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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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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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iTunes Match hangs at step 2 and does not complete

I have been trying to get iTunes Match to work for a week. It keeps getting stuck at Step 2. To try and fix it I have been stopping and starting Match, sometimes it gets further and other times it ...
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repeated iCloud downloads required

Some of the music on my iPhone (4S, IOS7 keeps having to be downloaded for me to play it. In several cases over the past months I have had to download the same songs several times. No synch in ...
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iTunes Match Songs Don't Appear on iPhone

My iPhone 5S says it has synced with iTunes Match but some music is missing from the iPhone. I have Show All Music turned on. Is there some way to debug what is happening?
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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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Only First Track Played on iPhone gets updated to iTunes Playlist

I've searched and found issues similar to mine, but not exact. I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1. I've got two Macs: Work: Macbook Pro running 10.9.2 with iTunes 11.1.5 Home: iMac also running ...
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How to replace mp3 files with m4a versions in itunes?

A few points before I get into my question/issue: I am not looking for a way to convert file formats. The library and all music is located on another Mac on the local network (so it is not indexed ...
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iTunes Match Alternative … or some way of implementing this

We’ve been using iTunes Match pretty much since the beginning, but recently my wife has turned it off and refused to re-subscribe. I’m fast getting to the same place. It just seems so unstable, ...
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How to fix songs still waiting in iTunes Match?

I've recently refreshed my iTunes library and, as a result, decided to delete everything in iTunes Match and re-upload just to make sure it's all current and correct. It's a large library (nearly ...
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What happens if you stop iTunes Match subscription?

If you cancel your iTunes match subscription, what exactly does happen? Can you still download the songs you matched already, but cannot match any new ones? Or can't you download any song anymore? ...
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iTunes Match error 4010 when adding songs to iCloud

I have been using iTunes Match for 6 months or so and have been reasonably happy with the service. However over the past 2-3 days I get an error when I try to add new songs to iCloud: We could not ...
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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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iTunes Match: Screwed up meta tags - delete caches?

I want to know how to force iTunes Match to refresh meta information, assuming it uses cached, outdated information. This is an album in iTunes on the Mac: Note it has 21 songs. What is supposed to ...
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iPod to iTunes Match Subscription Failure

I have an iPod touch (forget which generation but it has 32G storage if that's helpful). I've been subscribed to iTunes Match for about two years, have had this iPod for about a year and a half. In ...
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Is my local iTunes music library completely replaceable by iTunes Match?

My iTunes library contains (1) purchased music from the iTunes Store and (2) music that is not from the iTunes Store (like mp3 files ripped from CDs). I am subscribed to iTunes Match. Furthermore I ...
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Some playlists are missing from iTunes Match

I've just subscribed for iTunes Match and it did quite a good job of matching stuff except that three of my playlists are missing from it. That three missing playlists only show up on my iMac which is ...
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How do you remove a playlist from iTunes match?

I would like to remove a bunch of playlists from iTunes on my PC and have those removed playlists disappear from my other devices and computers. I tried deleting them all from the PC and leaving them ...
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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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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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iTunes asks me to subscribe to iTunes Match again when I try to turn iTunes Match back on

I wanted to disable iTunes Match temporarily, so I selected Turn Off iTunes Match from the menu bar. Now when I try to select Turn On iTunes Match, iTunes shows me this screen: How can I turn ...
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iTunes import settings for files on computer

I'm switching to iTunes for music management to make my life easier (mac, iPad, iPhone, ATV owner) and because I keep my library in the cloud via iTunes Match. I've noticed that .mp3 files won't ...
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Movie downloaded from iTunes store on iPad, not available on Mac

I downloaded the movie "Hugo" from the iTunes store during Apple's "12 days of gifts", on my iPad. I have iTunes match for my music (and presumably also for movies), however when I go to see the list ...
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How do I put music not eligible for iCloud on my iPhone without turning off iTunes Match?

In short, I have an audio file that is too large for iTunes Match (This item is not eligible for iCloud), but I'd still like to listen to it on my phone. In days past I was still able to drag the ...
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What is iTunes Radio's skip limit?

Pandora, Spotify Radio, and other music/radio streaming services usually have a limit on the number of skips allowed in a set amount of time. Does iTunes Radio have a similar limit, and if so, what ...
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How do I update iTunes Match info on my iOS 7 device?

I have an iPhone running iOS 7.0.4. I use iTunes Match. I recently updated a bunch of meta data in iTunes on my PC. These updates have been pushed to iCloud and thence to iTunes on my other PCs. ...
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Music genres are wrong in iTunes Match on iOS

I am running the latest version of iTunes and use iTunes Match, all my music is properly tagged (mostly from iTunes built in lookup). However, on my iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) the Genres are all ...
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How do you cancel 1000's of iTunes Match downloads on the iPad without swiping each one?

I accidentally asked iTunes to download all my music from match to the iPad. There are 2500+ songs in the queue now and they won't download before my flight tomorrow. The music downloads are blocking ...
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'Loading iTunes Match' always shows when I start Music on my iPhone

A few months ago I was having problems downloading songs from iCloud, I could play them fine, but just couldn't download them for off-line access. I spoke to Apple support, and they advised me 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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Can I download 3rd party songs on the iPad and add them to iTunes Match?

I wonder if i can buy and download songs e.g. via Bandcamp in Safari, and then add them to my iTunes match right on my iPad? I know how to do that with iTunes on the Mac, but it would be neat to have ...
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iTunes Match can no longer download anything on iPhone

I am able to stream songs but cannot download and store them. This goes for any song in my library whether purchased, matched, or uploaded and whether Wi-Fi or LTE. This has become a large issue as ...
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Migrating just two tracks

The Desired End Result is to migrate the iTunes library from the source machine to the target machine. iTunes Match was happy with all but two songs in the source machine's iTunes library, so all but ...
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How can I backup my entire iTunes Match library to an external disk?

My built-in SSD is relatively limited when it comes to storing all my media files, which is why most of my iTunes library lives in the cloud via iTunes Match, for streaming on demand. In the near ...
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What happens with iTunes Match after my library exceeds 25,000 songs?

Do the newer songs simply stop being uploaded? Does the iTunes Match splash screen display a big nasty "sorry you're over the limit" screen? Is there something I can do to get it to only work with a ...
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On iTunes for Mac, download all music from iTunes Match

Is there any way to download all of my iTunes Match music in one go on iTunes OS X? I've tried selecting all then clicking the little iCloud Button. I've also tried generating an Automator 'Watch me ...
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Batch-download from iTunes Match to Mac in iTunes 11

I used to be able to batch-download songs from iTunes Match on my Mac by selecting a group of tracks and choosing Download from the contextual menu, but that option seems to be missing in iTunes 11 ...
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Can I delete my audio collection after syncing it with iTunes Match?

About a year ago I switched over from using iTunes to Rdio. It's been fantastic. Since everything is in the cloud, I can simply "add" albums to my collection rather than having to go through the ...
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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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Share only iTunes Match between two devices

My wife and I have separate Apple IDs, but all of our music is in my iTunes Match "account". Can I share just that between our phones, keeping everything else separate? We both have IOS 7 installed. ...
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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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iTunes Match priority between computers and cloud

I've been cleaning up my iTunes song collection, and recently edited all songs that had 'various' in the field for Artist. Two days later, they're back. Is there a sequence to use to make sure an ...
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iTunes Match / iPhone / Show All Music

I am going to set up iTunes Match soon and I was wondering how exactly the "Show All Music" function works on the iPhone. Specifically if I turn it on now (without Match) it will show previous ...
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Unable to delete songs from iTunes Match - they always come back

I'm so lost here. I imported an audio book from CD into my iTunes library. The genre was wrong on one of the 5 CDs ("Spoken & Audio") instead of "Audio Book". So I changed it. iTunes Match did its ...
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Shuffling Songs from Multiple Playlists on iPhone

I'd like to play songs from multiple playlists on my iPhone and iCloud. I use iTunes Match which clearly introduces some limitations. The closest I've come is to create a Smart Playlist, with the ...
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iPhone and iTunes Match

I have a quite large library of songs and I do like the majority of them on my iPhone (main reason I purchased the 64Gb version). Problem is that we have very slow internet here and turning on iTunes ...
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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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iTunes Match not downloading high bitrate version of songs

I have a playlist in iTunes that shows all my songs that are matched with iTunes Match but are lower than 256 kbps. What I do every once in a while, is delete all the songs in the playlist (I delete ...
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Local (downloaded) music on iPhone

On iTunes I set up a smart playlist to contain only downloaded music (iTunes Match) so that I can use it offline or when the connection has a very low quality (see for example Create a Smart Playlist ...
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What happens when I unsubscribe from iTunes Match?

I know that for every song I have purchased from the iTunes store I can download it regardless and at any time. I was thinking of subscribing to iTunes Match to get a similar service for all the songs ...