iTune Match Matching problems

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jmac049, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. jmac049 macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    I have run the iTunes Match and it matched all but 152 of my almost 6000 songs, but I noticed that some of the songs that it did not match are definitely in the iTunes store.

    Example: I have Collective Soul, Run from the album Dosage. This is one of the songs iTunes did not match yet I searched the iTunes Store and found it. The version I have is a lower bit rate so I was hoping to update it. Is anyone else noticing this type of problem, songs not matching that are actually in the iTunes Store? Looking for a solution.
  2. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    What's the bit rate of your current file? Also there could be an issue in iTunes end that's causing the mid match. I've was able to match all but 1100 out of 19600 tracks. It originally said 2500 but I guess iTunes continuously checks out your library.
  3. jmac049 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    The bit rate of the current is 192.

    You know, I did a little more investigating and looked at a few more songs that were unmatched but in the iTunes Store. I noticed that the durations were different. In the Store, the Collective Soul song says 4:33. In my library it says 4:13.

    So far, the ten or so songs I have checked that have not been matched that are in the iTunes store have different durations. I think that may be the problem. Since I can't actually change the duration in the info, I guess I'm stuck. Oh well.

    Still interested if anyone is having this problem. If someone finds a solution, that would be great. Thanks.
  4. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    I have this problem too. I have about 8000 songs in my iTunes library and 4800 were matched. I have a couple of hundred songs that did not get matched, though I think they should have. Even weirder, some of the songs were part of an album where other songs were matched. Strange.
  5. e.m. macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2005
    San Francisco
    uploading purchased tracks too

    Many of my purchased songs are being matched instead of being recognized as purchases. Weird.

    Some of my purchased songs are being uploaded. Even weirder. :confused:

    I also have bunch of albums that are sold on the iTunes Store that are being uploaded instead of matched.

    All the meta tags are the same as they were when I purchased them through the iTunes Store.
  6. DaveWonders macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    Out of 4400 songs, I have about 230 that weren't matched. Once I take out local bands and albums that aren't available on iTunes I have about 150.

    Of those 150 about 10 were the last track on a CD I ripped that had hidden tracks. I used Garageband to trim to the duration listed in the store and re-imported back into iTunes and they were matched. Then I just delete the whole album from my local drive and download the 256kb Matched files.

    Another 10 or so of the remaining 140 are cover songs that are not on albums that iTunes sells. So obviously some are copyright issues. Makes sense.

    But the vast majority are songs that iTunes has and usually its only a track or 2 of albums that had the other songs matched. Kind of frustrating with my OCD :/

    Here are some popular songs that I can't get to match:

    Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
    Let's Go Crazy - Prince
    Sign O The Times - Prince
    Gett Off - Prince
    Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5) - Pink Floyd
    Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6-9) - Pink Floyd

    These are just some of the 'P's obviously... Anyone else with similar experiences?
  7. repete7 macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2010
    I noticed that some of my purchased songs were matched, too. The ones I've checked so far were purchased as an EP that is no longer available while the album is still in the store.

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