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Please add "bulk delete media" per feed

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kberg
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Please add "bulk delete media" per feed

I'm really happy I paid for DoggCatcher. It's an excellent tool. One of the features I'm sorely missing is the ability to easily bulk delete media for a feed. I keep up to 100 entries per RSS feed, and also frequently run out of disk space. I don't have too much trouble managing it (as it often just has to do with synchronizing music to my local device via Google Music), but I often want to delete all media for a single feed, as I will occasionally download a dozen or so episodes of my favorite podcast, and then just want to clear them out for the time being. It beats searching for all the media in the 100-or-so entries, long-press, click "Delete Media", confirm, repeat.

eric
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If the episodes are done, you

If the episodes are done, you can configure the auto delete policy for the feed to 'delete done', and then update the feed. DC will delete them all for you.

kberg
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Ah yes, thanks for the

Ah yes, thanks for the reminder. The problem with the auto-delete policy is that I want it off. The reason is that I often listen to podcasts before bedtime, and so if I fall asleep, the podcast plays to its conclusion, and if auto-delete was on, would disappear. Now there's no easy way for me to know which episode was deleted -- I'd have to sift through 100 episodes (as I mentioned, I try to keep 100 episodes per feed.) So, yes, I did forget about that, I'd have explained why it wouldn't have worked for me had I remembered.

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Ok, makes sense, I created an

Ok, makes sense, I created an issue for this - http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=1397

In the meantime, you could delete them with a file browser, like astro. Just get the directory for the feed by long pressing on a feed, then feed options, then look at the storage directory. Use a file browser and delete the contents of that directory. You can do this while dc is running without any problems.

kberg
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Astro!

Great idea. Thanks for the tip. That could work in the meantime.

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I just wanted to add another

I just wanted to add another vote for this. I'm someone who prefers to manually manage downloads and as a new user I'm finding deleting unusually cumbersome. If I understand correctly to manually delete an episode currently I need to go into the feed, long press the item, choose delete media, and then confirm the selection?

I would prefer something along the lines of a checkbox next to episodes of a feed, and I can go through and check episodes and get options to download or delete selected episodes. Deleting from a file manager is a fine work around, but it isn't always clear from a file name what you are deleting.

eric
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Yup, I just created an issue

Yup, I just created an issue for this - http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=1579

Thanks for the feedback.