iTunes Match Question

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by xTRIGGER092x, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. xTRIGGER092x macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    So, I attained most of my music through er...less scrupulous methods. More specifically, I use RealPlayer to download Youtube videos of the music, converted them to MP3, and then the details edited in iTunes. If I were to get iTunes Match, would I run into many problems with the service "matching" the music? A few songs may have the beginnings/endings slightly cut off, and the quality may be a bit less than an MP3 obtained from somewhere like Amazon MP3 or The Pirate Bay.
  2. lionelhuts macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2010
    What is the bitrate of the rips? If they are less than 96kbps, then they definitely won't get matched (according to the iTunes Match TOS).
  3. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    That's one of the most complicated and least intuitive methods of stealing music that I've ever heard.
  4. xTRIGGER092x thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    Yeah, I know. But it's a lot safer, both legally and securely, than to download MP3s on random sites.

    Also, the bitrate says 256kbps in iTunes, but it really isn't. I think Youtube uses 128kbps for most videos and the quality of the music varies quite a bit.
  5. itsjared macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2009
    how big of a library are we talking here?

    If it's more than will fit on your iPhone or iPod then i'd try it. otherwise what's the point.

    Also if it is bigger than what will fit on your iDevice, then you must have wasted a lot of time getting all of those.
  6. xTRIGGER092x thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    Not too big of a library; about 600 songs, 4.5GB. About 200 of those were purchased through Amazon MP3 or iTunes; the other 400 converted.

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