iTunes Match. how?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thekris1234, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. thekris1234 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    I saw the Apple KeyNote about iTunes Match. Sounds like a brilliant idea and I think even at $24.99 millions will use it.

    However, how good is it at detecting Ripped music? I mean, say a user downloaded a music track from somewhere like PirateBay. What would stop iTunes Match from recognising it from any other track that could have been ripped from a CD.
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I think this is why Apple paid the music labels $150 Million.
  3. Statelymwhite macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2011
    If I can record myself humming the song, how good do you think the matching algorithm will be? :D
  4. ufkdo, Jun 10, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011

    ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    We don't know what kind of method Apple will use. If it looks for certain infos like artist, name of the songs etc. it will easily be deceived (say you have only ten songs, duplicate them and change infos to the music you want, whoaa). I think Apple will and should find a way, people who gives hundreds of dollars to collections are not insane ;)
  5. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

    Jun 24, 2010
    Glasgow, UK
    My understanding is it works in a similar fashion to Shazam, in that it's the audio signature it recognises. Didn't Apple buy a company recently who specialise in recognising music from it's signature?
  6. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    I would really think it would go by the metadata as well as some sort of a checksum. I'm sure the record labels would not let Apple get away with just using the Artist and Song name info.
  7. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    I hope so :)
  8. brijazz macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    It's not available yet. No one knows.

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