Feature #76

Option to delete files physically from playlist

Added by lucas de michiel almost 6 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:February 24, 2012
Priority:Major Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:

100%

Category:-
Target version:3.5
Affects version:

Description

An Option to delete files physically from playlist would be just great !,

it's very usefull for example when you are cleaning a folder with 5000 mp3's
and you want to delete those that you dislike (for any reason). I hear many people that
would like to have this, so its a good idea, and many players allready have it, so its not
a bad idea.

Greetings from Argentina, Lucas.

Associated revisions

Revision 9ee01f24
Added by John Lindgren about 4 years ago

Add a plugin (disabled by default) to delete files from the filesystem. Closes: #76.

History

#1 Updated by Conde Mor over 5 years ago

I agree with you Lucas. I sometimes run Wine + WinAmp to get to do this. However, WinAmp have no a "global hotkey" to do this (apart from typicall "Play", "Pause", etc). Usually I NEED to delete a song inmediately while I'm listening it, but don't like the need to put WinAmp in foregrund to do this.

So, I bet for this functionality in Audacious.

Hasta luego, Lucas!!

#2 Updated by Alex T about 5 years ago

Agreed. Very useful option. I always used it in Aimp while worked on Windows.
IMO, the context menu item should sit under sub-menu to avoid accidentally deletion of a file.

#3 Updated by Marcin Kocur almost 5 years ago

+1

#4 Updated by Burrito Bazooka over 4 years ago

Is anyone interested in implementing this? I would switch back to Audacious from Banshee if this feature was present.

#5 Updated by Burrito Bazooka over 4 years ago

Burrito Bazooka wrote:

Is anyone interested in implementing this? I would switch back to Audacious from Banshee if this feature was present.

Also, the ability to copy files (not just playlist entries) is pretty important...

#6 Updated by John Lindgren over 4 years ago

Copying and deleting files are good features for a file manager (or music manager) to have. Audacious is not intended to be either of those things.

#7 Updated by Burrito Bazooka over 4 years ago

I'm inclined to disagree (by matter of opinion, however) - the vast majority of music players I have used in the past have had a very basic capability of performing delete functions on the files they are using. To me, a music player is not fulfilled without these basic capabilities...

If core devs are not willing to implement this, maybe there is someone who would like to write this in the form of a script?

#8 Updated by Luciano Ferrer about 4 years ago

It is obvious that all the people voting NO to this, never had to clean a vast music colection...

XMMS has that option...
Erase, Misc, Erase phisically, Really want to delete XYZ file?*, OK... Done...
It is not that complicated, right?

Hello xmms, here we go!

  • you can select multiple files too

#9 Updated by John Lindgren about 4 years ago

  • Target version set to 3.5

I still don't agree with having this feature in a music player, but obviously a lot of people want it, so it can go in a plugin. It will be in 3.5:
https://github.com/audacious-media-player/audacious-plugins/commit/9ee01f24b9e66d97bbc163973a62294b8c301399

#11 Updated by John Lindgren about 4 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#12 Updated by John Lindgren about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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