I've been using Plex Media Server to watch my movies stored on a Synology DS1513+ for sometime now. With the technology moving from h.2264 to h.265 (HEVC), I decided to convert all movies to that protocol. Plex supports HEVC but doesn't do much of a job with metadata and posters. The new Apple TV 4 running the Infuse 5 Pro app, however, does an excellent job of both. The problem is how other family members can connect using Apple TV 4/Infuse from their own house like they do with Plex.
Infuse documentation is a little light on connecting outside the local network and I'm wondering if others have found a way to do this? Google tells me to port-forward 445, which I did and connecting using a URL from MY house works perfectly but not when I'm outside the home. Google also tells me most ISPs block port 445 (including Spectrum) which makes me wonder if that's why others can't connect. But then, why can I? Confusing.