Does Infuse transcode?

How does infuse play MKVs on an iPad? Does it transcode the mkv in real time to a supported container like MP4?

I’m only asking because on my iPad Air 2 64gb, I find that almost all my videos aren’t buttery smooth but if I convert them using handbrake and play them they are super smooth?

Thanks

Infuse does not transcode, though the upcoming 4.0 update will feature our new playback core (that was introduced in the 4.0.2 update for Apple TV) which should result in better performance, especially on newer iOS devices.

We’re working to have 4.0 available later this month.