I got a Synology NAS for my children’s photos and wanted my music to be available in our LAN as well. Jellyfin looked good and is open source so I gave it a try. I am very happy with Finamp as a mobile app to play and sync my library.

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    Currently, everything is setup on my main desktop which is currently on a battery backup as well as my modem and router since we occasionally have a “blink” in the power which could frack up my entire setup. I’ll move to a proper NAS setup with a mini-PC eventually, but it’s not a priority.

    I use Jellyfin as a whole “Netflix” experience, where the library is always expanding and nothing ever leaves the library unless I just get annoyed (looking at you, Netflix ATLA). I’ve got about 20TB of space spread across three drives and backups of everything, so whatever sparks my whimsy to add to the library gets added. Someone quips, “Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica” and I think, “Hm…maybe I should Battlestar Galactica to my Jellyfin?” I add it, and it’s just there whenever I’m ready.

    I’ve shared with 8 friends and family so far. They don’t all use it constantly; some forget about it, some watch it all day and night for like 5 days in a row, some ask for something and watch immediately, others ask for stuff and don’t watch ever.

    I have to add that Jellyfin has actually been life-changing for me. Prior to Jellyfin, my solution was a cheap laptop attached to each TV in the house that held a fair amount of my total content via smaller external drives, and there was no cohesiveness, so I could never “get into” shows because I’d have to remember where I’d left off, and make sure the files were copied to the relative laptop, or somehow try to stream from the main desktop through Windows Network which didn’t always connect.

    Now, have access to every single part of my collection on all three TVs, and share with my friends and family who have given up on paying for 7 different streaming apps, and also I have access to everything when I travel.

    I just wish that I was adept in some language so I could actively help with a project I love so much. ☺️

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    I use Jellyfin for movies, TV shows and music. For music, I use Symfonium as a client on my android phone, as it feels the most feature rich, and has android auto integration.

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      OMG, thats a lot of things to connect to. installing Symfonium now to have a look

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      Symphonium is also the best for listening to audiobooks in the car. It has a really comprehensive set of DSP options

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    My setup is not recommended, honestly. Old gaming PC from about 14 years ago with a couple extra hard drives, thrown in the closet with stripped-down Windows 10 on an old SSD, desktop version of Jellyfin, and an external drive for backups. Not even running in a Docker container because the CMOS battery is dead and getting to it is way too much of a hassle on that particular motherboard, so virtualization defaults to off whenever it completely loses power. Which it unfortunately does on occasion like winter storms, or summer heat, or if the wind is blowing.

    But hey, for the movies and shows we have on DVD/BD, as well as the music we’ve bought over the years, it does work for access from PCs and phones on the local network (Finamp + Jellyfin Media Player). I dabbled with IPTV for live TV replacement but found that only using totally free IPTV+metadata would take either much more work on no-virtualization Windows 10 than I’m willing to put up with, or have much more jank than my family is willing to put up with.

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      I sometimes question the use of Jellyfin as streaming replacement. It only makes sense, if you have a huge DVD/BD collection you do not want to put into a dedicated player or if you pirate everything.

      For music it makes more sense, because smartphones are great music players at home and on the road (and I love buying CDs).

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        To be fair, even in my family it’s not a full streaming replacement. We have Discovery+, Nebula, and (free) YouTube. Live TV from the Roku player is the main thing I want to replace through IPTV, either Jellyfin or maybe Kodi, but both the metadata and functionality of free sources is a crapshoot. If I could replace the Roku live TV use with some inexpensive paid IPTV source, then I could easily switch to any streaming box brand, like ONN or some other generic Android TV.

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    Good question, good to see how others do it.

    Mine: A well specced debian server in the garage running a crapload of stuff, including arrs and Jellyfin with Jellyseer, all in docker containers. Playback via debian laptop or Windows desktop using the official apps, and the tv paired with an Amazon Fire dongle running the Jellyfin app. All works really well.

    The only problem is my wife sometimes deletes an entire series instead of the series somehow. I honestly don’t know how but I’ve had to download Young Sheldon for her four times now…

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    I have a core i3 system with a PCIe SAS controller and 8x 8TB drives in RAID 6. It currently hosts my Jellyfin library, Immich library, and is also my primary fileserver for the LAN. I actually just moved my old 4x 5TB array from that machine over to my primary desktop to hold my Steam library. Pretty good setup if you like to tinker around with stuff.

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    FreeBSD server with an appjail for jellyfin. Native ZFS storage, 10 gigabit networking via SFP+ DAC. I just use finamp on mobile for music and the official apps on TVs/chromecasts. UPS keeps everything streamable if the power goes out

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    Got mine in-house on an hpe dl360 gen 9 running in docker with 2 18tb drives for storing Linux ISO’s :)

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    I run it on my Debian server that uses my 15 TB RAID5 array as storage. (When I built it, 15 TB drives were a dream…now I have a 12 TB drive in my desktop computer that serves as backup to the array.)

    I mainly serve it out to the client on our DirectTV streaming device. Works fine, other than I wish the intro skip plugin would be able to give me the option to skip on that client (the only way it works on the Android client is to have it skip automatically).

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    I’ve got a couple movies and TV shows hosted on my PC. When I eventually get a NAS for my business, I’ll host Jellyfin on a NAS

    PC Specs: EndeavourOS Ryzen 5 3600 32GB RAM GTX 1660TI

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    My potato server died a few months ago and since I’ll be moving shortly I’m not rebuilding it right know. So I bought a simple intel nuc, slapped an old HDD inside and connected to the TV.

    Jellyfin runs in the the background but I access it throght Kodi. Jellyfin is accessed directly only if my wife want to watch something from her study.

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    I’m running jellyfin docker container on my Synology. Works great, but I don’t transcode. … Which is another rabbit hole.

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    A NAS case running Unraid, with Jellyfin in a docker container. All my music, movies and tv shows are on it.

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    Intel N100 Beelink box with 16GB of single channel RAM runs my Jellyfin server and Caddy. It’s also hooked up to my home theater system directly so I can use Moonlight on it to stream my main gaming PC.

    My storage is a 4-bay aluminum USB 3.0 external enclosure attached to an M1 Mac Mini running Asahi Linux (Arch BTW). The Mac mini runs my Arr stack and mergerfs on the external drives so I can load balance across them and scale it up or down as needed. So basically the Mac Mini acts as a NAS.

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    nothing to share about my setup, but I’ve just checked and I haven’t used finamp on my phone since november last year. reason - Innertune. works phenomenally on the shittiest data plan, haven’t maxed it out once.