1. derloos's Avatar
    I'm on iTunes Match but I don't always obtain my music from iTunes Store. Whenever a stray mp3 comes around I'd simply add it to iTunes, refresh the Match, then delete it and re-download, getting a nice, clean 256 kbps AAC from Apple at the end of the road. I suspect that's what a lot of people here do.

    The problem is, lately Apple has started giving me my mp3s back instead of their professionally mastered AACs - and it happens to the songs that are absolutely 100% on iTunes. Anyone has the same problem? Turning Match off and on again doesn't seem to help.
    04-23-2013 08:25 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Check to see if the song actually matched or not. I forget the name of the column, but if you're in the list view of the songs, add the column which indicates if it found a match or not. My guess is that it isn't finding a match and that's why you are getting your mp3 back. Assuming that's the case, verify that all the metadata on your mp3 matches what's in iTunes. If it does, then I don't know. If it doesn't, then fix it and try to add it to Match again.
    04-23-2013 09:03 AM
  3. smileyboy's Avatar
    I got a early release of an album in the AAC format. Put it in iTunes and it shows up greyed out on my iPhone... Very annoying.

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    05-15-2013 01:49 PM
  4. Dryland's Avatar
    Lol. Reason is the album isn't released yet. iTunes is prob matching it but since its found yet not available it won't upload. Just a hypothesis.
    05-15-2013 11:34 PM

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