Yes, this is possible. Once the cloud has matched your lower bitrate song, make a final backup and delete that song from your iTunes library. You can then re-download the "standard" version from Apple's servers.
Jason Snell has a great writeup on an easy way to keep track of the songs by using the power of smart playlists:
Make a Smart Playlist Create a ...
Apple's iTunes Match: Understanding the iCloud Status icons KB article explains.
So, your icons in order are:
Available for download
If you're having problems, take a look at the Troubleshooting iTunes Match article.
Actually, the Apple Music membership page says that service brings your iTunes library to iCloud, too
It does say Apple Music and iTunes Match are "independent but complementary," but I think I'm like you — I can't figure out why I'd want iTunes Match if I'm paying for Apple Music.
The only benefit of Match is the $2 a month price point over the $10 a ...
You may not be able to get complete matches, but here's what I have been doing in the cases where one or two tracks don't match.
Select the item(s) to attempt to re-match.
Right-click on them, and select "Create AAC Version"
When this is complete, hit alt-backspace, and choose to remove both the original and the iCloud version. Also choose to delete the ...
If you use the "location" parameter, and select "is on this computer", that will show only the ones downloaded—providing you don't have any other music.
This works for me, as I want to keep the storage on my MacBook Air to the minimum.
To download all your music from iCloud:
Select all or select the tracks you want to download
Right click on the selected items
NOTE: iTunes 12.2 does not have a "Download" option. When you right-click on the selected items you will need to select "Make Available Offline" to download the items from iCloud
Scroll to the bottom of the playlist. There is a "Download All" button with the cloud download icon. Tap and wait.
Unfortunately, I don't believe there is a way to scroll to the bottom in one gesture, so if the playlist is long, you'll have to repeatedly swipe until you reach the bottom.
I just went into Preferences > General Ratings in iTunes 12.2, OS Yosemite and it gives you the option of the old Stars, Hearts, or both. I just went back to Stars...one click for all my library songs.
You will no longer be able to download like you currently do, and in effect, iTunes will act like Match was never on.
You will be able to keep any songs you downloaded, though. So if you upgraded files you uploaded that matched to iTunes-Plus-type files, then you keep those once it cancels.
No. This Apple support document details what can and cannot be shared with family sharing. In particular, there is a list of items that cannot be shared:
There are a few things that you can't share:
Songs added to iTunes Match from outside the iTunes Store
Items that are no longer available on the iTunes Store
Items that ...
No - the design clearly is intended to honor whatever set of metadata you have currently entered into your library. As you have discovered, the matching process can find songs based on other criteria and re-downloading the "canonical" AAC 256 kbps stereo will not currently fill in any metadata holes or correct parts of the metadata that do not match what ...
I had a similar issue, it seems as once the song is uploaded to iCloud via iTunes match it becomes the "Master" copy. Install iTunes 10.5.1 or later on another PC and connect it to iTunes Match but DO NOT download anything! Then you can delete songs from iCloud, don't worry this won't delete them from your main iTunes library. Once deleted go back to your ...
Yes. The iTunes Match Library icon shows up from time to time (I haven't figured out what the exact requirements are) and you can re-scan your library.
Once you changed your id3 data, select the songs, right-click and select "Add to iCloud". This initiates a re-scan in iTunes Match as well.
If you add music, it will by added to iCloud instantly.
You are unable to down- or upload Music to iTunes Match
So be careful:
Before iTunes Match is expiring, download all your Music from the
iCloud (iTunes Match).
So, only the music you bought through iTunes is accessible.
Music which you matched through iTunes Match is lost, and cannot redownload on any device.
Only the files you have on your hard ...
There could be a corruption in your music library that is preventing the 'sync' to finish.
On your iPhone, turn iTunes Match off, then open Settings > General > Usage > (wait for usage to populate) > Music >
tap Edit and then the red remove icon.
Restart your phone
When your phone is back on, open Music to ensure its empty. If its not, complete the above ...
According to this support article from Apple, you have to delete it from your iTunes library and then it will prompt you to delete it from iCloud/iTunes Match as well. I don't know yet if there's a way to delete it from iCloud while keeping it in your iTunes library.
It does appear, if you follow these instructions, that it does automatically disappear from ...
Hold down the Option key when you launch iTunes. You will be asked to choose an existing library, or create a new library. You can search the web for iTunes multiple libraries and find the answer.
I suggest that you create a new iTunes library, move songs that you don't listen on a regular basis over there. If you already have them in a play list, just ...
I ended up signing up for iTunes Match over the weekend and I figured I'd share my experience to anyone who had the same questions I did...
After going through and organizing my collection I came up with about 250 artists and just over 10k songs in total. I signed up for iTunes Match and it did a fantastic job of collecting the metadata, matching available ...
Yes - you can delete all your music files and then depend on the cloud.
The other answers about lots of clicking to delete or re-download the songs are not correct as there's no need to click 10k times to download all your files. Select-All, right click, Download. Ta da!
The only downside is uploads can deduplicate songs and not need to upload the ...
You will want to download a copy of anything you wish before letting the subscription lapse if you don't otherwise have a copy of the music and playlists on a machine that is backed up.
The match provides playlist syncing, so your iTunes will act just like it does when not connected to the network. You will only be able to play songs that are cached or ...
In short, no. When you turn on iTunes Match on your phone, nothing happens automatically. The key setting is in Settings -> Music:
Show All Music - if this is turned on, all music that you've uploaded to iTunes Match appears in the Music app on your iPhone. However, this music is not actually present in your phone's storage. If Show All Music is turned ...
This is not possible. iTunes Match will continue to fill up your storage space as you download tracks locally on the phone through it. I believe it will trim songs once the space is full, to clear off the least-played material.
If you would like, you can manage your storage in a few ways:
Go to Settings > General > Usage > Music. Here you can clear all ...
I have observed a skip limit being enforced - after 5 rapid skips on some of the canned stations, one is left. This matches Apple's list of common questions that states 6 skips per channel in an hour is the current limit.
Also, the skip control seems to be disabled for some narrated tracks like the Guest DJ when the artist is speaking. There's nothing in ...