How to Install JDownloader 2 on Your Synology NAS

How to Install JDownloader 2 on Your Synology NAS

JDownloader 2 is a free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Users can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwidth limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. It’s an easy-to-extend framework that can save hours of your valuable time every day. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install JDownloader 2 on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest JDownloader 2 v24.01.1 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install JDownloader 2 Using Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it jdownloader2. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

JDownloader 2 Synology NAS Set up 1 new 2024

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the jdownloader2 folder that you have previously created at STEP 3 and name them config and output. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

JDownloader 2 Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2024

  • STEP 5

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 JDownloader 2“. 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=jdownloader2 \
-p 3129:3129 \
-p 5800:5800 \
-p 5900:5900 \
-e USER_ID=1026 \
-e GROUP_ID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e DARK_MODE=1 \
-v /volume1/docker/jdownloader2/config:/config \
-v /volume1/docker/jdownloader2/output:/output \
--restart always \
jlesage/jdownloader-2

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).

JDownloader 2 Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2024

  • STEP 7

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

JDownloader 2 Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2024

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 8

After you click Submit on STEP 7, select your “Install JDownloader 2” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install JDownloader 2 – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

JDownloader 2 Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

  • 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:5800 Wait for the installation to be done. ⚠️Note: If you see a black static page after the installation is done, just refresh the page. Follow the instructions in the image below.

JDownloader 2 Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2024

  • STEP 11

A new pop up window will open. Click OK to automatically set up a Dark Mode theme for your JDownloader 2 instance. Follow the instructions in the image below.

JDownloader 2 Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2024

  • STEP 12

Click Install now. Follow the instructions in the image below.

JDownloader 2 Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2024

  • STEP 13

Your JDownloader 2 dashboard at a glance!

JDownloader 2 Synology NAS Set up 9 new 2024

Enjoy JDownloader 2!

🆘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 JDownloader 2 container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make JDownloader 2 work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the JDownloader 2 container with the latest image.
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Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
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Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
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Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Wednesday / January 31st, 2024 at 10:55 AM