Multiple versions of a movie

No, I use Jellyfin - and different versions of movies just aren’t accessible in Infuse. The default version just gets played. It’s a shame, but it’s preferable to having them cluttering up collections like in your screenshot. James suggested that it might not be implemented for Jellyfin users in the next update - so maybe I’ll be safe after all.

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To be honest I don’t like it. Looks like a backward in the UI.

What about this?


This looks so much infuse! The other one looks like a cheap app. I know @james can do better. We can wait if time is that the team needs.

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This is Hometheater 4.

I’m assuming the version options are “Blu-ray” and “4K”? That’s kinda confusing, considering 4K Blu-ray is a thing all it’s own.

It’s possible that a lot of work still needs to be put in cleaning up and streamlining the base code so that features already rolled out can start working as advertised … and the oft-requested new features have a more solid footing to stand on. I’d rather see the code rewritten so that sorting works properly (and customizable to each share, folder, and\or view) and filters can be stacked so that browsing my library as it already exists becomes pleasant again … and I’m willing to wait for that to be done right before demanding that changes be roughly shoehorned in so that multiple-versions and extras content can be claimed to be supported.

That said, without changing up the UI too much, I think stealing the new flattened TV Seasons selector bar and moving that over to the movie side might be a good way to add support for multiple versions and extras content when the code is ready to support them.

Something like this, maybe:

(Scroll two posts down for a description of how I visualize navigating this would work.)


It’s actually not confusing. Because when you move to the Blu-ray field you could see, that it is a 3D version in this case. You can have multiple versions of a movie, and check what precisely it is.
I just wanted to give an example, how other systems solve this problem.

Yes, sorry that there is no 3D on ATV.

I don’t have any 3D media or TVs or projectors so not really an issue. Well, I maybe have a few blu-ray discs with 3D versions of movies, but none worth watching.

I gather all the specs below the description update based on whichever button you touch? Not sure why I’d care what the container format is (mkv or mp4) since either one ought to play wherever I wanted to send it … but the rest is alright. Don’t need the giant icons though; kinda favor Infuse’s implementation there.

In my little visualization you’d select between your movie versions like shopping for a portable hard drive or iPad on Amazon: Orange for the resolution/specs (storage size); purple for the various edits (device color). Selecting either one updates the available options for the other.

Pick “4K HDR” and choose between the available edits (bordered in purple); or pick “Theatrical” and choose between the available resolutions (bordered in orange).

Maybe you pick “1080p” instead of “4K HDR”, and the “Extended” button goes dark gray because you haven’t got that edit in 1080p. Or you pick “Extended” and the “1080p” button goes dark for the same reason.

Click “Play” to play the currently highlighted selection, as always.

The green items are for extras content:

If you only have one “Trailer”, for example, it begins playing right away when you select that button … while clicking something like “Stunts” (if “Stunts” is a subfolder in “Extras” with multiple video clips inside) causes the collection bar at the bottom (where all the James Bond films are listed) to be replaced with all the video clips residing in your “Bond 25 - No Time to Die (2021)\Extras\Stunts” folder.

Click any clip to play it; or select “Deleted Scenes” to update the bottom bar again, showing only the clips from the Deleted Scenes subfolder. Or select “Stunts” again (if that’s the folder whose content is showing … or one of the movie’s version buttons, or the “menu/back” button … to restore the collection bar and navigate to a different Bond film altogether.

Well, I am using 3D on my Beamer very often.

As I said, this was not meant to be a discussion idea.
It’s just to show, how it works on the Zidoo Hometheater.
I have moved to Zidoo due to several reasons.

It actually solves quite some problems and topics, which are discussed here.
I still have two ATVs with infuse. But I mainly use them for streaming.

Okay. I stay with this one. It’s much cleaner and user friendly than the actual “beta”.

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Hello. I have multiple entries for movies and tv etc because i have multiple servers i use to host media. Anyways to “collapse” them so to speak? Plex does this automatically and has one entry per film but allows you to select which source if you want to. Please tell me theres a way to do it, and if not please add this to the program as its sorely needed. Thanks


I moved your post to a suggestion thread and note it’s tagged as “in-progress”. :wink:

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This is actually an awesome representation and a shot in the right direction. Thanks @FLSkydiver. And this way it’d be much easier to include TVShows too.

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Addon request following the implementation of multiple versions: would it be possible to have settings for prefered resolutions for different devices? i.e. TV gets 4K, laptop gets 1080p, mobile gets 720p, etc. That way for example whenever I want to make one of my movies available offline I know that the massive 4K file isn’t being downloaded, or I don’t have to select a download quality every time I download something?

I haven’t closely eyed these forums so if this has already been discussed then please disregard.

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@Frank_Platt i love your idea and would very much find it helpful as we have multiple Apple TVs, Laptops, iPads, & iPhones in the house and they all use Infuse but each differently. Different quality defaults would make everything easier, especially for those less technically inclined (everyone, except me).

Plan is to have the option to choose default quality per device:

That’s a bit simplistic to only have 2 options but as a first implementation it’ll have to suffice. It would work well for my Apple TV 4K to have the highest but I definitely wouldn’t want the highest on the iPad but certainly not the lowest either.

How many quality versions do you have? Not accounting for Director cuts etc.

How does Infuse decide which file has the highest quality?

File name? Video Resolution? File Codec? File Size? Colorspace? Audio Channels? Video / Audio Bitrates?

AS long as there is a 4k version, I usually rip 3 versions:

  1. Large 4k, usually a BluRay rip.
  2. Either a more compressed 4k version or a good quality 1080p.
  3. More compressed 1080p version.