- iPhone Newbie
- 10 Posts
iTunes Match not matching common songs in iTunes
I have very common and popular music files (i.e. Rihanna etc) in my iTunes library that are not being matched. The id tags for the songs have been cleaned by TuneUp and look to be in good order but for some reason iTunes Match is forcing me to upload these files. My issue with this is that the files are sometimes 196 kbps and when iTunes Match forces me to upload the files, only the same 196 kbps file can be downloaded/"matched". Any idea why this might be?
Also, iTunes Match gets hung up in "Step 3: Uploading artwork and remaining songs" it says it's uploading 1 of 4 remaining files but gets hung up. I've let it sit there for 12+ hours but never will get past that point. I wish it would tell me what the 4 files are it's trying to upload. Anybody know a trick to finding that out? Thanks
- 11-22-2011, 12:27 AM #2
- 11-22-2011, 01:26 AM #3iMore Intermediate
- 332 Posts
Has anyone had a song that didnt match and have it match at a later time?
- 11-22-2011, 09:37 AM #5
I have about 30 songs out of my two thousand that didn't match. The majority of the Green Day - American ***** album didn't match because the tracks on the CD are different than the tracks iTunes sells. The others must be mainly because of time, if they are off by as much as a second (in some cases) then it will not match. I found that by deleting the song and re-ripping it into my iTunes library (though it's not preferred because I lost play count, etc.) at 256 CBR, it fixed the matching problem.