iTunes Match - Uploaded songs subsequently matched?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by satkin2, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. satkin2 macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    I don't know whether the answer to my question is known or yet, from browsing the net I can't find any clarification on it.

    All I'm wondering is do songs that have been uploaded by iTunes Match get subsequently matched, or will they remain forever at the Upload state.

    What prompted me to ask is I've got a library of around 7000 songs, and 1000 of these have been uploaded. When checking which songs these are, a large number of them are available on the iTunes store, so I'd imagine that they're matchable. Many of these would be upgradable if matched, so if they matched I'd be able to upgrade them. As they're uploaded, they obviously aren't upgradable.

    I've run Update iTunes Match from the Store menu, but my number of uploaded songs remains the same. All I'm wondering is, when iTunes Match is updated, does it scan my whole library again and check anything that isn't matched, or just anything new in my library?
  2. fred.bloggs macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Until Apple change something in the matching process they will stay uploaded.

    I did some work trying to resolve my uploaded tracks yesterday and had some success.

    Where a track is a few seconds longer (just because it was a different release of a CD) I put them into a mp3 editor and cut it down to size, pull it back into itunes, delete the original (be sure to check delete from cloud) and add it to itunes. I had success about 70% of the time.

    I also had 100% success where two tracks appear as one on the CD (hidden tracks). These can be cut into two by the same method.

    Some tracks however, steadfastly refuse to be tickled into being matched.
  3. satkin2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    Thanks, I suspected that they wouldn't get subsequently matched. I'll have to try playing with the lengths, thanks for the tip.

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