How to Install Dim on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Dim on Your Synology NAS

Dim is a self-hosted media manager. With minimal setup, Dim will organize and beautify your media collections, letting you access and play them anytime from anywhere. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Dim on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Dim v0.3.0 release.

  • 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 one new folder and name it dim. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Dim Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

Dim Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 Dim. 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=dim \
-p 7899:8000 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-v /volume1/docker/dim:/opt/dim/config \
-v /volume1/web/movies:/media:ro \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/dusk-labs/dim:dev

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: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/dim:/opt/dim/config \ you have to add your personal path to movies. For example I have used my personal movies path folder -v /volume1/web/movies:/media:ro \ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/movies:/media:ro  \

Dim Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Dim Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Dim” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Dim – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dim Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

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:7899 Click Create a new account. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dim Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Add your own Username and Password then click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dim Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Click the Add library button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dim Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Add library name then check media from the list. Click Add library. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dim Synology NAS Set up 9

Enjoy Dim!

Dim Synology NAS Set up 10

Note: If you want to run the Dim container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Dim container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Friday / May 6th, 2022 at 2:29 AM