iTunes Match and live/acoustic versions

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  1. utwarreng macrumors 6502

    utwarreng

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    How does iTunes Match work with live and acoustic versions of songs, if I also have the album version of the same song. I'm a little concerned that it may try to overwrite my live copies with the album ones. I've noticed often when just listening through my playlist and having it on shuffle, it will play the album version immediately followed by the live/acoustic version. It's as if the system gets stuck on the song name, and doesn't distinguish between the two.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. soco macrumors 68030

    soco

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    Jobs said it himself that if the song exists in the iTunes catalogue, it'll be iTunes Matched.
     
  3. utwarreng thread starter macrumors 6502

    utwarreng

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    But in the case of most of my acoustic versions they are not available in the iTunes store, but an album version of the same song is. I guess it boils down to what method does Match use to figure out if it's the same song. Compare artist name, song title, and length of song? Beats per minute? Tough to say really.
     
  4. soco macrumors 68030

    soco

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    I would imagine a combination of all of these things. Think Shazam.

    More acurately, magic.
     

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