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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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iTunes Match and songs not in the iTunes store: Having both on my phone?

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I use iTunes match and so far it's great. My only problem is it won't upload files that are not in the store. Is there a way to store these files locally on my phone (they are audio lectures for school) and still use the Match service? Right now, I'm finding it's either iTunes Match or whatever 16Gb my phone can store. Is there a way to have both?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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Hello,
I use iTunes match and so far it's great. My only problem is it won't upload files that are not in the store. Is there a way to store these files locally on my phone (they are audio lectures for school) and still use the Match service? Right now, I'm finding it's either iTunes Match or whatever 16Gb my phone can store. Is there a way to have both?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
What do you mean it won't upload files not in the store?

After I ran iTunes Match, it uploaded 2473 songs that it could not "match" for whatever reason.

I have my complete collection in iCloud now and can download any of it onto my phone.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:47 AM   #3
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Lectures arent music so im guessing thats why they wont upload. For that id use dropbox
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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Lectures arent music so im guessing thats why they wont upload. For that id use dropbox
They are mp3 files, that play fine in the music app without iTunes match. If I used dropbox, would this be streaming? I'm concerned about exceeding my 4G limits.

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What do you mean it won't upload files not in the store?

After I ran iTunes Match, it uploaded 2473 songs that it could not "match" for whatever reason.

I have my complete collection in iCloud now and can download any of it onto my phone.
I wish I could say the same. They all show the cloud with the line through it, and do not turn up on the phone.
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They are mp3 files, that play fine in the music app without iTunes match. If I used dropbox, would this be streaming? I'm concerned about exceeding my 4G limits.

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I wish I could say the same. They all show the cloud with the line through it, and do not turn up on the phone.
Oh, I see. That means iTunes Match sees these as "ineligible" to upload to iCloud. My guess is because these are low-bitrate files. (96 kpbs or something like that won't get uploaded).

Possible Solution 1:
- Select the ineligible tracks
- Under Advanced, select "create AAC Version"
- Under "Store" select "Update iTunes match"

Those AAC versions should upload.

Possible Solution 2 (if for some reason iTunes won't let you convert them):
- Select the ineligible tracks
- Create playlist from them.
- Burn to CD as "audio CD"
- Import new CD back into iTunes
- Under "Store" select "Update iTunes match"
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Oh, I see. That means iTunes Match sees these as "ineligible" to upload to iCloud. My guess is because these are low-bitrate files. (96 kpbs or something like that won't get uploaded).

Possible Solution 1:
- Select the ineligible tracks
- Under Advanced, select "create AAC Version"
- Under "Store" select "Update iTunes match"

Those AAC versions should upload.

Possible Solution 2 (if for some reason iTunes won't let you convert them):
- Select the ineligible tracks
- Create playlist from them.
- Burn to CD as "audio CD"
- Import new CD back into iTunes
- Under "Store" select "Update iTunes match"
Solution 1 worked! They're lengthy audio files so I had the bit-rate set pretty low. Thank you so much.
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Solution 1 worked! They're lengthy audio files so I had the bit-rate set pretty low. Thank you so much.
Great to hear! Happy to help!
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