Itunes Match Issue - with Status and Kind

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by robjulo, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. robjulo macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Ripped and uploaded 2 CDs yesterday.

    One, had all songs matched except one (which is another story).

    The other, Tom Petty's greatest hits claims in the "Icloud Status" that it is "Matched" yet when I look at the "Kind" column it shows "AAC Audio File" and the "Bit Rate" is "256 VBR" rather than what it should say "Matched AAC audio File" with a "Bit Rate" of "256"

    Clearly, one of those two columns is completely wrong. I went through my list and many songs have the same inconsistent columns.

    Anyone else see this issue, which column is wrong? Seems like Tom Petty was really uploaded rather than matched.

    I've used this Match service for two days and the more I use it, the less I think it was ready.
  2. robjulo, Aug 4, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012

    robjulo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    I decided to delete the Tom Petty from both Itunes and Icloud and re-rip.

    I then re-ripped at the lower 128 bit rate. It now says the icloud status is "matched" yet the bit rate is only 128. Which, if my understanding of the service is correct, is impossible.

    So far, I'm underwhelmed by both the usability of this service and the bugginess.
  3. garbeth macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    If you now delete those tracks from your computer (but not from iCloud) and then download them they will show as being matched AAC and 256.
  4. robjulo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Thanks. Feel pretty stupid now. Could have sworn I had done that yesterday, but indeed, it is working.

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