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I have one track of an album that got matched, while the other 22 didn't; therefore, I'm sure that there must be a compilation with this track that iTunes Match knows about. How can I check which track actually got matched to?

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OK, just got it using SoundHound, but nevertheless I'm still interested in this question. – Max Ried Mar 3 '12 at 14:23

It uses "digital fingerprinting" to match the track. The exact method is secret. I've got lots of albums where a few tracks didn't get matched.

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