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.
tinyMediaManager v4.3.13 release.This guide works perfectly with the latest
Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.
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.
Now create one new folder inside the tinymediamanager folder that you created at STEP 3 and name it addons. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install tinyMediaManager. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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 USER_ID=1026 \ -e GROUP_ID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -v /volume1/docker/tinymediamanager:/data \ -v /volume1/web/movies:/movies \ -v /volume1/web/video:/tvshows \ -v /volume1/docker/tinymediamanager/addons:/app/addons \ --restart always \ tinymediamanager/tinymediamanager
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for USER_ID and GROUP_ID 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 \
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 \
After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Submit on STEP 7, select your “Install tinyMediaManager” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install tinyMediaManager – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
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.
Click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Check to accept the Disclaimer then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Select your Language, the Light or the Dark theme, the Font size then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.
At the top right click the + icon then add your movies path. Click + Other Locations (On this computer) then select the movies folder and the tvshows folder. Click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Repeat the same operation you did at STEP 14 and at this time, add the tvshows folder then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Select the free Metadata Scraper “TMDB” then click Finish. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: If you want to run the tinyMediaManager container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make tinyMediaManager work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.
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.
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 / August 30th, 2023 at 10:55 PM