iTunes match metadata mess

gobigorange

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Sep 8, 2010
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I signed up for iTunes match today, which is pretty cool. However, on two (that I know of) of my albums it did weird stuff to the metadata that made it split up. On one of the albums, it singled out one song, gave it a different track number, and made it part of a compilation. Afterward, on my phone it looked like two albums. This was an album I purchased from iTunes as well, and I had not altered the metadata in any way. I tried changing it, but when I updated iTunes match, it reverted to the strange metadata. Any ideas?

Edit: I managed to fix it. For the purchased song, I deleted and re-downloaded. It still had the affected metadata, but I fixed it. The key was to not hit "update iTunes match" right away.
For the other album, I deleted the album, reimported, made sure the metadata was right, and updated iTunes match.
 
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urkel

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I thought match doesnt affect metadata. Id love for iTunes to redo all my metadata because some of mine is missing data, requires lyrics or is just messed up.
 

gobigorange

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Sep 8, 2010
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For that album, it looks like iTunes recognized it as the right song, but on the wrong album.

Edit: It looks like I helped myself by not pressing "update iTunes match" right away after editing the metadata.

Edit 2: The other album, I just deleted from iTunes match, and I'm re-importing the CD. I will then make sure the metadata is correct before updating.
 

blevins321

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I thought match doesnt affect metadata. Id love for iTunes to redo all my metadata because some of mine is missing data, requires lyrics or is just messed up.
I second this. I wish it were an option. I know a lot of people want to keep theirs, but I wish there were a way for Apple to allow overwriting of my own misspelled metadata without lyrics to be fixed. :)
 
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