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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?
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How do I force iTunes Match to re-evaluate certain tracks

I have a little over 9000 songs. Between yesterday and this morning, iTunes Match is finally done evaluating and uploading songs, and it seems to have made a few mistakes. If I show the iCloud Status ...
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How do I restart the iTunes matching process?

My main iTunes library was in the process of uploading to iTunes Match when I enabled iTunes Match on iTunes on another computer. I got a message saying that only one computer at a time could upload ...
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What do the various iTunes Match icons in iTunes mean?

Enabling iTunes Match adds a new default column to song lists in iTunes that displays several new icons: What do each of these icons (as well as no icon at all) mean?
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How does iTunes Match handle metadata?

When I purchase songs from iTunes, I often times hate the way the MetaData is presented. For example, I prefer the format Artist Song Name ------------------------- artist_name ...
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Will iTunes Match let me “upgrade” existing tracks to higher quality or bitrate?

I want to pay the $25/year for iTunes Match specifically to get my thousands of low-bitrate tracks "upgraded" to high-bitrate. Will I be able to invoke the service, get high-bitrate tracks downloaded ...