Questions for new Infuse user

@james Thanks for your response!

I manage file import on my PC using Kodi, which allows me to pick and choose between available covers and fanart images and auto-populates TV episode thumbnails. I also edit the .nfo files (for use elsewhere) but rename them to .nxx before importing to Infuse; or else Infuse will generate two different (but identical, since both use TMDB) cast & crew databases.

For 4K titles and TV art, I source images from one of three different websites (including TMDB) to make custom covers (so that all my 4K titles have the exact same “4K Ultra HD” logo top banner) and to make sure all my TV season posters are stylistically consistent.

I then “back up” all my custom and any missing matched set posters to TMDB … also enabling others to maybe take advantage of my efforts if their tastes align with mine.

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Does Infuse support Extras for movies (deleted scenes, featurettes, etc)? If not currently, is this coming anytime soon?

Nope but you can like this thread. No immediate plan to implement it.


I’ve noticed that in order for movies in a Collection to show how you want when pulled from Plex, the sort for the collection needs to be set to Alphabetical. I have checked this and it is NOT working within Infuse when refreshed. For example…Star Wars movies are showing in Infuse by year, not how I have them sorted in Plex. Any ideas, or is this broke in Infuse??

I don’t use Plex so can’t comment to that specifically; but Infuse uses a global sort setting (located in … settings) that offers
Date” (newest releases first)
and perhaps one other I’m forgetting.

There is no per-folder / per category sort option, as far as I know. (This might not be true for custom playlists — Infuse respects a manual sort order that is somewhat tedious to create, but is better than nothing).

Personally, the problem I have is I want to sort movies by “Filenamesince that setting actually sorts by containing folder name instead of the actual filename used to query TMDB.

Folder Name:
Matrix ,The (1999) 4K HDR 27gb
The Matrix (1999) 4K HDR.mkv

TMDB search recognition chokes if leading articles are omitted or moved to the back as I do in my folder names (for file management purposes and my own sanity).

Sorting by File(Folder)name lets you arrange your library so that movies that are clearly part of the same series can be shown together, and chronologically:

My Folder names (title portion only):

Bourne 1 - The Bourne Identity
Bourne 2 - The Bourne Ultimatum
Bourne 3 - The Bourne Supremacy
Bourne 4 - The Bourne Legacy
Bourne 5 - Jason Bourne

Sort by Title and the movies are listed in this order: 1,4,3,2 … and 5 won’t be found till you get to the Js.

Jurassic Park 3 won’t be sorted with the rest of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World moves — it will be in the Ls (for “The Lost World - Jurassic Park 3”). And “Dominion” will precede “Fallen Kingdom”.

Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be isolated from the rest of the Indiana Jones movies when sorting by Title. Etc.

Unfortunately, Infuse does not do the same with TV folders — Infuse actually sorts by TV episode filenames in this case. That means if I sort by filename, when I browse my TV shows, every show that begins with “The” is alphabetized under T (for “The”) instead of the first letter of the first significant word in the title (ex: “The Boys” should be found in the Bs and “The Expanse” should be found in the Es.

The only way to properly sort TV shows is to sort by Title.

Sadly, you can’t sort TV one way and Movies another way.

@james - can you accommodate this, pretty please!?

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First, thanks again to everyone that has responded to my questions on getting Infuse set up…really appreciate it!
I’m trying out using Infuse without connecting to my Plex server and connecting it directly to my Synology NAS via NFS. Playing back content is quicker that using the actual Plex app on my iPad. Will tackle the remote streaming later.
To ensure all my media looks correct, I have started using Tiny Media Manager to update everything (should have done this a long time ago honestly). Main reason is that I’m switching to a dedicated media player like Zidoo or Zappiti in our home theater.
I noticed that within Infuse after creating all the NFO metadata info using TMM, Infuse is not picking up collections correctly. It will either not put the movies into a collection or only do some while excluding others. Any idea or what to do to ensure Infuse looks at the NFO to lump everything into the correct collections automatically? PLEASE do not tell me I have to add the collection to Infuse directly to get this to work since that is double the work.

Infuse only has partial support for local .nfo. Collections are not supported; sorry.

They have to be created manually in Infuse; or you have to use the ones imported from TMDB (meaning you are stuck with TMDB’s rules about collections — direct prequels and sequels only; no “same universe” collections — like all Marvel movies. You get an Avengers collection, an Iron Man collection, etc. but not an MCU collection. The only exception to this policy is they allow a James Bond collection of all Eon Bond films. :man_shrugging:t2:)

In settings, you can select to show TMDB collections, your own created-in-Infuse custom collections, both, or neither.

@FLskydiver thanks again for the info. That sucks…MCU was actually the one I noticed this on! @james any idea if .nfo for collections will be supported???

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Ok…here is another question. Does Infuse not stack files under 1 movie when the files are broken up (part 1 and part 2)? I’m looking at connecting Infuse directly to my NAS, but if a movie has different parts, it is separating them out as 2 movies. I know for a fact that Plex combines them and during playback, will immediately play part 2 right after part one is ended.

On a side note…this is what is extremely frustrating to me (I’m guessing others as well). One platform does this…another doesnt…on and on.

No, it’s also in a currently running suggestion thread here.

One car manufacturer has headlights that come on when you turn on the windshield wipers and another manufacturer doesn’t have that feature.

Infuse has features that Plex doesn’t and that’s why there’s not only one media server choice for everyone.

Infuse is one of the few apps that show this much development so hang in there, a lot of new goodies are on the horizon. :wink:


You can use MKVtoolnix to quickly and easily combine the movies / episodes without re-encoding so this won’t be an issue for you going forward.

You can also add support to this thread if you want to keep them separate but Mkvtoolnix is your only solution for now.


Here is another question for you guys…

Whether I connect directly via IP address to my NAS or by WebDAV, Infuse is taking FOREVER to load all my media…or it basically gets stuck and doesn’t load anything. I have a very large media collection but not sure if that is what is causing it or not. Should I be loading each folder into Infuse one at a time?..or does that even matter? Ideas? Thanks!

How large?

980 movies & 127 TV Shows

Is the IP address of the NAS changing by chance? If this happens, Infuse will still be trying to connect using the old IP - which can lead to issues.

You can also try running a speed test in Infuse to see what kind of speeds you are able to get when connecting to the NAS.

@james nope…IP address for NAS has never changed. Speed test is averaging 125 Mbps and minimum is 45 Mbps. Its like its stuck on “fetching content…”

Do you have just movies in your folders or are there other files accessible on your NAS too? 1000 files isn’t that many and shouldn’t take too long.

All movie & tv show files are MKV. There are other files such as poster, logo, etc and NFO files as well.