Resolved iTunes Match on Multipe Macs

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  1. sonicrobby, Dec 10, 2014
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    sonicrobby macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

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    I'm considering the purchase of iTunes Match to keep all of my music in the cloud, but I have a few questions of how it works in certain scenarios:

    NOTE: none of the songs were purchased through iTunes.

    1) Mac 1 has a bunch of songs, and Mac 2 (same Apple ID) has other songs. Would iTunes match pick up both sets of music and upload it into one main cloud database?

    2) Lets say iTunes match has detected my songs, and made them available in the cloud for me to download. Now if I delete that original song from iTunes, will it be deleted from the cloud as well? Or will it remain?

    My hope is to be able to have iTunes match everything to the cloud, and then be able to delete all of my originals.

    3) Assuming scenario 2 keeps all songs in the cloud after deleting the original, what if I don't subscribe to iTunes match the following year, (therefore MP3 files are on my Mac, and I can't renown load them from the cloud) but resuscribe the year after. Will my old cloud selection be available? Or would it essentially create a whole new cloud database?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    1,yes as long as both use the same Apple ID.

    2, you can delete the original. It prompts you when deleting and asks if you want it removed from the cloud too.

    3, if you don't subscine you lose everything if no local backup exists.
     
  3. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

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    Excellent thanks so much! And just one more, is the subscription automatically renewed each year? I do plan on deleting the originals, but I want to make sure that there will be no lapse to lose any data.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Yes it is. You get an email a week or so before reminding you
     
  5. Rigby macrumors 601

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    I would recommend to make a backup of your original files. In rare cases iTunes Match may mis-identify songs (i.e. it may match an explicit to a non-explicit version of the same song, or very rarely even a completely wrong song). If you delete the original, there is no way to get it back in such cases.
     
  6. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I figured it would be best to do so, I'm a data-phile, so if I'm going to delete something, I'll have it backed up in 3 other places. Thanks!
     

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