How to Install Shotcut on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Shotcut on Your Synology NAS

Shotcut is a free and open source, cross-platform video, audio, and image editing program for FreeBSD, Linux, macOS and Windows. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Shotcut on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Shotcut v24.01 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 shotcut. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 5

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  shotcut:
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/shotcut:latest
    container_name: Shotcut
    hostname: shotcut
    mem_limit: 12g
    cpu_shares: 2048
    security_opt:
      - seccomp:unconfined
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: curl -f http://marius:mariushosting@localhost:3000/ || exit 1
    ports:
      - 8445:3000
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/shotcut:/config:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      PUID: 1026
      PGID: 100
      TITLE: Shotcut
      CUSTOM_USER: marius
      PASSWORD: mariushosting
    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.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for PGID and PUID 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 CUSTOM_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username. Also add the username in the healthcheck part.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. Also add the password in the healthcheck part.

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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.

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 3

⌛Now just wait because the Shotcut image is about 2GB.

  • STEP 7

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

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 4

  • 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:8445 If everything goes right, you will see the Calibre Login page. Type in your own CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 5 then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Type in your own Project name, then click Start. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Populate your docker/shotcut/Videos/the-name-of-your-project folder with your own videos. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

At the top right of the Shotcut page, click Open File, then open the project name folder that you have previously created at STEP 10. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Click to open the video that you have previously uploaded, then click Open. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

Enjoy your Shotcut software!

Shotcut Synology NAS Set up 10

Enjoy Shotcut!

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

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This post was updated on Monday / February 5th, 2024 at 10:34 AM