itunes match question

MaxPower49

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Sep 11, 2008
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I have a large iTunes library and have spent a lot of time organizing it. If I have all of my album titles labeled with the year the album was released in brackets at the beginning of the album title (see examples below), will iTunes match be able to recognize them? My library is too big to go back and change them all and I dont want to pay for match if I have to upload all of my music.

Example album titles:
[1973] Houses of the Holy
[2011] El Camino

Can anyone answer this or test it for me?

Thanks!
 

mobilehaathi

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Aug 19, 2008
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The Anthropocene
I have a large iTunes library and have spent a lot of time organizing it. If I have all of my album titles labeled with the year the album was released in brackets at the beginning of the album title (see examples below), will iTunes match be able to recognize them? My library is too big to go back and change them all and I dont want to pay for match if I have to upload all of my music.

Example album titles:
[1973] Houses of the Holy
[2011} El Camino

Can anyone answer this or test it for me?

Thanks!
It won't have a problem assuming that your songs are actually in the iTunes store.
 

balamw

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Aug 16, 2005
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Oh, ok... so it doesn't use the tags to determine what the artist/album/song title is?
Correct. The tags seem largely irrelevant. This has led to issues where [Explicit] versions are matched to [Clean] ones so the fingerprinting is not perfect.

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chenks

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Oct 23, 2007
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It won't have a problem assuming that your songs are actually in the iTunes store.
you'd think!
i have many tracks that are in the store but it hasn't been able to match. more precisely, for example, it matches 10 out of 11 tracks from an album!
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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you'd think!
i have many tracks that are in the store but it hasn't been able to match. more precisely, for example, it matches 10 out of 11 tracks from an album!
Could be that UK Match is more limited (and slightly different) since it is probably separate from USA Match to conform to UK copyright laws.:confused:
 

balamw

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Aug 16, 2005
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New England
Could be that UK Match is more limited (and slightly different) since it is probably separate from USA Match to conform to UK copyright laws.:confused:
Nope. I've got quite a few of these too.

One track on an album that was matched that got uploaded and exists fine in the iTunes store. I've had the opposite too.

Album that exists in iTunes, but only one track was matched. The rest uploaded.

Wish there was a way to identify them.

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chenks

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Oct 23, 2007
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UK
Could be that UK Match is more limited (and slightly different) since it is probably separate from USA Match to conform to UK copyright laws.:confused:
that should be irrelevant, as i have a UK itunes store account and the albums i'm matching are in the UK store.

it's matching 9 out of 10 track from an album (for example).
 
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