iCloud Creating Duplicates.

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  1. bobbyz110 macrumors newbie

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    So if you buy an itunes song on your imac, then convert it to mp3, then go on your iphone and download the song from the cloud, and then sync your phone to your computer... it copies the new aac version to the computer, and leaves the mp3 there as well... thus you now have duplicates.

    I have over 100,000 songs... 620GB. I don't want it creating duplicates... my entire library is not the original aac... it's mp3.

    Any one have thoughts on this...?
     
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  4. celticpride678

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    No, it's actually not.
     
  5. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Have you even confirmed that it does what you described yet? I was under the impression it was song based and not file format.
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Make a playlist that's filetype specific?
    or not use mp3 conversion, and let itunes do that during sync?
     
  7. bobbyz110 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also... to delete the downloaded song from the cloud on your iphone.. when you sync your phone, you can do it if you manually manage your music. If you sync playlists though... you can't get to it. You have to switch to manually manage... and then resync the playlists again.

    Although... for some reason... every once and a while it will show up under manually added songs... 50% of the time.
     
  8. bobbyz110 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, i have done it quite a few times. I download on my phone, then sync, and boom, two songs in the library. does it every time.
     
  9. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Ohhh nevermind....

    I'm thinking about iTunes Match. Yeah what you described should happen. Some people have multiple versions to put on different devices. I guess there should be some kind of option to let you change this.

    Ohhh and why not just leave the files as aac if you are using them on your iPhone?
     
  10. bobbyz110 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I like mp3 better than AAC. Sound quality is not as good. That is debatable... but it's what I think. When itunes match comes.. it will match... but then again... everything will be sync'ed back up in aac.. and create duplicates. So I hope they figure this out and fix it.
     
  11. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Well do you have the import set to mp3 in iTunes? Maybe having that set to mp3 will allow the backup/sync will be in the mp3 format.
     
  12. Phil A. Moderator

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    If you buy a tune in AAC and then convert it to MP3 it's going to be degraded: you're going from one lossy format to another
     
  13. bobbyz110 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea, it's set to mp3. I'll just wait till this fall.. and hopefully it will work then...
     
  14. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    Did you report the bug to apple? Like you're supposed to if you're a dev using a beta?
     
  15. shandyman Suspended

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    actually the beta for icloud is open to all and infact, anyone running iOS 4.3 is kinda using it.........
     

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