Ext hdd for iTunes + iTunes match

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by bp1000, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    If I store my library on an ext hdd in lossless and I don't plug it in / have it with me would iTunes match let me listen to those songs it's expecting to see on the external hdd?

    If so will it overwrite/choose to play the 256kb icloud song instead of my local lossless file when i plug my hdd back in again?

    Thanks
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    In my experience, no. When I have songs that aren't available but still in iTunes, I am not able to play it even though it is also in the cloud.

    No. The only way to replace a local file is to first delete it and then download it from the cloud.
     
  3. zhenya macrumors 603

    zhenya

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    Many posts about this lately. The answer is no, when your storage drive is offline it will work the same as it always has - that music will not be accessible.

    The work around is to create a second, empty iTunes profile that you open and connect to your Match account so you can stream your library when you are not connected to the storage drive.
     

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