iTunes Match: another neglected Apple service
Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:13 AM
The other problem is disk space. In an age when an iOS app can be 1GB, I am close to filling my 1TB system disk. I have two other 1TB disks which are backups. A lot of my music would be replaced by larger files, so I would need to buy three 2TB disks. (Can I replace my internal drive on the iMac?)
I need a local copy: I don't trust anyone, not even Apple, to keep a particular cloud service going for ever. I've deleted some TV shows which are in the cloud, but there are DVDs available to replace these.
Metadata: I want the release date or recording date on my music, and the highest quality cover art. There is no way I will let Apple change these will-nilly.
Checking all the changes that Match makes will be a cumbersome task.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:01 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:15 AM
Other annoying bugs: lyrics don't sync properly in many cases; any kind of Smart playlist that depends on another playlist won't sync; if you turn it off (for testing or whatever) it will wipe all of the music off of your device.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:17 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:29 AM
I really just want to manage my music myself without any help or "syncing" that doesn't really sync..
iTunes has turned into a hot mess. I want less functionality, not more.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:36 AM
I'm a guy that started buying albums in the 80s and 90s on CD. I've ripped everything from those CDs using iTunes. Every album has the levels and dynamic range from the CDs. When iTunes Match only matches 7 of 9 tracks and the other 2 are uploaded, many times the volumes don't match not to mention the quality. Many of my CDs are from the mid-80's, not exactly a time for quality transfers to CD.
Until Apple fixes these problems, I won't be spending another cent on iTunes Match. They could fix my issue with a preference that read, Match Whole Albums. Which would match the whole album or none of the tracks.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:25 AM
iTunes Match matches all the songs but when wanting to hear that particular song I get the instrumental version.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:34 AM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 09:42 AM