I have Infuse setup to load from a Plex DLNA server. It has about 1000 movies. I have added this as a ‘Favourite’ in Infuse and it appears on the home screen in the App and in the Library.
I let all the metadata fetching, thumbnails etc finish and then tried to navigate the application. Going into the favourite from the home screen takes ~40 seconds. Going into movies in the Library is faster but still takes ~20 seconds.
This is too long for a responsive UI. When trying to convince my wife to us Infuse over the Plex client, she understandably always goes back to Plex as it loads the folders so much faster.
It appears that Infuse is waiting to show the folder until all items have loaded including the cover art. Plex on the other hand shows the folder immediately and then loads the cover art. The total time taken may be the same (haven’t timed it) but Plex appears much more responsive as the folder opens so much faster.
Any hints or tips to get things loading faster? At present the delay is too long to convince my wife and kids to use Infuse. I want it for the ability to play back anything without transcoding but everyone else in my household don’t care about that if it takes a minute before they can even start browsing films to watch.