New with apple, new with infuse - trying to connect to Plex or sharing from my PC

Hi,

I am all new with any MAC device. Just bought myself a Apple TV 4k, read about Infuse, bought the Pro version and a year subscription. I have bought a Samsung HW-N850 ATMOS Soundbar. Therefore I did buy the Apple TV.

So I have had many problem with Plex before, when plex has been on the Samsung Smart TV native Apps.
When installing Infuse I saw this “connect with Plex” so I did that, but I can only connect to Plex if I have “Remote Access” in plex enabled?
I did connect that way, and I did try to play a 4K-sample. But it did not work very well. Just keeps buffering. This was the whole reason I purchased Infuse because Infused should be able to play ANYTHING it said?

Maybe still, its my Plex that brings everything down? So I did want to connect my movie library from my windows PC to my Infuse Library.

But Im stuck! Really dont understand what to do here?
I have shared my movie folder from my windows 10 PC.
In the “Available Shares” nothing is seen there. So Im trying to manually add my Windows PC?
“Name” - Guessing I can name it whatever?
“Protocol” - SMB?
“Adress” - My Windows PC has 192.168.1.112 as local IP, should I just put that there?
“Workgroup” - If checking my system, the workgroup is named WORKGROUP so I have entered that.
“Username” - I did change so I login with a windows 10 local account. So I do enter my Username that I log into Windows with.
“Password” I enter my password that I log into windows 10 with?

I really want this to work now, just purchased a Apple TV and Purchased Infuse only for this reason, to be able to play 4K-materials with ATMOS sound.
(Note that my soundbar hasnt yet arrived, so Im just trying to learn my apple tv now and infuse).

The 4K-samples Im trying to play is from this site

Hmm, no answer from a Firecore-staff even? I have paid for this service so hope to get some help when its not working.

I really want everything to work. So just to give you more information about my setup. I have a 100/10 Connection.
My PC where I store my samples on has a i7 3770k CPU, 16GB RAM etc. Running on Windows 10 Pro. The samples are on a SSD-disk, Windows is running on a separate SSD-disk.I have connected the PC and the Apple TV to the same router, wired.

In my home network besides the PC and Apple TV I have a Philips Hue bridge, a Verisure Yale Doorman, 2 Smart TVs connected as well.(I have one switch connected to gain a extra LAN-port).

I have enabled the Share-settings on the “Movie”-folder to “Everyone” with both read/write priviliges.

I could as I said connect to Plex (Only working with Remote Access enabled). However I cannot play 4k-Samples here, only buffering.

So I want to try without the Plex-integration, just running Infuse (This was my primary goal, I really dont like Plex after all problems with 4K).
But I cannot connect with a SMB-connection. So really need help on how to connect my Infuse on Apple TV 4K to find my library on my PC and to play “every file you throw at it” without buffering.

It should play without issue, Plex server may be trying to transcode the file hence the buffering issues etc, have a read here … How to Turn Your Computer Into a DLNA Media Server and set up DLNA on your PC.

Adam.

But here is a problem, if using Plex app (On both the Samsung native app and apple TV) the video is Direct Play. I can see that if checking “Now Playing” from my PC when I have started the stream. So there is no transcoding. But still it keeps buffering. I have no sound system connected now, just the Apple TV to my Samsung TV.

Ok try it without Plex server and see what the results are, if you are still having issues then we can help further.

Is everything connected with cables or is it a wireless network?

Adam.

But I cannot try without the Plex Server? Because I cannot find my library with Infuse?
I have tried SMB auto and legacy, see my previous post. Its only connection error when trying to enable share library.
Both PC and Apple TV are wired to the same router.

Did you try the link I posted? It gives step by step setup of DLNA server on windows 10.

Adam.

Yes, I have now enabled everything for the DLNA-server to work from that link. However I need to try this at home later (I am at work now).
But I still need to manually add my share-settings in Infuse for this to work? Or will theese setting auto-find my PC you believe?
Thanks for helping out btw!

Once you have set up DLNA the folder you share with your movies in etc will show up in the Infuse app, then just add it as a favourite and that’s it, it will then download any metadata and make it look ace.

Adam

I really hope that will work out, if so I really appreciate your help. Also if understand correct, I will also delete the Plex connection?
Can I if everything works out as intended play atmos enabled movies with infuse right away?

(This info should be in the guide I think, nowhere can that be found)

Yes you will be able to remove the Plex account from infuse as it won’t be needed, it should all work fine, I’m not too sure what audio formats are supported, but I’m pretty sure ATMOS is only supported on iTunes & Netflix movies, not local streamed content, though I could be wrong.

Adam.

I did call my girl (she is at home). The Plex connection was lost (again) so it wanted me to link the 4 digit code. So I dont have any Plex-connection now (good).
I did also clicked “Forget this Share” to redo everything from scratch, because my Movie-folder was under “Saved shares” even if Plex had lost its connection.

But no other shares is to be found, I did again try the SMB manual settings but it cannot connect to my PC.

Ok well when you get home, try setting up the DLNA server on your home PC and it should then show your folder in shares on infuse.

Adam.

I did do that (Using teamviewer to connect to my PC at home). So all things are made on the server already.

And infuse still don’t find the share? Then something is wrong with your computer or your network, if the share was there infuse would find it, so if your DLNA server isn’t showing then it’s a Windows 10 or network issue, did you restart PC after enabling the DLNA media server?

Here’s another link to DLNA on Windows 10 just in case you missed something … How to turn your PC into a DLNA media server on Windows 10 • Pureinfotech

Adam.

No, no share is to be found. And I have done every step in thoose DLNA-guides.

I have restarted everything.

I will try your link back home again. I will update how it goes after that. Maybe reinstalling windows might help.

Welcome to the forum!

First, using DLNA will keep you from enjoying many of the benefits of Infuse. You’ll get a more enjoyable experience if you use a connection like SMB.

There are several users guides here Infuse – Firecore that will assist you in setting up infuse and on the one titled “Streaming from other devices” here Streaming From a Mac, PC, or NAS – Firecore has a link in it that will help get your Windows 10 sharing set up. here How to quickly share files in Windows 10 - CNET

Once you get through that and make sure you have all of the permissions set up you should be able to continue.

Let us know if you hit a snag.

When I use SMB my video files are all over the place and not in folder order like they are on my NAS, most of them are ok but some are out of the folders they are in, if I use DLNA everything is fine and in order like it should be, any reason this is happening?

Thanks,
Adam.

Wow I made it after all! :smiley: Thanks all!

I did remove every device, checked my cables and connected everything a bit different and woila, the files appeared.
I have also enjoyed Atmos sound from my PC. But somehow I cannot change the Apple TV to Dolby Atmos?
digital
My Samsung TVs settings are bitstream and dolby digital, but when I go into the apple TV settings I can only choose Dolby Digital 5.1 and not Atmos?


Read this thread about Atmos with infuse, all your answers can be found there regarding ATMOS.

leave Apple TV settings to Auto and infuse sound settings to Auto, you will get the best sound available with this depending on your setup.

Do you have your Apple TV 4K connected directly to a Atmos sound-bar or AVR? Samsung can’t carry DD+ Atmos over ARC if your Apple TV is connected direct to TV.

You will need to connect the Apple TV to a Dolby Atmos capable system for the Apple TV to detect Atmos automatically and show up in the. options

You can test Atmos with Netflix or iTunes movies to see if you are receiving ATMOS. Infuse doesn’t do ATMOS

Hope this helps!