No option to erase (delete) music files from filesystem

Bug #1463052 reported by Rūdolfs Mazurs on 2015-06-08
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Music App

Bug Description

Only option (I found) to delete audio files form device is to mount it on PC (or use terminal).

It should be available, when swiping to the left on the song name. Now it shows adding to playlist. It should have additional bin icon.

This feature is needed when listening to non-music files, like podcasts and audio books, which are seldom listened to more than once.
Even if the Ubuntu device is connected to PC, user might have issues figuring out, which files are deletable, because in file system they are usually displayed by their file name, but in music app, by "Title" tag.

Victor Thompson (vthompson) wrote :

Hi Rūdolfs Mazurs, thanks for taking the time to file this bug and make Ubuntu better! At the moment deleting files from the app itself does not fit within the project's plans, however as we move towards convergence on the desktop, it's possible that this might be a required feature.

In the meantime, you can use the Filemanager app to remove any imported podcasts or other music files on the device.

Changed in music-app:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
James Lewis (james-fsck) wrote :

Its often almost impossible to match a disk file in the file manager with the track in the music app, which is why i think this is a required feature.... Consider a 'normal' user, im not sure i could explain to my mother how or why she has to do that!

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