Where is the speed test?
At this point I have only been using Infuse on tvOS, not on my mobile devices. I have to check - if I don’t have to pay to get it on my iPhone or iPad, I’ll try it out, but, at this point, I’m not spending more on this.
As to the recently added movies, got it - finally! (I had asked about it before, somewhere, and the response wasn’t useful.) So nice to have that feature gone!
Something that, literally, just occurred to me is that it may have something to do with the common source. (@james, this should interest you!) This happens most on my Study ATV, but is happening on our Living Room ATV. The problem gets worse over time. The Study ATV, which is used much more, is at the point it can take 3-4 minutes to navigate to what I want to watch. The Living Room ATV is not nearly that bad.
So what just hit me is, “What do these two have in common?” The answer is that they’re playing from the same media server. The video on that server (that I’m using) is on a 10TB drive that has only about 2TB of space left. It’s all filled with TV shows. I put all the seasons for one show in a separate folder.
I think the important points are:
- It gets worse and worse over time on each separate ATV
- At least 2 out of 4 ATVs are having this trouble. (I haven’t had time to go to the guest house and check the other 2 ATVs.)
- The major thing they have in common is they are accessing a rather large library of episodic TV shows.
Putting that together, I’m wondering if the issue is the large number of files it’s accessing and since it gets worse, that makes me STRONGLY suspect there is a problem with the internal DB and that it has a caching problem and is storing more and more useless information. I have limited internet bandwidth (we live in the boonies), so I don’t want to have to keep downloading metadata, but I’m thinking it’s choking on metadata and that it’s either caching stuff that’s already there or some similar issue. Also, notice this happens, with super long delays, on discovering what shares in the favorites list are on the network and in reading the folders, even when any video files are several levels deeper in in the directory structure.