I have 60,00 songs. No iTunes Match for me?

FrancoisC

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Depends.

The 25,000 limit is for uploaded song. If you have bought music on iTunes, or if iTunes matches songs in your library, it won't count toward the limit.
 

Soundhound

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Right. I'm just thinking that even not counting the music I've bought through iTunes (which is a lot!) I'll be over the 25k. What happens if I'm over the limit and I try to sign up I wonder?

Depends.

The 25,000 limit is for uploaded song. If you have bought music on iTunes, or if iTunes matches songs in your library, it won't count toward the limit.
 

Mal

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If you try, you'll get a message stating your library is too large and you cannot use iTunes Match. You won't be charged if that is the case.

There are several workarounds involving creating additional libraries, although it won't enable you to match all your music, so you'd have to pick and choose.

jW
 

Soundhound

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Got it. thank you. Is there a way to see how many songs in your library are itunes purchases?

If you try, you'll get a message stating your library is too large and you cannot use iTunes Match. You won't be charged if that is the case.

There are several workarounds involving creating additional libraries, although it won't enable you to match all your music, so you'd have to pick and choose.

jW
 

Gilj

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Got it. thank you. Is there a way to see how many songs in your library are itunes purchases?
Edit:
Ops NVM :
iTunes --> File --> New Smart Playlist:
Purchased --> is False


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IDK if it works, there is no iTunes store in my country but try this:

iTunes -->File --> New Smart Playlist:
iCloud status --> is not --> Purchased
 

Mal

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IDK if it works, there is no iTunes store in my country but try this:

iTunes -->File --> New Smart Playlist:
iCloud status --> is not --> Purchased
I don't know if this works without iTunes Match enabled, but you can also instead do a Smart Playlist and use Kind -> contains -> "Purchased". If you might have older purchased music I would add another criteria for Kind -> contains -> "Protected" as well, because that's how the old stuff shows up.

jW
 

Soundhound

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Thanks guys. I added a playlist that had two criteria, kind contains protected, and kind contains purchased, but got nothing there, I guess there's no crossover...?

Created two separate lists, each with one of those critera, and got one with about 1k songs, and the other about 2700. The 'Purchased icon under the STORE icon says about 2k.

From all this it seems like I only have about 3k tunes purchased. That means 62,000 ripped. yeesh.

I don't know if this works without iTunes Match enabled, but you can also instead do a Smart Playlist and use Kind -> contains -> "Purchased". If you might have older purchased music I would add another criteria for Kind -> contains -> "Protected" as well, because that's how the old stuff shows up.

jW
 

wonderspark

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I just made a smart playlist that says iCloud status contains uploaded, and 1698 of 9139 songs were uploaded. If you were to have a match:upload ratio close to my song list, you'd have about 12,000 or less that were uploaded, which is way below the 25,000 max. I think you'll be safe, personally.
 

pooryou

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Depends.

The 25,000 limit is for uploaded song. If you have bought music on iTunes, or if iTunes matches songs in your library, it won't count toward the limit.
Incorrect. Matched songs do count towards the 25k limit, it is only purchased songs which do not.
 

Mal

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Thanks guys. I added a playlist that had two criteria, kind contains protected, and kind contains purchased, but got nothing there, I guess there's no crossover...?

Created two separate lists, each with one of those critera, and got one with about 1k songs, and the other about 2700. The 'Purchased icon under the STORE icon says about 2k.

From all this it seems like I only have about 3k tunes purchased. That means 62,000 ripped. yeesh.
Yeah, you have to make sure it's set to show either one, not both. It's the little dropdown for "Any" or "All" at the top of the Smart Playlist setup screen.

That's a ton of songs. Wow.

jW
 

Soundhound

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Ah, I see! Thanks. Smart playlists are cool, I have some uses for that right off!

And yeah, the library is ridiculously big. I'm sure there's a lot of bloat in there, but nowhere near enough to get me to 25k.

Yeah, you have to make sure it's set to show either one, not both. It's the little dropdown for "Any" or "All" at the top of the Smart Playlist setup screen.

That's a ton of songs. Wow.

jW
 
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