How to Install Emby on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Emby on Your Synology NAS

Emby is a media server designed to organize, play, and stream audio and video to a variety of devices. Although Plex and Jellyfin might be two of the most well-known media servers, there is a third one that has started to gain popularity. Emby is the new kid on the block. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Emby 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 emby. Follow the instructions in the image below. Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Emby Synology NAS Set up 1 new

  • STEP 4

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

Emby Synology NAS Set up 3 new

  • 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 Emby. 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=emby \
-p 1900:1900 \
-p 7359:7359 \
-p 8096:8096 \
-p 8920:8920 \
-e UID=1026 \
-e GID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/emby:/config \
-v /volume1/docker/emby/tvshows:/tvshows \
-v /volume1/docker/emby/music/:/music \
-v /volume1/docker/emby/movies:/movies \
--restart always \
emby/embyserver

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for UID and GID 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.)

Emby Synology NAS Set up 4 new

  • STEP 6

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

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  • STEP 7

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

Emby Synology NAS Set up 6 new

  • 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:8096 Select your Preferred display language then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

16 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 10

After you click Next on STEP 9, you will be prompted to Create a new emby user account. Click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

17 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 11

Click the + New Library tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.

18 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 12

For Movies select Movies then your /movies folder. For Music select Music then your music folder etc. Click Ok. Follow the instructions in the image below.

19 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 13

Click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

20 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 14

Select the Language then Country for Preferred Metadata Language then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

21 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 15

Disable “Automatic port mapping” then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 16

Accept Emby Terms of Service then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

23 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 17

Click Finish. Follow the instructions in the image below.

24 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 18

Click on the user you have previously created at STEP 10. Follow the instructions in the image below.

25 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 19

Click Remember me then Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

26 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 20

Enjoy your emby! Follow the instructions in the image below.

27 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

  • STEP 21

Relax and watch your favorite movie, and remember to go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with Karma 🙂

28 Synology NAS set up and install Emby Docker

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

Note: Find out how to update Emby container with the latest image.
Note: I recommend you use Reverse Proxy to allow Emby to work over an HTTPS connection.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Install Emby Without Docker.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Thursday / May 5th, 2022 at 1:12 PM