Has Apple Music matching been fixed yet?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by sxc, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. sxc macrumors member

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    apple music messed up my library and I didn't renew my trial. Does anyone know if they have fixed Apple Music so it matches like iTunes Match does?
     
  2. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    it's been a while since i used iTunes Match, but personally, i think this isn't really a huge problem just scanning for songs only for a match, (or scanning for meta data as Apple music does) that is Not the way to do it. as u will always get issues...

    Still a problem.. I don't except this to be perfect at all ever... It's just the way everyone matches that they can go by.
     
  3. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    They haven't. I left Apple Music but just came back again and decided to try things a little differently.

    I created a new, empty iTunes Library. I made that the library I sync with Apple Music. There's no point syncing certain albums I own when they already have them in Apple Music. If there's something missing in Apple Music that I own and that I want, I drag the files from my main iTunes library to the newly created empty one. I only do this one album at a time, and I only drag the MP3 files, not the enclosing folder. I seem to have way less artwork matching problems this way. Not sure why.

    I now have a huge Apple Music library with no redundancy, no mismatched artwork, and no mismatched songs.

    As a result, I'm enjoying Apple Music MUCH more this second go-around.
     
  4. navaira macrumors 68040

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    Just did a little check.

    • create a library with one track called "Rebel Heart (demo 4)" 4:00, album tag "Iconic"
    • enable iCloud, upload track, delete track, play track
    • track is now the album version of song "Rebel Heart", 3:23, still tagged "demo 4" and "Iconic".

    TL;DR: no.
     
  5. swandy macrumors regular

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    Not completely - though I am basing this on adding my full iTunes library and not either resetting my iCloud Music Library or starting a fresh library and just adding all my albums. There seems a bit less mistake - primarily for me with live albums - but there are still quite a few of them.
     
  6. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    It's awful. You know what Google Play Music gets right that Apple Music doesn't?

    Context.

    I have a bunch of live albums where the track names are the same as the studio albums. GPM understands the context enough to upload MY files. However Apple only looks at the song's "Artist" and "Title" and deems it's a studio track. F U Apple! This is useless to me.
     
  7. navaira macrumors 68040

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    As my trial proves it doesn't even actually look at title. "Rebel Heart" and "Rebel Heart (Demo 4)" shouldn't be the same for AM, but they are, so even if you go through all your live recordings and add "Live at the S. S. L." to them, they will get "updated" to album versions anyway.
     
  8. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    It's ridiculous. I have a bunch of Muse concerts and every single f-en track is the studio version. Total FAIL.

    Apple is like "if it didn't come from iTunes we don't give a ****".
     
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  10. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Won't ever be because Apple has this arrogant attitude that everyone must be in their "walled garden". It's starting to feel like barbed wire instead of marble walls with ivy on top.
     
  11. navaira macrumors 68040

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    Fixed your typo.

    I don't understand two things.
    1. Why is the iTunes Match technology WHICH APPLE HAVE not used for Apple Music?
    2. Why is the iTunes Match technology which has been around for years not perfect either?

    Someone posted "it's like they're not even trying"... it is. Apple Music is a bit like when my teacher told me to draw an elephant in primary school and I really couldn't be arsed (nor did I have the ability) so I drew four grey rectangles and said those were the elephant's legs. My teacher was not impressed. And neither am I. Apple, you CAN make this work. Why won't you? Not enough money? Not enough people working for you? Jim Dalrymple needs to write about you more often?
     
  12. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Apple music only matches meta-data (title), not duration and defiantly does not do AccoustID identification of a song. Could be why so many replaces happen.
     
  13. navaira macrumors 68040

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    In this case it didn't even match title. It matched a part of the title, skipping duration, parent album, cover art and, well, everything actually. I imagine that "Ommadawn (Part I)", "Ommadawn (Part II)", "Ommadawn (Live)" and "Ommadawn (Excerpt)" would all be replaced by the same random track.

    Maybe I'll test that later.
     

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