How to Install JDownloader 2 on Your Synology NAS (2024)

by Marius Bogdan Lixandru

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JDownloader 2 is a free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Users can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwidth limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. It’s an easy-to-extend framework that can save hours of your valuable time every day. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install JDownloader 2 on your Synology NAS using Docker.

πŸ’‘Note:

This guide works perfectly with the latest JDownloader 2 v24.01.1release.

πŸ’‘Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install JDownloader 2 Using Portainer.

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Install Container Manager via Synology β€œPackage Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

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Go toFile Stationand open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name itjdownloader2. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

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Now create two new folders inside the jdownloader2 folder that you have previously created at STEP 3and name them config and output. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

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Go toControl Panel/Task Scheduler/Create/Scheduled Task/User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in β€œInstall JDownloader 2β€œ. Uncheck β€œEnabled” option. SelectrootUser.
  2. Schedule: SelectRun on the following datethen select β€œDo not repeatβ€œ.
  3. Task Settings: Check β€œSend run details by emailβ€œ, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that clickOK.
docker run -d --name=jdownloader2 \-p 3129:3129 \-p 5800:5800 \-p 5900:5900 \-e USER_ID=1026 \-e GROUP_ID=100 \-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \-e DARK_MODE=1 \-v /volume1/docker/jdownloader2/config:/config \-v /volume1/docker/jdownloader2/output:/output \--restart always \jlesage/jdownloader-2

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUIDandPGIDwith 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).

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After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

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After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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After you click Submit on STEP 7, select your β€œInstall JDownloader 2” Task then click the β€œRun” tab. You will be asked to run Install JDownloader 2 – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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Go back toSTEP 1or you will deal with karma πŸ™‚

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser andtype in http://Synology-ip-address:5800 Wait for the installation to be done. ⚠️Note: If you see a black static page after the installation is done, just refresh the page. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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A new pop up window will open. Click OK to automatically set up a Dark Mode theme for your JDownloader 2 instance. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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Click Install now. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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Your JDownloader 2 dashboard at a glance!

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Enjoy JDownloader 2!

If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issuesarticle.

Note: If you want to run the JDownloader 2 container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make JDownloader 2 work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS?See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find outhow to update the JDownloader 2 container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: .
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 / March 6th, 2024 at 12:41 PM

How to Install JDownloader 2 on Your Synology NAS (2024)
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