- 10-25-2011, 02:45 AM #26
- 10-25-2011, 08:11 PM #27iPhone Nanite
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i have mine working -- took a few dyas to get all the music up etc - have about 24000 on match right now -- BUT.. my iphone 4 is sooooo slow when i try to use it with the music -- sometimes it just flat out crashes when in music or best case it takes 30 seconds at least to start playing a song and i have a 18 Mbit connection... not sure what the deal is... gonna try it on another computer and my ipad to see if its any better on that...
- 10-26-2011, 01:33 PM #28
- 10-27-2011, 02:51 PM #29
Question on the yearly cost. They say it is $24.99 per year. So say I already did the iTunes Match for all my library in the first year and don't need it after that all since I will buy everything from iTunes from now on. Does that mean to keep my library the iTunes match uploaded in that first year, I have to keep paying the yearly fee or does it mean that if I wanted to upload more songs in the future with iTunes Match, I have to keep paying that $24.99 yearly fee?
- 10-27-2011, 03:03 PM #30
- 10-28-2011, 06:57 PM #31
1.) DRM free, like iTunes Plus. But just like iTunes Plus DRM-free tracks your Apple ID is embedded within the file in matched tracks downloaded from iCloud.
2.) Meta data added if it was missing.
3.) Encoded at 256kbs regardless of what your original format was.
Unmatched tracks, or tracks for which Apple does not have license to, are the only tracks actually "uploaded" as-is. They are then downloaded as-is. But you are not "losing" access to them if you unsubscribe to iTunes Match as you had them in the first place.
I have been beta testing iTunes Match since the day it was available.
There is something going on as error 4100 has returned after yesterdays iTunes Match wipe by Apple (part of the beta process). Usually 4100 means you need an update to iTunes but there is no update yet. It could be a server-side issue and they are on the verge of releasing it publicly. But this is cutting it VERY close to the end of October so I am beginning to question if they will make the end of October deadline. If they make it we should see an iTunes update to handle it.
Last edited by Tinmania; 10-28-2011 at 10:34 PM.
- 10-28-2011, 07:16 PM #32
- 10-28-2011, 08:17 PM #33
I just wish Apple would do something quick because I don't have access to iTunes match right now and I've grown used to it.
Last edited by Tinmania; 10-28-2011 at 10:36 PM.
- 10-29-2011, 02:31 AM #34
Here's a question. When using it last week for the first time it went through the scanning stage and began the upload stage. I noticed it was uploading some songs that were available in the iTunes store. What criteria is it using to "match" the songs in my library. Out of my +/-2000 songs it uploaded +/-500. That is way too many as my collection is mostly mainstream stuff.
- 10-29-2011, 12:21 PM #35
Regardless I am hoping the next update improves the matching ability. Match was supposed to be using the same wave pattern recognition engine that is in the iTunes add-on Tuneup. But I have trialed TuneUp and it matched all the song I was able to try with the trial version. Yet some of those songs were not matched by iTunes Match. So it can and should do better.
Again, hoping the next update nails it. (Well it had better; only a few days left in October.)
- 10-29-2011, 01:26 PM #36
- 10-29-2011, 09:02 PM #37
- 10-31-2011, 01:17 PM #38
- 10-31-2011, 01:54 PM #39
- 10-31-2011, 02:05 PM #40
Here is an example (4 minute song in iTunes+ format)
Remember, it isn't streaming, it is giving you the iTunes+ version.
Of course, if it is a song you upload that isn't in iTunes, you will get what ever format/size/quality that is.
EDIT: Looks like an average of about 2 MB per minute.
Last edited by starbird; 10-31-2011 at 02:11 PM. Reason: Updated additional information
- 10-31-2011, 02:09 PM #41
- 10-31-2011, 02:13 PM #42
- 10-31-2011, 02:29 PM #43
I can upload my library to itunes match. Then from my device I have access to download and listen to my whole library, I can only hold as much as my device is capable of but if I want to listen to something I didn't already upload or download, I can wipe some of the songs off (but still get them back later) and download songs I want to listen to but didn't put on the drive? This all from my device when its connected to internet.
Am I right in my description of how it works?
Also, apple said this would go live by October's end, any chance it'll be open by the end of today?
- 10-31-2011, 02:47 PM #44
- 10-31-2011, 04:26 PM #45
- 11-03-2011, 10:08 AM #46
- 11-03-2011, 05:13 PM #47
- 11-04-2011, 05:31 PM #48
Can anyone answer this?
I have about 2000 songs. About 1750 got matched and 250 got uploaded. Of the 1750 only 23 are available for download (20 from a free iTunes Christmas album, and 3 other random iTunes purchases). I have bought a few hundred songs from iTunes. Why is this?
- 11-06-2011, 07:31 PM #49
- 11-07-2011, 02:28 PM #50