See this video over on YouTube
Using a QNAP TS-253
Ubuntu 16 Desktop LTS
Summary of command line instructions used:
Install Logitech Media Server (using a wildcard *)
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/logitech*.deb
sudo apt-get install lame
Install CIFS utils
sudo apt-get install cifs-util
Mount the drives
sudo mkdir /mnt/Multimedia
sudo mount -t cifs -ousername=admin,password=admin //TS253A.local/Multimedia /mnt/Multimedia
- Change username, password and hostname (TS253A.local) to match your environment
Squeezebox Server used to be a supported App within the QNAP standard library – but QNAP removed support in 2015/2016.
SSODS used to be another solution – but is complex and fragile to install.
Use the QNAP Docker solution “Container Station” to load a pre-built image.
This procedure should work on any QNAP that supports the ContainerStation App.
Here are the Steps:
Install QNAP ContainerStation App from the QNAP web interface
Open Container Station
Click + Create Container
Search image for “justifiably”
Click “Advanced Settings”
Click “Network”, change Network mode to “Host”
Click “Shared Folders”, Click “Add” in the “Volume from host” section. Select the music share e.g. /Multimedia and specify the mount point withing the Container e.g. /mnt/Multimedia
It will take a few minutes to install (network sped dependent). Click “Overview”
Click the “Start” button.
You should now be able to access the Squeezebox Server web interface at port 9000 e.g. http://<ip address of the QNAP>:9000
Set the Local Music Folder to be /mnt/Multimedia – click Next
Set the Playlists Folder to be /mnt/Multimedia (you could specify another shared folder when creating the Container if necessary). Click Next and Finish
Your Music library should now scan and you should be able to play music.
This procedure has been used to install Logitech Media Server (LMS) / Squeezbox Server / Slim Server on the following devices:
- QNAP HS-251+ (firmware 4.3.3.0299)
Any QNAP NAS that doens’t support “Container Station”