Best Media Player for Streaming from Time Capsule?

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by Robdmb, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Robdmb macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    I have the latest AppleTV and want to load some videos on TimeCapsule for streaming. Can anyone recommend the best program for this? I see there is Infuse, MrMC, etc. Thank you.
  2. benjitek, Aug 21, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2016

    benjitek macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2012
    Plex or Infuse. MrMC is a good one too, but has a slightly steeper UI learning curve, and the Siri Remote touchpad can be a tad sensitive, for example I'm constantly accidentally swiping ahead 10 minutes into a video instead of 10 seconds. Personally, I've found there isn't a 1-fits-all media library app. For my use, Plex is a foundation with Infuse and MrMC supplementing it -- primarily use the latter 2 for more comprehensive subtitle lookup/download.

    The free version of Plex is very capable, and the only one that also works on each of my Roku, SmartTV, Windows 10, macOS, tvOS, and iOS devices. The paid version adds some nice functionality, but it's perfectly usable without a PlexPass subscription.
  3. Robdmb thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    Is plex able to stream directly from TimeCapsule?
  4. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    Infuse app has been great for streaming from my router attached storage (external HD).
  5. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    The only negative with Plex is it requires a Server. Which in some case may have an advantage. But MrMC and InFuse can play directory without the need for an extra server.
    In my experience. InFuse vs. MrMC
    InFuse has the best UI but for my MPEG2 files it is very slow. No other player that I have tried is this slow. No idea why they can not fix this glaring problem with so many to compare too. MPEG4 Files are fine.
    MrMC has the worst UI but the best performance. The problem with the SIRI Remote Touch Pad may have been an issue for the early release but not any more (for me).
  6. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

    May 4, 2010
    I have a HDD attached to my AirPort Time Capsule, I wouldn't recommend putting any files directly on to your TC, unless you no longer use it for backups. I then use Infuse, which I've had no issues with, and even bought the PRO version, for more sound (and maybe picture) options. I love the interface, and the way it works across my iOS devices, I can download movies directly to my phone via the app.

    Also, Infuse is regularly updated, and FireCore are very active in these forums, for feedback and help.
  7. Kyle4 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2010
    I absolutely love Infuse, it's like my own personal Netflix complete with descriptions, movie covers etc. Well worth the price and relatively easy to set up.
  8. kerouack macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2015
    Infuse is great for viedos, still no great option exist for music.

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