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Installation

Scrypted can be installed on Windows, Mac, or Linux as a desktop app or as a background service (Mac, Windows, Proxmox VE, Linux).

TIP

Proxmox VE is the recommended installation host for dedicated Intel/AMD servers, and is preferred over Docker.

After the chosen installation method is complete, return to this page to continue with Camera Setup.

Desktop App

The recommended installation method for Mac and Windows is the Desktop App. The app provides hardware accelerated features unavailable to the background service inside a self contained, easily installable, package. The app can also serve as a viewer for an existing Scrypted server installation.

Ubuntu/Debian Repository

TIP

Scrypted servers running on Linux should typically use the Docker installation.

The Desktop App can be installed and updated via apt:

sh
echo 'deb [trusted=yes] https://nuts.scrypted.app/apt stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/scrypted.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install scrypted-electron

Install the Desktop App from the above instructions. The management console can be accessed via the app.

Scrypted is now running at: https://localhost:10443/

Note that it is https and that you'll be asked to approve/ignore the website certificate. Replace localhost with your server/container IP.

Proxmox VE

TIP

Proxmox VE is the recommended installation host for dedicated Intel/AMD servers, and is preferred over Docker.

Scrypted can be installed on a Proxmox VE by pasting the following script on the Proxmox VE host. This script will download and restore a Scrypted container backup. The script prompts to pass through GPUs and Coral Edge TPUs. Hosts with Coral Edge TPUs must also install the driver using the steps below.

sh
cd /tmp
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/koush/scrypted/main/install/local/install-scrypted-proxmox.sh > install-scrypted-proxmox.sh
bash install-scrypted-proxmox.sh

The Scrypted container uses low end specs by default. Configure the Resources tab to suit the server specs and workload. Scrypted NVR servers should assign at least 4 cores adn 16GB of memory (the more the better). After configuration has been completed, start the container.

Scrypted is now running at: https://localhost:10443/

Note that it is https and that you'll be asked to approve/ignore the website certificate. Replace localhost with your server/container IP.

TIP

The default root password on the LXC is scrypted and there will be a prompt to change it on first login.

Coral Drivers

The Coral Edge TPU driver build step is optional and intended for servers running Scrypted NVR.

Coral M.2/PCI Drivers

The Proxmox VE host requires building the gasket-dkms driver from source. First ensure that the pve-no-subscription/No Subscription Proxmox apt repository has been added to your host. Then run the following on the Proxmox VE host to build and install the gasket-dmks M.2/PCI driver:

sh
apt remove -y gasket-dkms
apt install -y git devscripts dh-dkms dkms pve-headers-$(uname -r)
cd /tmp
rm -rf gasket-driver
git clone https://github.com/google/gasket-driver.git
cd gasket-driver/
debuild -us -uc -tc -b
dpkg -i ../gasket-dkms_1.0-18_all.deb

Coral USB Drivers

The Proxmox VE host can use the USB driver provided by Google. Run the following on the Proxmox VE host to install the USB driver:

sh
echo "deb https://packages.cloud.google.com/apt coral-edgetpu-stable main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/coral-edgetpu.list
curl https://packages.cloud.google.com/apt/doc/apt-key.gpg | apt-key add -
apt-get -y update
apt-get -y install libedgetpu1-max

Proxmox VE vs Docker

Proxmox VE is preferred for Scrypted over Docker for several reasons:

  • Superior networking capabilities. The Scrypted installation on Proxmox will have a dedicated IP on the local network. Scrypted requires host networking on Docker, which cause conflicts when running alongside other host networking services like Pi-hole or Homebridge.
  • Simple storage setup with Scrypted NVR. Proxmox provides a web interface for formatting new drives and adding them to containers like Scrypted.
  • Automatic iGPU passthrough for hardware accelerated decoding and detection when using the installation script.
  • Proxmox provides a web interface by default, which is great for headless/dedicated services. The OS is lightweight and designed for running containers and VMs.

Linux - Docker

Linux + Docker installations should refer to the System Requirements for host OS recommendations. Docker Desktop on Windows/Mac is not supported.

This script below will download and configure the the docker-compose.yml and install Scrypted as a service.

Use the Copy button in the snippet below to copy the entire script, and then paste the contents into Terminal to install Scrypted.

sh
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/koush/scrypted/main/install/docker/install-scrypted-docker-compose.sh > ~/install-scrypted-docker-compose.sh 
sudo SERVICE_USER=$USER bash ~/install-scrypted-docker-compose.sh
rm ~/install-scrypted-docker-compose.sh

There will be a prompt to install Docker and set up external storage for Scrypted NVR. External storage is completely optional and can be set up later.

Scrypted is now running at: https://localhost:10443/

Note that it is https and that you'll be asked to approve/ignore the website certificate. Replace localhost with your server/container IP.

docker-compose.yml

The docker-compose.yml that contains the Scrypted configuration can be found at ~/.scrypted/docker-compose.yml. Modification is typically not necessary. Alternate docker images are available:

ImageDescription
ghcr.io/koush/scryptedThe default image.
ghcr.io/koush/scrypted:nvidiaImage that includes full NVIDIA CUDA support for hardware accelerated transcoding and detection. The host must have CUDA and NVIDIA container runtime installed. Then modify the docker-compose.yml with the necessary changes for NVIDIA.

Mac - Terminal

Scrypted NVR on Mac must install the Install or Migrate to the Desktop Application. The Desktop App has GPU acceleration, is fully self contained with zero dependencies, and requires a license. The free version of Scrypted may be installed using the Terminal Installation below.

This script below will download all the dependencies, including node, python, and install Scrypted as a service.

  1. Install Homebrew.
  2. Use the Copy button in the snippet below to copy the entire script, and then paste the contents into Terminal to install Scrypted.
sh
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/koush/scrypted/main/install/local/install-scrypted-dependencies-mac.sh > ~/install-scrypted-dependencies-mac.sh 
bash ~/install-scrypted-dependencies-mac.sh
rm ~/install-scrypted-dependencies-mac.sh

Scrypted is now running at: https://localhost:10443/

Note that it is https and that you'll be asked to approve/ignore the website certificate. Replace localhost with your server/container IP.

Windows - PowerShell

Scrypted NVR on Windows must install the Install or Migrate to the Desktop Application. The Desktop App has GPU acceleration, is fully self contained with zero dependencies, and requires a license. The free version of Scrypted may be installed using the PowerShell Installation below.

All Installation Options