Configuring openFLIXR unRaid.

Configuring openFLIXR unRaid.
After following this tutorial: Installing openFLIXR on unRAID you’ll have a clean non-configured openFLIXR instance running.
There are a few thing we need to do to get it working correctly!
First of all, login to the machine using VNC
Username: openflixr
Password: openflixr

After being logged in, update to the latest version of openFLIXR by running the following command:
sudo updateopenflixr

There will be a password prompt for the sudo command, this is openflixr
There will be a lot of messages of software updating, this doesn’t mean it’s broken. It just posts the output of the update script. Now it’s time to grab a cup of coffee, or a beer and wait for openFLIXR to reboot.
After the boot, you will see the new version:

Now it’s time to go to your browser, and type the ip address you see. In my case

If you followed the tutorial, you should see something that looks like the above.
Now it’s time to run the Wizard. Click the setup button:

Next you will find the following screen:

It’s important that we create the shares. So let’s go back to our unRAID webinterface, and create theĀ necessary folders.

You need NFS enabled on our unRAID. If you haven’t done this yet, keep reading. Otherwise skip this part.

Enable NFS

Go to Settings in unRAID and select NFS.

Make sure you have NFS enabled, if not select YES.

Click apply and continue the tutorial.

Create shares

Now go to Shares -> add share.
Create a Downloads share, and click Add share:

I’ve created 2 directories because i’m a very lazy person, Downloads, and Media.

Inside Media, i created new folders:

Next, it’s time to mount the directories in openFLIXR.
Go back to your openFLIXR setup, and click the webmin link:

Login to webmin with the following credentials:
Username: openflixr
Password: openflixr

If your logged in to the awesome looking HTML5 Webmin webinterface, select “Disk and Network Filesystems” from the left menu.

Next, select add mount and in the dropdown select NFS.

If you’re using CIFS, please follow this tutorials:

Mounted as, /mnt/downloads

NFS hostname: ip of your unRAID Machine(my case

Next, select the file icon on NFS directory:Ā 
A pop-up will show, (if not, enable pop-ups in your browser).
In this new pop-up select the downloads folder we created earlier.

You should have the top filled, and the rest can remain default.

If you’re happy, click “Create”.

You should see our newly created mount in the list below.

Now it’s time to mount the media folder.
Do the same actions, except for the NFS directory step.
If you select the created Media mount, it will go to the root, and not the sub folder we created.

We have to manually type the correct folder after the NFS Directory like so:

The mount is Case-Sensitive.

Do the same for the rest of the mounts:
– Series
– Music
– Comics
Once done, the list should look something like this:

That’s it! Now you can run the Wizard, since the wizard is so complete i’m not going to create a post about it.


  1. Cha 8 August 2016 at 02:49

    Great tutorial, thank you!

  2. Chris 16 August 2016 at 19:43

    I’m having an issue with the mounts not staying connected causing the applications to not be able to view the media inside the folders. Any idea what is causing this?+

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