What are the Pros and Cons of Using Plex Media Server with Infuse?

Are there any advantages or disadvantages to using Plex Media Server for Infuse’s library vs using Infuse’s own library scanning? I honestly don’t know which method to use. I tried using both at the same time for different media sources but it was a disaster. For some reason, even though I unchecked certain Plex folders, they would still show up in the results.

The one advantage of using PMS that I can think of is the speed of the library refresh. Infuse takes a very long time to update folder shares for the library, but with the PMS, this happens very fast.

But other than that, If I’m a Plex Pass subscriber, is there any reason why I shouldn’t use PMS with Infuse? Will PMS sometimes transcode files for Infuse? And can I use both Plex’s playlists and Infuse’s or do I have to pick one?

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