- May 2, 2010
I'm a longtime Apple vet but never thought I'd want any of the Cloud media services until iOS7 and iTunes Radio which is a gamechanger. In reading about Match, looks like I can use my iPhone with zero resident audio tracks and get access to my 15,000 song iTunes collection, my 300 iTunes Playlists, and now iTunes Radio, it's a potential dream come true.
I am very particular about my iTunes MP3/AAC library and have all my ID3 tags and album art the way I like it. I am worried that iTunes Match will overwrite my physical library and destroy all the art and ID3 data that I have worked so hard to get right. As an example:
I purchased the 2009 Beatles remaster, the boxed set of CD's with all 16 LP's on it, ripped it nicely at 160k. I grew up on the Beatles, loved the American versions of the collection, so I rebuilt my rips using the US albums that weren't configured that way in Europe and changed the LP titles ("Something's New", "Yesterday And Today", "Beatles VI", "Beatles '65") and using the different US album art as well ("Help", "Rubber Soul", "Hard Days Night").
So my question?
If I have the following....
The Beatles > Rubber Soul > I've Just Seen a Face
And iTunes only knows that as....
The Beatles > Help > I've Just Seen a Face
...what happens? Does my custom LP name and LP art on my physical library get over-ridden by Match and ruin my cool setup? Or does my physical library remain unchanged but my Cloud library revert back to the UK versions that iTunes knows/sells which would mess up my Playlists and LP listings when I stream?