How To Fix "Not Eligible" Tracks in iTunes Match

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by bfranz, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    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!
  2. macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    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.
  4. macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2009
    This also worked for many of my ineligible songs... thank you!
  5. macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    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.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Awesome Thanks a lot

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