Infuse has quite a peculiar file navigation interface.
While on iOS VLC Player and nPlayer I can navigate through the files by seeing the folder names and file names, on Infuse there are multiple viewing options, but none of them are a regular file navigation interface, except for the +Add Files.
The viewing selection doesn’t allow me to see all the viewing options.
Currently Infuse’s viewing options are:
- Sort by Date
- Sort by Release Date
- Sort by Title
- Sort by Filename
There’s no panoramic view of all the sorting options like nPlayer has.
On nPlayer, you tap the 3 dots […] > View > Sort by > Name | Extension | Size | Date | Random
You can see all options panoramically.
With Infuse’s interface, the only way to navigate through the 4 viewing options above is by selecting each one.
For some reason, none of them produces the view that I want, which is to sort the folders & files by the most recent.
Plus, Infuse is the only player app (in comparison to: VLC, nPlayer, PlayerXtreme) that doesn’t have a search-as-you-type filter to locally search in the current folder level for folders of files.
nPlayer for example even has search-as-you-type filter for Google Drive, which works better than the Google Drive’s own web interface on a PC.
One of Infuse’s view produces a mix of files that are inside folders with folders which is quite confusing.
Even if I select Sort by Title or Sort by Filename, it just doesn’t show a regular folder navigation like the +Add Files.
One way on Infuse to produce a file navigation is by going to the +Add Files options.
However, going via this option, I can’t download subtitles from Open Subtitles because this +Add Files view doesn’t have metadata, which is needed to search subtitles on Open Subtitles.
I find Infuse to be the most reliable player amongst iOS VLC, nPlayer and PlayerXtreme, however it’s only Infuse’s file navigation interface that’s a significant drawback.
On nPlayer I love how the file extensions are shown in yellow.
And when you tap on a video file, it firstly shows the metadata, it doesn’t start playing right away.
REQUESTS / IDEAS for Infuse:
- Allow for file navigation to see folders & files, as currently it is on the +Add Files interface, but tied up to metadata, to allow subtitles download from Open Subtitles. Try to have Infuse file navigation to look & function similarly to nPlayer’s. I especially like to sort the folders by most recent.
- Allow user to panoramically see all the file viewing options, as the aforementioned interface for nPlayer, and add the same sorting option as on nPlayer
- Implement local folder level search-as-you-type filter in all file viewing interfaces: the Files interface, the +Add Files Interface, cloud drives