What has your experience been with iTunes Match?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Uguubot, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Uguubot macrumors member

    Uguubot

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    #1
    I've had it for about.. well, however long it's been since it was released, and might I say it's one of the worst experiences I have ever had.

    1. Why can't I add music via iTunes if I don't want to wait to upload, and then download 5 or 10 albums at a time
    2. On that note, why is uploading/checking so slow? I can download and upload an album in a minute with my Internet speed, but it takes forever
    3. I accidently deleted my music from the settings, and now my entire music collection is messed up
    4. Why can't I delete things in my iTunes Match cloud?
    5. Why are some songs grayed out? Why do some songs repeat? Why do entire albums repeat?
    6. Seriously though, why does it take so long to sync with iTunes match?

    Anyone else having a ton of issues with it? I want to just disable it, but it's nice to be able to download an album without syncing it (Not on Sprint's 3G, of course, it would take about a year to download an album.)
     
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Had no problems with it, except it is indeed weird that i can't delete things from the cloud. If i delete from my mac, i stays on the cloud :(
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You should also get the message asking if you want to remove from the could when deleting, I do.
     
  4. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, tick the box that says remove from cloud too. You got to wait at least 24hrs before the music is completely gone from the cloud.
    To answer your question, iTunes Match works really well for me...96% match rate and works really smoothly.
     
  5. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Aah thanks, i've reset my notifications in iTunes and now I get that pop up. Don't know why it was gone.
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    It's been absolutely fantastic. I have access to my playlists whereever I am. Just last night wanted to airplay some easy music to my pioneer airplay in bedroom. Clicked into album, had all the cloud icons, pressed play. And it started streaming and caching.

    Few weeks ago, was ay my parents, lounging out by pool, wanted a playlist from home. Opened it on phone, clicked it over to his airplay receiver, and it streamed/cached.

    I don't sit around at my PC watching progress bars so not been an issue. It might be slow because most home broadband connections have much lower upstream than they do downstream.

    I'm not sure what "I accidently deleted my music from the settings" means.

    When you delete music in iTunes, it should prompt you for deleting local copy only or also iCloud version... not sure why you aren't getting that. Uninstall, wipe settings/db files, and reinstall iTunes?
     
  7. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    My only problem with it is that it uploads clean versions of your songs :(
     
  8. Dingo Dave 69 macrumors regular

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    Only problem I have with the service too.

    Saying that I do wish it would give you the option to download or stream and not just auto download everything. Means having to go through and delete songs on my phone every now and again
     
  9. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

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    Not to nit pick or anything, as I have the same issue but it doesn't upload clean versions. The only clean versions it plays back, are the songs that it matches. Your uploaded songs are your songs uploaded, so it's impossible for it to upload a clean version when you have the explicit version.

    Having said that, that too is my main complaint. I think I have backups of my originals so it's not going to hurt me in the long run, but I hate playing a song driving home from work and it being the friggin clean version!
     
  10. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    Well ya that's what I meant. They only replace explicit with clean for matched songs.
     

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