How to Install tinyMediaManager on Your Synology NAS

How to Install tinyMediaManager on Your Synology NAS

tinyMediaManager is a media management tool written in Java/Swing. It is written to provide metadata for the Kodi Media Center (formerly known as XBMC), MediaPortal and Plex media server. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install tinyMediaManager 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 tinymediamanager. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

tinyMediaManager 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 tinyMediaManager. 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=tinymediamanager \
-p 4121:4000 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/tinymediamanager:/data \
-v /volume1/web/movies:/movies \
-v /volume1/web/video:/tvshows \
--restart always \
tinymediamanager/tinymediamanager

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).
Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/tinymediamanager:/data \ you have to add your personal path to movies. For example I have used my personal movies path folder -v /volume1/web/movies:/movies \ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/movies:/movies  \
Note
: in the code above after -v /volume1/web/movies:/movies \ you have to add your personal path to tvshows. For example I have used my personal tvshows path folder -v /volume1/web/video:/tvshows \ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/tvshows:/tvshows \

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 3

Note: If you have a folder that is called ‘TV show’ or a folder with different name but with a space, you need to use quotes to make the script work:
-v /volume1/video/TV show:/tvshows \

  • STEP 6

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

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

tinyMediaManager 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:4121 Click Connect. Follow the instructions in the images below.

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Check to accept the Disclaimer then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Select your Language, the Light or the Dark theme, the Font size then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

At the top right click the + icon then add your movies path. Select the movies folder then click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 14

Repeat the same operation you did at STEP 13 and at this time, add the tvshows folder then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 15

Select the free Metadata Scraper “TMDB” then click Finish. Follow the instructions in the image below.

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 12

Enjoy tinyMediaManager!

tinyMediaManager Synology NAS Set up 13

Note: If you want to run tinyMediaManager container over an HTTPS check 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 tinyMediaManager container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Sunday / September 5th, 2021 at 12:36 AM