How is Infuse media player?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by zooby, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. zooby macrumors 6502a

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    And with VLC player coming out, how does it compare?
     
  2. Dannel macrumors member

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    Have not used Infuse media player. VLC media player is enough and good for me.
     
  3. zooby thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Asking cause I want to know how it compares to VLC.
     
  4. firecore, Jul 19, 2013
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    We develop Infuse for iOS, so I'll chime in with a few of the big differences.

    HW decoding
    Infuse utilizes HW decoding, which allows for 1080p playback, even on older devices like the iPad 2. HW decoding also provides for MUCH better battery life, as the CPU does not need to be running at max capacity to keep up.

    Automatic metadata
    Infuse downloads movie/tv show info and artwork, and keeps everything organized.

    trakt integration
    If you're a trakt user (and if not you should be) Infuse will keep what you play in sync with your account.

    Subtitles
    In addition to supporting embedded and manually added subtitles, Infuse allows you to download subtitles on the fly from OpenSubtitles.org with just a few taps.

    There are also a number of awesome things including multi-format AirPlay, Wi-Fi uploads, and more coming in Infuse 1.3, which is due in early August.
     
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  6. firecore macrumors 6502a

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  7. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

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    wi-fi uploads does that mean i will be able to stream video from my computer to my ipad and then use airplay?
     
  8. firecore macrumors 6502a

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    The Wi-Fi upload feature will allow videos to be transferred to an iPhone/iPad through a normal web browser...without ever having to open iTunes. A preview of what this will look like can be found here. http://fireco.re/Odz3

    Streaming videos from a Mac, PC or NAS is also in the works, and will be available late summer/early fall.
     
  9. firecore macrumors 6502a

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    FYI...

    Infuse 1.3 (with AirPlay, Wi-Fi uploads, and more) was submitted to the App Store today, and should be available around Tues/Wed of next week.
     
  10. firecore macrumors 6502a

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    Infuse 1.3 with AirPlay, Wi-Fi transfers and more is now available.

    More info can be found on our blog.
    http://fireco.re/QhTV
     
  11. cschmelz macrumors 6502

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    I tried both Infuse and VLC. VLC sucks. I uploaded my usual 1080p videos and it wouldn't play them AT ALL without huge skips. Now Apple Video plays those just fine but it is a PAIN to load videos with the clunky iTunes interface.

    I'm excited to see what the new Wifi upload enabled version of Infuse can do...
     
  12. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    This is why I'm not recommending it either.

    Too bad the VLC thread is full of blind VLC fanboys not listening to me.
     
  13. firecore macrumors 6502a

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    Infuse 1.4 was just released and adds another round of great improvements.

    • Stream subtitles over AirPlay!
    • Choose from available subtitles directly on Apple TV
    • Continue using AirPlay, even when switching to other apps
    • Display movie artwork on lock screen, when using AirPlay
    • Toggle Dolby Digital audio on/off, when using AirPlay
    • Improved playback of some 1080p content
    • Reduced app download size by 30%
    • Other performance improvements and bug fixes

    More information on Infuse can be found here.
    http://firecore.com/infuse

    We're 100% committed to making Infuse the best player for iOS, so feel free to tweet suggestions or problems to us at @InfuseApp. You can also drop us a quick note at http://firecore.com/contact
     
  14. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

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    Nice but until you can stream from a computer it is still not better than plex
     
  15. firecore macrumors 6502a

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    Streaming is about 80% complete and will be available soon. :)
     

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