iTunes Match, match rate % poll

Your iTunes Match, Match Rate %

  • A 93 - 100 %

    Votes: 2 5.9%
  • B 83 - 92 %

    Votes: 10 29.4%
  • C 70 - 82 %

    Votes: 10 29.4%
  • D 60 - 69 %

    Votes: 5 14.7%
  • F 0 - 59 %

    Votes: 7 20.6%

  • Total voters
    34
  • Poll closed .

Menel

macrumors 603
Original poster
Aug 4, 2011
6,211
1,162
How did yours do?

~13,000 tracks, all meticulously organized. Sourced from iTunes, Amazon, or other and filtered and tagged through MusicBrainz Picard.

~7000 matched
~6000 uploading now ugggh

54% match rate, thoroughly unimpressed.
 

rtdgoldfish

macrumors 6502a
Jul 4, 2004
571
0
Jacksonville, FL
Wait until it is done with the entire process. My library originally showed it was uploading over 10k tracks but in the end it was only about 1k. I think it is just uploading album artwork or meta data for some tracks.
 

Sdog

macrumors newbie
Nov 4, 2011
3
0
I am at 95%. The unmatched 5% is appears to be due to purchases with an Apple Id prior to my MobileMe id. This last upload was the fastest. My Lossless songs took the longest to upload. Pleased with the results except for the Apple Id issue.
 

netnothing

macrumors 68040
Mar 13, 2007
3,674
305
NH
Wait until it is done with the entire process. My library originally showed it was uploading over 10k tracks but in the end it was only about 1k. I think it is just uploading album artwork or meta data for some tracks.
Same here. I was told it was uploading 4172 tracks. In reality, after all done, using a smart playlist it only uploaded 952 tracks! :D

I think all that other stuff is artwork/metadata.

-Kevin
 

topmounter

macrumors 68020
Jun 18, 2009
2,268
431
FEMA Region VIII
~9,000 songs total

~6,000 matches

~3,000 uploaded

10 "Not Eligible"... 10 of the 18 songs on "The Smiths: Singles", all of which had identical versions matched or uploaded from other albums.
 

netnothing

macrumors 68040
Mar 13, 2007
3,674
305
NH
~9,000 songs total

~6,000 matches

~3,000 uploaded

10 "Not Eligible"... 10 of the 18 songs on "The Smiths: Singles", all of which had identical versions matched or uploaded from other albums.
Were all those actually uploaded? Or did iTunes say it was uploading those but in the end actually uploaded fewer?

-Kevin
 

Mal

macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2002
6,249
17
Orlando
Out of my 5592 songs, it's matched 4556, with 848 still "Waiting". That's 81%. Not bad at all. Only 19 uploaded, 24 ineligible (many of these are voice recordings at 64k, which I wouldn't have wanted it to upload anyways), and 144 were purchased from iTunes.

jW
 
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topmounter

macrumors 68020
Jun 18, 2009
2,268
431
FEMA Region VIII
Were all those actually uploaded? Or did iTunes say it was uploading those but in the end actually uploaded fewer?

-Kevin
Interesting... it's only showing about half of those as "Uploaded" in iTunes. Those numbers are based on what the 3 step process was telling me. I also have 354 "Purchased" songs.
 

netnothing

macrumors 68040
Mar 13, 2007
3,674
305
NH
Interesting... it's only showing about half of those as "Uploaded" in iTunes. Those numbers are based on what the 3 step process was telling me. I also have 354 "Purchased" songs.
Yeah, I think to make metadata and album art available to all your devices, iTunes uploads that. I think they are counting that as items in Step 3.....I went quite I while uploading showing art getting uploaded.

You figure they are probably only uploading art once for each album.

-Kevin
 

ovrlrd

macrumors 65816
Aug 29, 2009
1,320
1
Here are my stats:

Code:
Total Tracks         2860
Matched              2394
Uploaded             466
Not Eligible         6
Duplicates           2*
Errors               2

* - They aren't actually duplicates but iTunes thinks they are

Percentages
-----------------
Matched             83%
Uploaded            16%
Not Eligible        <1%
Dupes/Errors        <1%
Honestly I would say that iTunes Match is way better than I could have imagined. With only a 16% upload rate for me, all of which was lossless files that are (hopefully) converted to AAC before uploading to iTunes Match.

The dupes, errors, non-eligibles are annoying, but thankfully the tracks it says are bad are not anything important. In fact a couple of them are "blank" bonus tracks with nothing by dead air, which I can understand why it doesn't identify them.

The biggest problem I have encountered is that some of the album artwork is missing when viewed on my iPad or iPhone, and I can't seem to get it to re-upload.
 

Menel

macrumors 603
Original poster
Aug 4, 2011
6,211
1,162
Since this is a poll question, can you please add an actual poll to your post? Or if you want me to do it for you, please let me know. :)
I didn't intend to, was really just polling in the vein of putting a question out there to random users.

However; since you're a mod, I'll humor you =)
 

netnothing

macrumors 68040
Mar 13, 2007
3,674
305
NH
The biggest problem I have encountered is that some of the album artwork is missing when viewed on my iPad or iPhone, and I can't seem to get it to re-upload.
Haven't figured that out either. The albums HAVE art....it's just not showing up on iPad.

-Kevin
 

High on Life

macrumors newbie
Apr 12, 2010
28
0
Los Angeles
iTunes Match Stats

Total: 11085
Matched: 9202 - 83%
Uploaded: 1828 - 16.5%
Purchased: 55 - .05%
Duplicates: 0
Errors: 0
Waiting: 0

Success: 100%

I guess all of my hours of obsessive-compulsive music tagging finally paid off.
 

bushido

Suspended
Mar 26, 2008
8,070
2,754
Germany
found 3.397 of my 4935 songs. however some of it is music by german artists so i'm not surprised

uploading the rest didnt take long thanks to my 100mbit connection, thank god
 

Menel

macrumors 603
Original poster
Aug 4, 2011
6,211
1,162
How did yours do?

~13,000 tracks, all meticulously organized. Sourced from iTunes, Amazon, or other and filtered and tagged through MusicBrainz Picard.

~7000 matched
~6000 uploading now ugggh

54% match rate, thoroughly unimpressed.
So apparently the initial scan was incorrect, and over 9000 matched.

I had 16 Ineligibles and Errors. Encoding quirks reporting 32kbps and corruption. Those have been re-encoded and repaired now. I don't fault iTunes on these, it actually found legitimate broken files for me. ++

A bunch of purchased, don't count those either.

Matched: 9732
Unmatched and Uploaded: 3358
Duplicates (dunno if matched or unmatched): 37
74.3% Matched, I'm less unimpressed.

What do you guys do about duplicates, these are due to compilations, soundtracks and greatest hit type albums. I want to keep records of all albums in place, but it doesn't want to track the duplicates in iCloud.
 
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Menel

macrumors 603
Original poster
Aug 4, 2011
6,211
1,162
At work computer now, checked my iTunes. Yes for those albums, the track doesn't appear to both albums =( Broken albums.

Also makes this system as a good backup a little less useful.
 

milo

macrumors 604
Sep 23, 2003
6,888
518
Poll needs an option for "nothing matched, gets stuck before it gets to that point".
 

Menel

macrumors 603
Original poster
Aug 4, 2011
6,211
1,162
So apparently the initial scan was incorrect, and over 9000 matched.

I had 16 Ineligibles and Errors. Encoding quirks reporting 32kbps and corruption. Those have been re-encoded and repaired now. I don't fault iTunes on these, it actually found legitimate broken files for me. ++

A bunch of purchased, don't count those either.

Matched: 9732
Unmatched and Uploaded: 3358
Duplicates (dunno if matched or unmatched): 37
74.3% Matched, I'm less unimpressed.

What do you guys do about duplicates, these are due to compilations, soundtracks and greatest hit type albums. I want to keep records of all albums in place, but it doesn't want to track the duplicates in iCloud.
Played around with it this evening, mysteriously, all my duplicates are now either matched or uploaded after just simply redoing them.

WOW. I wonder if they tweaked an algorithm or what, but yay, 100% matched or uploaded now.
 
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