Okay, so. I’ve heard of infuse here and there through the Plex subreddit (I’ve been an avid Plex Pass user for 5+ years and have a library consisting of 30,000 movies and 160,000+ episodes.
From my understanding, each device I sign into Infuse with has to download my entire library’s metadata for all the TV shows and movies. Eg: My iPhone’s Infuse app, my iPad’s Infuse app, and my Mac’s Infuse app, all have to download the metadata themselves, and can’t pull it from one central location, such as my Plex server? Is this an accurate statement, or am I misinterpreting it?
I read up on iCloud Sync, which is said to not be used when a media server is acting as the source for content. I believe pointing Infuse directly at the source of content and using iCloud Sync would share the metadata amongst my devices rather than force each individual device to download the entire library’s metadata. Does this sound accurate?
One more thing, transcoding. I am able to play large files well when my internet connection is suffice, but when it isn’t, I need transcoding. (My server is installed on a VPS using cloudbox config. Is it not possible for Infuse to send a request to Plex to transcode at a certain bitrate when required?