I have 5 tv series on my plex server. I am running infuse on an apple tv 4k. All latest versions of everything. I select “TV Shows” and am presented with 5 graphic depictions or “posters” of the shows. If I select the show “ER”, for example, it will bring me to a screen with Seasons listed, in image format (with the ER poster). I select the season and it brings me to a screen with individual shows to select from that season. There are 2 series though where infuse deviates (Plex app on the apple tv does not exhibit this erratic performance behavior). For “Mork & Mindy”, when I select it from the “Tv Shows” page it brings me to a page that shows a folder image (no poster image of the show) with “Mork & Mindy” Season 1 (only season I have) scrolling underneath. I select that folder and then it brings me to the poster image of the season, and then it brings me to the individual shows.
Why is this annoying extra step of selecting the folder being introduced. The on-disk folder structures are the same. Plex app does not introduce this extra step.
Here is a complete description of the most recent example. 4 seasons of ER. Last 2 added show generic “folder”, instead of the show “poster”. When I click on the “folder” I get the “poster” for the season and have to click on that again. Running Infuse against a plex server. Come on Firecore what’s the deal – I am a paying customer with Infuse Pro and would appreciate it if you could tell me how to fix it.
I asked a similar question long ago (I think). Or at least I solved it by myself. If you add to the Favourite the remote shared folder, you’ll get the subfolders in it. The right way to do it is to go in Library and add as favourite “TV Shows” (or Movies, or Unwatched movies and so on…). In that way Infuse manages the control of all videos of the same kind, because it’s like if it creates its own “folder” selecting the elements from everything you have added, bypassing your own structure in the file system.
Also, anything that doesn’t get recognised goes into “Others” (which is quite a mess, I must say). What I do, if I really want to keep a separate folder with stuff (for example I have a bunch of demo videos in 4K HDR and/or HiRes audio), is to make it clean without subfolders etc. in the filesystem and then share that folder adding it to Favourites. But for TV Shows the way Infuse automatically organises it is good enough for me (it will miss some extras and stuff which will go into others, but it’s ok with me).
The formatting didn’t work (apologies). For M&M, its Video-> TV Shows → Mork & Mindy → Mork_&_Mindy_Season_01 → Files. For ER it’s Video → TV Shows → ER → Season 3 → ER.S03E08.Union.Station.720p → Filename.mkv
What I noticed today on my ipad and iPhone, is that the Infuse app shows the correct structure and does not insert an erroneous extra step – only the Apple Tv version. On the iPad - everything works as expected. On the iPhone, the season folder is generic (no movie poster), but it is not inserting an extra step. So somehow, you have this figured out right on the ipad, pretty good on the iPhone and messed up on the Apple TV. I have not tested V6 of Infuse on ATV yet.
From the main screen, what I do is go down to the row entitled “Favorites” and scroll over to “TV Shows”, and then select the show. After selecting a show, I am brought to a screen with the TV series title and several “movie poster”-like images for each of the seasons and, in some cases, generic folders for some of the seasons. When I click on the “movie poster” season, it takes me right to the episodes. When I click on the generic folder, it takes me to a screen with a single “movie poster” image for that season, which I then have to click on again to get to the episodes, introducing another step in the process. This does seem to happen only when there are subfolders in the season folder. That being said, it does not happen with the iPad Infuse app, only the AppleTV one.
Icon is orange. When I access through Favorites → Library → TV Shows → All TV Shows → ER it brings me to the correct screen showing all the seasons in the correct “movie poster” folders. That being said, this is more steps to get to the shows.
By default, Infuse should add a pink TV Shows icon to your home screen. If you’re not seeing this, it can be added by long-pressing on the ‘TV Shows’ section in the Library and selecting ‘Add to Favorites’.
Once you have this on your home screen, you can hide the other orange icon by long-pressing on it.
More info on managing favorites and lists can be found here.