How to Install MeTube on Your Synology NAS

How to Install MeTube on Your Synology NAS

MeTube is a Web GUI for youtube-dl (using the yt-dlp fork) with playlist support. It allows you to download videos from YouTube and over 1770 other sites. You can download every video from the Internet in a couple of minutes directly onto your Synology NAS. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install MeTube on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install MeTube 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 metube. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

MeTube Synology NAS Set up 1 new 2024

  • STEP 4

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 MeTube. 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=metube \
-p 5992:8081 \
-e UID=1026 \
-e GID=100 \
-v /volume1/docker/metube:/downloads \
--restart always \

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.)

MeTube Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2024

  • STEP 6

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

MeTube Synology NAS Set up 3 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 7

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

MeTube Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2024

  • STEP 8

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  • 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:5992 Paste the video URL you want to download, and choose the format – MP4 for video and MP3 for audio. Select the quality then click the blue Add button to start the download. At the top right of the page you can also switch the theme to Dark mode. Follow the instructions in the image below.

MeTube Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

  • STEP 10

Once the download is completed, you can click the link to open your file. Follow the instructions in the image below.

MeTube Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2024

  • STEP 11

Your downloaded file at a glance!

MeTube Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2024

Enjoy MeTube!


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

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the MeTube container with the latest image.
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: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Wednesday / March 6th, 2024 at 12:42 PM