I’ve been tracking down an issue I’ve been having with Infuse occasionally losing its metadata and artwork on my AppleTV. It looks like it’s due to the playback buffer in Channels thanks to how the ATV works. The ATV only allows 500 KB of persistent storage that is not purgeable. What appears to be happening is that while Channels is recording the playback buffer it’s getting large enough that tvOS starts purging other app’s data. In my case, probably because it’s the largest, Infuse’s metadata cache is getting purged. I’ve been testing it this weekend while watching the NCAA tourney and every time I leave Channels running for a couple hours and then launch Infuse the metadata is gone and it starts indexing everything again. While not the end of the world it get a little annoying since there’s a bunch of manual corrections that have to be done each time.
Is there a way to limit the buffer size? If not I’d like to make a feature request for it. For how I use Channels and watch TV I don’t need a long rewind time. 10-15 minutes is more then sufficient for me since it’s mainly used when watching live sports. A quick replay or pausing while running to the bathroom is all I ever use it for.