iTunes Match??

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by SeanForester, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. SeanForester macrumors newbie

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    This is the last possibly day for Apple and Tim Cook to release iTunes Match. :confused: is it going to be the last hour possible? 11:59PM PST??? I really want this to happen...
     
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    Becaus Apple set the goal for later this month (october) when hey announced the 4S.
     
  4. Tokenfreak macrumors 6502

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    Apple said that it would be released at the end of October during their last event.

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    Well they have less than 6 hours now before Nov 1st if you on going by PST
     
  5. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I hope this doesn't turn into the white iPhone that saw 7 months of delays....
     
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    If how it has been before the last deletion, then I think if it is late, it will be only by a few days.

    Fortunately turning it off hasn't deleted the songs from my iPad...
     
  7. Tokenfreak macrumors 6502

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    Probably because you have already downloaded them from the cloud....
     
  8. lowonthe456 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know, after uploading/matching and having a complete backup in the could, I could delete all the music from my MBP and just add what I want from the could? Like I could stream from cloud to AppleTV2?

    The description on iTunes leads me to believe its possible but I can't get any confirmation on this... :confused:
     
  9. SeanForester thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    To be honest I'm not sure. I would actually keep a back up of all your music on a external just in case..
     
  10. Chipg macrumors regular

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    Chill man, they did have a death in the family.
     
  11. moderngamenewb, Oct 31, 2011
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    While it's unusual for Apple to miss deadlines like this, I'm betting that the death of Steve Job's death is obviously the reason for the delay
     
  12. fgarvin macrumors newbie

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    I don't understand

    I don't understand why we are letting Apple off the hook. They missed their deadline.... I said it. Why is that not big news? If Dell or Google did the same it would be headline news... But we are so protective of our Apple/Steve Jobs company that shhhh... Maybe people will forget...
     
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    Well what are you going to do about it? I guess on would go to amazons cloud locker. Or we all can be patient.
     
  14. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Stuff happens it isn't really a big deal. I'd rather wait and get a good product late over a crap buggy one on time.
     
  15. ugp macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. I would rather have them spend more time and getting Matching correct then have it not match a lot of my music and have to spend time uploading the rest of my library. If Apple hasn't released it yet it is because they are not happy with the quality of it yet. I would Wasn't Lion delayed as well because it wasn't ready. Nothing pisses me off more than having a product that I can't use properly.
     
  16. RollTide1017 macrumors regular

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    So, can people who are/where in the beta talk about it. There are just some details I'd like to know about before signing up when it goes live.

    Things like if you have a few tracks misspelled in an album, will it still match the entire album or will it not match the misspelled tracks (therefore only matching parts of an album)? What about tracks you may have edited? I listen to soundtracks and classical a lot and many of my CDs were ripped before the gapless playback feature for mp3s so, I have many tracks that I have combined into one long track so I wouldn't hear the slight pause. Once again, will it just match the unedited tracks in the album or just skip the whole album?

    Is there an easy way to tell in iTunes which tracks we're matched vs ones that were uploaded? Once you have gone through the whole matching/uploading process, how does iTunes handle new CDs that you rip and add to your collection (yes, some of us still buy those disc things, especially us movie score fans where many specialty labels, like Film Score Monthly, don't sell in the iTunes Store)? What about tracks that may have not been matched but uploaded due to bad tags or misspelled names, can you correct those errors and then match them instead of uploading them?

    These are just some of the questions I have about iTunes Match.
     
  17. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

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    Dell and Google rarely do something on time? Most of Google's products are in beta of some form for many months. Dell.. aren't really ever on time?

    Hell, HP was about 3 months behind on shipping their Elitebook line of laptops.

    So yeah, Apple being a little late on something like this isn't that big of a deal.
     
  18. Chipg macrumors regular

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    Ummm, who delayed the launch of their phone because Jobs died????

    Seriously???
     
  19. rosskinard macrumors newbie

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    I had some tracks where either the title, artist or album was misspelled and it still matched the songs. This is why I think it uses a digital footprint of the song to compare, not the tag. If it used tags only, then I could rename any file I wanted to something else, edit the tag and pull down a 256kbps copy of the real song.

    Any CDs you rip will be compared online song by song. If the song isn't online then it will upload to your iTunes library in the cloud. If the song does exist in the store, it should just link to it.

    If you edit the songs any, you reduce the chance of them being matched by changing the footprint of the song...
     
  20. ugp macrumors 65816

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    I would hope match uses sampling of a song similar to how Shazam works. Not everything is always tagged the way iTunes tags a song. For example their Genre tags are off a lot. I have a lot of Hardcore music and they have that as Rock or Punk.

    I'm curious to see how it treats albums that may have several different versions. Like iTunes am have their Deluxe Edition and Target has their own and then standard, etc.

    Also the addition to be able to review the matched results before deciding what to upload would be great. During the Beta this was not available and was no way to tell what matched upon scanning. I have a library of around 12,000 songs and still around 4,000 didn't match. Some albums would have match or even less.

    I wonder if the actual subscription I got starts when they release the service to the public.
     
  21. Dwalls90, Nov 2, 2011
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    Does anyone have Match functionality with 10.5.1 B2?

    Nevermind, it works!
     
  22. ugp macrumors 65816

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    Mine tells me every song was uploaded and 0 songs are available in my iCloud.
     
  23. tburk32 macrumors member

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    Does anyone have any ideas on how itunes will identify the music that you have in your library and match it to what may be in the store? If I don’t have them labeled the correct way is it worth it to rename each item so that itunes recognizes it? Also what is stopping someone from renaming a song multiple times to try to trick itunes into believing it is a new song that isn’t on the computer and get it for free? Also I’ve read that you can download them to your HDD once it is in the cloud. If you were to do this with your entire library to get the upgraded music would the music still play even after the subscription is cancelled?
     

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