Multiple versions of a movie

I don’t understand how Infuse can match my viewing progress across multiple versions and multiple servers — ie recognize that it’s the same movie — but it can’t just collapse them into one poster and let me choose the version like I already can within eg Plex content. Surely most of the work is done!

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I finally bit the bullet and got a 4k TV and now I have a mix of TVs in my house. I would really like it if this feature had some movement. It’s a good suggestion, but for some reason, it’s not been commented on at all by development. If it’s not going to be moved out of the wishlist category, why not? Give some feedback instead of leaving people hanging. Right now it’s the top-rated request, has been a request since 2017, and no reason given why it shouldn’t or hasn’t been implemented other than it just hasn’t yet.

Why even have the suggestions board?

I made an account to say this is the only reason I am not using infuse, and would get premium otherwise. I have several movies with multiple cuts and resolutions, and infuse is currently unusable.

Glad to see Custom Collections in-progress for 7.4 even though it has literally half of the likes on the OP then this feature.

I know we aren’t really entitled to any development feedback but if the metric we are encouraged to do to show our support is like the OP & features with far fewer likes are chosen over this without even a peep as to the community doing the liking of the suggestion features.

It just makes the liking of suggestions seem pointless as features will be chosen at will anyways without any kind of acknowledgment on suggested features that aren’t even going to be moved into “researching”.

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Yeah I wish they would acknowledge it at least! I tried out MrMC and it has version selection.

Does MrMC just differentiate on resolution or can it handle alternate cuts (i.e. Theatrical vs Directors Cut or Extended Edition, etc.) ? TMDB doesn’t seem to know how to handle alternate cuts either.

This is on their roadmap but still might be a while. We might want to see this as a separate entry since it could have different cover, cast, runtime, etc.

At least the iOS app is based on the same titling as Emby, so yes it works for cuts. Unfortunately mrMC hasn’t been updated awhile but it shows it’s doable.

Yep. Major difference between supporting the same movie with different resolution, codecs, bit rate, etc. against an alternate version of the movie which as you state is likely to have different run time and maybe different cast and artwork.

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I have 2 files, one 4K and one 1080p, and Infuse creates two separate entries, clogging up the app. Is it really that hard to just merge them into one movie, and have the two resolutions as an option?

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Not currently but I moved your post to a currently running thread requesting this feature.

Don’t forget that you need to click the like button on the first post in this thread to show your support for this suggestion! :wink:

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waiting for this new feature.

Don’t forget that you need to click the like button on the first post in this thread to show your support for this suggestion! :wink:

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Repost* (Still waiting for this patiently - as are alot of us! - what is the holdup? :slight_smile: )

Please consider this key request, for the sake of the future/current success of Infuse! (fingers crossed)


What would be even better is if Infuse can supercede version selection from each share, and consolidate media across all shares into a single title selection (ie. exactly 1 movie poster and 1 tv show poster displaying in the library - regardless of the number of shares or file versions)

ie. - theoretical example:

Step 1. Click on Avatar (movie)

Step 1. see versions (in a popup) as follows

Jellyfin 1A (with file information displayed beside each)
Jellyfin 1B (selection in same library - as shown in your post)
Jellyfin 2
Plex 1
Emby 1
Emby 2

Step 3. Click selection to play from the popup

[The above should also be applicable for tv show titles/posters ]

In my opinion, this change would essentially make Infuse the only legitimate media solution on the market.

[cross-post]

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waiting for this new feature.

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