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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 ...
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Does iTunes Match keep updating?

I just subscribed to iTunes Match and it's currently scanning my library. I've got a few tracks named as 'track 1', 'track 2', and 'unknown artist'. My plan is to clean up my library (some day). But ...
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iTunes Match and iOS device storage

When I enabled iTunes Match (which is generally brilliant), it wiped my iPhone's music library as I expected it to, but it didn't wipe my iPad library. Now that I've got iTunes Match working so ...
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Can iTunes Match Sync Only Some Files

I'm debating purchasing iTunes Match to sync my music between my desktop, laptop and work computer. The only issue I have is that my laptop doesn't have enough space to download all the music I have ...
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iCloud Why Are Some Album Tracks Uploaded Instead of Matched

I know that iTunes Match is still in its infancy, but I'm having a weird occurrence. Most of my tracks are ripped from my CD collection. Albums that were all ripped in one batch, some of the tracks ...
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Are iTunes Match songs streamed over HTTP and do they use CDN?

I do not have iTunes Match yet but I am interested in understanding the underlying logistics. We know that Apple built a new data center for iCloud and Match in North Carolina, but when you ...
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iTunes Match is stuck on the last song in step 2 of the initial process

iTunes Match has worked well, so far, except the process seems stuck on the last song. I have more than one song 'waiting', so I can't tell which song this is stuck on: Console shows the (not ...
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My iTunes Match has frozen while matching my songs

I have a HP laptop DV7 with Win 7 and the latest version of iTunes. I Purchased match for a year because Apple iTunes software usually works very well for some of my music needs. My library has some ...
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Can iTunes Match grab “invisible” (placeholder) songs?

I have a drive which has a folder full of MP3s on it. At one point, I added all of these MP3s to my iTunes Library; sometime after that, my folder turned into a Unix executable file. My question is ...
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Is there a way to remove songs in a playlist from an iOS device?

There are situations where (for example to free up storage) on an iOS device with iTunes Match enabled, it would be nice to be able to remove songs on the device, based on certain attributes. For ...
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Updating ITunes Match metadata/tags?

I recently turned Match on in iTunes, and it did its thing and matched/uploaded songs. I then turned it on in my iPhone and to my horror, the tags that I thought I had meticulously organized weren't ...
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Can I get to iTunes Match library from more than one Mac?

My home machine, where the bulk of my music library lives, is currently syncing itself up to iTunes Match. It's a big library and a long process, and the upstream on my cable modem is tragically slow, ...
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How can I download a specific playlist from iTunes Match to an iOS 5 device?

Is there a way to instruct an iOS 5 device to download from iTunes Match an entire playlist or an entire album, so that it will be available offline? Use case: There are 1022 songs in the SXSW 2010 ...
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ITunes Match: syncing smart playlists that reference other playlists

ITunes tells me I cannot sync a smart playlist that references another playlist, but combining playlists is how I like to shuffle my music. I especially like creating individual playlists with "last ...
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Why does iTunes Match match only some songs from the same album?

Throughout my library I'm seeing cases where some songs from a given album that I've imported from CD are matched by iTunes Match, while others — on the same album — are not recognized and are instead ...
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How does iTunes Match match the songs in your library?

There seems to be a lot of information about iTunes Match, but I couldn't find any that describes exactly how the algorithm works. Is it something as simple as comparing song names/artists, or is some ...
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Do I have to explicitly update iTunes Match after adding new tracks to my Library?

Yesterday I set up iTunes Match, and before the day was over it Matched and/or Uploaded all of the tracks in my library at the time. Just now I added a few more tracks and they're currently listed as ...
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Can you preview a song in iTunes Match before upgrading your local copy?

I'm a bit pedantic over my library, in many ways. Clean album art, quality standards, tagging standards, etc. iTunes Match is a boon in many ways, but one problem concerns me. I'm not entirely sold ...
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How do I enable iTunes Match?

I've upgraded to iTunes 10.5.1, which the release notes claim includes the widely publicized iTunes Match feature, but I can't find any way to purchase and enable it. How do I enable iTunes Match?
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Is it possible to use iTunes Match to replace my existing metadata with metadata from the iTunes Store?

My music in my iTunes library has come from many sources over the years, and it's filled with incomplete or inaccurate or simply missing data, not to mention the fact that most of my stuff doesn't ...
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How can I upload audiobooks to iTunes Match, or sync w/out matching?

I have numerous audiobooks that I've manually ripped to <96kbps mp3 format. The steps I've taken to adhere to Apple's iTunes Match policy to get these files available to match are as follows: ...
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Is “Delete Duplicate” offered by iTunes Match different from simple deletion?

After enabling iTunes Match, songs that are recognized as duplicates are marked with an icon: Clicking on this icon brings up a dialog offering to delete the duplicate: Does "Delete Duplicate" ...
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Removing songs from iCloud

I would like to explicitly remove songs that I uploaded using iTunes Match, from the cloud. How is this done? And if I do remove the song, will it be automatically removed from all my devices?