So, last week during troubleshooting of another issue, I came upon a strange finding.
Accessing my movies through the shared folder itself, results in a few seconds delay (white circle spinning), say approximately 10 seconds. Accessing the same content through the library though is instantaneous!
Granted, it’s a rather large catalogue of files (more than 3000 movies) and I’m not really complaining, I just want to understand why library access is faster than shared folder access.
If it makes any difference, the clients are all ATV 4K, the files are located on a NAS with Ethernet throughout and the protocol is NFS.