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iTunes Match uploading slowness with eventual error -9810

After several weeks now and still in dialogue with Apple third tier support still haven't resolved an upload problem, can anyone help? I have around 12,500 tracks out of which iTunes Match found ...
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Where does iTunes Match store songs on my iDevice?

I know in a regular situation (without iTunes Match), the music is stored in /User/Media/iTunes_Control/Music. However, all of my FXX folders are empty. Does iTunes Match cache files in a different ...
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Is there a way to view one's iTunes Match content online?

After having removed a song from iTunes (and having selected "remove from iCloud") checkbox, my iPhone believes it still can downloaded from the iCloud. I wonder, if it's possible to view one's ...
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Is it possible to initiate “delete from iCloud” from iPhone?

I know, from within iTunes one can chose to remove an item from iCloud. Is the same possible from the iPhone? Say you imported an album full os songs and don't like one or two and would like to ...
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Signing up to iTunes Match in a country that doesn't have it

I am really digging Apple's iTunes Match and would love to get it. However, I am living in Sweden where you can´t subscribe to it at the moment. I have found that there is a workaround for it, by ...
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How does the technology behind iTunes Match work?

As you probably already know, iTunes Match is a paid service provided by Apple. With iTunes Match, all your music — even songs you’ve imported from CDs — can be stored in iCloud. So you can access ...
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Genius problems with iTunes and Match

I have iTunes (10.6 40) and Match on my mac, as soon as I enabled match my "genius" playlists no longer work. If I click genius on a track that is playing it says: Genius is unavailable for the ...
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iTunes match is on but I can't copy songs from my PC to my iphone without redownloading them on my iphone from the cloud

iTunes match is on but I can't copy songs already downloaded to my PC to my iphone without redownloading them on my iphone from the cloud. Is this by design or am I missing something. Seems like an ...
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Apple lossless through iTunes Match to iPhone?

I have some songs that are encoded in Apple Lossless on my MacBook Air. They are in iTunes Matched. When I add the songs I get 256 kbps. I cannot add via iTunes because I have Match enabled. If I ...
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accidentally deleted entire iTunes Match music library - is there a way to recover?

I'm slightly panicking here. I don't keep local copies of songs in my iTunes library, instead streaming them on demand via iTunes Match, to save space on the SSD drive. In certain situations such as ...
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How do I mark songs as Explicit in iTunes to make them match correctly in iTunes Match

I have a few CD's that I ripped a while ago that are in my iTunes library, that have an explicit label. They play fine on my local computer. The problem is, these ripped CDs are not marked as ...
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iTunes Match and syncing iOS device with iTunes Library

Is it possible to have iTunes match turned on, on my device/itunes. And then sync songs from my iTunes Library to the device. At the moment my internet connection is very slow, so downloading all the ...
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How do you download new songs when “Show All Songs” is off?

When you enable iTues Match, you have a "Show All Songs" option. When it's on, the label text states: All music that has been downloaded or that is stored in iCloud will be shown. When you turn ...
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Can iTunes Match recognize songs recorded from analog sources (line-in, cassette, vinyl LP, or FM radio), or only digitally-extracted CD audio?

This question about converting cassette music for an iPod inspired me to ask: Can the iTunes Match service provided by Apple recognize songs recorded from an analog source, such as recording via ...
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Can I Have Multiple iTunes Libraries?

Is there a way for iTunes to have multiple distinct libraries? The actual problem I'm looking to solve with this question stems from my desire to use iTunes Match. It would appear that I can't use ...
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Is the iTunes Match Limit for ALL Songs or just Matched Songs?

On the iTunes Match page, I see this text: iTunes determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes Store. Any music with a match is automatically added to iCloud for you to ...
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How can I update iTunes Match from the command line?

I use iTunes Match to access my iTunes library at work. I added some new music to my library (back at home) recently, but I forgot to run the "Update iTunes Match" command to ensure that the songs ...
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Unknown Error Occurred (-54) Enabling iTunes Match

I just added my Apple ID to a new MacBook Pro and tried to turn on iTunes Match. This is the error I get: The only info I can find indicates this is a connection error, but I can connect to other ...
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How can I use iTunes Match but keep my music videos not from iTunes?

I currently have my iPad set up to utilize iTunes Match for the music on there. But in my iTunes, I've got a fair amount of music videos on there from sources other than iTunes. Is there any way to ...
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How to fix iPhone that displays artists out of order in the music App?

This seems like it might be related to my switch to iTunes Match. My Music App displays the artists out of order. Other lists, like Songs and Albums, are sorted correctly. At the start of the list ...
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What does iTunes Match think a specific track is?

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 ...
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Can I Use iTunes Match To Stream My Library To My MacBook?

I've got iTunes match, and my whole library is backed up in the cloud. Is it possible, with the service, to host my music in the cloud, delete my whole local copy that takes up a whopping 50 GB on my ...
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iTunes Match + manually managed music?

My iPhone is set to manually manage my music, and I'd prefer to keep it that way. However, I also like some of the features that iTunes Match offers. Is there any way that I can enable Match on my ...
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Is there a way to get Smart Playlists to work with iOS and iTunes Match?

I'm an iTunes Match subscriber, and since I signed up, Smart Playlists haven't been working in conjunction with my iPhone. I have several Smart Playlists and each one has a song limit. On my iPhone, ...
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Restoring track information for iTunes Match files

I made the mistake of editing a bunch of songs at once. Now, the changes have propagated to all of my iTunes Match registered devices. I tried Advanced > Get Track Names, but I get the following ...
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How to adjust Smart Playlists so they work better on iOS device with iTunes Match

I have a smart playlist that has all songs with a play count over 20 that haven't been played in the last 6 months. On a computer, the playlist is set to limit it to 25 songs, selected by random. On ...
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iTunes Match: Lossless tracks in two locations

Is there any way to have my Lossless tracks in two places, and not have iTunes have them show up as duplicates? Basically, I've got my full iTunes library at home, and I've got a subset of that at ...
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Why is “recently added” playlist under iCloud control empty on iPhone?

The playlist "recently added" is a smart playlist (created by iTunes) and lists quite some songs in iTunes on the Mac. The library is kept in the iCloud by iTunes match, so the songs and the playlists ...
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What's the best way to transfer ALAC files between computers when subscribed to iTunes Match?

I've pretty much uploaded everything to iTunes Match now, but my collection is across two computers and so it has merged everything together... Which is fine. However, I was planning on moving some of ...
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How do you delete music on iTunes Match if already deleted entirely from Mac?

I was deleting an album on my iTunes Match enabled Mac and I forgot to check the box that says, "Also Delete from Cloud" and I deleted the files themselves by not selecting "Keep Files." So now the ...
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How can i adjust volume of my tracks with those in the iCloud?

I recently activated iTunes Match for my music collection. Before that I had regained volume of all tracks to a quite low level. I use MP3Gain on windows with the default setting of "89". On my ...
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ITunes Match will not match all songs

In step 2 of iTunes Match, all of my songs except one are matched (3937 of 3938) and it is stuck at step 2. Is there a way to force the final match? I'm missing artwork on my iPhone and iPad.
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Why does iTunes Match hang on Step 2?

iTunes Match just became available in the Netherlands and I ordered it just now. The matching process is now in step 2, but it doesn't seem to make any progress. It was at 160 of about 4000 songs, ...
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iTunes Match on iPhone missing almost all of my music

I subscribed to iTunes Match at launch and was able to run through the matching process. My iTunes now says there are several thousand songs on my account. I turned on match on my iPhone, and ended up ...
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How do I exclude a song from iTunes Match

I have a number of audio files in iTunes that I do NOT want iTunes match to match. I do not want iTunes match to find the files and upload them to the cloud. Essentially I want to tag some files in ...
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iTunes does not recognize folder structure when importing music

I have imported a lot of Music into iTunes in a folder structure: <Artist>/<Album>/<Song>. Unfortunately iTunes has not recognized these information, so that now I just have a lot of ...
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How do I retrieve stats about my iTunes Match account?

I wonder how I can get details on my iTunes Match account. Especially I am interested in how many songs were uploaded to the cloud. Even better: which songs are uploaded, wich ones were matched with ...
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Why is my iTunes library in iCloud grayed out?

I got a new MacBook Air. I registered with iCloud purchased iTunes Match and now my whole iTunes library (originally on my iMac) shows up in iTunes on the MacBook Air, but it's all grayed out and ...
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How to make sure album art shows up everywhere (Mac & iPhone) while using iTunes Match?

What's the correct way to manage album art while using iTunes Match and have it show up everywhere? I've noticed that, typically: When iTunes Match correctly applies album art in iTunes, it only ...
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iTunes Match questions regarding songs marked as “Uploaded”

I have about 800 songs marked as "Uploaded". I would love for them to be replaced by "Matched" 256kbps AAC files. Will iTunes Match ever re-check songs that have been flagged as Uploaded at some ...
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Will iTunes match download all my music to a new hard drive?

I've been thinking about weather to use iTunes match, but not for syncing to all devices as I'm happy with what I have on my iPhone and have iPod with all songs on. What it would be useful for is to ...
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Can I quickly delete all local music?

I subscribe to iTunes Match. I recently did a massive song metadata (tag/ID3) update without using iTunes itself. This appears to have updated the metadata in iCloud, but another issue appeared. In ...
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iTunes Match “upgraded” one of my songs with a glitchy version. Now what?

I signed up for iTunes Match. It matched most of my songs and uploaded the rest. I was playing one of my favorite songs and discovered it has a glitch at 21 seconds in. It is consistently there, even ...
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How do iOS devices handle music storage when iTunes Match is enabled?

I have an iPhone 3GS 32GB which was packed to the brim with music. Yesterday I signed up for iTunes Match, and I noticed that the Music section of the device settings in iTunes (which used to allow me ...
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Using iTunes match, my collection seems peppered with songs that cut out before their full length

Using iTunes match, my collection seems peppered with songs that cut out before their full length. An example: A song would be 5 minutes long, the song timer would show it as being 5 minutes long, ...
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iTunes Match - No More Backups Needed?

I subscribed to iTunes Match the other day (it just came to the UK) and was thinking - now that iTunes Match is backing up my library, ratings, playcounts and all that awesome stuff, I no longer need ...
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iTunes Match wont match a song in the store that i already own, recorded from vinyl

I have a rather large vinyl collection, some of which i have recorded to mp3 and added to my iTunes collection over the years. I have noticed that some of them are not being matched, and i am ...
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Create a Smart Playlist for iCloud Songs that have been downloaded Locally

Is there a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that will contain the songs in my library that have been downloaded locally? I have to reduce the bandwidth used at my job but I can download files ...
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Does iTunes in the Cloud/iTunes Match have any effect on syncing ratings between devices?

With iTunes Match, I tend to pull songs down to either my phone or my Mac whenever I feel like listening to them, and delete them from the device afterwards at will. What's the story, then, with play ...
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“Ineligible” iCloud Songs on iOS devices

I have some mp3's ripped from a language CD, "Lesson 1", "Lesson 2" and so forth. Some of them are uploaded to iCloud with iTunes Match, for some it says "Ineligible". I don't really need them in the ...