iTunes Match has been uploading for 5 days and counting!

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Clothesline5246, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Clothesline5246, Dec 22, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011

    Clothesline5246 macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
    So far it's taken 5 days to get my iTunes to match and it's only half way! the upload of the remaining songs is taking forever. I had 5000 remaining songs to upload but surly it shouldn't be taking this long? should it?
  2. eternalife macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    What are your upload speeds from your ISP? Mine are very low (slow) so it took forever. Of course the matching algorithm could use some work as well :(
  3. Clothesline5246 thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
  4. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    Upload time will depend on how fast your upload speed is, and how much data you need to upload. Just to give some numbers, if your average song size was 3MB and you had an upload speed of 128kbps, it would take almost 11 days to upload the songs.
  5. Cell-666 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    8000+ tracks, about 250k upload.....going to at it or weeks ffs
  6. Icculus macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2007
    Frisco, TX
    I uploaded 14,337 tracks and took me 6 straight days of uploading and I have 30MB down and 5MB up and still took forever.
  7. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    I'd grab 100 songs and upload them to Google Music and compare the speed to see if it's you (ISP) or Apple's servers.
  8. Clothesline5246, Dec 23, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011

    Clothesline5246 thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
    It's obviously my own fault for having too much obscure music that iTunes don't have haha. Stuff like the Melvins, Tool, Immortal Technique I could maybe understand. But surly iTunes has the new Foo fighters album and I know they have the Beatles album "1" (greatest hits). So why is it uploading them?

    It seems to of picked up a bit last night and is now down to 1700.

    At the moment I'm not liking the fact I can't put any of the music i have that's not yet in iTunes match on my iPhone though.

    Another question I have while I'm on. Where does this music get uploaded to? Because it's obviously far over my iCloud storage?
  9. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    iTunes Match only matched 40% of my 12K song library. It took about 1 week to upload all them.

    I still think iTunes Match should ask itself: I matched 11 of a 12 song LP, so why exactly can't I match the whole album as a unit? I actually think this is a plot by Apple to DL the extra tracks from iTunes. I've had about 10 albums where all but 1 song was matched. Now, suppose all people in my shoes (OCD about their iTunes libraries) decided to purchase those songs that would gaurantee to complete their iTunes Match albums. That's a nice chunk of cash.

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