iTunes Match: If you change metadata..

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  1. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    After you've matched your library and uploaded unmatched songs, if you change your metadata in iTunes, will it propagate to the cloud files as well or will the new metadata be lost if I download the file from the cloud?
     
  2. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I would imagine if you update your iTunes match library that it will change the metadata as well. You can manually update your iTunes match whenever you want. I believe it works just like iCloud with editing contacts, calendars, etc.
     
  3. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I did a test. I changed the metadata on a track that had been uploaded to iCloud, went to my AppleTV and the metadata was still old. However, I deleted that track in iTunes and redownloaded it from iCloud and it didn't revert back to the old metadata. I'm guessing that the metadata is stored locally in the iTunes library so whatever updates you make, it is still reflected in the newly downloaded files.

    At some point, iTunes Match will refresh the content in the cloud with the metadata in iTunes. This goes against the #1 rule of iCloud: "The truth is in the cloud". If the truth is in the cloud, how come the file I downloaded had different metadata than what was in the cloud (showing up in AppleTV)?
     
  4. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you changed it, but did you manually UPDATE your iTunes match after?
     
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Take a look HERE for a novel way to replace iTunes Matched song metadata with the iTunes Store info. Post #9
     
  6. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, I've done that exact process earlier. This is why I want to know if I can update the metadata in the cloud, now that I have all new information after I ran Match.
     
  7. Payru macrumors newbie

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    So I think this is the issue. suppose you have two computers that you have synced up to the cloud and they now have the same exact metadata (which matches cloud metadata).


    You know change metadata on computer 1, and hit update itunes match. This makes the cloud metadata match computer 1 metadata. You now open computer 2.


    I think most people would want to get computer 2 metadata to match the updated versions.

    However if you hit Itunes match update, you will override the cloud data correct with that of computer 2 (which is old). This is a problem.


    So I think what people want to do here is delete those songs on the 2nd computer and then redownload from the cloud, so that it will pick up the updated metadata.


    This is kind of annoying but I don't see a way to get around this???


    thoughts???
     

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