FireCore, Infuse 4 for Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by aduteau, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. aduteau macrumors 6502a

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  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Can't wait for it. Infuse was the app I bought the Apple TV for. Been using alternatives thus far but I find them lacking in quality. I'll get the new version for free since I'm a Pro user but I'd happily pay again.
     
  3. Ricktracer macrumors newbie

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    Infuse is also the reason i got an Apple TV. I am sad didn't make it to the beta group, but Ill be waiting for it to be released, hopefully very soon!
     
  4. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    It's not like air video at all. Infuse doesn't need a server side app to host the videos. It can view off a network share like NAS or any SMB server and play the videos locally. This may be the first app which handles DD and DTS properly since they are licensed for it.
     
  5. sealos macrumors regular

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    Yep... been using Infuse on my aTV 2 for a number of years. Their iOS apps rock and are my video app of choice. Can't wait for this release.
     
  6. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    This is THE only app I will need on the new Apple TV. Can't wait for it to be released.
     
  7. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    Ditto! I love Infuse and can't wait to use it on ATV4.
     
  8. yalag macrumors 65816

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    Why do you need infuse when you have plex for free? I don't understand
     
  9. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Plex needs to transcode videos not native to the Apple TV. So if you, like me, has a large library of videos not supported you'd need to install the Plex server on a fairly powerful server. I don't have the means to do that. Infuse can play most videos without any transcoding.
     
  10. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    Also for pr0n that you don't want in Plex library!
     
  11. mic j macrumors 68030

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    So, if I have an external HDD, containing all my mkv's (h.264 and other various codecs), connected to my AEBS, I can use the aTV Infuse app to view them without any additional software. Am I understanding that correctly?
     
  12. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    As long as the Airport Extreme Base Station is supported by Infuse. What protocol does it use?
    You could try out the free Infuse 3 for IOS and see if it works. I think the limitations are just the DD/DTS and some other things. If it works then the ATV4 version should since it would make sense that they share the same codebase.
     
  13. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Not sure what you exactly mean by "protocol", but file sharing is set to SMB and AFP if that's what you're referring to.
     
  14. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that's ought to work!
     
  15. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    Yes that is what I meant. So it should work.
     
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    Is there anywhere screenshot or review of Infuse for appleTV?
    Can't wait to see it in action!
     
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  18. t02281a macrumors newbie

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    is out for beta tester now and the first impression is very good !!Now makes the atv4 sense!!!
     
  19. sealos macrumors regular

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    I have it and it is really nice. Very polished. But they had a really strong iOS app to begin with.... so was expecting an stellar v1 product and it looks like they are going to deliver.

    Sealos
     
  20. z06gal macrumors 6502

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    You're killing me. Lol I am really looking forward to the release. I didn't get in on the beta in time
     
  21. Zahne macrumors newbie

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    I cant play any file form my time capsule or imac
     
  22. thekayman macrumors 6502

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    Got my beta code last night and gave it a 10' try today. So far:

    - it quickly discovered all my network shares (I have a HDD connected to an Airport Extreme router and a WD My Cloud NAS where I store videos, pictures, my iTunes library, documents, etc.)
    - easily set up favorites (a couple of video folders off my NAS through upnp)
    - playback of mp4, m4v, mov, mkv formats seems solid - quick start, responsive ff and rew, etc.
    - however, it does not play "raw" formats such as mts, m2t, m2ts, ts, the kinds that your camcorder will record. The app either hangs or simply crashes back to the home screen.

    As it looks right now, it does not seem to be a one stop solution to all my needs. Strangely, my Panasonic TV's built in media player, although atrocious in terms of UI, plays every kind of video file I throw at it. I was hoping Infuse would be a replacement for that. Maybe it will be with some more work.
     
  23. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    Also installed the inFuse beta on my ATV4 last night. Very good UI and playback. Recognized my NAS boxes and Mac on my network without issues. Played everything I tried to last night. Metadata tagging works well and I only had to fix some tags for my movies. Tagging of TV shows was a little harder, but the same as with the iOS app. I think it's more to do with my filenames rather than with inFuse. So far the best and most polished local video streaming app I've used on ATV4. This may finally let me retire my old WDTV Live, which constantly overheats and freezes. It may also get me to buy another ATV4 for my bedroom!
     
  24. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I have to agree with eneisch. The reason I bought the ATV4 was the promise of an InFuse app to watch video stored on my NAS.

    I am beta testing both InFuse and NAStify and I must say that, so far, InFuse is leaps and bounds ahead in UI and UX....but it's always good to have competition.

    I too have a WD TV Live (SMP version) that I've been using for years - and putting up with its quirks - since it seemed to be the best thing out there to play files directly from a NAS without a server needed (looking at you Plex). When InFuse is released I'll be taking the WD out of my home theater and replacing it with the ATV4.
     
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