6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2013 2:13 PM by .6c
Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
I added some movies to my Library and now want to delete them. I've unchecked them and thus removed them from my iPad.

But how do you delete them from your library. I select them but don't see delete in any of the menus and clicking delete keyboard button doesn't have any effect.

Do I just drag the movie to the trash? and then iTunes won't see it any more?

Mac Pro 3.0 GHz Quad-Core, iPad WiFi/3G, iPhone4, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 30" HP LP3065 Monitor, 22" Cinema Display
  • 1. Re: How to delete movies from itunes list?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)
    Right click -delete.
  • 2. Re: How to delete movies from itunes list?
    Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Not working. Here's what I'm doing: Plug iPad into Mac Pro, iTunes launches. Select iPad in left iTunes column and then click Movies tab top of iTunes page.

    In Sync Movies I see old movies that are no longer on my hard drive and ones that are and in my Movies folder that I want to delete.

    If I select a movie I want to delete that is or isn't on my drive by single click, the movie shows a blue border around the thumbnail, but under Edit, Delete is grayed out.

    If I control click any movie, nothing happens.

    If I check the checkbox, Revert and Apply appears at the bottom right of iTunes window, but that not what I want.

    If I delete a movie in Finder, the movie still shows up in iTunes, Sync Movies, even if I quit and relaunch iTunes.

    So no matter what I do, I can't get movies that were once in the Sync Movies / Movies box.

    If I click "Movies" under my iPad in the left column of iTunes, I only have a couple movies there. If I uncheck them in the Movies tab, then they will no longer show in my list in the left column after sync finishes, but the movie still shows in the movie tab and like said above, nothing I can do will remove the movie(s) from this window. Even deleting from my hard drive.

    So I assume the title is in the Library?
  • 3. Re: How to delete movies from itunes list?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)
    Here's what I'm doing: Plug iPad into Mac Pro,

    Why? Deleting movies from iTunes has nothing to do with the iPad.
    Select Movies at top left of iTunes under Library, find the movie(s) you want to delete then delete them.
  • 4. Re: How to delete movies from itunes list?
    Steven Shmerler Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Oh my. How dumb of me. Sorry to be so dense. Yes that works. I was simply in the wrong place trying to do the delete instead of in the Library / Movies. I'm really smarter than this. Promise

    Thanks.
    S
  • 5. Re: How to delete movies from itunes list?
    whoiskevin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a similar issue except the movies are showing up in the ipad movie list but not in the itunes movie list. I've tried everything I can think of to get rid of them and they simply will not go away. I've removed files from the library section on the hard drive under itunes and still they show up...and if I tell the ipad to sync all movies they show up on the ipad. If I delete them on the ipad they still show up int he list and sync the next time I connect.

     

    Itunes has continued to be a huge pain in the butt with the synch.

  • 6. Re: How to delete movies from itunes list?
    .6c Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you are on Windows try this.

     

    1. Close iTunes

    2. Go to C:\Users\<USER_NAME>\Music\iTunes

    3. Delete everything

    4. Start iTunes

     

    This should remove all knowledge of iTunes about your music, movies, apps - all lists should be cleared as iTunes was installed the very first time on your PC.

     

    My personal view on iTune is pretty negative. iTune designer's view on user experience is in fact software design flaws... just look at how the backups work or how it doubles the contacts in your iPhone after it synchs with Outlook or the tools it offers to delete an item or the lack of drag&drop features when I need them. Fortunately, I have found permanent solution for iTunes - run on Linux... next step is to use Android