Infuse macOS public beta - updated 5/5/21

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Thanks. That is what I am doing. The problem is if I am at 341 and slide the slider bar all the way to the top it only goes to 322. I have to wait until the intervening posts are loaded and the slider moves down a bit so I can slide it up again, and I go to 302. I have to do this some 20 times.

Title at the top of the page works.


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Hi James!

I read about the synchronization of playlists with icloud in the previous post …
regardless of this: while ios and appletv memorize the playback history, macos does not.
although icloud synchronization is switched on on every device, infuse on the mac does not remember where you stopped looking on the other devices.


The syncing limitations on macOS actually apply to all things related to iCloud, not just playlists.

These will fully start working again once 7.0 becomes available for iOS and Apple TV.

So is there any specific time when 7.0 of iOS is ready to test on TestFlight.

You will need to sign up to be an iOS beta tester, if you haven’t already. It was reset so even if you were a beta tester last year you have to sign up again this year

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Hi, big fan of Infuse here, and very interested in the development of the Mac App.

May I know if the Mac app is capable of displaying video in native resolution even if the display is in one of the scaled modes? Because on Mac notebooks the display is often in one of the scaled modes, which can cause unnecessary scaling if not taken into account.

This isn’t something we’ve spent much time exploring, but I don’t think we have the ability to alter screen resolutions on the fly.

However, videos are always played in their native quality and scaled automatically based on window size, so I don’t anticipate any issues here.

@James…I did ask this the other day, but saw no reply from anyone. Is Infuse for Mac NOT updating, either with shows added or shows being watched. If no issues, any idea why my setup might not be updating.

Everything is on the same network, other devices, no issues.


Infuse on macOS will not sync with the current App Store versions of Infuse for iOS/Apple TV.

Syncing will start working again once 7.0 is released.

Got it, thanks James

I must be missing it, but - is there a way to see the details of what I’m playing while it’s playing?

Here is the use-case that caused confusion for me:

  1. I’m on the Home screen & the top row shows the most recent things I’ve watched
  2. The first thumbnail is, whatever, “Cheers - Season 1”, which I am in progress of watching
  3. I click the play icon
  4. It launches the video player, but I don’t know into what episode

I looked around the video window but couldn’t find anything with that info. The settings screen doesn’t appear to have it; it’s not shown on the scrubber anywhere, etc.

Let me know if I’m missing it or if there is some other way to determine which ep of a show is being watched.

Ah, sorry for the confusion, I don’t mean that Infuse needs to change display resolution, I just wanted to know what resolution it renders to.

For example, on a retina MacBook air, the default setting of the OS is to render at 2880x1800, and then downscale to 2560x1600, therefore getting the “looks like 1440x900” scaling setting.

I wanted to know if Infuse renders to the 2880x1800 virtual resolution (therefore having to apply additional upscaling and then get downscaled by the OS), or if it can render directly to the 2560x1600 display directly even in this setting, hence putting all scaling control in Infuse’s hands.


I played a Series. In the control overlay, when I click Settings nothing happens. Also I cant pause the Playback.

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This isn’t available right now, but thanks for pointing this out.

Got it.

The video is always rendered with its full pixel count, and scaling only applies to the visible area. Scaling happens with almost all playback on macOS since the playback window resolution will almost never be exactly matched to the video resolution…unlike devices like the Apple TV which have standard resolution output settings. For example, if you play a 4K video in a tiny window you’re still getting 4K worth of pixels.

TL;DR - There shouldn’t be any performance penalties or other issues if you have selected a scaled display setting. :slight_smile:

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Long time iOS user and I just discovered this. Thanks so much have been wanting this for quite a while!!!

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Beta 2 is up and ready for testing. :smiley: