Better support for local files and folders

When adding a file source, can you choose to add a local folder?

In future versions, wish we could add macOS local folders into the infuse library, not only web/lan based directories.

Thanks

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You can actually do this in the current alpha.

  1. Add your local Mac as a share via Settings > Add Files > Available Shares
  2. Browse the share and add folder favorites as needed

This will allow these folders to be available to you locally on macOS, and they can also be streamed on other devices (the connection and favorites will sync via iCloud).

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Thanks, but not ideal

Feature request: I’d like to have downloaded files easily accessible. “Show in finder” would be a minimum while I would like to have this files in an Infuse folder within macOS’ “Movies” folder. It’s quite a pain to navigate to “/Users/username/Library/Containers/com.firecore.infuse.pro.6/Data/Library/Preferences/InternalPrefs/localFiles/Filename.file”

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Feature request: Being able to only see downloaded videos.

I want to display all vidéos files from a directory on my local MacBook Pro.
I can’t find this “basic” option.
I can see a local directory if for example I enable local SFTP share, but by default I do not found how to display all files from a local directory without enable local share.

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Can’t you do that in the settings via FILES?

I can select file by file, but I would to see all files by selected directly the parent directory.

I went to Settings, Add Files… then found in the list … which was actually a SMB share, and entered my Usercode and password and Saved. Then from the list of Saved Shares I was able to browse the content on my Mac (the same one with Infuse on it).

Hope that helps.

I also have the same problem, and now I use the SMB to realize that. Although it’s a little troublesome, using experience doesn’t seem to be very different from direct displaying local files.

Yes it works with a smb share.
But I’m surprised that I need to configure a network share (smb, sftp, …) for see the videos on my local Mac. That a simple directory browsing is not sufficient.
I do not know if it is a limitation from Infuse of from the Mac OS.

We have a few things in progress to better handle adding local files to the Library.

  1. Downloaded files will be located in ~/Movies/Infuse
  2. The contents of ~/Movies will be added to Infuse’s library
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wish we could choose which folders in /Movies will be added to infuse automatically