Originally Posted by cali shot doc
I have alot of music that I ripped from cd's years ago and they are all at 160kbps mp3. I'm going to be getting a new iMac and figured as i transfered my music I want the better quality. Instead of re-ripping the cd's can I use iTunes Match and download from iCloud the "matched" songs for the higher quality? I'm not all that interested in the streaming feature at this point. Next question is will I have to stay subscribed to the surface to keep what I have downloaded?
I just went through the same thing. iTunes matched about 95% of my songs. So you may still have to re-rip some of them. If you download the matched version then yes you will be able to keep them after your subscription ends.
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