Best way to approach iTunes Match is you have custom iD3 tags.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by darngooddesign, May 20, 2015.

  1. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I have a pretty significant library of both ripped and purchased music so I just signed up for Match to listen on my work computer. The problem is that almost everything has custom tags for genre and star ratings; I use star ratings to generate the playlists I sync over to my iPhone.

    I don't want iTunes to decide to Match my ripped songs from some anthology, for example, so how do I best approach using Match. If I keep my library on my computer will Match change the tags on that? If I upgrade to a Mac with a smaller drive and rely on Match to hold the bulk of my library, how do I make sure all my custom tagging is untouched?
  2. wpguy macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2014
    good question, even 3 years later. anyone have any insight?
  3. doolittle27 macrumors member


    Jan 20, 2016
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    I'd say don't do it. My tracks often get replaced with clean/explicit version. Not to mention my precious cover art as well. Last I had it activated was 2 months ago.

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