How to Install MediaGoblin on Your Synology NAS

How to Install MediaGoblin on Your Synology NAS

MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install MediaGoblin 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 one new folder and name it mediagoblin. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

MediaGoblin 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.

MediaGoblin 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 MediaGoblin. 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=mediagoblin \
-p 7482:6543 \
-v /volume1/docker/mediagoblin:/var/lib/mediagoblin \
--restart always \
mtlynch/mediagoblin

MediaGoblin Synology NAS Set up 3 new

  • STEP 6

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

MediaGoblin Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

MediaGoblin 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:7482 Click Log in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

MediaGoblin Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

After you click Log in at STEP 9, you will be prompted to type in the default username and password. Click Log in. Remember, you can change the default username and password later. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Warning: the default username is admin and the default password is admin

MediaGoblin Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Start to change your account settings then Add media. Follow the instructions in the image below.

MediaGoblin Synology NAS Set up 8

Enjoy MediaGoblin!

MediaGoblin Synology NAS Set up 9

Note: If you want to run the MediaGoblin 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 MediaGoblin container with the latest image.
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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.
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This post was updated on Friday / August 26th, 2022 at 11:22 AM