Last updated on May 8th, 2023 at 12:33 pm
Navidrome is an open-source music server software that allows users to stream their music collection over the internet. It provides a simple, user-friendly interface for managing and organizing a music library, and supports features such as metadata management, album art retrieval, and playlist creation. Navidrome integrates with a variety of third-party services, including online music databases such as MusicBrainz and Last.fm, and supports a wide range of audio formats. With Navidrome, users can access their music collection from anywhere and on any device, and enjoy their music without the need for additional hardware or software. Navidrome is designed to be easy to set up and use, and is compatible with a variety of operating systems and devices.
- Access your music from anywhere: Choose from a large selection of mobile clients or use the integrated web player.
- Blazing fast: Lightweight, fast and self-contained. Runs well even on resource-limited platforms (ex: Raspberry Pi).
- Handles large libraries: Plays well with gigantic music collections (tested with ~900K songs – 2/3 FLAC, 1/3 MP3.
- Transcoding on the fly: Converts/reduces your music files as you play them, so you don’t nuke your data plan.
- Modern and up-to-date: Built with new technologies (GoLang, ReactJS, Material-UI), to ensure modern features and compatibility.
Before we start, please ensure you have Docker installed. This can be installed through the Synology Package Center.
Create the Docker Folder
We now need to create the Navidrome Docker folder. Head into File Station and open the Docker folder. Select Create, choose Create folder and name it navidrome. (see demonstration)
Create the Scheduled Task
We will now head into Control Panel > Task Scheduler > Create > Scheduled Task and click User-defined script. (see demonstration)
Configure the Scheduled Task
In the window that appears, insert the following:
In the General tab, In the Task field, enter Navidrome. From the User list, select root. Uncheck the Enabled option.
In the Schedule tab, Select Run on the following date (make sure It’s today’s date). Now select Do not repeat.
In the Task Settings tab, under Notification, You can choose to turn this on, otherwise skip this. Now copy-paste the following code into the Run command area. Now click OK.
docker run -d --name=navidrome \ -p 4533:4533 \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e ND_LOGLEVEL=info \ -v /volume1/docker/navidrome:/data \ -v /volume1/data/media/music:/music \ --restart always \ deluan/navidrome
Important: Make sure you change the PUID and PGID values to match your own. Please ensure you also change (media/music) to match your download directory.
Accept the warning prompt
When the below warning appears, press OK.
Run the Scheduled Task
You will now see your list of tasks. Select Navidrome, now press Run. When asked to run, press Yes.
Navidrome is Installed
The installation process has now finished. Give it a few seconds to appear in your Docker list.
Open your browser and enter the link to your new container http://synologyip:4533
When you first launch Navidrome, you will need to enter a username and password to create the admin account, do this now and press CREATE ADMIN. That’s you, enjoy!
Docker Compose and Portainer
version: '3.3' services: navidrome: container_name: navidrome ports: - '4533:4533' environment: - PUID=1026 - PGID=100 - ND_LOGLEVEL=info volumes: - '/volume1/docker/navidrome:/data' - '/volume1/media/music:/music' restart: always image: deluan/navidrome
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