I have what I believe is the prime Infuse setup – Apple TV to Airport Extreme via 802.11ac, Synology DS216j hooked up to Extreme via Ethernet. Infuse is really wonderful but I am having issues with inconsistent playback. I strictly use remuxes, all of which hover around 35mbps. Three nights this week we used Infuse to stream these remuxes without issue; played all the way through. Last night though, we tried watching one and it paused three times to buffer for 10-20 seconds.
What can I do to improve performance? It would be great if Infuse had an option to expand the buffer – I would be perfectly willing to let a file buffer for a minute or so before starting it so long as smooth playback is guaranteed throughout.
I just started using Infuse on the Apple TV 4 a few days ago, to replace my Kodi machine but so far the performance hasn’t been on the same level. I watched 3 movies and all of them paused multiple times (3x in 30 minutes) during play to buffer for 10-20 seconds. Really annoying. With my previous setup I didn’t have any of these issues so it must be Infuse causing this problem? The Apple TV is connected trough ethernet by the way. I hope this I can be fixed cause I really like the simplicity of Infuse.
The current Apple TV hardware is limited to 100 Mbps when using Ethernet, but can go up to 1 Gbps via Wi-Fi. If possible, you may try switching to wireless as it’s very possible you will see improved performance.
Thanks, I just switched settings during a movie and didn’t see the buffering-pauses anymore during the time I watched. Hopefully it keeps working great. Was a bit hesitant to use the wifi option when there is an ethernet connection but if it’s performs better, why not