itunes match - deleting and re-downloading

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by James Godfrey, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. James Godfrey macrumors regular

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    Hi all

    Have just subscribed to itunes match, and its still in the process of uploading albums and artwork.

    Just wondering, once complete is it a good idea to completely delete my iTunes music library and re-download it all from the cloud? As they will be in higher quality etc...?

    Thanks

    James
     
  2. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I don't think it works like that. If you delete and album of you Mac/PC it will vanish from the cloud*.



    *I think.
     
  3. James Godfrey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats a bit poo lol
     
  4. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    haha. I'm not 100% though. Give it a go on an album you're not keen on.

    I would try it but I'm at work :(

    I guess you could download all the music on a different machine and then transfer it back to the original machine. mmmmm
     
  5. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    Incorrect. If you delete them, you can choose to leave them or not in iCloud.

    Then you can redownload them. I did this with ALL my songs. That way they've all been upgraded to a better quality version of what I had. The matched songs that is. The ones that were uploaded are an identical copy.
     
  6. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I would be careful about doing this as Matched songs are not always the same version of songs you own. It's just a mathematical match and sometimes the 'match' is a little off. :p
     
  7. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I know. I first kept a backup of the originals... but so far all the songs have been matched perfectly.
     
  8. bushido Suspended

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    indeed and i noticed it a little too late. some of my songs are instrumentals now
     

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