Allow for complete name to be the name of the file instead of the path. #200
the complete name is intended for being able to retrieve the file, so has the maximum of information.
Isn't this same request as this one I opened some time ago? : #131
Privacy. File paths may contain some personal informations. Excluding file paths and leaving only filenames prevents to share that info in a public forum or something accidently.
It should be a very simple feature to add. Would appreciate a lot if you consider it. Thanks!
Right, I definitely need to sort that at some point.
And lot of other fields may contain personal information.
I have doubts about the security issue due to the complete file name, at least compared to all available information from a MediaInfo report, when lot of other sensitive pieces of information may be copied/pasted if one does not check what is copied, e.g. metadata sometimes contain the version of the tool used, more problematic about security than a path in my opinion but you don't care about this part because it is less obvious.
Anyway, let's focus on "personally identifiable information". Difficulty here is that lot of users want to have the complete name, for various reasons (e.g. used for locating the file in their big repository, and several files have the same base name), so changing the default output is not so easy to do.
In my opinion the tool is neutral here, and the user needs to be careful about what he copy when doing copy/paste, about all lines from MediaInfo.
We'll provide soon a method for sharing a MediaInfo report, in my opinion personally identifiable information removal should be handled only in this project because in that case there is no use case with a need of the complete file name. Note that in that case we plan to completely remove the file name line (so also the base name).
There is also a plan for having the user able to select which field to display, it could be a method for removing such line so you don't forget, but a use "configuration" would be needed.
to be debated, but I don't see how I could do here for having everyone happy (both people not willing to configure for hidding the file name and people not willing to configure for showing the file name) and the choice of the default configuration looks like not so obvious.
Difficulty is maintenance, and 1000x small becomes big for us.