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Happy 2024! 🎉

Infuse 7.6.6 is out with a few improvements. Many more good things to come soon!

https://firecore.com/releases

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ProQuiz

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this but Infuse seems to have an issue with inaccurate colors. When I view something on my TV using the TV's built in media player and a USB connected to the TV, the colors are very lifelike and accurate. When I view the same file on my MacBook Pro using Infuse, the colors seem off and not 100% right.

There have been reports or "complaints" about this previously (some dating as far back as 2022) but it seems nothing as been done to correct it so far. Is this something that can be corrected/resolved through a future update or is it how it's going to be?

Some examples:

 

firecore

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Not sure if this is the right place to post this but Infuse seems to have an issue with inaccurate colors. When I view something on my TV using the TV's built in media player and a USB connected to the TV, the colors are very lifelike and accurate. When I view the same file on my MacBook Pro using Infuse, the colors seem off and not 100% right.
Sorry to hear about that. If you are seeing issues with certain videos or setups, please drop us a note with more details and we can look further into what may be going on here.

Also, if you're able to send in one of the videos which is giving you problems that could also be helpful in tracking down what is going on.
 

firecore

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Infuse 7.6.7 now available! 🙌

Set custom forward/back seek times, support for movie ID tags in NFO files, improved Trakt sync, and more!

 

firecore

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Infuse 7.7 has landed and includes our all-new Direct Mode feature for Emby, Jellyfin, and Plex.

Direct Mode for Emby, Jellyfin, and Plex​

Direct Mode is a new connection option in Infuse which provides a more seamless experience when using popular media servers. This allows Infuse to display native lists and collections, retrieve newly added titles in seconds, access up-to-date search results, and load even the largest library categories with blazing fast speed.
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Native lists and collections​

With Direct Mode you'll see a familiar face when connecting to Emby, Jellyfin, and Plex. The home screen can now pull in native lists from the server, matching the lists and collections pinned there, allowing for easy access to the items you want to see the most. If multiple sources are connected you can mix-and-match and reorder things just the way you want them—Plex lists next to Jellyfin lists above Emby lists alongside Infuse lists. All of the lists! 🤩

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Blazing fast library browsing​

No more delays while waiting for a the local library to update. Browsing in is now handled entirely on-demand, providing near-instant access to even the largest libraries and categories. Note: Support for browsing some categories such as collections and actor credits will be added soon.

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Direct search with instant updates​

Rounding out the Direct Mode feature set is a powerful direct search option. Searches are now sent to the server itself and provides fast results which are always up-to-date—even for the most recently added titles. The search scope can also be easily adjusted to switch between different servers to pin down exactly what you are looking for in the blink of an eye.

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Direct Mode vs Library Mode​

When connecting to a media server like Emby, Jellyfin, or Plex Infuse will always display metadata from the server instead of fetching its own from TMDB. The difference with Direct Mode is this info does not need to be pre-cached and stored in a local library on the device. Everything is fetched on an as-needed basis, on-the-fly. Not only can this help with a quicker set up process so you can start watching your favorite content sooner, it can also help provide faster updates when content is added or removed—especially for those with larger media collections.

With that said, each option has its own strengths and limitations so which mode to choose can vary depending on the situation.

Direct Mode​

  • Faster updates from server
  • Smaller storage footprint on device
  • Limited offline browsing
  • Ideal for larger libraries

Library Mode​

  • Combines multiple sources into a single library
  • Utilize Infuse library categories and filters
  • More robust offline browsing
  • Ideal for small or medium libraries

Feel free to mix and match with some shares set to use Direct Mode while others use Library Mode—the choice is entirely yours!

How to enable Direct Mode​

Direct Mode comes enabled by default when setting up a new media server connection in Infuse 7.7. To enable Direct Mode for an existing share simply navigate to the Edit screen for the saved Emby/Jellyfin/Plex share and disable the Library Mode option found under the Advanced tab.

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Plex skip intros, credits, and commercials​

Last but not least, another great feature baked into 7.7 is the ability to utilize timestamp info provided by Plex to skip intros, credits, and commercials. When available, a button will appear during playback allowing you to skip all the boring bits and binge episodes faster than ever before! Note: A Plex Pass is required in order to use skip features.

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Other tuneups and fixes, with more to come​

A handful of other improvements are included so be sure to check out the full list of what’s new.

We’re also working on some other great things, including additional features for Direct Mode, expanded support for Dolby Vision, an awesome version of Infuse for Apple Vision Pro, and many other great additions—so be sure to keep an eye on this thread for updates.

Thanks!​

We always love hearing your comments, feedback, and suggestions—so please feel free to continue the conversation here or in our community forum.

Thanks for using Infuse! 🧡
 

firecore

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Infuse 7.7.5 now available! 👏

New sort options for Plex, added toggle for Smart Folders, improvements for collections, plus other fixes and improvements. https://firecore.com/releases

Note: ‘Smart Folders’ is a feature in Infuse that allow a folder to be ‘flattened’ and displayed as a playable item instead of a regular folder. This can be useful if movie titles are organized into individual folders with video, artwork, metadata, and subtitles files inside. Learn more

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firecore

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We’re very happy to announce the release of Infuse 7.8!

Play version for Emby and Jellyfin​

Emby and Jellyfin users now have the ability to choose a specific version when beginning playback. This allows for optimized playback based on device and network conditions, if multiple versions of a video are present on the server.

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Automatic version selection​

Along with the ability to choose a version to play, there are new options which allow the best version to be selected, automatically. This can be handled by Infuse based on your device type (EG play a 4K version on Apple TV 4K, 1080p on Apple TV HD, etc...) or you can set manual preferences to always choose the highest or lowest quality video. This new setting applies to videos with multiple versions streamed from Emby, Jellyfin, and Plex servers.

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Other minor improvements and fixes​

A handful of other improvements are also included so be sure to check out the full list of what’s new in 7.8 and other recent updates.

Infuse 8 coming this fall! 🎉​

Work on the next major release is underway and Infuse 8 will be released this fall. Infuse 8 will feature many exciting changes, including: a native app for Apple Vision Pro, a new modular home screen designed for speed, refreshed app designs on all platforms, optimizations for the latest Apple software/devices, and many other under-the-hood improvements to ensure Infuse continues to provide the absolute best possible playback experience for all your videos.

Infuse 8 (including the new app for Apple Vision Pro) will be a free automatic upgrade for all current Infuse 7 users. A single Infuse Pro subscription will be usable across all your devices (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, Vision Pro) and can be shared via Family Sharing.

Note: If you’re still using an older legacy version of Infuse you can get a free year of Infuse Pro (and lock in the lowest possible price) when upgrading to Infuse 7.

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Thanks!​

We always love hearing your comments, feedback, and suggestions—so please feel free to continue the conversation below or in our community forum.

Thanks for using Infuse! 🧡
 
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