- 11-07-2011, 04:16 PM #51iMore Intermediate
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- 11-08-2011, 10:45 AM #52
- 11-08-2011, 07:55 PM #53
- 11-09-2011, 08:53 AM #54
Might be speculation, but will iTunes match also act as a backup? Due to it's size, I don't back up my iTunes library. Bad, I know. But, say there was a failure, would I be able to download from iTunes to a new drive? Or once it is gone from my primary drive, is it removed from a match?
- 11-14-2011, 03:12 PM #55
I just signed up for iTunes Match. On to Step 3 where it is uploading the unmatched. Now, on my cursory glance, I think the success rate is still pretty low (4300 songs matched of 9100, so 47%).
I know this is a trend seen with many testers. My question is this. If I clean up metadata on items not matched, can I (1) rescan just those songs? and (2) if they now match, does my original uploaded file in the cloud get deleted (not sure it even matters).
Thanks all who've been through this for any help!
Oh, and what do the various icons in iTunes mean?
Edit 2: So syncing is a thing of the past, it seams. Is there an easy way to say "Download what was on my device before"?
Last edited by starbird; 11-14-2011 at 03:16 PM. Reason: Additional Question (on icons in iTunes) & sync issues
- 11-14-2011, 04:31 PM #56
- 11-26-2011, 04:05 AM #57
- 01-10-2012, 10:51 AM #58iMore Intermediate
- 141 Posts
Match is still so elusive to me. I do not have it as an option in my iTunes, I have heard that it potentially can harm your iTunes library if you let it work out the "empty spots" within your media lib. I am just a bit confused about Match and the way Apple has decided to market this potentially wonderful feature.
So what's the big difference between iTunes Get Album Artwork function and the Match - is it part of one and the same feature?
- 01-11-2012, 09:22 PM #59
Wow, I just discovered Google Music's 20,000 FREE upload capability and the fully-functional web app that streams your own collection to my iPhone 4s, and I think this just blows away any chance I'd consider iTunes match.
I have a fairly HUGE collection, we're talking about 70GB of music, but that's still only 13,000 songs. The web app from Google basically creates an icon and everything that gives iOS users full access to their collection. Plus, in my first testing over WiFi, it streamed QUICKLY.
People complain about the burden of uploading their collections, but is it really that big of a deal? This could literally take me days, but who cares...set it up and leave your computer on overnight. Once it's done, I potentially have my home music collection anywhere I have WiFi or 3G, and it didn't even cost me $24.99 a year.
iTunes Match is promising, but I'm just seeing/hearing too many problems to warrant the cost. I'd rather try this for free or just carry an iPod Classic.
- 01-12-2012, 08:12 AM #60
- 01-13-2012, 01:36 PM #61
I'm kind of a partial audiophile. I own probably 15 different sets of earbuds or headphones because I'm always looking for something better. On the other hand, I rip my music at 192k, and I probably couldn't tell you the difference between 192k and 320k.
It's kind of like 1999 all over again right now, because back in the Napster days, people were so happy to get access to music that they didn't care (or notice) that the 96k or 128k files swapped on that service sounded like crap. Now, you have the complete audio snobs who claim they'll tolerate nothing less than .wav of 320k, and then a huge mass of people who are doing without music ownership altogether in favor of things like Pandora or Sirius Radio, which have relatively crappy sound quality.
But yes, if you plan on "upgrading" your entire collection, then $25 is a small price to pay!
- 03-08-2012, 08:46 AM #62
But with match, I would have quicker access to everything.
One of the barriers to entry for me was (notice the past tense) that Genius PLs were not supported via match. With the new iOS5.1 they are. So I may give this a go soon.
I just wish there was a "trial"-ish way you could have match scan your library to give you and idea of how much would get matched before you commit the money to it.....
- 03-08-2012, 09:29 AM #63
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- 03-08-2012, 10:16 AM #66