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Install from the command line:
$ docker pull ghcr.io/linuxserver/jellyfin:nightly-version-20221003.1-unstable

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linuxserver/jellyfin

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Jellyfin is a Free Software Media System that puts you in control of managing and streaming your media. It is an alternative to the proprietary Emby and Plex, to provide media from a dedicated server to end-user devices via multiple apps. Jellyfin is descended from Emby's 3.5.2 release and ported to the .NET Core framework to enable full cross-platform support. There are no strings attached, no premium licenses or features, and no hidden agendas: just a team who want to build something better and work together to achieve it.

jellyfin

Supported Architectures

We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling lscr.io/linuxserver/jellyfin:latest should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture Available Tag
x86-64 amd64-<version tag>
arm64 arm64v8-<version tag>
armhf arm32v7-<version tag>

Version Tags

This image provides various versions that are available via tags. Please read the descriptions carefully and exercise caution when using unstable or development tags.

Tag Available Description
latest Stable Jellyfin releases
nightly Nightly Jellyfin releases

Application Setup

Webui can be found at http://<your-ip>:8096

More information can be found on the official documentation here.

Hardware Acceleration

Intel

Hardware acceleration users for Intel Quicksync will need to mount their /dev/dri video device inside of the container by passing the following command when running or creating the container:

--device=/dev/dri:/dev/dri

We will automatically ensure the abc user inside of the container has the proper permissions to access this device.

Nvidia

Hardware acceleration users for Nvidia will need to install the container runtime provided by Nvidia on their host, instructions can be found here:

https://github.com/NVIDIA/nvidia-docker

We automatically add the necessary environment variable that will utilise all the features available on a GPU on the host. Once nvidia-docker is installed on your host you will need to re/create the docker container with the nvidia container runtime --runtime=nvidia and add an environment variable -e NVIDIA_VISIBLE_DEVICES=all (can also be set to a specific gpu's UUID, this can be discovered by running nvidia-smi --query-gpu=gpu_name,gpu_uuid --format=csv ). NVIDIA automatically mounts the GPU and drivers from your host into the jellyfin docker container.

OpenMAX (Raspberry Pi)

Hardware acceleration users for Raspberry Pi MMAL/OpenMAX will need to mount their /dev/vcsm and /dev/vchiq video devices inside of the container and their system OpenMax libs by passing the following options when running or creating the container:

--device=/dev/vcsm:/dev/vcsm
--device=/dev/vchiq:/dev/vchiq
-v /opt/vc/lib:/opt/vc/lib

V4L2 (Raspberry Pi)

Hardware acceleration users for Raspberry Pi V4L2 will need to mount their /dev/video1X devices inside of the container by passing the following options when running or creating the container:

--device=/dev/video10:/dev/video10
--device=/dev/video11:/dev/video11
--device=/dev/video12:/dev/video12

Usage

Here are some example snippets to help you get started creating a container.

docker-compose (recommended, click here for more info)

---
version: "2.1"
services:
  jellyfin:
    image: lscr.io/linuxserver/jellyfin:latest
    container_name: jellyfin
    environment:
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - JELLYFIN_PublishedServerUrl=192.168.0.5 #optional
    volumes:
      - /path/to/library:/config
      - /path/to/tvseries:/data/tvshows
      - /path/to/movies:/data/movies
    ports:
      - 8096:8096
      - 8920:8920 #optional
      - 7359:7359/udp #optional
      - 1900:1900/udp #optional
    restart: unless-stopped

docker cli (click here for more info)

docker run -d \
  --name=jellyfin \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Europe/London \
  -e JELLYFIN_PublishedServerUrl=192.168.0.5 `#optional` \
  -p 8096:8096 \
  -p 8920:8920 `#optional` \
  -p 7359:7359/udp `#optional` \
  -p 1900:1900/udp `#optional` \
  -v /path/to/library:/config \
  -v /path/to/tvseries:/data/tvshows \
  -v /path/to/movies:/data/movies \
  --restart unless-stopped \
  lscr.io/linuxserver/jellyfin:latest

Parameters

Container images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Parameter Function
-p 8096 Http webUI.
-p 8920 Optional - Https webUI (you need to set up your own certificate).
-p 7359/udp Optional - Allows clients to discover Jellyfin on the local network.
-p 1900/udp Optional - Service discovery used by DNLA and clients.
-e PUID=1000 for UserID - see below for explanation
-e PGID=1000 for GroupID - see below for explanation
-e TZ=Europe/London Specify a timezone to use (e.g. Europe/London).
-e JELLYFIN_PublishedServerUrl=192.168.0.5 Set the autodiscovery response domain or IP address.
-v /config Jellyfin data storage location. This can grow very large, 50gb+ is likely for a large collection.
-v /data/tvshows Media goes here. Add as many as needed e.g. /data/movies, /data/tv, etc.
-v /data/movies Media goes here. Add as many as needed e.g. /data/movies, /data/tv, etc.

Environment variables from files (Docker secrets)

You can set any environment variable from a file by using a special prepend FILE__.

As an example:

-e FILE__PASSWORD=/run/secrets/mysecretpassword

Will set the environment variable PASSWORD based on the contents of the /run/secrets/mysecretpassword file.

Umask for running applications

For all of our images we provide the ability to override the default umask settings for services started within the containers using the optional -e UMASK=022 setting. Keep in mind umask is not chmod it subtracts from permissions based on it's value it does not add. Please read up here before asking for support.

Optional Parameters

The official documentation for ports has additional ports that can provide auto discovery.

Service Discovery (1900/udp) - Since client auto-discover would break if this option were configurable, you cannot change this in the settings at this time. DLNA also uses this port and is required to be in the local subnet.

Client Discovery (7359/udp) - Allows clients to discover Jellyfin on the local network. A broadcast message to this port with "Who is Jellyfin Server?" will get a JSON response that includes the server address, ID, and name.

  -p 7359:7359/udp \
  -p 1900:1900/udp \

The official documentation for environmentals has additional environmentals that can provide additional configurability such as migrating to the native Jellyfin image.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags) permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

  $ id username
    uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Docker Mods

Docker Mods Docker Universal Mods

We publish various Docker Mods to enable additional functionality within the containers. The list of Mods available for this image (if any) as well as universal mods that can be applied to any one of our images can be accessed via the dynamic badges above.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running: docker exec -it jellyfin /bin/bash
  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime: docker logs -f jellyfin
  • container version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' jellyfin
  • image version number
    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' lscr.io/linuxserver/jellyfin:latest

Updating Info

Most of our images are static, versioned, and require an image update and container recreation to update the app inside. With some exceptions (ie. nextcloud, plex), we do not recommend or support updating apps inside the container. Please consult the Application Setup section above to see if it is recommended for the image.

Below are the instructions for updating containers:

Via Docker Compose

  • Update all images: docker-compose pull
    • or update a single image: docker-compose pull jellyfin
  • Let compose update all containers as necessary: docker-compose up -d
    • or update a single container: docker-compose up -d jellyfin
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Docker Run

  • Update the image: docker pull lscr.io/linuxserver/jellyfin:latest
  • Stop the running container: docker stop jellyfin
  • Delete the container: docker rm jellyfin
  • Recreate a new container with the same docker run parameters as instructed above (if mapped correctly to a host folder, your /config folder and settings will be preserved)
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Via Watchtower auto-updater (only use if you don't remember the original parameters)

  • Pull the latest image at its tag and replace it with the same env variables in one run:

    docker run --rm \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
    containrrr/watchtower \
    --run-once jellyfin
  • You can also remove the old dangling images: docker image prune

Note: We do not endorse the use of Watchtower as a solution to automated updates of existing Docker containers. In fact we generally discourage automated updates. However, this is a useful tool for one-time manual updates of containers where you have forgotten the original parameters. In the long term, we highly recommend using Docker Compose.

Image Update Notifications - Diun (Docker Image Update Notifier)

  • We recommend Diun for update notifications. Other tools that automatically update containers unattended are not recommended or supported.

Building locally

If you want to make local modifications to these images for development purposes or just to customize the logic:

git clone https://github.com/linuxserver/docker-jellyfin.git
cd docker-jellyfin
docker build \
  --no-cache \
  --pull \
  -t lscr.io/linuxserver/jellyfin:latest .

The ARM variants can be built on x86_64 hardware using multiarch/qemu-user-static

docker run --rm --privileged multiarch/qemu-user-static:register --reset

Once registered you can define the dockerfile to use with -f Dockerfile.aarch64.

Versions

  • 11.06.22: - Switch to upstream repo's ffmpeg5 build.
  • 05.01.22: - Specify Intel iHD driver versions to avoid mismatched libva errors.
  • 25.12.21: - Fix video device group perms error message.
  • 10.12.21: - Rework readme, disable template sync.
  • 22.09.21: - Pull only the server, web and ffmpeg packages instead of the wrapper.
  • 23.06.21: - Add log message if device permissions are incorrect. Pin jellyfin dependency versions to prevent upstream apt repo issues. Deprecate the bionic tag.
  • 21.05.21: - Add nvidia.icd file to fix missing tonemapping using Nvidia HW.
  • 20.01.21: - Add Jellyfin Binary Environmentals
  • 20.01.21: - Deprecate UMASK_SET in favor of UMASK in baseimage, see above for more information.
  • 23.11.20: - Rebase to Focal, branch off Bionic.
  • 22.07.20: - Ingest releases from Jellyfin repo.
  • 28.04.20: - Replace MMAL/OMX dependency device /dev/vc-mem with /dev/vcsm as the former was not sufficient for raspbian.
  • 11.04.20: - Enable hw decode (mmal) on Raspberry Pi, update readme instructions, add donation info, create missing default transcodes folder.
  • 11.03.20: - Add Pi V4L2 support, remove optional transcode mapping (location is selected in the gui, defaults to path under /config).
  • 30.01.20: - Add nightly tag.
  • 09.01.20: - Add Pi OpenMax support.
  • 02.10.19: - Improve permission fixing for render & dvb devices.
  • 31.07.19: - Add AMD drivers for vaapi support on x86.
  • 13.06.19: - Add Intel drivers for vaapi support on x86.
  • 07.06.19: - Initial release.

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