So I just bought infusePro to use with my Plex server and now have a few concerns.
The Plex server is on a remote dedicated sever and uses Google Drive as its media source.
I have added it as source in infuse and it is picking up the media, but it appears to be downloading the files (or at least parts of them) to get the information. I am a bit concerned that I will get hit with download bans from google if I just leave it running.
I found a few older posts about bans but nothing that recent, and they seemed to be more about using infuse with google drive directly. So I can see the potential for bans in that case.
I had hoped that as infuse has access to the plex server, it would get the information it needed from the Plex server itself, without having to download from google drive, but it looks like that may not be the case.
There’s no question you’ll be banned if your library is large enough and you connect directly to GDrive. I get banned every single time, multiple times, I need to get my library on a new device. Adding a new device means I’ll get two 24-hour bans in a row without doubt; I’ve just accepted this reality. I usually plan my Infuse scans in the middle of the week, so I’m not too affected on a weekend.
Unfortunately, GDrive does not care how much of a file is read, even if only a few random bytes. That’s an API request, regardless of it reading 4kB or 40GB. I’m not familiar with what Infuse needs from GDrive, if anything at all, when connected through Plex, but ultimately, I would suspect, it does not matter what path these requests take. 25k requests going Infuse->Plex->GDrive or Infuse->Gdrive are the same to Google, who will instate the ban. I find it odd that Infuse still connects to GDrive when scanning an indexed Plex library, but I don’t know the details. If Infuse still causes API requests via Plex, I don’t see how Google would care to differentiate.
I added my ~45TB library and let it sit on my ATV doing it’s thing. It took roughly 15-20 minutes once all was done. It seemed like it was just hitting plex for all the file information/metdata as if it ffprobe/mediainfo’ed or did something to hit a file, that would have taken many hours.
Yep. Same user as on the rclone forums I was trying to find a nicer plex client that direct play’ed everything a bit more and with the recent changes to Infuse, I’m quite happy.