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[Request] Auto Delete Watched Media

apoapostolovapoapostolov Posts: 68Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Is it possible to develop a Plex Media Server service that auto-deletes just watched (over X%) media files and associated files bearing same name (subtitles, including subtitles with country code pre-extension ie. file.en.srt)?


This is the only reason why I still use XBMC and not fully Plex - I miss the After Watch plugin that removes watched media from my PC. I download through SickBeard and CouchPotato a huge stream of media, and my hard drive fills up pretty easily, so I love to be able to automate removal of unneeded content. This is sorely missing on Plex side right now. 


  • jkallandjkalland Posts: 556Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    While I don't need to delete the files, I second the vote for a configurable (at what % it triggers), and what to do (delete, trigger something else (maybe extendable, so you can auto-update trak.tv or something), etc.)

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  • willyb1willyb1 Posts: 1Members

    Auto Delete request here as well.

  • pentafivepentafive Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Same here

  • SnivesSnives Posts: 17Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Auto archiving maybe, I don't think I'd personally use auto delete ever (pretty easy to add more space to my network). Recode to a user defined max quality setting after viewing. I tend to not rewatch content often, but I do like to keep it on hand just in case.

  • JimRPhJimRPh Posts: 4Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I would like this feature.

  • CarlitoGilCarlitoGil Posts: 3Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I'd like to request this, too.
    Delete watched media after X amount of time.
    Could be after a day, week, month or year.

  • rippelhansrippelhans Posts: 120Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Auto Delete + delete after xDAYS after it has been watched

  • Old-TOld-T Posts: 138Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited May 2016

    I'm running this:
    (I'm a bit chicken so instead of deleting the media I move it to a delete folder where I check that the "deleted" files really should be deleted...)

    You can find it here:

    PlexServer  running on Ubuntu 16.10

    Devices? Android Phones, AppleTV 3s, ChromeCast, Pad, RasPlex on my R Pi2 and a number of computers with PMP  :)

    Environment? Sonarr + CP + NZBGet + Plex with PlexPy

    Just started using SnapRAID

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 29,591Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    Each tv show (from Plex Server 1.4.x on) has now this in its properties:

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