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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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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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Why are some of music files not being added to my iCloud Music Library?

I have an issue occurring with my iTunes library an iTunes Match that I'm having trouble diagnosing. I have several albums with tracks that refuse to upload to my iCloud Music Library. You can see ...
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iCloud won't transfer manually added music

I have 2 computers on which I listen to my music: a Macbook Pro (which I consider to be my "main" computer for my music library) and a Windows 7 desktop, for which the music library was originally ...
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Will iTunes Match organize my local files?

Today I organized some of my songs/albums on my Macbook Pro while I was at work. My main/local files are on my PC at home which is also connected to Match. After organizing songs in the cloud, will ...
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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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How to remove, but not delete, podcast episodes?

I want to remove podcast episodes on my iPad to free some space. But I don't want to lose them nor do I want to remove them from the saved episodes. I want to "re-cloud" them basically. Is here any ...
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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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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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If I authenticate a second iTunes can they browse and watch movies I've bought?

I would like to authenticate my sibling's iTunes on his mac so he can watch movies I've bought. I know if I authenticate his iTunes I can copy a file over that I've bought and he'll be able to watch ...
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Songs available in iTunes match is different to Mac

When I update iTunes match on my Mac it tells me 8,257 songs are available in iCloud. My Mac's and iOS devices all have 8,238 songs. • A smart playlist of "matched" plus another one of "unmatched" ...
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Music missing from storage management

I am trying to purge the stored music on my iPhone 5s after canceling my Match subscription. I've gone to "Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage > Music" to do so and I simply cannot find ...
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Is it Possible to Delete Songs from iCloud without iTunes Match?

I recently used iPad to listen to some music only to find out I had U2's Songs of Innocence album. I wasn't too bothered until one of their songs started playing. I decided I would like to delete ...
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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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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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Keep two people's music separate under one iTunes (Match) account

My wife and I both have large music collections. We share my iTunes Store account, but she has her own iCloud account. We recently had cause to add her music to iTunes Match. To keep our music ...
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iTunes Match: Matched songs are now Uploaded and I can't download the 256kbps version of songs

I subscribed to iTunes Match yesterday and let matching process run overnight. This morning, most of my tunes were matched. I wanted to upgrade my matched 128kbps bitrate tracks for iTunes Store ...
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iCloud - two songs, same album - one Matched, one Ineligible. How to fix?

I have 250 songs marked Ineligible, and I can't figure out why. They are all 128kbps or greater, way less than 200MB, all Protected AAC audio files purchased by my ex. I am authorized on his account ...
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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 turn off iTunes match on a device if subscription is expired

Can anyone tell me how to disable itunes match from my iPhone 5 if my subscription has expired? I have all of my music saved to my computer in iTunes but when I link my phone to sync music I am ...
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How do I delete songs in iTunes that have an exclamation mark?

I have a bunch of files that I moved or deleted in Finder, and now iTunes shows exclamation marks. I would like to delete these from iTunes and from iTunes Match / iCloud. How do I do that, using free ...
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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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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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'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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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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Fails to upload song and starts back at Step 1

I just added two songs to iTunes. They are long songs (60 minutes long) and are about 150 MB each. (The iTunes Match limit per song is 200 MB.) I added them to iTunes, and when Match tried to upload ...
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iTunes Match looping step 1 (Mountain Lion)

I upgraded my MacBook (mid 2010, 13.3in) to Mountain Lion, and ever since then iTunes Match has been stuck on Step 1: Gathering information about your iTunes library. It will fill up about 60% of the ...
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Corrupt iTunes Match files

I have an iPhone 4S (v5.1.1, jailbroken with Absinthe). I have been having lots of trouble with iTunes Match lately. Sometimes when I download a song, it will not play in the iPod player. I tap a ...
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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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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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Can't download song that shows as “purchased”

I recently purchased 6 songs to round out an album. I did this purchase from my phone (iPhone 6, iOS 8.4). Now, one of those six songs is missing from my phone, and I can't figure out how to ...
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How to handle duplicate songs in iTunes?

I imported a 'best of' album to iTunes, and since two songs were on an existing album, I see they are marked as 'duplicate' even though the album is different. How can I handle this so the songs ...
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How long does iTunes Match cache uploaded songs after delete

I tried uploading an album to iTunes Match, but it messed up somehow and only got partial versions of some tracks, so I deleted, ripped again and reuploaded. It instantly says uploaded and still has ...
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Is Volume in Get Info -> File honored by iTunes?

iTunes offers Sound Check for volume normalization. The results for the Sound Check analysis are displayed in the File tab of the Get Info dialog under Volume (not Volume Adjustment, that's ...
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Syncing a combination of iTunes and non-iTunes music

There is a website called Legitmix that sells mixes and mashups of popular songs. To avoid copyright problems, they have integrated iTunes into their website so that you have to download the original, ...
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Why is the last 30 seconds of every song in a specific album void of audio on my iphone?

I have iTunes Match and for the most part it's awesome. I happened on a bizarre issue a few days ago though. The music in Every song of 1 particular Album (Cake - Prolonging the magic) is gone. No ...
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How to transfer iPhone playlists to computer?

I've previously made all my playlists on my computer. However recently I made a few playlists on my iPhone and when I synced the phone to my computer the playlists didn't show up in iTunes. How can I ...
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How to get iTunes Match to match correctly on boxed sets?

Here's a concrete example: The Beatles Mono and Stereo remastered box sets from 2009. How do I ensure each is: matched to a box set, not individual albums. matched to the correct mono or stereo ...