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Old Nov 15, 2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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How To Fix "Not Eligible" Tracks in iTunes Match

If you have some older crap files or live recordings like I did, you can download a program called Audacity and reencode the files at 128 kbps and update iTunes Match and it will read the files.
  1. Download Audacity here
  2. Open Audacity, then file open the song in question
  3. Click file export, then save the file either in a new location or replace the existing file.
  4. Make sure the new 128 kbps version is in iTunes (use the Summary tab in Get Info to make sure bit rate says 129 kbps)
  5. In the Store menu in iTunes select Update iTunes Match

Good luck!
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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Right clicking on the track in iTunes and selecting "Create AAC Version" followed by an Update iTunes Match off the menu did the trick for me.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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Right clicking on the track in iTunes and selecting "Create AAC Version" followed by an Update iTunes Match off the menu did the trick for me.
Well played sir. My iTunes was still set to import using the mp3 encoder, once I switched back to AAC this worked like a charm.
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 02:59 AM   #4
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This also worked for many of my ineligible songs... thank you!
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 03:33 AM   #5
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If the songs are mono you will have to set the encoder to at least 192k because they will come out half that bitrate. iTunes Match should account for this but doesn't.
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 09:56 AM   #6
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Right clicking on the track in iTunes and selecting "Create AAC Version" followed by an Update iTunes Match off the menu did the trick for me.
Awesome Thanks a lot
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