Jellyfin and docker a Plex alternative on Synology NAS

I am using Plex package on my Synology DS918+ for a long time now with a paying plex pass. I wanted to find an open source alternative which provides me a some features like user management, a decent mobile client, controlled access to library, etc…

Jellyfin Demo

Jellyfin seems to provide all what I need. I installed it on my NAS using the regular docker image, proxied via synology application portal and a Let’s encrypt certificate.

Installation procedure is here and I just had to modify the docker instructions to fit my needs and point the media folder on my NAS.

docker run -d 
 --volume /path/to/config:/config 
 --volume /path/to/cache:/cache 
 --volume /path/to/media:/media 
 --user 1000:1000 

Really easy to implement, Jellyfin provides the functions I wanted, I need now to experiment the mobile applications, as far as I can see the android client works well but sometimes it freezes when I put it on pause or change content.

I will probably soon cancel my plex pass subscription 😉



Plex error s4032 with firefox and fedora 31

After installing Fedora 31 I had some issues playing movies from Plex with the following error message:

plex error s4032 (manifest)

I solved the issue buy activating the RPM Fusion repositories:

sudo dnf install{free/fedora/rpmfusion-free,nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree}-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

and installing ffmpeg compat libs:

sudo dnf install compat-ffmpeg28 ffmpeg-libs