iCloud Music STILL Can't Handle Duplicate Tracks?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by someone28624, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    Buffalo
    #1
    I like listening to my albums in whole. As the artist intended. And I like iCloud library. But Apple just apparently thinks no one listens to music this way?

    I have SEVERAL artists where I'll buy the EP, then buy the full album when it comes out. But then the album is missing songs when I go to play it on another device, because iCloud didn't upload the ones already on the EP. I can't figure out how to work around this. Even on albums I bought from iTunes. Same goes for greatest hits albums.

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    My version of the album on iTunes

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    The full version in the iTunes store

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    Yep, the missing songs are the ones from the EP

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    It's not even available to redownload in my purchase history.
     
  2. AgentElliot007 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I've janked my way into fixing this by duplicating files and editing meta data, deleting the files and adding them again and continually adding to iTunes Match/iCloud Library, but that's a stupid fix if ever there was one. This is an aggravating element of "one complete thought around music" if there ever was one...
     
  3. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    Yes the way this works is totally silly. Even worse: I download (from Apple Music) several albums for an artist. There are some tracks on the album which are part of a compilation Apple Music has but I haven't added to my collection.

    Apple Music actually automatically amends the metadata for these tracks, removing them from the album I downloaded and tagging them as the compilation. So at the end of the day I have missing tracks in my albums and a compilation I never asked for but with some missing tracks (it only includes the ones from the albums I downloaded).

    Basically they are breaking their own metadata once I have added their files to my collection!
     

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