How to Install Tdarr on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Tdarr on Your Synology NAS

Tdarr is a popular conditional transcoding application for processing large (or small) media libraries. The application comes in the form of a click-to-run web-app, which you run on your own device and access through a web browser. Tdarr uses two popular transcoding applications under the hood: FFmpeg and HandBrake (which itself is built on top of FFmpeg). In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Tdarr on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Tdarr v2.00.18 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. AttentionMake 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 tdarr. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Tdarr Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create five new folders inside the tdarr folder that you created at STEP 3 and name them configs, logs, media, server, temp. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Tdarr Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 6

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  tdarr:
    image: ghcr.io/haveagitgat/tdarr:latest
    container_name: Tdarr
    hostname: tdarr
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: wget --no-verbose --tries=1 --spider http://localhost:8265/ || exit 1
    ports:
      - 8265:8265
      - 8266:8266
    environment:
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
      - PUID=1026
      - PGID=100
      - serverIP=tdarr
      - serverPort=8266
      - webUIPort=8265
      - internalNode=true
      - nodeID=InternalNode
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/tdarr/server:/app/server
      - /volume1/docker/tdarr/configs:/app/configs
      - /volume1/docker/tdarr/logs:/app/logs
      - /volume1/docker/tdarr/media:/media
      - /volume1/docker/tdarr/temp:/temp
    restart: always

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 user with your own UID and GID values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.

Tdarr Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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.

Tdarr Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

Tdarr Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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:8265 at the top left of the page click X to close the changelog notice. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Tdarr Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Your Tdarr Dashboard at a glance!

Tdarr Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Tdarr!

Note: If you want to run the Tdarr container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

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This post was updated on Thursday / January 12th, 2023 at 1:10 PM