Toggle between iTunes Match and local syncing
Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:32 PM
Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:48 AM
Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:58 AM
I don't see the point of your complaint. As it stands now, when you travel you only have access to the music you've already synced to whatever iDevice(s) you are using. That won't change with iCloud. It won't remove any of that music. On the other hand, you will have access to iTunes Match almost anywhere you go (inside the US). Which means you can listen to any music in your iTunes library at home that you haven't already added to the iDevice. As well, you can buy new music and it will automatically be available for download to your computer when you get home. This article gave instructions for the occasional issue where you need to sync again manually. But you don't have to use that method if you don't want or need to. And, for the most part, you won't need to.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:29 AM
In the first paragraph, it says that iTunes Match no longer deletes the files that are already on the device, though it did while iTunes Match was in beta. You say that, "any music that was already on the device will still be there".
In the last paragraph, it says that files added to the device which are not in the iTunes Match library will be deleted if they are not in the iTunes Match library. Granted, you say this in the context of having temporarily disabled iTunes Match on the iDevice and then reenabling it after manually adding the files via iTunes.
Does this mean that when you first enable iTunes Match for an iDevice that it will in fact delete any files that are not in the iTunes Match library, and that therefore you can never have music files on your iDevice that iTunes Match is not matching? If so, the first paragraph would need revision. In this case, it would just allow optimizing the file transfer of matched files. So if I used iTunes Match, my iDevice could never contain music that iTunes Match refused to match, for whatever reason.
Or does this mean that once you start iTunes Match on the iDevice, you can never add a track to the iDevice that isn't iTunes Matched? If so, this is a very strange restriction, if it grandfathered non-matched files when first enabled. Could this paragraph be left over from the behavior of the beta?
Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:58 AM
Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:06 PM
How many of these comments do I have to read before I just give up completely on humanity? This one made me so ill I actually created an account just to respond.
Anyone who claims that Big Brother is invading every last byte of data, please heed: No one, at any point, is ever forcing anyone to compromise your privacy. The Internet is optional. Cloud computing is optional. Credit cards are optional. Phones are optional. About the only thing you can't get away from is having a mailbox, and even then you can have a PO Box. Point is, if you are so concerned about keeping whatever information that's so direly critical out of the hands of certain people who, in all likelihood, do not give a crap about you, then please exercise your right to do that. I realize that data mining is a real concern for some people. There's a simple solution: If you are paranoid, then simply do not opt in. If the sacrifice of not being 100% confident that your information is not being comprised is too great, then please continue leading your life in a way to where this won't happen. The rest of us will continue to embrace progressive technology that is, at its core, to unify all of us. I applaud Apple, Google, and even Amazon for all making great efforts to continue pushing the envelope.
Thanks for reading. Apologies for the rant. Don't feed the troll.
This post has been edited by ibelyias: 15 November 2011 - 03:12 PM
Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:39 AM
Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:33 AM
Perhaps I'm misunderstanding you, but WiFi sync is a feature of iOS5.
Posted 16 November 2011 - 12:14 PM
Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:57 PM
Interesting question. I thought iTunes Match (for $25 a year) was supposed to take music in your iTunes Library that is not available in the iTunes Store, and copy it into the cloud so it can be synced to your iDevices. I haven't seen anyone talk about this, and I wonder whether it works or not.
Any iTunes Match users out there who have tried this out? Does iTunes Match keep the files at the original quality (Lossless), or compress them?
Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:42 PM
Here are the steps I was planning on doing:
1) Replacing the lower quality music in my iTunes library with the matched songs
2) Turning off iTunes Match on both my computer and OS devices
3) Syncing my devices through iTunes
4) Turning iTunes Match back on
Please tell me if my plan sounds good, or if I'm missing some steps?
Maybe I should wipe my OS devices of any music all together before re-syncing them (step two then sync with nothing checked for music)?