1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    iTunes Match is here... if you can get in! It's still beta, Apple may still delete your library, and right now they're saying to check back in a hour because they're overloaded and aren't letting anyone new subscribe for the moment.

    So let's troubleshoot right here.

    Can you get in?

    How good is your catalog scan?

    How good is your upload?

    Are you downloading and playing or streaming to your devices?
    11-14-2011 12:54 PM
  2. hutchidas's Avatar
    it's uploading now,
    11-14-2011 12:56 PM
  3. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Installed via apple.com (software update doesn't have it yet) and when I click iTunes Match it shows:

    New iTunes Match subscriptions are temporarily unavailable.
    Due to overwhelming demand, iTunes Match is not accepting new subscriptions at this time. Please check back in an hour.

    When I click the link "Subscribe for $24.99" I get the following message:

    Your library contains too many songs.
    To participate in iTunes Match, your library must contain no more then 25,000 songs that were not purchased from the iTunes Store.

    I have 41,605 songs in my library. Oh well.
    11-14-2011 01:14 PM
  4. Chadwackg's Avatar
    I was able to get in. Started with my small library on my laptop before uploading my whole collection. It all uploaded with the exception of 7 songs which said they could not upload due to an error and 3 songs that are not eligible for iCloud. The 3 songs were taken right off one on my ever clear CD's not sure why they didn't load. Im not sure what ones it actually matched and what ones are just uploaded from my collection. So far it seems to work well.
    11-14-2011 01:20 PM
  5. joker516's Avatar
    uploading now let's see what happens next
    11-14-2011 01:50 PM
  6. trucksmoveamverica's Avatar
    how do you upload the music from your computer to the cloud for Imatch. I turned it on, and the music came off my phone, itunes store shows my purchased music, but nothing from the computer burned from a CD, or bought elsewhere. Thanks
    11-14-2011 03:14 PM
  7. Philbaines's Avatar
    Guessing this is USA only?


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    11-14-2011 03:28 PM
  8. orfny's Avatar
    If you sign up for iTunes Match is there any way to get the 256kbps DRM free versions downloaded to the iTunes libary on your computer? This would save everybody from having to upgrade older 128kbps purchased songs via iTunes Plus ($0.30 per song!). Maybe it's as simple as syncing your iPhone to your computer and all the files will be transferred or replaced? That would make the $24.99 fee a bargain!
    11-14-2011 03:51 PM
  9. techiechick's Avatar
    Does anyone yet know how iTunes Match will handle the "Track 1", "Track 2"s from cd uploads of the past?
    11-14-2011 04:01 PM
  10. Squeeze Play's Avatar
    11-14-2011 04:04 PM
  11. gizbug's Avatar
    Looks promising, but too overpriced IMO
    11-14-2011 05:00 PM
  12. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    Looks promising, but too overpriced IMO
    Agreed. I was looking forward to iTunes match, but for $25 a year.. I think I'll be sticking with Google Music which does nearly the same thing for free.

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    11-14-2011 05:17 PM
  13. iSRS's Avatar
    Agreed. I was looking forward to iTunes match, but for $25 a year.. I think I'll be sticking with Google Music which does nearly the same thing for free.

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    Just a couple of things. Google music is currently free, but they have admitted they will likely charge in the future.

    Also, while, yes, essentially the same, the big difference is that this service only uploads what it doesn't match in iTunes. Everything else is matched and available as 256 k drm free AAC.
    11-14-2011 06:05 PM
  14. j7469's Avatar
    On my wife's iPhone it is working perfectly but on my iPhone (and both our iPads) but it keeps saying that I need enable iTunes match on my computer when I turn on iTunes match on my iPhone. Any ideas?

    *** Update, I just did a reset of settings (settings>general>reset>reset all settings
    This worked for me the only pain is I had to change my ringtone, wallpaper, etc... back to the way I had it. ****
    Last edited by j7469; 11-14-2011 at 07:03 PM.
    11-14-2011 06:06 PM
  15. iSRS's Avatar
    The matched status in iTunes seems a bit off. Initially said 4300 of 9100 songs matched, but the smart playlists I made for the status don't match. Some wired things say they are matched (random chapters from books I haven't converted yet) while others that should match (Achtung Baby for instance) aren't.
    11-14-2011 06:08 PM
  16. arcurlyq's Avatar
    The way I understand it, iTunes Match involves streaming, so your music is only available when you have an internet connection, right? I want to keep some music stored on the hard drive of my phone.

    BUT, when I go to enable iTunes Match on my phone, I get a message saying, "iTunes Match will replace the music library on this device." Does that mean all my music will be erased from my iPhone? Will I no longer be able to listen to my music without an internet connection? I ride the Metro a lot and, during that time, don't have an internet/wireless connection, and that's when I listen to the most music.

    Help!
    11-14-2011 06:39 PM
  17. j7469's Avatar
    The way I understand it, iTunes Match involves streaming, so your music is only available when you have an internet connection, right? I want to keep some music stored on the hard drive of my phone.

    BUT, when I go to enable iTunes Match on my phone, I get a message saying, "iTunes Match will replace the music library on this device." Does that mean all my music will be erased from my iPhone? Will I no longer be able to listen to my music without an internet connection? I ride the Metro a lot and, during that time, don't have an internet/wireless connection, and that's when I listen to the most music.

    Help!
    There is NO streaming with iTunes match. It didn't replace my music but only added a new folder named music and that is where the other matching music is located. All my other playlists stayed.
    11-14-2011 07:10 PM
  18. iSRS's Avatar
    The way I understand it, iTunes Match involves streaming, so your music is only available when you have an internet connection, right? I want to keep some music stored on the hard drive of my phone.

    BUT, when I go to enable iTunes Match on my phone, I get a message saying, "iTunes Match will replace the music library on this device." Does that mean all my music will be erased from my iPhone? Will I no longer be able to listen to my music without an internet connection? I ride the Metro a lot and, during that time, don't have an internet/wireless connection, and that's when I listen to the most music.

    Help!
    There is no true streaming. It does start playing pretty quickly, but then that song is on your device until you delete it.
    11-14-2011 07:33 PM
  19. iquinn's Avatar
    Everything went smooth for me. The whole process took about 45 from start to finish. And that is with my over 3000 songs. I do wish that there was a free trail of the service much the same that mobile me did back in the day. That said 25 bucks a year is not bad.
    11-14-2011 07:58 PM
  20. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Installed via apple.com (software update doesn't have it yet) and when I click iTunes Match it shows:

    New iTunes Match subscriptions are temporarily unavailable.
    Due to overwhelming demand, iTunes Match is not accepting new subscriptions at this time. Please check back in an hour.

    When I click the link "Subscribe for $24.99" I get the following message:

    Your library contains too many songs.
    To participate in iTunes Match, your library must contain no more then 25,000 songs that were not purchased from the iTunes Store.

    I have 41,605 songs in my library. Oh well.
    How do you have 41,605 songs? I have 5,900 and I thought I had a lot
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    11-14-2011 09:19 PM
  21. boomhower1820's Avatar
    Why no streaming? I was really excited to start with as I thought I could save space on my phone and iPad. My iPad is always crammed to the gills with video and was hoping to free up a lot of space as iTunes isn't the easiest in the world to exclude music in a time sensitive fashion so it's pretty much all or nothing. This would solve that issue. I guess the lesson learned is next time buy the 32GB. I'm still going to try out Match and see how I like it. I do wish they would give the option to use their metadata. I imagine I am not the only one who does minimal tagging to save time. I typically just use artist, album, and cover art. It would be nice to have complete tags without the time investment needed.
    11-14-2011 10:15 PM
  22. iSRS's Avatar
    Why no streaming? I was really excited to start with as I thought I could save space on my phone and iPad. My iPad is always crammed to the gills with video and was hoping to free up a lot of space as iTunes isn't the easiest in the world to exclude music in a time sensitive fashion so it's pretty much all or nothing. This would solve that issue. I guess the lesson learned is next time buy the 32GB. I'm still going to try out Match and see how I like it. I do wish they would give the option to use their metadata. I imagine I am not the only one who does minimal tagging to save time. I typically just use artist, album, and cover art. It would be nice to have complete tags without the time investment needed.
    Well, I think there is some sort of intelligent use of space. Say you have 1 GB free. It may fill most of that, but start deleting songs as you continue listening.
    11-14-2011 10:31 PM
  23. iSRS's Avatar
    I started the process @ 2 PM today (Eastern). 4300 songs matched out of 9100 total. Currently, and for the past hour, it is stuck on 4800 of 4800 Items Uploaded. Any thoughts?

    I want to make a few changes and try to rematch a few songs, and correct some of the "Not Eligible" items.

    Any ideas?
    11-14-2011 10:34 PM
  24. Garz's Avatar
    Curious to see how everybody's catalog scan works out before I try. I'm interested.
    11-14-2011 10:58 PM
  25. Nibbz's Avatar
    Mine (about 10,800) all uploaded pretty flawlessly within a couple hours, love how it's implemented

    Haven't been able to use genius though. The icon isn't in the middle of the now playing bar like it should. Why is this? Can we not genius with itunes match?
    11-14-2011 11:54 PM
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