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eroxx
Feb 12, 2013, 10:22 AM
It makes me crazy that you can only use up to 10,000 songs for itunes match.

But what's worse, is the fact that I can actually accept the limit if it was user-friendly to CHOOSE which 10,000 of my library I wanted. It's honestly unthinkable that apple makes this impossible.



OllyW
Feb 12, 2013, 10:26 AM
iTunes match limits you to 25,000 songs.

eroxx
Feb 12, 2013, 10:28 AM
Yes, sorry. Although my argument still stands. It's not the limitation per se but the friction involved in choosing 25,000 should your library be >25,000

simsaladimbamba
Feb 12, 2013, 10:30 AM
You can store up to 25,000 songs in iCloud (more if songs are purchased from the iTunes Store)
from some obscure website (http://www.apple.com/itunes/itunes-match/), but then again, that would be around 2,000 albums or only 6 days of music, depending on the number of titles per album or length of songs and compression of it.

OllyW
Feb 12, 2013, 10:30 AM
I used the advice in this article (http://www.macworld.com/article/1163599/dealing_with_itunes_matchs_25_000_track_limit.html) to set up a second library so I could use iTunes match.

simsaladimbamba
Feb 12, 2013, 10:30 AM
Yes, sorry. Although my argument still stands. It's not the limitation per se but the friction involved in choosing 25,000 should your library be >25,000

Have you given feedback (http://www.apple.com/feedback) to Apple yet?

eroxx
Feb 12, 2013, 10:31 AM
I've done that too (set up a second library), but it's very difficult to maintain, especially if you want to switch out songs ...

DJLC
Feb 12, 2013, 10:38 AM
That does sound like a PITA.

Considered Spotify? It'll match everything in your iTunes Library while also giving you access to so much more. Sure, it has ads, but you can pay a bit to get them removed. I honestly don't even touch iTunes anymore...

err404
Feb 12, 2013, 11:44 AM
Like so many things "Apple", Match is not designed for extreme edge cases. And yes, dedicating 100% of a yearís salary on music is an edge case. Donít expect a solution design for the masses to meet your needs. You should be looking at other solutions. If having a complete library of that size is a requirement, you may want to get a dedicated 128GB device. That should be close to your library size assuming you donít use lossless.
BTW, you would be saving untold amounts of money by switching to a monthly service based system like Spotify or Rdio instead of buying so much music.