iTunes match, lossless files

Angler

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This might be a silly question but here goes. Is there a way to exclude your songs which are above the 256 bit rate for match? I would like to match all my songs below 256 and exclude my songs above 256 without having two separate libraries. Thanks,
 

HazyCloud

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Jun 30, 2010
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Currently, no. Match scans your entire library. What you could do is remove the lossless files, run Match and then add them back. (Seems like a PITA to me.)
 

Julien

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What's wrong with matching ALAC? Most of my music (95%) is ALAC and I see Music Match as a last ditch back up (I have been collecting CD's since they were introduced). On your device (iPhone) you either use Music Match or you sync with iTunes. You can't do a combination of both (getting ALAC off iTunes and AAC off Music Match) so if you are going to use your ALAC you will sync.
 

Angler

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Mar 26, 2011
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What's wrong with matching ALAC? Most of my music (95%) is ALAC and I see Music Match as a last ditch back up (I have been collecting CD's since they were introduced). On your device (iPhone) you either use Music Match or you sync with iTunes. You can't do a combination of both (getting ALAC off iTunes and AAC off Music Match) so if you are going to use your ALAC you will sync.
Ok, if I hear you correctly, I match with my computer and only download the match songs that are under 256. All other songs I leave on my computer as is. Leave match off on my iPad and iPhone and sync directly with my computer. I am only doing match to upgrade my 2000 songs or so that are under 256k. Would this be the best work around?
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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Ok, if I hear you correctly, I match with my computer and only download the match songs that are under 256. All other songs I leave on my computer as is. Leave match off on my iPad and iPhone and sync directly with my computer. I am only doing match to upgrade my 2000 songs or so that are under 256k. Would this be the best work around?
Yes, that is it and exactly what I did/do.;)

The only difference is I do use Music Match on my iPad so when I travel I can listen to any of my music through my BT system (quality not as important). My iPhone is for serious listening and ALAC synced with iTunes.
 

Angler

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Mar 26, 2011
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Yes, that is it and exactly what I did/do.;)

The only difference is I do use Music Match on my iPad so when I travel I can listen to any of my music through my BT system (quality not as important). My iPhone is for serious listening and ALAC synced with iTunes.
makes sense, thanks...
 
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