Genius Mystery-Two copies, Same song, itunes bought version is unavailable... why?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cualexander, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    Here's a riddle for you. I have the song Float On by Modest Mouse(it's a good little tune), well I have two copies, shows how much I pay attention. Anyhow it's an interesting case study I think.

    One copy was ripped from a CD, and one copy I bought from itunes.

    The itunes one won't make a Genius playlist, but the ripped one will. I changed their tags so they match EXACTLY. Itunes still won't use the one I purchased from them, to create a Genius playlist. Now what on earth could possibly be the reason for this? It's obviously not the tags.

    The ripped one is 3:29, and the itunes version is 3:28. Other than that they are identical in file name, tags, etc. The only difference one being an mp3 and one being an m4p.

    Just thought it was odd. Thoughts?
     
  2. SmartIndianKid macrumors regular

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    Have you tried updating Genius from the store menu?
     
  3. cualexander thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tried updating several times for the record. I have a decent size library, 1341 songs on this computer. I haven't installed it on my main computer with 12k songs yet.
     
  4. SmartIndianKid macrumors regular

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    Not sure what could be causing it then.

    For the record though, every song in my rip of "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" works in Genius.
     

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