How to Install HRConvert2 on Your Synology NAS

How to Install HRConvert2 on Your Synology NAS

HRConvert2 is a self-hosted drag-and-drop file conversion server & file sharing tool that supports 86 file formats with 4 color schemes & 13 end-user selectable languages. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install HRConvert2 on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest HRConvert2 v3.1 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 hrconvert2. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create one new folder inside the hrconvert2 folder that you have  previously created at STEP 3 and name it tmp. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Download (click on the blue link below) then upload the config.php file below in the hrconvert2 folder that you have previously created at STEP 3. Follow the instructions in the image below. 🔒Note: Support my work to unlock the password. You can use this password to download any file on mariushosting forever!

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HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

Right click on the hrconvert2 folder that you have previously created at STEP 3 then click Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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.

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

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

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 10

After you click Done on STEP 9, check “Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files“. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 11

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 12

In the Name field type in hrconvert2. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  hrconvert2:
    image: dwaaan/hrconvert2-docker:latest
    container_name: HRConvert2
    hostname: hrconvert2
    mem_limit: 6g
    cpu_shares: 1024
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: wget --no-verbose --tries=1 --spider http://localhost:80
    ports:
      - 8287:80
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/hrconvert2/config.php:/var/www/html/HRProprietary/HRConvert2/config.php:ro
      - /volume1/docker/hrconvert2/tmp:/home/converter:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
    restart: on-failure:5

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.)

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

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.

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 14

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

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 15

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

  • STEP 16

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:8287 Select your files by clicking, tapping, or dropping files into the apposite area. Follow the instructions in the image below.

HRConvert2 Synology NAS Set up 12

Enjoy HRConvert2!

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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 HRConvert2 container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make HRConvert2 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 Wednesday / December 20th, 2023 at 6:12 PM