Infuse 6 for iOS Released

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  1. firecore, Oct 21, 2014
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    firecore macrumors 6502a

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    Infuse has been called 'the best media player for iPhone and iPad' by Cult of Mac (http://www.cultofmac.com/256655/inf...or-iphone-and-ipad-gets-redesigned-for-ios-7/), and today it's getting even better.

    Infuse 6 is now available for iOS and Apple TV, and includes a host of awesome new features.

    Libraries in the cloud
    iCloud libraries allow for seamless syncing of metadata, library settings, and playback progress between all your devices. Start a video on iPhone, and easily jump back in where you left off on Apple TV. Mark a few things as watched on one device, and they will instantly sync over to others. No server software to set up and manage, just super-fast, automatic syncing between all your devices...exactly how it should be.

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    Modern playback core
    A revamped, powerful playback engine allows Infuse to tackle everything from super-cute cat videos to the latest-spec 4K HDR films. The entire playback pipeline, from file source to pixels-on-the screen, is now stronger, faster, better, and ready to deliver buttery-smooth playback of your favorite videos.

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    Subtitles on-demand
    Thanks to an expanded partnership with OpenSubtitles, subtitle downloads are now 100% ad-free! Plus, an all-new global network of caching servers allows everything to work faster and more reliably than ever before. Search, download, and enjoy!

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    Files app integration
    Adding and managing local files is now easier thanks to the native iOS Files app. Files allows for videos and subtitles to be easily moved between apps, organized into folders, or renamed so things always look just right.

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    AirPlay 2 for iOS
    Full support for AirPlay 2 and HomePods is now available on iOS. Seamlessly stream audio to any AirPlay enabled speaker while the video stays on iPhone or iPad. Audio sync is handled automatically, naturally.

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    A fresh new face
    It was time to change things up with the most visible component of the app...the icon. The previous icon served admirably for over 5 years, but was getting a bit long in the tooth. We drew inspiration from where it all started with Infuse v1—channeling the original light painting style, transforming it into something fresh and modern, but still instantly recognizable as Infuse. As added bonus, Infuse 6 includes the option of choosing between light and dark icon versions.

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    And much, much more...
    Many other improvements are packed into this release, and a complete list of what's new can be found here.

    Upgrade to Infuse 6 today...for free!
    Infuse 6 is a free update for all Infuse Pro subscribers (monthly, yearly, lifetime). Simply visit the App Store and all the new goodies will be ready and waiting for you.

    Discounted upgrade options are available for those with the standalone Infuse Pro 5 app. Download the free Infuse 6 app and follow the prompts to upgrade to Pro -or- download the Infuse Pro 6 upgrade bundle.

    If you're new to Infuse, you can download Infuse 6 and test drive all the awesome new Pro features for free!

    We always love hearing your comments, feedback, and suggestions—so please feel free to post a message in our forum, @ us on Twitter or drop us a note anytime.

    Enjoy! :)
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Just tried to stream from my wifi hub. It's amazing. GREAT update! I love that I can favorite folders to get to stuff quicker too! :D
     
  3. firecore thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

    Glad to hear you're enjoying it.
     
  4. LouisLoh macrumors regular

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    I'm previously bought Infuse through an IAP. Now it's prompting me to pay another $2.99 to upgrade to the Pro version? Is that an error or a genuine requirement?
     
  5. firecore thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All Pro features from Infuse 2 transfer over automatically. The IAP prompt shown in Infuse 3 is an optional upgrade.

    A bit more info on how upgrades work in Infuse 3 can be found here.
    http://forum.firecore.com/topic/12526
     
  6. Poopsie macrumors newbie

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    I am trying the free version, it's gorgeous for storing and viewing videos!! One question, If I have a few episodes from each year in a show, is it possible to have a master show folder, with year folders underneath it?
     
  7. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    Does it use the newly made public videotoolbox api for proper seamless hardware decoding on iOS 8? been waiting for first video player to do this and not do some bodge to get hardware decoding by remuxing mkv on fly into a quicktime stream.
     
  8. firecore thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For remote files (streamed from a Mac, PC or NAS) Infuse will automatically keep everything organized if arranged into folders by season.

    For example

    Big Bang Theory
    > Season 1
    > Season 2
    > Season 3
    > etc...


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    Since it's just been added in iOS 8 it hasn't made it into Infuse yet - but it will be added soon.
     
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  10. firecore thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Local files will be grouped into seasons (each season's episodes would appear as a single item) and each season will be listed separately in the main menu.
     
  11. mango316 macrumors regular

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    Just tried this app and it pretty darn nice, it's now on my list of must buy app :)
     
  12. tarasis, Nov 1, 2014
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    Any plans to support files outside the local network? For instance via SFTP or WebDAV? Do you support SMB over the Internet?
     
  13. firecore thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great! Happy to hear you're enjoying it. :)

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    Yes - WebDAV is supported, and FTP/SFTP will be available in an upcoming version.

    SMB can work over the internet, but it depends on your ISP.
     
  14. tarasis macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers for the quick answer. That is very helpful, that and the news about Videotoolbox API support.

    One last question if I may, for over SFTP will you still be supporting MKV over AirPlay like I understand works for local network.
     
  15. firecore thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. As long as you can stream it to Infuse, it can be streamed via AirPlay.

    I should note that native AirPlay doesn't work for all video types, but pretty much every MKV file should work just fine.
     
  16. tarasis, Nov 1, 2014
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    Cheers and btw thumbs up for giving support / answering questions on a Saturday!

    I should add, your answers and support made a sale :)
     
  17. Sparxxx macrumors regular

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    Hopefully HTTP streaming will be supported soon.
    Tried to stream from my PC over HTTP some live channels and it didn't work.
    With nPlayer and VLC it works.
    thanks!
     
  18. Ardmanz macrumors regular

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    I downloaded this last night and it's great.

    Quick question. Can I delete files from a shared network drive directly from the app? I normally delete something after I've watched it.
     
  19. firecore thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep - it's something we're working to add.

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    Great to hear!

    Right now, streamed files cannot be deleted from within the app itself. We need to find a good way to integrate this so people aren't accidentally deleting files.

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    Thanks!

    Feel free to get in touch if we can do anything else to assist.
     
  20. ReallyNiceGuy macrumors member

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    I tried the free version. Is there a way to sync audio and video if it's a bit off on a UPnP stream? Unfortunately I couldn't test .mkv in the free version and wanted to also test AirPlay. This also wasn't available in the free version.
     
  21. Ardmanz macrumors regular

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    It's not the end of the world because I can just load up teamviewer and delete them but this would make it pretty much perfect for me.

    Keep up the good work!
     
  22. firecore thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Subtitle timing can be adjusted in the current version, and audio timing is something that should make it into a future version.

    Some videos require expensive licenses, so they aren't available in the free version. AirPlay is also a Pro-only feature, but it's native AirPlay and works exceptionally well.

    Hope this helps. :)

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    Great - thanks!

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    Thanks! :)
     
  23. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Consider throwing some ads into the free version but allowing people to use all the features. All I care about is HD MKV. Not willing to drop $10 just to try it. No offense. Just been burned too many times.
     
  24. firecore thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Many HD MKV files will work in the free version, they just cannot have DTS or Dolby audio.

    The Pro version of Infuse includes some technology that requires expensive licenses, and sadly ads in the free version wouldn't be enough to cover that.
     

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