any new news on iTunes match?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by eroxx, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    I'm surprised that there's nothing in the blogosphere about this delay ... ?
  2. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
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    Not a word.

    MR will be the first to let us know.

    I posted a similar thread a few days ago and was flamed. Can't believe Apple passes a self imposed deadline without some sort I'd explanation. Oh well, hopefully they do something soon.
  3. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

    Oct 13, 2011
    its been quiet lately on this since iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2.. another beta coming anytime soon?
  4. bgcat57 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2008
    Fees and quantity

    I'm kind of curious since the notices imply that it's 24.99 a year for 25,000 songs [tracks]. I've a huge converted classical music collection, almost all at 320kB.
    Now it will be downgraded to 228 and what about the fact that I've 85,000 tracks? Extra fee? Not possible?
    What about all of the songs that iTunes Match won't recognize that I've painstakingly edited the ID3 meta fields with?
    iTunes disc recognition is already fairly limp when it comes to classical music, even though classical recordings include more recordings (particularly in the historical context) than pop, rock, dance, jazz, and hiphop combined.
  5. spencers macrumors 68020


    Sep 20, 2004
    They're probably still working on the speed of uploading songs.

    It took almost 24 hours for some 300-something songs to upload the other day to iTunes Match.
    If it doesn't "match," then the unmatched songs will be uploaded to the server. I have hour-long Electronica and NPR Hearts of Space tracks that had to be uploaded.
  6. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    well considering the Siri network problems, I'm guessing they are deciding to beef up their systems before releasing something that will eat up a LOT of bandwidth.
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    No new news but once there is it'll be posted on the front page
  8. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    It's funny that originally iTunes didn't find just under 2000 of my songs. With the last update it didn't find just over 5000 of my songs. Would've thought it would've went the other way.
  9. Tinmania macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2011
    I would say iTunes Match is not for you. Perhaps Google Music or Amazon Prime would be better. Google is free so far in beta for up to 20,000 tracks. Not sure about buying more space there.

    I don't believe there is an option you can buy to allow iTunes Match to work with more songs.

    Match is really all about, well, the "matching" part. I think Apple probably had to make a few concessions with the record companies in order to be allowed to do that. The song limit might be one of them.

    As for me, iTunes Match is a welcome service.

    I am not nearly as diligent in keeping my music collection organized as you are. I have thousands of crappy MP3s recorded from streaming radio, years ago (legally--no different than recording from a radio with a mic). The app I used, Total Recorder Pro, was pretty good about splitting the radio stream into separate tracks and auto-naming them (from player). But the stream itself back then was barely 128kbps and then re-encoded to MP3 for another loss. Ad the song lengths rarely match the officially released versions.

    I was about to just delete those old MP3s when Match was announced.

    I am beta testing Match and it has matched over 90% of those tracks which kind of surprised me.

    I can now download those matched tracks in much better quality so for $25 it was a no brainer. All my iTunes store music that was bought when DRM was in place, but not updated to plus format, can be downloaded in higher quality without DRM too. In fact the songs downloaded from match are exactly like iTunes plus songs: no DRM per se but your Apple ID is embedded in the file.

    I also like how it practically adds "syncing" to iTunes. I can keep my mb air nearly empty and still have the same look and feel of iTunes, with my entire library there if I want access to it. If I change a playlist on the Air the changes are propagated to my other mac, and iOS devices, right away.

    So for me it seems worth it. But for you, honestly, does not seem like it is.


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