How to Install HandBrake on Your Synology NAS

How to Install HandBrake on Your Synology NAS

HandBrake is a open source transcoder for digital video files tool, built by volunteers, for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install HandBrake on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest HandBrake v1.7.2 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

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

HandBrake Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create four new folders inside the handbrake folder that you created at STEP 3 and name them config, output, storage, watch. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

HandBrake Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 6

In the Name field type in handbrake. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  handbrake:
    image: jlesage/handbrake:latest
    container_name: HandBrake
    hostname: handbrake
    mem_limit: 4g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: wget --no-verbose --tries=1 --spider http://localhost:5800
    ports:
      - 5821:5800
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/handbrake/config:/config:rw      
      - /volume1/docker/handbrake/storage:/storage:ro
      - /volume1/docker/handbrake/watch:/watch:rw
      - /volume1/docker/handbrake/output:/output:rw
    environment:
      USER_ID: 1026
      GROUP_ID: 100
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      DARK_MODE: 1
      VNC_LISTENING_PORT: -1
      AUTOMATED_CONVERSION: 0 # Info under: https://github.com/jlesage/docker-handbrake#automatic-video-conversion
    restart: on-failure:5

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for USER_ID and GROUP_ID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.1026 is my personal PUID value and 100 is my personal PGID value. You have to type in your own values.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

HandBrake Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

HandBrake Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

HandBrake Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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:5821

HandBrake Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy HandBrake!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the HandBrake container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make HandBrake work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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This post was updated on Saturday / January 6th, 2024 at 12:06 AM