Thank you for your time.
I'm just wondering if custom metadata fields that can be displayed as columns in the lister could be added as a feature at some point?
The problem I'm having is that I have many different file-types that don't all support the same metadata fields. For example, I have copies of bluray movies I ripped in MKV that don't support any metadata fields that would be helpful for categorizing a movie. The fact that not all video formats support the directors metadata field, among many others, makes creating a video database impossible with directory opus alone. In addition, there are many times I simply want to categorize documents and work pictures with metadata fields that are more specific to my use case. For example, I would like to label photos of graphics cards with the component type, the brand, ect.
Being able to add custom Metadata fields would solve all of these issues. I have used RegEx to create custom columns for some of my folders but in my experience on working with databases, using RegEx relies on storing all the file data in the name field and then parsing that data into columns, is extremely ill advised. One of the first they'll teach you in database management is to never store more then one type of data in a single field as this means that any program accessing that data then has to be able to parse through all the data and select the correct information each time it is accessed. This is overly complicated and prone to issues when data should always be one type of data per field.
Thank you for reading and your consideration.