Infuse vs Kodi/MrMC

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by Odok, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Odok macrumors member

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    Still waiting for these 2 apps to arrive, but pretty soon we'll have the luxury of choosing a local network video solution.

    Any thoughts as to which is likely to be better? Differences? Seems like kodi will be the most work to port to tvos.
     
  2. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a

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    Kodi/MrMC is just like Plex! It will only let you use the appletv format since they are removing everything that makes kodi popular (open formats mp4, mkv ect..)

    Plex does the exact same thing and format that it doesn't support it converts it for you.
     
  3. Odok thread starter macrumors member

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    Really? Not the impression I got from the kodi forums... pretty sure they'll be supporting most file formats (mkv etc)
     
  4. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget VLC is also coming to tvos...can't wait!
     
  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    So which is better plex or kodi?
    Just for streaming your own movies not channels
     
  6. Ricktracer macrumors newbie

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    Between Plex or Kodi Id still go for Infuse, best app to come!
     
  7. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    why
     
  8. lukas100 macrumors newbie

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    Just received mail from VLC it wont support NAS drives in first release :/
     
  9. enzom21 macrumors 6502

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    This is incorrect, you will still be able to stream without the need to transcode anything. The ability to use addons will be removed from MrMC so it can be in the app store. Kodi on the other hand with still be able to use them and you will only be able to install it through a jailbreak or Xcode.
     
  10. BradWould, Nov 10, 2015
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    I tried Kodi on my jailbroken ATV2 and never liked it. I found it was a memory hog (forcing a reboot every time I exited the app). The add ons are good and there are way more features but for what I was using it for, Infuse blew Kodi out of the water. Even on the ATV2 with its limited specs Infuse handles my 100+ movie library and my 20+ TV show library with no lag, reboots, or problems. Infuse lets you delete and rename files on your nas (and all I use is an AirPort attached HDD). If it works the same when it releases on ATV4 it will be my #1 app for sure. The only reason I don't use Plex is because I don't want to run a server 24/7. All I have is my Macbook Pro and if I had it plugged in and open 24 hours a day what would be the point having of a portable computer?
     
  11. noslenam macrumors member

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    I've been using Infuse on my ATV2 and iOS devises and love it. Stream my 3tb movie collection from external drive connected to my airport extreme without the need for a computer to be on at all times. It's fast and has a great look. Can't wait for the tv iOS version to come out. Plex I never cared for the need to have a computer on at all times.
     
  12. jamal66 macrumors newbie

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    what about stream! any buffering issues while streaming from Airport Extreme? thnx
     
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    Really, that makes it useless for me then.
     
  15. chunker macrumors member

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    I've been using 'Squire' and it works well streaming from my time capsule. Only caveat is you need to run an app from a Mac, but the developer is working to bypass this and stream directly from the source.
     
  16. surfnode macrumors member

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    Infuse should be out sometime in December. Now that the beta has gone out to 2000 users it shouldn't take too long to iron out any outstanding bugs. Feedback from James at Firecore sounds really good. It should be a really great app to have on the Apple TV4. Since Infuse first started on Apple TV2 it has grown in strength to strength as it went from v2 to v3 on iOS.
     
  17. BradWould macrumors 6502

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    I agree and as I said in my other post I love Infuse. If I had one complaint it would be the paid upgrades. Every decent update / version has been a separate charge. That's going to aggravate some people and could hurt them in the long run once some other similar apps are released. Infuse had a lot less competition before the ATV4.
     
  18. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I am not interested in a solution like Plex which needs you to run a server type program to stream video. Much prefer a solution that streams directly from a NAS without transcoding at a server. Infuse has been a great app with my iPhone and iPad and I look forward to the Apple TV 4 version. If you already have the Pro version of the iOS app the Apple TV 4 version will be free. I have contacted support in the past and they have been quite responsive and have resolved issues for me in app updates.

    I received an invitation to beta test the ATV 4 app and am anxiously awaiting my test flight code so I can install it. In the meantime I have been using an app called Video Explorer to stream files directly from my NAs to ATV 4. It works well and has played everything I've thrown at it, but only allows you to browse folders and play files, there is no metadata information shown like on Infuse.
     

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