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How to Install Jellyfin Media Server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Linux

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Jellyfin is a free open source multimedia application designed to organize, manage and share digital media files on networked devices on an internal network, and can also be accessed remotely. It is cross-platform and an alternative to other major players like Plex and Emby.

You can access it from a variety of devices, such as mobile devices, tablets, TVs, and PCs, or popular media devices, such as Roku or Nvidia Shield. Jellyfin can also serve media to DLNA and Chromecast enabled devices and retrieve metadata, like Plex and Emby do, to organize your media into categories and provide a rich media experience. In this article, we will show you how to install Jellyfin Media Server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Linux.

How to install Jellyfin Media Server on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Linux

Here we will not only show the steps to install Jellyyfin Media Server on Ubuntu 22.04, but also how to configure it to access media content.

Add a GPG key

  • Before adding the Jellyfin repository, add your public GPG key used to sign the Jellyfin packages and it will confirm that we are installing them on our system from the authentic source.
  • To get packets over a secure protocol, first enable its support with the following command:
    • sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates gnupg2 curl git -y
  • Add a key:
    • curl -fsSL https://repo.jellyfin.org/ubuntu/jellyfin_team.gpg.key | sudo gpg –dearmor -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/jellyfin.gpg

Add a Jellyfin repository

  • Now, let’s add the Jellyfin repository depending on which Debian or Ubuntu based Linux system you are looking for. This is a single command, so you need to copy and paste it all.
    • echo “deb https://repo.jellyfin.org/$( awk -F’=’ ‘/^ID=/{ print $NF }’ /etc/os-release ) $( awk -F’=’ ‘/^VERSION_CODENAME= /{ print $NF }’ /etc/os-release ) main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jellyfin.list

Run system update

  • Rebuild the system repository cache, so that it can recognize the added repository and its corresponding packages to install on our system to configure the Jellyfin media server.

Install Jellyfin on Ubuntu 22.04

  • Finally, run the following command to automatically install Jellyfin on your Debian or Ubuntu based Linux operating system that you are using,
    • sudo apt install jelly

Activate and start the Jellyfin server

  • After the installation is complete, let’s start the Jellyfin Media server service in Ubuntu 22.04 and enable it, so that it can start automatically with system startup.
    • sudo systemctl enable jello
    • sudo systemctl start jello
  • You can also check if everything is working properly or not using:
    • sudo systemctl status jellyfin –no-pager -l

Allow media server through firewall

  • The default port that the Jellyfin media server uses is 8096 and if you are using a firewall like UFW or those that use cloud hosting to run Ubuntu 22.04, open it in your firewall.
  • If you are using an active UFW firewall, use the command shown:

Configure Jellyfin media server

  • Since everything is in place, our open source media server is up and running, so it’s time to access the Jellyfin web interface using the browser. If you are using a command line server to set it up, use another available local machine to access the remote server where you installed Jellyfin.
  • In the browser, type the IP address of the server where Jellyfin was installed with port number 8096. Whereas if you are using the Jellyfin installed server in the GUI with browser access, we can use localhost or 127.0.0.1.
  • Example:
    • 127.0.0.1:80960r
    • IP address: 8096
  • You will get the welcome screen to continue configuring Jellyfin.

Set username and password

  • Click the Next button to start the Jellyfin media server setup. The following screen will appear to configure the username and password for the administrator who will have full access to add/delete content and other settings.

Add a library

  • Click the + button, first select the category type, for media files like music, videos and images, then type the folder path where you need to save the media you want to play in Jellyfin. For example, I selected the Music category, then entered the path to the folder where I keep my music files.
  • You can add multiple folders to your library here or later whenever you like.
  • If you want to use a smartphone and other devices to remotely connect to Jellyfin over the Internet, enable the “Allow remote connections to this Jellyfin server” option. However, to access the server residing behind a local router and using a local IP address, to access it over the Internet, the user must manually forward their Jellyfin port.

Jellyfin server connection

  • Please input username and password to login, then you will get Jellyfin interface on your browser to access music, videos and other media files.
  • If you want to add more libraries or media folders in Jellyfin, go to Dashboard, select the libraries, then “Add a media library”.
  • Options to restart and shutdown the server are also present in the Dashboard.

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James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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