Infuse 4.1 With HD Audio and Watched Icons Is Available!

Infuse 4.1 With HD Audio and Watched Icons Is Available!

April 04, 2016 16:20 EST • Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé • 3 minutes read

This was an update I was waiting for for a long, long time! When you are on beta version of software you have features before everyone else, but it also means that you enjoy something for a longer time before the features you asked for are added!

I was on the Infuse beta before it was released for the Apple TV and the single feature I was dying to get is the watched icons! On iOS, we have this nice little pie that shows you what episode or movie has been watched or not. But on the Apple TV you had to remember where you were at when watching a TV serie. A pain in the butt when coming back to an unfinished season.

Well, no more! The Infuse team released version 4.1 with many new features, full list at the end of this post, including a few awesome features!

HD Audio — You can now enjoy 7.1 channels of 24-bit lossless HD audio (DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD) for those who have a great audio system!

Watched Icons — Nice pie to show your progress on show’s cover art. Infuse with Watched Marker

Dark Mode — When I start my Apple TV, it always make the TV react with full ON brightness mode, so by quickly jumping in Infuse with the Dark Mode enabled, I can ease my eyes and finally have the better interface! Dark Mode on Infuse 4.1

Background Fetching — No more opening each sub-folder to get them parsed! Infuse now explores your folders like a big kid and does all of the metadata fetching for you! Background Fetching on Infuse 4.1

tvOS Playback Controls — You now have to click before scrubbing, so you don’t accidently have the movie paused or scrolled when you pick up the Siri Remote!

And much more like .divx playback is now back, new pop-up menu when longpress, ability to mark video as watched/unwatched.

The iOS version also have the new background fetching and both versions are now closer than ever to feature parity!

Infuse is a paid app (or free with iAP) to get all the nice features, but it is worth it! I actually got an Apple TV just for it! This is how much I think Infuse is a required purchase!

Infuse ~ an elegant video player for all your media (free)
Infuse Pro (9.99$)

Release Notes

What’s new in 4.1 (tvOS)

  • Watched indicators
  • Dark Mode
  • Added HD audio support (up to 7.1ch & 24-bit) via LPCM
  • Automatic deep folder scanning
  • Improved playback controls
  • New popup menu (longpress a video to open)
  • Mark videos as watched/unwatched
  • Delete videos from remote SMB and FTP/SFTP shares
  • Updated Siri remote playback controls to tvOS 9.2 style (details)
  • Added age rating to video details
  • Added support for .divx files
  • Added visual hints for chapters
  • Smoother poster scrolling
  • Improved metadata fetching accuracy
  • Improved SMB streaming reliability
  • Resolved issues with transparent Favorite artwork
  • Resolved issues with some FTP encoding types
  • Resolved rare issues with subtitle download menu
  • Resolved rare performance issue present when using subtitles
  • Resolved issues with WoL (Wake-on-LAN)
  • Many, many, many small player improvements
  • Other minor improvements and fixes

What’s new in 4.1 (iOS)

  • Automatic deep folder scanning
  • Delete videos from remote SMB and FTP/SFTP shares
  • Better Favorite management
  • Added support for .divx files
  • TV Show backdrops are now grouped by season
  • Improved metadata fetching accuracy
  • Improved SMB streaming reliability
  • Resolved issues with some FTP encoding types
  • Resolved issues when adding files from iCloud Drive
  • Resolved rare performance issue present when using subtitles
  • Many, many, many small player improvements
  • Other minor improvements and fixes
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