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dustyny
September 29th, 2008, 11:29 PM
I know I've suggested this before (but it was in an post that had multiple suggestions and it was suggested I break them up),..

The more I use Boxee the more I find myself leaving Boxee. I use Boxee a lot but the more that I watch on it, the more that I have to shut it down or leave it to go to finder to delete files. I tried to leave deleting the files until later but I forget what I've watched and what I haven't. It's really making it difficult to manage my media using Boxee. I've tested other XBMC ports and they have the capability. The other program's interfaces aren't as good but I can do what I need to do in the program so I've found myself using Boxee less.

I seriously hope you guys will allow file deleting soon.. :(

Gary
September 30th, 2008, 04:21 AM
why don't you just go back to your other programs for the meantime and come back to Boxee when it has the delete feature. if you keep you eyes on the new release info you won't miss it when a version that does delete becomes available.

HTH

dustyny
September 30th, 2008, 07:39 AM
I'm not a mod or a team member but I'll chime in cause you responded to my post.

This is the point in the development where users get involved and provide feedback on stability and usability. My post is meant to illustrate a genuine problem that I have experienced and others will experience when the software leaves the alpha/beta stages.

If others agree it will help the developers decide if the feature should be added in the future and if so they will be able to prioritize the feature depending on the number of users who said that they want/need the feature as well.

Please don't tell users to go away. That defeats the whole point of an Alpha testing stage.

xain09
September 30th, 2008, 11:27 AM
Constructive comments are always welcome here :)

marcel
September 30th, 2008, 01:30 PM
here ,here dustyny i agree with you and have forwarded this to the product team..:)

scarabic
October 2nd, 2008, 12:07 AM
This is an incredibly important feature - it helps you stay on top of the stuff you've already watched! Sure, you can clean up your files and free up hard drive space in the Finder - that's what it's for. But any good media center needs a way for the user to know what they have watched, get rid of duplicates, trash something once they're done with it... Delete is key!

Please offer this feature. It is the one feature I can't find in any media center app for OSX. I'd convert to Boxee forever if you included it.

spratslapper
October 2nd, 2008, 09:56 AM
Hi,

Just to throw my hat in the ring, I see a delete feature as an essential part of the interface. THere are too many bad films out there that are just not worth keeping ;)

paul996
October 21st, 2008, 10:19 AM
I would love a way to simply delete a movie/tv episode after I have finished viewing it.

If this is already there I have completely missed it. Let me know.

Thanks!

paul996
October 21st, 2008, 10:43 AM
+1 for Delete

My normal use case is watch something and then delete it for movies and tv episodes. The only things we keep around are the kids's movies.

Being able to do this within Boxee would keep me inside the UI nearly 100%

anshuman
November 1st, 2008, 02:19 AM
+1

Deletes . Wantsss it.

youpmelone
December 6th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Gents,

thx for the great work in building all those great options like netflix and hulu.
Unfortunately i cant use them.

But what i really could use is an option to delete a movie / tv show after viewing. that would realy be brilliant.

Furthermore I would be willing to pay some nice change if you could implement the xot-uzg framework, which is partially already working.

last but not least the info option, and subtitle options are brilliant.
gr8 work

keep on rocking!

youpmelone
December 7th, 2008, 04:04 AM
shameless bump :-))

pardsbane
January 1st, 2009, 12:48 PM
I'd like this feature too, I use it heavily in XBMC, so it would be nice to see it carried over to boxee.

youpmelone
January 10th, 2009, 03:22 AM
Dear team,

Would this not be an easy option to implement, create a tick box in the settings if you want to give Boxee the authority to delete files.

I do not know which files my wife has seen.. but I have to do the file management.
which is a pain, she now has to write on paper which episodes she has seen.
Paper.. in 2009...

szrc
January 13th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Just thought I'd add my support for this feature -- a "delete?" pop-up after finishing a show would be great. Thanks for a great app!

dougrs
January 15th, 2009, 07:56 AM
I was looking through the guidesettings.xml file and found:

<filelists>
<allowfiledeletion>false</allowfiledeletion>
...
<filelists>

Does anyone know if this feature is supported or will work with media in Boxee?

agentlame
January 15th, 2009, 04:16 PM
I was looking through the guidesettings.xml file and found:

<filelists>
<allowfiledeletion>false</allowfiledeletion>
...
<filelists>

Does anyone know if this feature is supported or will work with media in Boxee?

it is not... it enables the functionality, but boxee's skin doesn't actually have a 'delete button'... so, even with it enabled, there is no way to use it.

giovanisp
January 17th, 2009, 04:07 AM
Specially for windows users coming from windows media center, there is one feature that is useful for those downloading/watching movies: the possibility of deleting the file as soon as the movie ends.

It is a default question box on WMC (although maybe not a good UI), but it is very useful. Many people do not keep the files for movies they've seen before, and deleting manually is out of mother-and-wifes usability skills :-p

cheers,
giovani

ecerulm
January 19th, 2009, 12:37 PM
I fully agree with what has been said. It would be great if Boxee automatically shows a pop up after viewing a movie or a tv show asking if I want to delete file.

subvertbeats
January 19th, 2009, 02:00 PM
Its really interesting to see how others are using boxee and other MC apps.

Personally, since storage is so cheap, if I bother downloading something I generally keep it in case I want to watch it again. Maybe not next week, maybe not next month, but sometime I will probably watch it again. Probably :)
And the hassle of finding something again if I do want to watch it is greater than the small bit of disk space that the file takes up.

I have the opposite issue - id like to be able to download a media stream in its entirety and store it for viewing later.
Im sure this wont happen due to content copyright issues etc, but would be nice.,

youpmelone
January 27th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Deleting the tv shows after watching is the only way to "remember" what was the last episode of a show which you've seen.

And this is combined with some sub optimal gui issues and minor codec issues the only probs i have with boxee..

giovanisp
January 30th, 2009, 12:54 PM
well, storage isn't that cheap everywhere in the world... so a lot of people (like me) usually delete movies they've already seen. it is not only a question of money anyway... I can't remember the name of a movie I have seen twice (maybe "back to the future part III ? lol...)

atanguay
January 31st, 2009, 08:44 PM
Put me on the 'PLEASE ALLOW DELETING' list.

Using Boxee as a BeyondTV front end and we need to be able to clean it off when a show is done.

Pretty please.

youpmelone
February 7th, 2009, 01:23 PM
i do agree...

shield be a relative easy fix to put this in as an option

prime
February 7th, 2009, 03:41 PM
I have also found that theres a boxee channel on Undernet as well. Seems to be alot smaller but a tad more helpfull.

/server us.undernet.org

/join #boxee

Some of you might want to check that one out as well.

rickdsilver
February 21st, 2009, 10:35 AM
Yeah, definitely count me in for a delete option. It's driving me insane that, long after I delete TV shows from the actual ATV, the shows continue to show up in boxee and there's no way to simply rescan the folder and automatically get rid of them. It's actually quite maddening. That and the fact that the daily show and colbert report are apparently feature films, but that is neither here nor there.

A lot of threads I've checked seem to indicate that there is a delete option available if you just click on the file, but hell if i've been able to utilize this supposed function. Maybe it's an ATV issue

kociubin
March 14th, 2009, 04:37 PM
+1 for adding delete functionality.

DPK
March 14th, 2009, 04:50 PM
I don't think you'll see this any time soon. Boxee's official stance on deleting files is that they don't want to be held liable for you deleting things:

http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=38

we at boxee don't want to mess with your files, so you can't delete anything using boxee.

MrPaul
March 27th, 2009, 08:36 AM
Why not take the approach that XBMC has taken on delete. It's disabled by default so require a user to enable it.

For those without massive hard drives (mine is only 1.5Tb) we don't want to keep everything forever. I like to watch a show/movie then immediately delete it.

cmarcus
April 11th, 2009, 09:24 PM
Yep, I need file deleting from the Boxee UI too - in fact, the "spousal acceptance factor" is going down each time we use Boxee because this feature, and quick/accurate auto-rescanning of the library at startup, are missing. My wife (and I!) simply hates that we can't delete files from the Boxee UI.

Frankly, I think this is a case where the Boxee designers are trying too hard to prevent users from doing "bad" things - I really don't mind having to set a preference, then confirm that I want to delete a file - just please let me do so without having to switch to the Mac OS!

PHermas
April 12th, 2009, 09:18 PM
don't mind me, wrong post

dustyny
May 2nd, 2009, 10:04 PM
Add me to this list a thousand times (have I asked a thousand times yet?)..

I use Boxee exclusively and I HATE having to manually manage my files from finder. It's a real pain to use my Mac Mini as a computer on a TV from 9 feet away.. I don't want to have to leave my keyboard and mouse on lap, just my harmony remote.. Plus I bought my Mac Mini to be a HTPC why should I have to use a keyboard and mouse.. Even Windows Media Center deletes..!

I have to be honest, I've been waiting for something to catch up with Boxee so I can move to a program that has the ability to delete. From what I've been reading it looks like Plex might fit the bill..

marcel
May 3rd, 2009, 12:34 AM
please promote this at http://getsatisfaction.com/boxee/ the more votes the higher the priority..

motang
May 11th, 2009, 09:05 PM
I second this idea, I think it's great and will be a good addition to boxee.

daveinla
June 10th, 2009, 01:57 PM
I would find it very convenient if the "Delete file" option was added as an option when you select a file (under play and more info). I guess most of the users just like me use Boxee to watch their favorite torrents and then delete them right after having watched them. So it's a pain to have to quit Boxee every time.
The delete option could also be placed in the pop-up dialog while file viewing next to rate, recommend... But the first option would be best maybe.

Thx and keep up the good work guys !

David

marcel
June 11th, 2009, 03:42 AM
promote this idea at http://getsatisfaction.com/boxee/ the more votes the higher the priority..

pr0crast
January 22nd, 2010, 01:21 AM
I STRONGLY support this idea. There's a very good reason why every DVR manufacturer known to man has incorporated this feature. That's what boxee essentially is, is a networked DVR (or I guess a DVP, since it doesn't record, but it doesn't have to b/c of Usenet/Bittorrent). You can jazz it up all you want with RSS and social networking, but Boxee is a networked DVR at it's core, and this is a required feature for any DVR.

ddalton
May 8th, 2010, 01:48 PM
This feature has been requested for well over a year, how can there be no action on such a simple feature, this is one of the most annoying things about boxee. Having to exit boxee, delete a file then restart boxee... I might stop using boxee soley because of this

darcilicious
May 8th, 2010, 01:59 PM
I believe it's in the works. The current (beta) version of Boxee has only been publicly available since mid-January and is pretty much a complete re-write of the alpha version that was out before that.

Over the past few months, the developers have had a higher priorities to deal with -- it's not like all bugs can squashed at once and all requested implemented instantaneously.

judgeschambers
May 8th, 2010, 03:28 PM
And we moved from Alpha to Beta, which both are completely different. Beta was a complete rewrite! So, the over a year issue does not apply.

Lots to do....and the big stuff is done now. Maybe now we can start getting the little things addressed. ;)

judgeschambers
May 8th, 2010, 03:33 PM
please promote this at http://getsatisfaction.com/boxee/ the more votes the higher the priority..

This suggestion has over 200+ votes. Give it a vote!
http://getsatisfaction.com/boxee/topics/delete_files_directly_in_boxee

DPK
May 8th, 2010, 05:08 PM
Lots to do....and the big stuff is done now. Maybe now we can start getting the little things addressed. ;)

Agreed. If you watch jira you'll notice that it's becoming less about all the little bug fixes and more about cool little tweaks/additions of the software.

Give them time. They just had to completely overall the core software within a relatively short time period.

Jerko
November 9th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Any news on this feature? I'm new to Boxee and this is one of the only glaring omissions.

darcilicious
November 9th, 2010, 01:18 PM
Still not implemented.

sethstevenson
November 11th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Add me to the list of people who would like to be able to delete from Boxee.

kazooless
November 21st, 2010, 04:47 PM
Add me to the list of those requesting this feature.

I've been trying to move away from Windows MC for some time now, but have found it hard to get all my important features. This is one thing WMC has that is important to me.

x31forest
November 30th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Add me to the list of those requesting this feature.

filg
December 1st, 2010, 07:06 AM
me too please :)

cmendill
December 5th, 2010, 08:12 AM
I don't understand deleting media. You've spent the time downloading it. Boxee does a beautiful job organizing it. It marks the things that you've watched. Don't you want to hold on to your videos in case you want to watch them again? If not, I suggest watching better TV. I mean, if you are downloading Cougartown, Boxee should be able to delete that before you watch.

You can buy a 2TB HD for $80. Why would you ever delete something?

-1

davidsalazar
December 8th, 2010, 03:17 AM
please i want the delete too

cecemf
January 8th, 2011, 01:36 PM
An option to copy, paste, move and delete option should be available to delete a file from a USB HD or SD card

i.e. I take my SD card from my digital camera and put the SD card into the Boxee Box to view them and have the option to copy them to a local attached UBS HD so i don't have to go via a computer and the slow wireless.

i.e. Put a movie into a USB stick and plug it to the Boxee Box and have the option to copy/move it to a USB HD attached.

i.e. Delete a movie from the USB HD attached to the BB once watch.

If you like this option please vote for it here :
http://jira.boxee.tv/browse/BOXEE-7863
More vote more chance we will have for them to add it.

judgeschambers
January 8th, 2011, 01:53 PM
The stance from Avner is that boxee is a media center and not a file editing medium.

Personally, I tend to agree as I do all my file work on the pc or server itself. It's easier to me. But that's just me and I could see were some would like this feature.

Moving this to the feature request thread with the others on the same topic. ;)

darcilicious
January 8th, 2011, 01:59 PM
I believe the delete option is coming eventually. I think that's a must have -- most media centers (if not all?) have this capability. It's always annoyed me that Boxee hasn't allowed this -- wanting to delete a file after viewing just isn't that abnormal ;)

judgeschambers
January 8th, 2011, 02:04 PM
wanting to delete a file after viewing just isn't that abnormal ;)

I really have no need to delete frequently or immediately after watching, but that's just my odd way to managing content. I tend to hoard and then purge things that are a year old and do so within Explorer. :o

But, as I mentioned, I could see why others would want it.

clcallegari
January 8th, 2011, 02:13 PM
+1 Delete function please! :D

Kelmk
January 8th, 2011, 02:46 PM
Yes delete please. I never keep a movie or show around after I watch it.
It's silly to have to go onto a computer to find the file and trash it.

vtxrider
January 8th, 2011, 04:40 PM
I believe the delete option is coming eventually. I think that's a must have -- most media centers (if not all?) have this capability. It's always annoyed me that Boxee hasn't allowed this -- wanting to delete a file after viewing just isn't that abnormal ;)

Exactly!, I have a set of 'Keeper' folders where my collections and top movies reside. But I also have a 'Watch & Delete' folder, where I put the so-so movies that I might want to watch, but not keep, and there are quite a few of these. I keep a scratch pad on the end table to make a note of the movies I have watched, and once a week or so I have to go to finder to delete them off of the NAS. It would be nice to be able to delete them from the BB itself but I don't think that option will be available for a NAS, maybe for an attached USB drive.

twistybox
January 8th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Hopefully there's a preference to disable the delete option. I'd hate to have a guest accidentally delete something while using the remote.

jmilum
January 8th, 2011, 05:14 PM
I believe the delete option is coming eventually. I think that's a must have -- most media centers (if not all?) have this capability. It's always annoyed me that Boxee hasn't allowed this -- wanting to delete a file after viewing just isn't that abnormal ;)
I think you're probably right, especially with the second box having a NAS function built in.

cecemf
January 8th, 2011, 05:17 PM
An option to copy, paste, move and delete option should be available to delete a file from a USB HD or SD card

i.e. I take my SD card from my digital camera and put the SD card into the Boxee Box to view them and have the option to copy them to a local attached UBS HD so i don't have to go via a computer and the slow wireless.

i.e. Put a movie into a USB stick and plug it to the Boxee Box and have the option to copy/move it to a USB HD attached.

i.e. Delete a movie from the USB HD attached to the BB once watch.

If you like this option please vote for it here :
http://jira.boxee.tv/browse/BOXEE-7863
More vote more chance we will have for them to add it.

Please vote !

chavunt
February 12th, 2011, 12:45 PM
vote doesnt seem possible as issue closed in jira.

delete option would be great.

Luterin
February 13th, 2011, 04:00 AM
Ofcourse there should (must?) be a delete function, and preferebly a rename function aswell.

Why should I have to move to another room and turn on a computer just to delete a file I just watched? And perhaps even have to write things down instead if I want to do it later.

Why make life complicated for the users?

And as I have said in other posts, make it an option under settings with default off if you want to "hide" it.

phrend
February 13th, 2011, 08:18 AM
I don't understand deleting media. You've spent the time downloading it. Boxee does a beautiful job organizing it. It marks the things that you've watched. Don't you want to hold on to your videos in case you want to watch them again? If not, I suggest watching better TV. I mean, if you are downloading Cougartown, Boxee should be able to delete that before you watch.

You can buy a 2TB HD for $80. Why would you ever delete something?

-1

Because different people like different things. Some people are pack-rats, some are minimalists, most are somewhere in-between. Adding this feature won't hurt anyone that doesn't want it - and they could even make it part of the parental controls so it would have a safety lock against kids/etc.

For the record, I'd like a delete option, but I don't want it to pop up every time I finish watching something.

Luterin
February 13th, 2011, 08:40 AM
I don't understand deleting media. You've spent the time downloading it. Boxee does a beautiful job organizing it. It marks the things that you've watched. Don't you want to hold on to your videos in case you want to watch them again? If not, I suggest watching better TV. I mean, if you are downloading Cougartown, Boxee should be able to delete that before you watch.

You can buy a 2TB HD for $80. Why would you ever delete something?

-1

No, Boxee does an ok job organizing it sometimes, not more. As stated in other posts, the world is ALOT bigger than USA.

And filespace isn't an issue, I got more than most on my raided fileserver and are adding alot more the nearest month, but why keep something that I know I won't watch again. Hell, why keep something that I didn't even finish watching the first time?!?!