iTunes Match Question

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by TrenttonY, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

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    If someone would try to match a recorded song will it work and is that illegal, and can they know if you do that?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    What do you mean by "recorded song"? If you mean by one you record yourself doing your own singing, I highly doubt it would match.
     
  3. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I mean the internet has many recording software that will record spotify, pandora, and iTunes radio
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Do u mean an illegal download?

    Yes it will match and no the police won't come knocking.
     
  5. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you being sarcastic or are you not understanding the recording part
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Check my post time against yours! I was replying to your non descriptive first post!
     
  7. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks

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    I don't understand, but if I download a match song and put it on a USB drive and cancel my account. Does the song stay?

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    Will iTunes Match non purchased but still 256 Kbps songs?
     
  8. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    Usually yes
     
  9. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Yes the song stays because it was yours to begin with. ITunes Match is not a file sharing service. If you, say, have 1000 songs and iTunes has 900 of them in its catalog it will match them (set a pointer to its copy) rather than uploading them. This saves you time and Apple space. The remaining 100 songs are uploaded to Apple.

    If you have low a bitrate version of a song it will match a 256 bit version (which you could download and keep). Other than that you are only getting access to your own songs.
     
  10. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand this
     
  11. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I need a credit card?

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    If I have 25 dollars already on my account will the credit card be charged?
     
  12. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    The credit card won't be charged, your store credit will be charged. However you do need a credit card (you can remove it after iTunes Match it activated).
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Likely the recorded version won't match corrected and it will end up being uploaded.

    You're better off just downloading the song illegally, just saying.
     
  14. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    Because it may not be a clean copy (Slight length differences, slight variations in quality, etc) match may not find it and just upload it.
     
  15. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would it be okay if I would use a family members credit card (with consent)? And if I have gift card money on the account when I sign up will it be taken out of my itunes credit or the credit card? Please help
     
  16. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    As I said:
     
  17. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    its not upgrading my music to 256 i imported in 128. but it puts in iCloud, Also where is the view option where I can see the iCloud status?

    Never mind to both i forgot to delete the old track

    But shouldnt it be showing the Music label it has in Summary and fill out all the metadata that exactly on the store?
     
  18. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Switch to the "Songs" list and enable the "iCloud Status" column.
    No. It won't touch your existing metadata.
     
  19. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's very stupid! Also are you having issues with cover art not showing on iPhone? Maybe it's an iOS 7 problem, lol.
     
  20. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does the match songs stream in 256 quality like iTunes? Or the quality on which you imported on
     
  21. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    It's 256 if they're matched, the original bitrate if they're uploaded.
     
  22. Rigby macrumors 601

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    I don't think so. It would be bad if it just overwrote the user's custom metadata.
    Give it some time. Usually it shows up eventually.
     
  23. TrenttonY, Jan 24, 2014
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    Okay I just don't like how it says what you import quality you used and the size pretaining to that quality. For example 128 with 3.3 MB, when the cloud icon is there and you hit "info" and "summary"
     
  24. TrenttonY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My last question in when the song is deleted from the computer or iPhone and the cloud appears why does it say the original duration, in iTunes, and the Album in the album page on iPhone? Then when I download it or stream it, it go's to the correct-itunes duration. Will the original duration go away at sometime? I don't like seeing it
     

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