I love MediaBay, but this mechanic always bugged me a little and could never wrap my head around what was going on.
I’ve now taken the time to figure it out.
Unfortunately I have to do this in multiple posts because of forum restrictions disallowing multiple pictures per post
The problem lays within two areas mostly I believe
1.) similar/dissimilar folder structures either mirroring or not mirroring changes to attribute columns
2.) ‘Include Folders and Subfolders’,
Let’s start with 1.) ( ‘Include Folders and Subfolders’ DISABLED)
As you can see, changing the attributes column for ‘Test 1’ mirrors to ‘Test 2’ but not ‘Test 3’ because ‘Test 3’ has an additional sub-folder/different structure.
Ideally, and logically, if this behaviour were to become more consistent, I think I would want to be able to have separate different attribute column setups for Test 1 and Test 2 and Test 3.
An argument could be made however, that for user workflow efficiency reasons, it might make more sense for them to mirror.
In that regard, I think the way to mediate that, would be to develop some new MediaBay features that give the user more control over this protocol:
If to mediate away from setup mirroring and instead have manual per-folder level user customization, then have a ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’ Attribute Column Setups, AND OR, an Attribute Columns Setups preset menu.
If to mediate away from manual per-folder level user customization, then create a feature that allows to ‘Store’ or ‘Remember’ setups per folder level once they have it set the way they want.
or, you could just ignore all of that, and just let the user customize per-folder without these new features. imo, that would just be fine… but maybe some wouldn’t like it.
Please await posts 2 and 3 and maybe more below…