Ask the iTunes Guy: More iTunes Match questions
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:29 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:36 AM
That's good to know, thanks for pointing it out.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:39 AM
My guess would be three fold:
- Record labels, deeply suspicious of files not overtly purchased, wished to limit how much they would "legitimize" non-purchased music files.
- Apple probably has data that indicates that the percentage of users with over 25,000 tracks is very small.
- Apple wishes to apply limits in order to manage the roll out of the service as it scales up.
My original iTunes library is about 30,000 tracks. I created a second iTunes library for iTunes Match that contains about 19,000 tracks, and it works quite well. The good part about that is that it forced me to examine what I really wanted in my library. I know that I have 11,000 fewer tracks available, but for the life of me I don't know what they are and don't miss them - and so it was a good opportunity to clear out junk I simply didn't listen to!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:53 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:28 PM
Same thing happened to me. "Get info" on those tracks and just click next, next, next. It corrected the titles for me...
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:31 PM
Instead, just option-launch iTunes and create a new iTunes library with nothing in it, but that's logged into iTunes Match. That way you can see what files are actually matched/uploaded to the cloud... and more importantly, have the ability to remove them from the cloud, without actually removing your local copy.
Then toggle back to your "real" iTunes library, and run a re-match. Voila!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:35 PM
Just bring those 11,000 back into your main library and tag them as Voice Memos. They will still play as music, but not be eligible for iTunes Match. Works a charm.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:02 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:25 PM
iTunes does NOT sync all other media. Music videos are trapped somewhere between Match and sync. Since they're considered Music in iTunes they are not sync-able if iTunes Match is turned on and since they are ineligible for Match they cannot be downloaded from iCloud (unless they were bought from iTunes; most of mine are from companion DVDs that came with artist CDs).
I spent a long time matching lyrics and artwork to my tracks AND amassing a nice Music Video collection (great to watch when there's not enough time for a show or movie) and for Apple to screw the former up and denying me access to the latter when I PAY for a service is poor form. If I had to do again, I wouldn't have signed up for Match. You don't take away functionality, Apple!