iTunes Match... what happens when I pass 25k?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by photogpab, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. photogpab macrumors 6502

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    My library was just under 25k when I joined match, like 24,500 tracks... what happens when I pass 25,000?? will the service just stop working all together?

    I have a few dozen more albums I need to add and eventually I'll pass the mark.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    Find out and let us know. You'll probably be the first person on here to try that. I honestly don't know, although I'd be curious (although at the rate I'm going, I'll be 90 before I have that many songs).

    jW
     
  3. photogpab thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'll probably finish importing the rest of my music tonight and then we'll see what happens. this 25k cap thing makes iTunes Match useless for me even though I really wanted to use the service.
     
  4. jcw5002 macrumors newbie

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  5. Razeus macrumors 601

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    I'll find out in 4k more tracks. I imagine they just let you sync the first 25k. I hope.
     
  6. DouchGod macrumors regular

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    I believe this is correct with a option coming soon that allows you to pick tracks to sync.
     
  7. seamer macrumors 6502

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    I've always read it as storing 25,000 uploaded tracks that aren't available on the store for whatever reason (higher bitrate, bootlet, unreleased, unlicensed).
     
  8. jcw5002 macrumors newbie

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    No, I think it's 25,000 songs that were not purchased with your Apple ID. So, regardless of whether or not they were matched or uploaded. The alert dialog that I saw in another thread said:

    "To participate in iTunes Match, your library must have 25,000 songs or fewer."
     
  9. jczelust macrumors newbie

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    Let Me Know...

    I am in the same boat as you. It won't take that long for me to hit that mark either. I actually deleted half my library (it needed pruning anyway) to try out Match.

    I am curious as to what happens when you add more tracks and get past your limit.
     
  10. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    Total songs - Purchased songs >= 25,000 songs

    If it is not below 25,000 you will never progress. Eventually seeing a 4001 error.
     
  12. milo macrumors 604

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    So has anyone tested starting a library under 25k and then going over by adding files? What happens?
     
  13. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    I'd like to see Apple take responsibility and create a proper guide on how to use all facets of iCloud. I use several other cloud services, but find after reading the marginal amount of info available, that iCloud can be confusing.

    It's not a big deal for me since I've already got a cloud strategy in place that has nothing to do with iCloud, nor do I plan on switching. But imagine the beginners that aren't experienced and are faced with iCloud.

    Apple needs to address this confusing shortcoming.
     
  14. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Look at the post below

     
  15. milo macrumors 604

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    But is that over 25000 total, or over 25000 not including iTunes store purchases?
     
  16. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    I tested it and it gives you a prompt saying you've exceeding the 25k limit. It informs you that future songs won't be added anymore. You can ask that the prompt not be displayed again, but everything prior to breaking to limit continues to work.
     
  17. jcw5002 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for providing an answer!! That's exactly how I was hoping it would work.
     
  18. Anijake macrumors 6502

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  19. Julien macrumors G3

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    How many are NOT from iTunes, since that is were the 25,000 limit kicks in?

    If you just have 119 that were downloaded from iTunes then you still have 1 to go.;)
     
  20. bobsax macrumors member

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    jeeze people
    you let this thread die??
    It's a useless thread but one that comes up fairly high with google.
     
  21. milo macrumors 604

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    The last post was in 2011. Nobody had posted for over two years until you bumped it...
     
  22. Weaselboy Moderator

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    ... aaaand you bumped it again. :confused:
     
  23. milo macrumors 604

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    He made a comment and I responded to it. Same as you did.
     

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