itunes match question

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by MaxPower49, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    It won't have a problem assuming that your songs are actually in the iTunes store.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    iTunes Match uses the contents of the file and preserves the tags and artwork as you have them.

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  4. MaxPower49 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, ok... so it doesn't use the tags to determine what the artist/album/song title is?
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    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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  6. chenks macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    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:
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Yes, I have a few of these problems as well. However, it isn't due to the problem the OP asked about.
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    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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  10. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    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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