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ITunes Match useless?

Rumpot

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 25, 2012
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Has anyone had a good experience with ituneMatch in Mojave?
It very rarely matches any burned from CD items, and the purchased items with DRM seem to only match about 80% of the album.
 

haralds

macrumors 65816
Jan 3, 2014
1,355
467
Silicon Valley, CA
Mine has a better % than that. But with a large library I do see mess ups that I have to fix.
Tracks appear as duplicates with iCloud errors.
 
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Rumpot

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 25, 2012
29
2
How much luck have you had with your own burned CDs library? I either get not matched or at best 1/2 an album.

I've slowly been doing one album at a time, and even stuff purchased from the store(pre 2009) with the same appleID will not not match whole albums me. It is very annoying to have one or two songs per album not matched and sill DRM locked.

Not to mention a number of my old purchases are not in the store anymore and I'm totally stuck with the DRM versions.

I talked to a Sr.Apple Care specialist and was told that's not the purpose of itunesMatch(remove DRM), just deal with it, and the things you read online are false. At least they said they would refund a prorated amount.
 
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Blackforge

macrumors 6502
Mar 8, 2008
269
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If your files are at a higher bitrate than 256, it will prefer your files over any potential matches.
 
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rworne

macrumors 6502a
Jul 23, 2002
572
45
Los Angeles
I had it back when it was in Beta. I have a rather large library of non-US licensed tracks that are on iTunes in other countries.

I was quite pleased to see the beta was not enforcing regions for a while and managed to update a ton of low-bitrate tracks.
 
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Rumpot

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 25, 2012
29
2
I personally think it is doing it on purpose just to mess with me. Literally every other album I try(ripped by me which is @128, or purchased from the iTunes store with DRM ) I get 1 or 2 songs per album that do not match.
One other thing I do not understand even if it does not match, it can certainly find it when I click "Show in store".

Do they still offer the $.30 upgrade for DRM'd tunes so I can match the stragglers?
 
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