A few weeks ago I showed you how to install Emby media server on your Synology NAS using Docker. Since many people are unfamiliar with Docker and do not want to use it, today I propose a new guide on how to install Emby without Docker. Emby is a media server designed to organize, play, and stream audio and video to a variety of devices. Although Plex and Jellyfin might be two of the most well-known media servers, there is a third one that has started to gain popularity. Emby is the new kid on the block. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Emby on your Synology NAS without Docker.
Download the Emby Server .spk Package for your NAS device.
Go to Package Center and click Manual Install. Browse the emby-server-synology file you have previously downloaded at STEP 2, then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Next on STEP 3, a new pop up window will open with the following message:
This package is published by an unknown publisher. Are you sure you want to continue? Click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Yes, click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Apply on STEP 5, a new Firewall notification pop up window will open. Click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Enjoy your Emby Server without Docker! Click Open.
If you want to use your emby server when you are outside your local network, just follow the steps below.
Follow my step by step guide on how to activate your synology.me DDNS with DSM 7
Follow my step by step guide on how to activate your synology.me DDNS with DSM 6.2.4
Note: If you already own a synology.me DDNS, skip this STEP.
Log onto your router and go to the Port Forwarding area. Select your NAS Local IP Address and port forward port 8922 both TCP/UDP. Remember that every router has its own interface design. At the moment I am using an RT2600ac router. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go to Control Panel / Application Portal / Reverse Proxy. Click on Create. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click the create button the window below will open. Follow the instructions in the image below.
On General area set the Reverse Proxy Description and type in Emby HTTPS. After that, add the following instructions:
Check Enable HTTP/2
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
Open your browser and type in https://yourname.synology.me:8922 and you will see the HTTPS / SSL certificate working correctly. From now on you can access your Emby server over HTTPS from anywhere.
Note: You can install the Emby server without Docker only on DSM 6.2.4 – You can’t install it on DSM 7 beta. The new Emby Server that is compatible with DSM 7 will be released soon.
Note: If you want to install Emby on DSM 7, follow my Emby Server Docker guide.
This post was updated on Sunday / April 4th, 2021 at 11:27 PM