.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Deemix container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Wednesday / July 14th, 2021 at 5:16 PM