@Hitsville: Do you mean as a complete client replacement for Infuse or connecting Infuse into a Plex server?
Yes I meant move over to Plex entirely. I tried, but hated the GUI especially on Apple TV, so that is not an option. I also don’t want to use Plex either even as a media server, it just seemed too invasive to have it run always. I will continue with Infuse as I have for years already.
@Hitsville: It actually gets much worse if you happen to also be a user of HomePods/Airpods.
I do sometimes connect my AirPods Pro 2 to the apple TV, but not always. Nonetheless, using AirPods Pro 2 while streaming on Infuse 7 has worked without issues before, but that was when both my mac mini and apple tv were connected to my router by ethernet directly - it was in my previous apartment I moved out of three weeks ago, internet outlet, modem, router everything was lcoated right behind the TV, so everything was wired. Not an option anymore in my new apartment I’m afraid. Wireless is the only option available to me. But the Asus AX86U - which is a premium router with a total of 5700mbps capabilities - can push 280mbps on my wlan according to iperf3 tests I have run, so why Infuse can only do 60-80mbps is to me a puzzle, and suggests to me (knowing the frequent complaints about slow smb-speeds in this community) that Infuse is the culprit.
@NC_BullseyeIt It would help if you would detail the problem you’re seeing as well as what version number of Infuse and MacOS you’re running.
What you have in settings for the SMB share as far as auto, smb1, 2,3 or legacy.
macOS Ventura 13.5.1
Like I wrote, I tried with Auto, SMB3, SMB2 and legacy, same low speeds 60-80mbps, even though iPerf3 pushes out 280mbps. Changing the SMB-protocols didn’t increase nor decrease the file transfer speeds. It was irrelevant whatever I picked in terms of speed.
NC_Bullseye Have you tried using an Ethernet connection just to test speeds?
I tried with the mac mini connected through ethernet (but I cant have that as a permanent solution due to the way our new apartment is - only for testing purposes, but wifi is the long term solution here) and streaming from wired mac mini to wireless macbook pro yielded only a modest speed increase to 130mbps. iPerf3 showed 700mbps, but Infuse shows only 130mbps.
So to me it is clearly something going on with SMB in Infuse. According to iperf3, my network speeds are fine, and are not reflected in Infuse. Yes I understand the Infuse speed test is not very exact, but 130mbps when it should be 700mbps according to iperf3? Infuse speed test can’t be that much off, can it? And again, smb-speeds is a recurring complaint for years on this forum, so clearly something is up with Infuse’s implementation of it, no? I’m just asking.
NC_Bullseye What do you have set for the streaming cache in the playback settings?
I tried switching between Legacy, memory-only and auto. No difference in streaming speed. Still 60-80mbps on wireless-to-wireless and 130mbps on wired-to-wireless.