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Delete After Watch

I saw this question in another post about adding the feature of being able to delete tv shows from the roku box. It's a feature that would save me lots of time and effort trying to remember what shows I've watched and delete them off my server. I was just wondering if this is something in the works or is it possible and I just haven't found it yet? Thanks for the help.
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  • schuylerschuyler Plex Dev Team Posts: 3,786Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    A feature like that does not currently exist and is not in the works. Speaking personally, not any sort of official stance, I'm leery of automatically deleting files. After you watch something, it'll be marked as watched. So you can always browse by watched/unwatched.
  • fredmarklefredmarkle Posts: 2Members
    I use windows media center to watch record shows and roku to watch them. So after I watch a show I don't really need it anymore. I just go onto the computer a try to remember which ones I've watched and delete them manually. It would be cool if it asked for a password pin or something so the kids can't delete it by mistake.

    schuyler wrote:

    A feature like that does not currently exist and is not in the works. Speaking personally, not any sort of official stance, I'm leery of automatically deleting files. After you watch something, it'll be marked as watched. So you can always browse by watched/unwatched.
  • rdb4133rdb4133 Posts: 81Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    The best option would just be to have a delete show option like there is in the Windows, Mac & Samsung clients :)
  • gimpyestradagimpyestrada Posts: 26Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    I don't know about others' usage cases but I use my Plex server like a DVR, not like a media library. Most of the time when I am finished watching an episode or a movie I want to delete it (storage is cheap but not that cheap).

    I would like to see an option that has to be enabled that will pop up a dialog with something like "Would you like to delete that episode/file? Yes. No."

    If you are worried about inadvertently deleting someone's prized media files then how about moving the files to a trashcan that is out of the media library. I can choose when to empty the trash and it would sure beat the heck out of manually browsing my media library and deleting files I don't want anymore.

    Thanks.
  • SabrewulfSabrewulf Posts: 1Members
    edited November 2012

    I don't know about others' usage cases but I use my Plex server like a DVR, not like a media library. Most of the time when I am finished watching an episode or a movie I want to delete it (storage is cheap but not that cheap).

    I would like to see an option that has to be enabled that will pop up a dialog with something like "Would you like to delete that episode/file? Yes. No."

    If you are worried about inadvertently deleting someone's prized media files then how about moving the files to a trashcan that is out of the media library. I can choose when to empty the trash and it would sure beat the heck out of manually browsing my media library and deleting files I don't want anymore.

    Thanks.



    Exactly!!! Had to make a forum account just for this. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add this option.

    How it should work: The delete option would Have to be enabled in the settings, then the delete show option would then be available to select, when selected, a dialog opens asking you to confirm it.

    I have a headless Win 7 server/nas / HD Homerun Dual / SageTV / Plex Server setup, using Plex on the Roku to watch in the bedroom most of the time, and deleting a watch show requires, opening the VNC app on the iPhone, connecting to my server and deleting the show/s. Not a big deal, but a delete option within the Roku/Plex channel would be just wonderful. :P :P :P

    By the way, since this is my first post, here's a big thanks to all involved in making this Plex channel possible and continuing to support it, We're really loving it!
  • agregjonesagregjones Posts: 402Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    If it is ever added, there should be an option to disable it in the client. While some use Plex as a DVR, many of us have extensive libraries of episodes and would not want to inadvertently lose one.

    If there's enough demand for it, it should be disabled in settings by default.
  • schuylerschuyler Plex Dev Team Posts: 3,786Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    agregjones wrote:

    If it is ever added, there should be an option to disable it in the client. While some use Plex as a DVR, many of us have extensive libraries of episodes and would not want to inadvertently lose one.

    If there's enough demand for it, it should be disabled in settings by default.


    There's a preference on the Plex Media Server for whether clients should be allowed to delete media. If you turn that off, none of the clients will show the delete option.
  • optikhogoptikhog Posts: 11Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Here's another vote for some kind of 'Delete' function via the Roku client interface. Like @fredmarkle, we have no need to keep an archive for the bulk of the shows we watch regularly and it's becoming tedious to have to remember which shows we've watched and delete them manually through Windows Explorer. Pretty please?
  • dlevasseurdlevasseur Posts: 106Members ✭✭
    optikhog wrote:

    Here's another vote for some kind of 'Delete' function via the Roku client interface. Like @fredmarkle, we have no need to keep an archive for the bulk of the shows we watch regularly and it's becoming tedious to have to remember which shows we've watched and delete them manually through Windows Explorer. Pretty please?


    And another vote. I actually use PMS both ways. Some things I like to archive, others I just want to watch and delete.
  • gwilliamhousegwilliamhouse Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Another vote! It's easy on my Roku to see which one's I've watched because they say "watched" which is nice. But when I go to my PC, I can't remember which one's I've watched, and it's much harder to determine.

    Thanks for Plex though! It's awesome and it's making me much closer to being able to cut the cord!
  • pjmcdpjmcd Posts: 783Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    I can't understand why a delete option is not standard. It doesn't exist for my GTV Plex, Roku, MediaLink. It's very inconvenient.

    Philip
  • unisonrussunisonruss Plex-Enthusiast Posts: 1,901Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    pmcd wrote:

    I can't understand why a delete option is not standard. It doesn't exist for my GTV Plex, Roku, MediaLink. It's very inconvenient.

    Philip


    It needs to be in every single client. One of the perks of Plex is its amazing Library system, and potential DVR functionality.
  • wreckedredwreckedred Posts: 21Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Plus one...the ability to delete from Roku would be very useful

    unisonruss wrote:

    It needs to be in every single client. One of the perks of Plex is its amazing Library system, and potential DVR functionality.
  • gibsonthgibsonth Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Agreed it works on my samsung but not my roku in bedroom.
  • optikhogoptikhog Posts: 11Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Looks like a Delete function was committed to the repository on December 4th so now we just need a client which uses the commits and this issue should be resolved. <waits patiently for Duffed Plex to be updated>
  • schuylerschuyler Plex Dev Team Posts: 3,786Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    Indeed, among lots of other goodies. :] Update is in review, but it's hard to come up with an ETA. I'll post more details when we get approved...
  • optikhogoptikhog Posts: 11Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    schuyler wrote:
    Indeed, among lots of other goodies. :] Update is in review, but it's hard to come up with an ETA. I'll post more details when we get approved...


    Most excellent info, thanks!!! Have these commits been pushed to the 'plextest' private channel perhaps? :)
  • trunzoctrunzoc Posts: 32Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    +1 for delete function from ALL clients. Roku, Android, all of them.
  • schuylerschuyler Plex Dev Team Posts: 3,786Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    trunzoc wrote:

    +1 for delete function from ALL clients. Roku, Android, all of them.


    The Roku has a delete function now. You may find someone more knowledgeable in the Android forums, but I think it's slated for an upcoming release.
  • AccuRaterAccuRater Posts: 1Members

    I have the opposite problem.  I use the "Plex It!" app to add instructional material from the internet to my queue.  This worked fine for several months.  Lately, however, every time I watch a video using ROKU, it is automatically deleted from my queue.  Very frustrating since I often have occasion to re-watch the material.  

    I've looked for a setting that may address the issue.  No luck.  Any thoughts?

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