itunes match question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mojohanna, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

    mojohanna

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    I have looked on Apple's site and done a search here and can't find the answer to the following question. Does your music stay on your device and you only access it if you need it if it happens to not be on another device? I guess what I am trying to say is that your music doesn't just "disappear" from your itunes library and move to the cloud, correct?
     
  2. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

    YanniDepp

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    Correct. It stays on your devices.

    All iTunes match does, is keep a copy of your music in the cloud and let you download it to other computers and iDevices.

    I use it to keep my music synced between three Macs, a PC, an iPad, an iPhone and an iPod touch.
     
  3. mojohanna thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mojohanna

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    Awesome. Thanks. I thought that was the case.
     
  4. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    What I did was "match" the music on my Mac, then went and deleted my entire library. Then downloaded the "iTunes" version of my entire library. That way I have an almost perfect music library with all iTunes music (mp4) even though a lot of it was ripped from cd's (mp3) years ago. Took a while to download it all but well worth it.

    As stated yes you library will remain after the initial "match".
     
  5. rctlr macrumors 6502a

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    I have iTunes Match.

    My Mac Mini downloads new content, and populates some smart playlists.
    Playlists are stored via itunes match.

    I play tracks itunes on my ipad from the playlists - no tracks stored on the ipad.

    I sync iphone with itunes on Mac Mini (over wifi) downloading the tracks to the iphone for "offline listening", but thinking of dropping the locally stored tracks on iphone (for the most part) soon.

    I only match did the movies and TV Shows too.
     

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