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Infuse 3, an elegant and versatile player for virtually any video file format you can think of created by jailbreak developer FireCore, has picked up a slew of new features and improvements in Monday’s version 3.4 update.

Infuse 3.4 makes it easy to organize your videos using folders, delete ones you no longer need from the ticket view, continue playing audio in the background after leaving the app to quickly check your email, and more.

With support for folders, as shown below, your videos can be organized into genre-based folders (or whatever else), and the app’s main view decluttered. “An all-new folders option provides the ability to manually organize videos to your heart’s content,” said FireCore.

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Just select one or more videos and move them to a previously created folder, or choose New Folder to create a new one. Another nice-to-have comes in the form of an option to set custom artwork for each folder.

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Infuse will now continue to play the audio portion of the video you’re currently watching after you exit the app, or while your device is locked. If you have amassed a private collection of music videos, this feature should come in handy for playing a continuous stream of music videos while multitasking.

Background playback requires Infuse Pro, a $9.99 In-App Purchase.

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In addition to new organization options and background audio playback, Infuse 3.4 delivers nearly a dozen tweaks, improvements and bug fixes. For example, iPhone users can now tell Infuse to remain locked in landscape mode.

Videos can be deleted from the ticket view, leaving no trace of your watch history. There’s now a new option to show filenames instead of fetched names. And last but not least, 3.4 also improves upon file management so you can delete items in bulk as opposed to one at a time.

“Folders was actually something that has been highly requested for quite some time (right up there with features like DTS and Google Cast),” developer James Abeler writes.

“I think it’s more about grouping local files by their intended audience (E.G. Kids) as opposed to grouping videos by genre, but having this versatility provides a number of helpful use cases.”

Infuse 3.4 highlights:

  • Folders: An all-new folders option provides the ability to manually organize videos to your heart’s content. You can even set custom artwork for each, allowing everything to mesh seamlessly with the native Infuse layout.
  • Background audio playback Background playback allows for a video’s audio to continue playing in the background while using other apps or while your device is locked. This is handy when leaving the app to repsond to a quick email, or for playing a continuous stream of music videos. Background playback requires Infuse Pro.
  • Landscape lock setting for iPhone
  • File size is now shown when browsing shares through Add Files screen
  • Callback URLs for streaming from other apps
  • Added Turkish translation – thanks Semih!
  • Delete videos from ticket view
  • Option to show filenames instead of fetched names
  • Improved speed of video artwork caching and loading
  • Improved speed and stability of SMB connections
  • Resolved issues with some direct URLs not working
  • Auto-empty URL field after a link is saved
  • Other minor improvements and fixes

Visit the Infuse website for the full release notes.

The 41.7-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later. Infuse is optimized for the iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes but lacks an Apple Watch app.

Infuse is available free in the App Store.

  • Sherlock EB

    nPlayer FTW

    • Niclas

      What about dd and dts?

      • Minterzine

        Yes nPlayer has AC3 codec. On website from the developer nPlayer 3.0 DTS come back.

      • Niclas

        Ok, so no DTS then? Walk-over.
        I’m sure nPlayer is nice and all but they are late for the party 😉

      • Minterzine

        nPlayer is the best player on iOS. Very popular by anime fan by iOS user. Because very good subtitle supper as Desktop Player. Why you not test? OR you need DTS? Then wait on nPlayer 3.0 xD

      • Niclas

        Sorry to say but, if it doesn’t do DTS, it’s not the best…
        Most ppl have movies with dts and without audio, it’s game over.
        I’m sure it’s good, but it’s not the best.

        I don’t wanna buy it just to test it, so I can’t do that. But I saw that It haven’t been updated in a long time either, I guess they are working on 3.0.

      • Minterzine

        Then wait on 3.0 😉

      • Niclas

        Nah, I’ll just use Infuse, It works perfectly 🙂

        But I’ll check out 3.0 when it drops, not that I’ll need it but for comparison.

      • Minterzine

        Have fun xD

    • Minterzine

      +1

  • Mark Tesch

    Infuse still sucks at handling subtitles.

  • Niclas

    Infuse is the ONLY player that can play my whole movie collection.
    It’s awesome and subtitles works well for me.

  • Quite off-topic, but does anyone know how to increase the UI size in Kodi? It’s near impossible to use on iPhones

  • Mark Tesch

    Thanks! Sent my explanation, hope it makes sense.

    • Minterzine

      nPlayer is many better.

      • Niclas

        Does nPlayer have an as good overview as Infuse? Can you create folders with nplayer?

        Infuse does ass subtitles too…

      • Minterzine

        Yes nPlayer is as file-manager. No Infuse can not good ass subtitle. Really I have here many sample.

      • Niclas

        No nplayer does not scrape and display your movies with content? Not what I have seen in reviews at least?

      • Minterzine

        What do you mean? Need you video tracker?

      • Minterzine

        I give sample for you. You can see nPlayer is better.

  • Mariano Martinez

    Having issues playing from my plex server movies. They dont play Any ideas?

    • Minterzine

      nPlayer or VLC iOS

      • Mariano Martinez

        But infuse saus it plays plex why cant o play them?

      • Minterzine

        Yes nPlayer or VLC iOS support UPnP

      • Mariano Martinez

        I want to play them with infuse those players you say are not so cool like infuse. There must be a way because infuse says it plays any file.

      • Minterzine

        Yes Infuse not good. Very bad special subtitle support. And 10bit not working. Because the software decoder is bad. nPlayer is from 10/2014 is many better. And on Facebook say the developer nPlayer 3.0 coming soon. With many new functions and streaming chromecast and smart tv.