Jellyfin VS OpenMediaVault

Compare Jellyfin vs OpenMediaVault and see what are their differences.


openmediavault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins. OpenMediaVault is primarily designed to be used in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge. (by openmediavault)
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Jellyfin OpenMediaVault
372 145
13,002 2,739
4.5% 4.1%
9.9 9.7
3 days ago 2 days ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Jellyfin. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.


Posts with mentions or reviews of OpenMediaVault. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • Transform laptop into mini server?
    1 project | | 15 Jan 2022
  • Windows for NAS?
    1 project | | 14 Jan 2022
    Look into this and see if it may fit your needs
  • Home server for a noob
    1 project | | 11 Jan 2022
    There's a distribution for home servers, OpenMediaVault, that has conveniently pre-configured many things you would want (SSH, FTP, Samba, ...). The extension OMV-extras adds Docker support through the web GUI and direct install of Yacht, which offers convenient management of running Docker images. Running Plex/Nextcloud/PiHole etc. as separate Docker containers is then a breeze.
  • First time making a server from a old pc
    1 project | | 2 Jan 2022
    Openmediavault would be an alternative solution.
  • Setting up a NAS server
    1 project | | 28 Dec 2021
    TrueNAS is totally ok. It is NAS OS and based on FreeBSD UNIX, supports ZFS, containers. Also, consider UnRaid It is also a NAS OS and includes Docker containers and KVM-based VMs. Same for OpenMediaVault UnRaid and OMV are both Linux-based. If you want a virtualized OS, I would take a look at Starwind NAS & SAN Supports both ZFS and mdadm. However, in this case, you should consider Proxmox or ESXi.
  • NAS suggestion
    1 project | | 27 Dec 2021
    You need a Synology NAS solution. But if you want to play with your own NAS and build it, there are a lot of good options. Supermicro mini-towers or Dell Optiplex servers should fit your needs. With a DIY server, you are not limited to the NAS solution and can install XPenology or alternative solutions like Openmediavault,, Starwinds SAN & NAS
  • Which OS to run my plex media server?
    1 project | | 27 Dec 2021
    OpenMediaVault (OMV) is free. It is based on Debian and uses native Linux Software RAID (MD/RAID) by default. I believe there is a ZFS plug-in as well. Plex can be installed in a Docker container.
  • Home server....or NAS??
    1 project | | 26 Dec 2021
    Start with something small like Raspberry Pi, Intel Nuc, SFF computers. Learn and build a self-hosted NAS on that hardware using pre-built solutions like OMV, EasyNAS, any Linux distribution. Scale once you face something bottlenecking the performance.
  • Building a home NAS, need advice
    1 project | | 26 Dec 2021
  • Recommended NAS?
    1 project | | 26 Dec 2021
    That is a perfect solution. Otherwise, you can build your own NAS. The server might be Supermicro mini-towers, Dell Optiplex. You can use them for anything, including virtualization, file storage, etc. With a DIY server, you can install XPenology, a very popular and decent option or alternative solutions like Openmediavault,, Starwinds SAN & NAS Last was designed to be running as VM in ESXi, supports ZFS and mdadm.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Jellyfin and OpenMediaVault you can also consider the following projects:

Nextcloud - ☁️ Nextcloud server, a safe home for all your data

FreeNAS - TrueNAS CORE/Enterprise/SCALE Middleware Git Repository [Moved to:]

DietPi - Lightweight justice for your single-board computer!

Emby - Emby Server is a personal media server with apps on just about every device.

Portainer - Making Docker and Kubernetes management easy.

iptvnator - :tv: Cross-platform IPTV player application with multiple features, such as support of m3u and m3u8 playlists, favorites, TV guide, TV archive/catchup and more.

Ansible-NAS - Build a full-featured home server or NAS replacement with an Ubuntu box and this playbook.

Gerbera - UPnP Media Server for 2022: Stream your digital media through your home network and consume it on all kinds of UPnP supporting devices 📱💻📺

jellyfin-kodi - Jellyfin Plugin for Kodi

Syncloud - Run popular services on your device with one click

NextCloudPi - 📦 Build code for NextcloudPi: Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Rock64, Docker, curl installer...

yunohost - YunoHost is an operating system aiming to simplify as much as possible the administration of a server. This repository corresponds to the core code, written mostly in Python and Bash.