TubeSync is a PVR (Personal Video Recorder) for YouTube. Or, like Sonarr but for YouTube (with a built-in download client). It is designed to synchronize channels and playlists from YouTube to local directories on your Synology NAS and update your media server once media is downloaded. If you want to watch YouTube videos in particular quality or settings from your NAS server, then TubeSync is for you. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install TubeSync on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it tubesync. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image 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 TubeSync. Uncheck the “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=tubesync \ -p 4848:4848 \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -e HTTP_USER=marius \ -e HTTP_PASS=mariushosting \ -v /volume1/docker/tubesync:/config \ -v /volume1/web/downloads:/downloads \ --restart always \ ghcr.io/meeb/tubesync
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: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for HTTP_USER and add your own username. marius is an example for a username. You have to insert your own username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for HTTP_PASS and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password.
Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/tubesync:/config \ you have to add your personal path to downloads. For example I have used my personal downloads path folder -v /volume1/web/downloads:/downloads\ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/downloads:/downloads \
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install TubeSync” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install TubeSync – click Yes. 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:4848 add your own Username and Password you have chosen at STEP 5. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Enjoy TubeSync! Add a source (YouTube channel) to start download tasks. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: If you want to run the TubeSync container over HTTPS, check my guide on 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 the TubeSync 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: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
This post was updated on Thursday / May 5th, 2022 at 12:59 PM